Self-treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Semont maneuver vs Epley procedure ABSTRACT The authors compared the efficacy of a self-applied modified Semont maneuver (MSM) with self-treatment with a modified Epley procedure (MEP) in 70 patients with posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. The response rate after 1 week, defined as absence of positional vertigo and torsional/upbeating nystagmus on positional testing, was 95% in the MEP group (n = 37) vs 58% in the MSM group (n = 33; p < 0.001). Treatment failure was related to incorrect performance of the maneuver in the MSM group, whereas treatment-related side effects did not differ significantly between the groups. View the procedure on videos © 2004 American Academy of Neurology NEUROLOGY 2004;63:150-152 To read the FULL TEXT click on the link below:


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