Screening for BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Postional Vertigo)

Test your knowledge of screening for BPPV and why it is important.

 

Noda K, Ikusaka M, Ohira Y, Takada T, Tsukamoto, T. Predictors for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo with positive Dix-Hallpike test. International Journal of General Medicine. 2011; 4: 809–814.

Bhattacharyya N, Baugh RF, Orvidas L, Barrs D, Bronston LJ, Cass S, et al. Clinical practice guideline: benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2008; 139(5): S47-S81.

Blakey, S. Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo BPPV. Physio-pedia.com. n.d. web. Jan 10, 2016.

Marshall, L et al. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Continuing Professional Development Package. Physio-pedia.com. n.d. web. Jan 10, 2016.

Rushton, A., et al. International Framework for Examination of the Cervical Region for potential of Cervical Arterial Dysfunction prior to Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. IFOMPT. 2012.

Lyme Disease

Welcome to summer and the possibility of contracting Lyme disease from ticks.  Test you knowledge on the signs and symptoms of this particular disease.

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection contracted from the deer tick or black-legged  It is found in the Northeast, Minnesota and Wisconsin and northern California but recent surveys find it in half of US counties.   Following a bite from an infected tick, a bull’s eye rash can be seen. Other symptoms include a headache, myalgia, arthralgia, fever, malaise, sensory neurological symptoms and neck stiffness.  Cardiac symptoms can include atrioventricular block, left ventricular dysfunction and cardiomegaly.

Slide show from emedicine.com on Lyme Disease.

 

Meyerhoff, J. O et al. Lyme Disease.  emedicine.medscape.com. Jan 21, 2015. web. Jan 15, 2016.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/330178-overview

Primer of Rheumatic Disease, edition 11.