Usefulness of Exam Questions and Vital Signs for Predicting the Outcome of Objective Vestibular Tests.

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To determine the value of standard clinic screening questions and vital signs in predicting abnormal vestibular function, indicated by standard objective diagnostic tests.Retrospective records review.We reviewed electronic medical records of 150 patients seen by the neurotologists or the physician assistant they supervised, in an out-patient tertiary care clinic, between June 2018 and March 2020, and subsequently referred for the complete objective vestibular test battery (VB).Of standard questions asked during the initial exam about vertigo, disequilibrium, lightheadedness and oscillopsia, only vertigo predicted an abnormal response on the VB. More males than females had abnormal VB responses, P 

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Authors: Helen S Cohen, Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Megan Watts, Alex D Sweeney, Angela S Peng