Terrence Shaneyfelt, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Terrence Shaneyfelt

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Epistaxis

I. What every physician needs to know. Epistaxis, or nose bleed, is common but the exact prevalence is unknown as most cases are self limited and rarely come to the attention of the medical community. Epistaxis, though, can be severe and life threatening especially in patients with posterior bleeds and in patients with multiple comorbidities.…

Vertigo

I. Problem/Condition. Vertigo is a symptom of illusory movement. It must be differentiated from other causes of dizziness, such as light-headeness and unsteady gait or disequilibrium. Vertigo is most commonly described as a spinning sensation of either oneself or the environment, but it can also be described as a sense of swaying or tilting. Vertigo…

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