Vertigo

VERTIGO

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a syndrome characterized by short-lived episodes of Vertigo in association with rapid changes in head position. It is a common cause of vertigo presenting to Primary Care and Specialist Otolaryngology clinics. Current treatment approaches include rehabilitative exercises and physical manoeuvres, including the Epley Maneuver.
This review compared outcomes for 745 patients; outcome measures reported were resolution of vertigo symptoms, and conversion of Dix-Hallpike test form + to -. 

There is evidence that the Epley manoeuvre is a safe, effective treatment for posterior canal BPPV, based on the results of 11, mostly small, randomised controlled trials with relatively short follow-up.

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