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BrainWaves #36 Teaching through clinical cases: Acute vestibular syndrome

MedLink Neurology Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: July 18, 2017

The acute vestibular syndrome is easy enough to identify, but it can be a challenge to diagnose. In this week's episode of BrainWaves, Dr. Ali Hamedani tries to simplify the approach to acute, intermittent, and chronic complaints of dizziness. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision-making in routine clinical practice. Any cases discussed in this episode are fictional and do not contain any patient health-identifying information.


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