Continuing education is the secret to helping patients with vestibular disorders.
Issues related to vestibular diagnostics and/or pre-diagnosis (to help patients that have not received a specific diagnosis).
By Sandra G. Boodman, Washington Post, November 24, 2014
‘That’s it — I’m done,” Rachel Miller proclaimed, the sting of the neurologist’s judgment fresh as she recounted the just-concluded appointment to her husband. Whatever was wrong with her, Miller decided after that 2009 encounter, she was not willing to risk additional humiliation by seeing another doctor who might dismiss her problems as psychosomatic.
Neuroscientist Uzma Samadani, MD, began her TEDMED 2014 talk by holding out her index finger and moving her arm back and forth laterally.
"That’s right," she said. "Follow my finger. This is the current state-of-the-art diagnostic for head injury."
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant problem in the US pediatric population. Although some TBIs are mild, others can be more serious, even severe. Are you familiar with the signs and symptoms of TBI? How can you most efficiently determine the type and severity of injury and initiate appropriate treatment?
ALEXANDRIA, VA — The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has released the first ever multi-disciplinary, evidence-based clinical practice guideline to improve the diagnosis and management of tinnitus, the perception of sound—often ringing—without an external sound source. The guideline was published today in the journal Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.
By Jack Kelly / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have developed a simple new test that can detect symptoms of a concussion current tests often miss.
The new test concerns the vestibular ocular system, which is responsible for integrating vision, balance and movement. It’s what allows us to keep our eyes focused and stable when we move our head around. It’s located in the vestibulum of the inner ear.
By Béla Büki
Cognitive problems and other patient-reported symptoms after head injury do not distinguish concussion from neck injury, researchers from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo have found.
Research by UB's John Leddy has found that it is difficult to distinguish between concussion injury and neck injury based on symptoms alone.
The initial component of the first concussion guidelines that are completely evidence based has identified 4 "prevalence indicators" of concussion.