Thursday, May 31, 2012

HINTS: a hint, toward central VERTIGO

Do you feel like a moron when checking for central vertigo (I often do)? We learn lots of vague differences in the history and physical to differentiate central vs. peripheral vertigo, lots of attendings have taught us their own 'way', but what is there good evidence for?

Check this quick "Paucis Verbis" card from the well known Academic Life in Emergency Medicine blog from UCSF EM:

Acute Vestibular Syndrome, HINTS exam

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