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Dr. Joseph M. Furman discusses some key questions that should be addressed when approaching patients with dizziness and vertigo.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • List the most common vestibular etiology of dizziness in middle aged patients
  • Discuss treatment of BPPV with particle repositioning
  • Discuss treatment protocols for patients with acute vestibular neuritis

Reading Resources:

  • Maslovara S, Soldo SB, Puksec M, Balaban B, Penavic IP. NeuroRehabilitation. 2012 Jan 1;31(4):435-41.
  • Prokopakis E, Vlastos IM, Tsagournisakis M, Christodoulou P, Kawauchi H, Velegrakis G. Audiol Neurootol. 2012 Nov 6;18(2):83-88.
  • Lempert T, Olesen J, Furman J, Waterston J, Seemungal B, Carey J, Bisdorff A, Versino M, Evers S, Newman-Toker D. J Vestib Res. 2012 Jan 1;22(4):167-72.


Dr. Furman has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Other: NIH Grant/SBIR - Neurokinectics, Inc.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.50 contact hour.

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Release Date: 1/24/2013 | Last Modified On: 5/6/2014 | Expires: 5/6/2015

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