Dec 8, 2016
The acute vestibular syndrome is easy enough to identify, but it can be a challenge to diagnose. In this week's episode of BrainWaves, Dr. Ali Hamedani tries to simplify the approach to acute, intermittent, and chronic complaints of dizziness. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. Any cases discussed in this episode are fictional and do not contain any patient health identifying information. REFERENCES Kerber KA. Acute constant dizziness. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2012;18:1041-59. Lempert T. Vestibular migraine. Semin Neurol. 2013;33:212-8. Kim JS and Zee DS. Clinical practice. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. The New England journal of medicine. 2014;370:1138-47. Kattah JC, Talkad AV, Wang DZ, Hsieh YH and Newman-Toker DE. HINTS to diagnose stroke in the acute vestibular syndrome: three-step bedside oculomotor examination more sensitive than early MRI diffusion-weighted imaging. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation. 2009;40:3504-10.