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Long-Term Efficacy of Repositioning Maneuvers in Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Author(s): Erika Barioni Mantello | Ana Paula do Rego André | Nathali Singaretti Moreno | Miguel Ângelo Hyppolito | Julio Cesar Moriguti

Journal: International Journal of Clinical Medicine
ISSN 2158-284X

Volume: 02;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 171;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Positional Vertigo | Dizziness | Recurrence Omponen

To determine the characteristics of 12 patients with a diagnosis of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) treated by the repositioning maneuver during a 24-month follow-up period after the initial discharge a longitudinal clinical study was performed in which a questionnaire for the assessment of discomfort caused by dizziness was applied at the first visit, at the last visit after treatment and 2 years after the initial discharge. Repositioning treatment was again offered to patients who suffered relapses. In 10 cases (83.34%) there was no recurrence of symptoms and 2 patients (16.66%) presented symptoms exactly 2 years after the original discharge showing that treatment of BPPV by repositioning manuevers is effective in the long term, but new studies in larger populations are needed to determine the pattern of the rates of recurrence of BPPV.
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