Comparative study of the efficacy of the canalith repositioning procedure versus the vertigo treatment and rehabilitation chair

Jun Tan, Dongzhen Yu, Yanmei Feng, Qiang Song, Jin You, Haibo Shi, Shankai Yin
Acta Oto-laryngologica 2014, 134 (7): 704-8

CONCLUSION: Vertigo treatment and rehabilitation chair (TRV) may be suggested as the first choice for patients with posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (p-BPPV).

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the short- and long-term treatment efficacy of the canalith repositioning procedure (CRP) versus TRV for patients with p-BPPV.

METHODS: A total of 165 patients with unilateral p-BPPV were assigned to either the CRP group or the TRV group. Patients were assessed at 1 week, 4 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months after their first treatment. The numbers of treatment sessions required for successful repositioning in both groups at 4 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months were recorded.

RESULTS: Treatment efficacy of patients in the TRV group was significantly better than that of patients in the CRP group 1 week after the first treatment. The number of treatment sessions needed for successful repositioning was significantly lower in the TRV group than in the CRP group at 4 weeks and 3 months after the first treatment.

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