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Int J Otolaryngol. 2015;2015:487160. doi: 10.1155/2015/487160. Epub 2015 Oct 1.

Efficacy of Epley's Maneuver in Treating BPPV Patients: A Prospective Observational Study.

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Department of E.N.T. and Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Science & Research, Greater Noida 201306, India.

Abstract

Vertigo and balance disorders are among the most common symptoms encountered in patients who visit ENT outpatient department. This is associated with risk of falling and is compounded in elderly persons with other neurologic deficits and chronic medical problems. BPPV is the most common cause of peripheral vertigo. BPPV is a common vestibular disorder leading to significant morbidity, psychosocial impact, and medical costs. The objective of Epley's maneuver, which is noninvasive, inexpensive, and easily administered, is to move the canaliths out of the canal to the utricle where they no longer affect the canal dynamics. Our study aims to analyze the response to Epley's maneuver in a series of patients with posterior canal BPPV and compares the results with those treated exclusively by medical management alone. Even though many studies have been conducted to prove the efficacy of this maneuver, this study reinforces the validity of Epley's maneuver by comparison with the medical management.

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