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Old 08-04-2011
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Question Testing for dizziness

Hi,
Can anyone please help me understand the difference between tilt test and dix-hallpike maneuver? And how would you do any of these tests during the physical exam in a pt c/o dizziness. Also, is there any specific test for checking nystagmus during PE?
My exam is within a week, so I would appreciate any input.
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31 views and no reply Does anyone not really know the answer?
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hi ak
i took the exam in la on friday and had a similar case but cant give details

what i learned during my prep from fa and csevideo but not the old ones the new vid on the webiste was that in such a case you do the following
all cn
rinne weber
otoscope tympanic memebrane and auricle
do a gait test as well
i had this confired by some of my collegues so i would go wit that if you do the dix or tilt it may take too long in their videos of the dizziness case they do in and out of ear a hearing test and all cn and gait i think tho with a real patient you gonna do alot more but for the cs you dont have that much time. i can confidently say that the approach is correct i know someone with simlar case did same thing and passed it.
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Thank you for your reply, but I already took the exam last week at Atlanta center. I do not expect anyone to share the case info anyway. I am glad that I did not come across stuff about which I wasn't really sure....I am sure someone else will benefit from your reply as well.
I hope our results come out to be "pass"!!
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Tell us your experience, dont need to share cases, but was it ok? Straightfoward cases?

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yes, most of the cases were fine, which means they were from FA ... Do not panic on any case even if you have not done it as a long case in FA, read mini cases on your last day because it will help you with DD. For different cases, revise what PE would you do and what will be your sequence etc. Don't worry about doing Cardio and Resp if the case is not related to them. I would advise that doing a targeted PE with closure is better than doing diff. system PEs and not abling to close the case at all. You have to pick and choose in the real exam because its just 15 min =).
Rest, the staff is very co-operative and professional at the Atlanta center.
I have done my share of mistakes too....
GL for your exam
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