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Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2010 May-Jun;76(3):300-5.

Conduct after Epley's maneuver in elderly with posterior canal BPPV in the posterior canal.

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  • 1Medical School of Ribeirão Preto - University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil.

Abstract

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is the most common peripheral vestibular disorder, especially in the elderly and presents as the predominant etiology in this population of the degeneration of the utricular macula.

AIM:

To compare the effectiveness of the approaches after Epley maneuver.

STUDY DESIGN:

longitudinal cohort.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

The study included 53 volunteers with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo of the posterior semicircular canal, divided into Group 1, who underwent Epley maneuver associated with the use of neck collar and post-maneuver instructions, Group 2 underwent the Epley maneuver without the use cervical collar and/or post-maneuver restrictions, and Group 3 underwent the Epley maneuver associated with the use of a mini vibrator, without the use of neck collar and/or post-maneuver restrictions.

RESULTS:

In the three groups, the number of Epley maneuvers ranged from one to three. We employed the Brazilian Dizziness Handicap Inventory - pre-and post-treatment and observed a statistically significant difference on most scores pre-and post-treatment for both groups.

CONCLUSION:

Regardless of the post Epley maneuver treatment selected for the treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, it was effective when comparing the Brazilian Dizziness Handicap Inventory pre-and post-treatment.

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20658007
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