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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New Codes for Calorics

Last week, I took a fast trip to the west coast to attend a meeting of the American Medical Association. We finally settled on a new set of codes for performing caloric irrigation with recording. While standard practice is to perform four total irrigations, there are times when the clinician may decide to perform just…

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