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Self-treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo of the posterior semicircular canal

Hitosh Tanimoto, Kiyosh Doi, Ket Katata, Ken-ich Nibu
Neurology 2005 October 25, 65 (8): 1299-300
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The authors compared the efficacy of the Epley procedure with and without self-treatment in 80 patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo of the posterior semicircular canal. The self-treatment group (88%) had better results than the Epley-alone group (69%) based on both symptoms and nystagmus (p = 0.048). Complications occurred in 2.6% of the Epley-alone group and in 7.5% of the self-treatment group (p = 0.62).

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