Rotational Chair Test -Deconstructed

This week, let’s discuss the rotational chair exam. Rotational chairs are not commonly found in many private offices performing vestibular tests, simply because they are so expensive. There is little discussion of the effectiveness and sensitivity of the rotational chair in helping diagnose patients with vestibular disorders. Many Veterans Administration and Military Hospitals use them…

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Skip Caloric Testing?

Last week, we discussed situations where it is reasonable to perform monothermal (one temperature, two total) caloric irrigations instead of the traditional bithermal (two temperatures, four total) irrigations. I also posed the question, “When is it okay to skip calorics?” This is not as easy to answer as the monthermal versus bithermal question, but let’s…

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