Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 318 - Just when you thought your brain could unwind the medical trivia FFFF
Róbert Bárány (1876 - 1936) was an Austro-Hungarian otologist. Nobel prize in for his "work on the physiology and pathology of the vestibular apparatus."
Menière’s disease is a condition characterized by the triad of episodic vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss, caused by endolymphatic hydrops of the labyrinthine system of the inner ear.
Prosper Menière (1799 - 1862) was a French otorhinolaryngologist. Maladie de Menière, Menière's disease (1861)
John McNaughton Epley (1930 - 2019) was an American otolaryngologist. Described the Epley maneuver in 1980
Mary Clayton Holt (1924 - 1993) was an English cardiologist. Holt-Oram syndrome (1960)
Charles Skinner Hallpike (1900 - 1979) was an English otologist. Dix-Hallpike Test (1952); Peep-Show technique (1947); Bithermal caloric test (1942)
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is one of the most common forms of peripheral vertigo. Whilst its name may not be the most imaginative or succinct, it accurately describes the syndrome
Description A particle repositioning maneuver for the treatment of BPPV – with the aim of moving the canaliths out of the posterior semicircular, back into the utricle. It have been shown to be safe and can be effective at resolving…