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The Epley Maneuver for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benjamin N. Blond

in 50 Studies Every Neurologist Should Know

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Published in print April 2016 | ISBN: 9780199377527
Published online May 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780199377541 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199377527.003.0028

Series: Fifty Studies Every Doctor Should Know

The Epley Maneuver for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

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This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in neuro-otology. Is the canalith repositioning procedure effective for the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo? Starting with that question, it describes the basics of the study, including funding, study location, who was studied, how many patients, study design, study intervention, follow-up, endpoints, results, and criticism and limitations. The study was the first to suggest a benefit from the procedure for treating this form of vertigo, and it inspired further research that demonstrated its effectiveness and established it as first-line treatment. The chapter briefly reviews other relevant studies and information, and concludes with a relevant clinical case.

Chapter.  1714 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology ; Clinical Medicine

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