Chapter

Falls and funny turns

Lesley K Bowker, James D Price and Sarah C Smith

in Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199586097
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740817 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199586097.003.0005

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Falls and funny turns

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Falls and fallers 102

Assessment following a fall 104

Interventions to prevent falls 106

Syncope and presyncope 108

HOW TO . . . Distinguish syncope and seizures 110

Balance and dysequilibrium 112

Dizziness 114

HOW TO . . . Manage multifactorial dizziness—clinical example 115

Drop attacks 116

Orthostatic (postural) hypotension 118...

Chapter.  5937 words. 

Subjects: Geriatric Medicine

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