TITLE

Dizziness: How Do Patients Describe Dizziness and How Do Emergency Physicians Use These Descriptions for Diagnosis?

AUTHOR(S)
Caplan, Louis R.
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Nov2007, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p1313
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article addresses how well patients describe dizziness in the emergency department and how physicians use these descriptions to formulate diagnoses. It is reported that to separate dizziness, vertigo and light-headedness, emergency department physicians used several different techniques. According to the author, the differential diagnostic thinking about dizziness, vertigo and light-headedness should emphasize timing and precipitating events.
ACCESSION #
27392226

 

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