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Monday, December 7, 2020

HINTS Exam

SGEM#310 - Posted by admin - December 05, 2020
Reference: Ohle R et al. Can Emergency Physicians Accurately Rule Out a Central Cause of Vertigo Using the HINTS Examination? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. AEM 2020
“CLINICAL QUESTION: CAN EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS ACCURATELY RULE OUT A CENTRAL CAUSE OF VERTIGO USING THE HINTS EXAMINATION?
SGEM BOTTOM LINE: THE AVAILABLE EVIDENCE DOES NOT SUPPORT THE USE OF THE HINTS EXAMINATION ALONE BY EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS IN PATIENTS WITH ISOLATED VERTIGO OR ACUTE VESTIBULAR SYNDROME TO RULE OUT A POSTERIOR STROKE.”