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Acta Otolaryngol. 2014 Jul;134(7):704-8. doi: 10.3109/00016489.2014.899711. Epub 2014 May 7.

Comparative study of the efficacy of the canalith repositioning procedure versus the vertigo treatment and rehabilitation chair.

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Department of Otolaryngology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital , Shanghai , China.

Abstract

CONCLUSION:

Vertigo treatment and rehabilitation chair (TRV) may be suggested as the first choice for patients with posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (p-BPPV).

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the short- and long-term treatment efficacy of the canalith repositioning procedure (CRP) versus TRV for patients with p-BPPV.

METHODS:

A total of 165 patients with unilateral p-BPPV were assigned to either the CRP group or the TRV group. Patients were assessed at 1 week, 4 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months after their first treatment. The numbers of treatment sessions required for successful repositioning in both groups at 4 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months were recorded.

RESULTS:

Treatment efficacy of patients in the TRV group was significantly better than that of patients in the CRP group 1 week after the first treatment. The number of treatment sessions needed for successful repositioning was significantly lower in the TRV group than in the CRP group at 4 weeks and 3 months after the first treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Vertigo; recurrence; short-term efficacy

PMID:
24807849
DOI:
10.3109/00016489.2014.899711
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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