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Therapeutic effect of Epley maneuver on patients with posterior semicircular canal in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
Gholamali Dashti-Khadivaki , Aghil Absalan , Peyman Boroumand
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  Background: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is characterized by brief attacks of vertigo, nausea and/or positional nystagmus during head movements. Epley maneuver is one of the therapeutic processes for these patients and had various results in different studies. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of this procedure on treatment of patients with BPPV.

  Material and Methods: This study was performed from January 2008 till September 2009 in otolaryngology clinic of Khatam teaching hospital in Zahedan. The study was conducted among 67 patients (38 female, 29 male) with p-BPPV between the ages of 27 and 68 years old . Epley maneuver with restriction was performed for treatment after diagnosis of BPPV and one week later, results evaluated using the Dix-Hallpike test.

  Result: 92.5% of patients had positive response to this type of treatment.

  Conclusions: The study revealed good efficacy of Epley maneuver on patients with BPPV. [ZJRMS, 12(2):36-39]

Keywords: Positional vertigo, paroxysmal vertigo, rehabilitation
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: ENT
* Corresponding Author Address: MSc, Dept. of Audiology, School of Rehabilitation, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Care, Zahedan, Iran. email: aghilabsalan@yahoo.com
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Dashti-Khadivaki G, Absalan A, Boroumand P. Therapeutic effect of Epley maneuver on patients with posterior semicircular canal in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo . ZJRMS. 2010; 12 (2) :36-39
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