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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Alan G Micco, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a text that provides a systematic review of how to manage the balance disorder patient. The book provides a nice step-by-step approach to the workup, diagnosis, and treatment of these patients.
Purpose: This book helps provide a basic understanding of the physiology of the vestibular/balance system. It is helpful in providing information on the workup and treatment of balance disorder patients.
Audience: The book is intended for the beginning practitioner. The authors also state that if it is used in conjunction with another text (mentioned in the preface) it is useful for intermediate practitioners. The book would also be helpful for residents in neurology and otolaryngology.
Features: It provides a very understandable, straightforward approach to patients. The text flows nicely and is easy-going.
Assessment: Overall, this is a useful book. While it is not unique, it is a very helpful and appropriate book for this field. It is a nice addition to this area.