Network Five Emergency Medicine Journal Club Episode 16 - Neurology reviewing papers from vertigo, GBS to status epilepticus.
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
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.
Margaret Ruth Dix (1902 - 1991) was an English neuro-otologist. Dix-Hallpike Test (1952); Peep-Show technique (1947)
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
Charles Skinner Hallpike (1900 - 1979) was an English otologist. Dix-Hallpike Test (1952); Peep-Show technique (1947); Bithermal caloric test (1942)
Epley maneuver: Particle repositioning maneuver for the treatment of BPPV - with the aim of moving the canaliths out of the posterior semicircular, back into the utricle.
A 50 year-old woman sees the world spin round when she hangs up her washing. Can you make the diagnosis and effect a cure?
Dr Peter Johns, Canadian emergency physician and dizziness demystifier, has made a video on how to diagnose ‘The Big 3 of Vertigo” in the ED