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Vestibular Disorders

A Case Study Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

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Vestibular Disorders by Joseph M. Furman
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Vestibular Disorders, Third Edition, uses a case-study approach to outline the principles and practice of the care of patients with dizziness and balance disorders. The text reflects the combined perspectives and experience of a neurologist (Dr. Furman) a neurotologic surgeon (Dr. Cass), and a physical therapist (Dr. Whitney). Each case study contains relevant material regarding history, physical examination, laboratory testing, differential diagnosis, and treatment. This material provides a springboard for discussion of either a concept in the field of vestibular disorders or the diagnosis or treatment of a particular disease state. Practical, specific treatment options are discussed throughout the book. The book is written to a wide audience and educational level of readers including Primary Care Physicians, Otolaryngologists, Neurologists, Physical Therapist, and Audiologists. The case-format style of the book lends itself to use in teaching programs involving medical students, residents, physical therapy students, and audiology students, and as a reference text for clinicians at the bedside. Each of the cases from the first and second editions have been updated, the background material has been expanded and eight new cases have been added. Vestibular Disorders, Third Edition, aims to span the gap between existing in-depth tests and the problems that arise whenever a patient presents with dizziness.

Author Biography

Joseph Furman, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA Dr. Furman is Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology, Neurology, Bioengineering, and Physical Therapy and Director of the Division of Balance Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is a practicing neurologist with a special interest in dizziness, disequilibrium, and balance disorders. He also conducts an active research program in human vestibular function. Stephen P. Cass, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, CO Dr. Cass is Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado, Denver and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Cass has a clinical surgical practice specializing in disorders of the ear, hearing and balance. Dr. Cass has authored over 50 scientific articles, 33 book chapters and 3 text books. Susan L. Whitney, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Dr. Whitney is Associate Professor in the Departments of Physical Therapy and Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh and a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is a physical therapist whose primary clinical and research interests are related to rehabilitation outcomes of persons with dizziness and balance disorders.
Release date Australia
January 29th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
3rd Revised edition
92 illus.
Oxford University Press Inc
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