Tag Archives: Neuro-Otology

Central vs. Peripheral Vertigo: New Data

It’s the time of year to re-acquaint ourselves with emergency neurology. I’ve posted before on the important skill of being able to differentiate central from peripheral causes of acute vertigo, and we reviewed this in some detail at last week’s stroke … Continue reading

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Central vs. Peripheral Vestibulopathy

Thank you, Vikas, for an excellent morning report today. Our applicants really appreciated the strong give and take and got a flavor for our educational approach. Here’s the reference for the HINTS paper that describes 3 factors suggesting against a peripheral … Continue reading

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Hallucinations

Via Andrew Sullivan, I learned that Oliver Sacks has a new book out, Hallucinations. The video above is a 2009 TED talk in which he discusses Charles Bonnet syndrome, the focus of his book. There’s also a very interesting article about Dr. Sacks … Continue reading

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Lawyers, Engineers, and Ménière’s: The Representativeness Bias

Updated for pithier title . . . Composite case presentation: An elderly woman presents for two spells of vertigo. Both had abrupt onset and were quite severe, with associated diaphoresis and nausea. There were no other neurological symptoms such as … Continue reading

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