Acute Vertigo -Benign versus Stroke

 This week, we will review an article by Dr. David Newman-Toker. Dr. Newman-Toker has been a leader in the movement to change the way patients with sudden onset acute vertigo are evaluated. The primary concern of the physician evaluating these patients is to determine, as best possible, “Is this a stroke versus a benign labyrinthine…

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CPG for Acute Vertigo? Part IV

This is the final installment of this series regarding my “faux” Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for Acute Vertigo.   Clinicians should use the HINTS protocol for increased efficiency in evaluating patients presenting with acute vertigo.   The HINTS protocol is a series of tests that have been developed, researched and is in the gradual process…

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