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Table 3 Charted ED interpretations of HINTS exams, and neuroimaging ordered

From: Usage of the HINTS exam and neuroimaging in the assessment of peripheral vertigo in the emergency department

Charted Interpretation of HINTS exam   Charted Interpretation corresponds to HINTS Central, or HINTS Peripheral? Neuroimaging Indicated? Patients with charted interpretation (n) CT performed? (n) CT positive findings?
“HINTS negative” (n = 11) NA NA 11 Yes (4) No
Results of each of 3 components of exam charted (n = 14) HIT +ve, Nystagmus right, Test of skew –ve Peripheral No 1 No (0) \
HIT normal, nystagmus none, test of skew normal Central Yes 3 Yes (2) No
HI = + lag, Nystagmus = N, TS = N Peripheral No 1 No (0) \
HIT abnormal, Nystagmus horizontal, Test of skew normal Peripheral No 1 No (0) \
No lag on head impulse, unilateral nystagmus, lateral skew Central Yes 1 Yes (1) No
Head impulse abnormal, Nystagmus vertical, no skew Central Yes 1 Yes (1) No
HINTS = peripheral cause Peripheral No 1 No (0) \
Symptoms reproducible with quick head turn to the right, no nystagmus, no skew Peripheral No 1 No (0) \
Head impulse abnormal, Nystagmus bilateral, Test of skew positive Central Yes 1 No (0) \
HIT –ve, N –ve, TS –ve Central Yes 1 No (0) \
Head impulse +, no skew, no nystagmus Peripheral No 1 No (0) \
HI + ve, N –ve, T –ve Peripheral No 1 No (0) \