By Cynthia B. Brown, MD

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Meniere's Disease

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Meniere's disease? What are the typical findings for this disease? Meniere’s disease is a condition of the inner ear that leads to episodic vertigo and hearing loss. Short episodes from 15 minutes to a few hours Rotatory vertigo (sensation of world rotating…

Narcolepsy

What every physician needs to know: Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder caused by a dysfunction of the central nervous system’s sleep-wake regulation. The classic tetrad for narcolepsy consists of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), cataplexy, sleep paralysis, and hypnagogic hallucinations. Only some of the four symptoms may be present in an individual, and these symptoms…

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