Vestib testing of migrainous vertigo cases

Vestib testing of migrainous vertigo cases - Vestibular...

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Vestibular system testing in patients with migrainous vertigo Patrick Sparto, PhD, 1 Dawn A. Marcus, MD, 2 Michael J. Soso, MD, PhD, 3 Joseph M. Furman, MD, PhD 3 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Departments of Otolaryngology, 1 Anesthesiology, 2 3 Pittsburgh, PA Acknowledgement: Supported by grants from the National Headache Foundation, Merck & Company, the Eye and Ear Foundation, and the Raymond & Elizabeth Bloch Charitable and Educational Foundation
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Balance symptoms are increasingly recognized as important and disabling symptoms for some migraineurs. Patients with a primary complaint of either migraine or vestibular disorder have a greater than expected prevalence of the other disorder. In patients with a primary complaint of migraine, dizziness occurs in 28% to 30% and true vertigo in 25% to 26%. 1 2 A survey of 659 migraineurs aged 15 to 19 years identified concomitant dizziness in 237 (36%). 3 Migraine was identified in 38% of 200 consecutive patients referred with the primary complaint of dizziness, compared with a 24% migraine prevalence in a comparison group of orthopedic patients. 4
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2010 for the course AUD 831 taught by Professor Drlisakoch during the Spring '10 term at A.T. Still University.

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