Readership: Neurologists, otorhinolaryngologists (ENT specialists), and trainees. It will also appeal to GPs, specialist nurses, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in the topic.
Béla Büki, ENT-specialist, Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, County Hospital Krems, Austria, and Alexander A. Tarnutzer, Neurologist, Dept. of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
After graduating from the Semmelweis Medical School, Budapest, Béla Büki, MD, PhD, specialized in ENT at the ENT-Clinic of the same University. Since 1998, he has been working in Austria, currently at the Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, County Hospital Krems, Austria. His special interests are: otoacoustic emissions, electrocochleography, non-invasive intracranial pressure measurements and neurotology.
Alexander A. Tarnutzer, MD, received his medical degree from the University of
Basel, Switzerland, in 2003 and became a board-certified neurologist in 2012, after having completed his training at the Dept. of Neurology at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. He is currently part of the Interdisciplinary Center for Vertigo & Balance Disorders at the University Hospital Zurich. His special interests are: human spatial orientation, balance and graviception, cerebellar disorders, transcranial magnetic stimulation, neurotology, neuro-ophthalmology.
1: Introduction: Neurotology is about neurology for ENT specialists; about ENT for neurologists, and about both specialities for general practitioners.
2: Dizziness as emergency: Simple, fast bedside tests to differentiate between potentially dangerous and peripheral causes in the emergency room and general practice
3: Vestibular physiology: The basics presented accessibly
4: History of complaints as a diagnostic tool:First episode, recurrent attacks, chronic dizziness, triggers, onset and types
5: Examination methods: Bedside tests; new innovative instrumental vestibular testing (3 dimensional head impulse test and evoked responses)
6: Three frequent peripheral causes of dizziness and vertigo: Effective therapy of Menières disease and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo; differential diagnosis of vestibular neuritis
7: Chronic vestibular insufficiency: Complaints and causes
8: Diseases of the temporal bone: Fractures, pathological third windows on the labyrinth, schwannoma
9: Central causes of vertigo, dizziness and imbalance: Migraine, TIA, stroke, ataxias and other neurological vestibular syndromes
10: Medical, non-vestibular causes of dizziness or vertigo: Frequent, potentially life threatening and benign, self-limiting systemic causes
11: Diagnosis of falls, dizziness in children and elderly: Benign and more urgent causes of falls, classification and prevention
12: Controversial issues: Vestibular paroxysmia, cervical vertigo, spontaneous perilymphatic fistula:do they exist? New theories about chronic postural/positional vertigo and dizziness