Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benign recurrent vertigo (BRV), also known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), is a common disorder affecting up to 2% of the adult population. The majority of individuals with chronic recurrent vertigo have no identifiable cause, no progression of the disorder, and no other neurologic or auditory signs. Many families have multiple affected individuals, suggesting familial transmission of the disorder with moderate to high penetrance (summary by {7:Lee et al., 2006}).
 

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Vestibular Disorders Association

VEDA's mission is to serve people with vestibular (inner ear balance) disorders by providing access to information, offering a support network, and elevating awareness of the challenges associated with these conditions.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo" for support, advocacy or research.

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Vestibular Disorders Association

VEDA's mission is to serve people with vestibular (inner ear balance) disorders by providing access to information, offering a support network, and elevating awareness of the challenges associated with these conditions.

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Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo" returned 66 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Gender-based comorbidity in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
 

Author(s): Oluwaseye Ayoola Ogun, Kristen L Janky, Edward S Cohn, Bela Büki, Yunxia Wang Lundberg

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It has been noted that benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) may be associated with certain disorders and medical procedures. However, most studies to date were done in Europe, and epidemiological data on the United States (US) population are scarce. Gender-based information ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2014

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Curing a 96-year-old patient afflicted with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo on a motorized turntable.
 

Author(s): Christopher J Bockisch, Dominik Straumann, Konrad P Weber

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Dizziness in the elderly is a serious health concern due to the increased morbidity caused by falling. The most common cause of dizziness in the elderly, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), is frequently undiagnosed, and bedside treatment of these patients can be difficult ...

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2014

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Spontaneous nystagmus in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: is it a new sign?
 

Author(s): Fahimeh Hajiabolhassan, Elham Tavanai

Journal: Acta Med Iran. 2013 ;51(12):903-6.

 

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a condition that indicates a benign inner ear disorder. It is generally believed that BPPV is due to the dislodged otoconial particles from otolith organs and unusual collection of them within any of semicircular canals or even in all ...

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2014

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The terms "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Association between osteoporosis and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Shudong Yu, Fenye Liu, Zhixin Cheng, Qirong Wang

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Increasing recent evidence has implicated osteoporosis as a risk factor for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). We conducted a systematic review to examine the association between osteoporosis and BPPV.

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2014

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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo without nystagmus: diagnosis and treatment.
 

Author(s): Gabriella Assumpção Alvarenga, Maria Alves Barbosa, Celmo Celeno Porto

Journal: Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. ;77(6):799-804.

 

Nystagmus tests to diagnose BPPV are still relevant in the clinical evaluation of BPPV. However, in everyday practice, there are cases of vertigo caused by head movements, which do not follow this sign in the Dix-Hallpike maneuver and the turn test.

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2011

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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: comparison of two recent international guidelines.
 

Author(s): André Luís Dos Santos Silva, Marina Reis Campos Marinho, Fabiana Maria de Vasconcelos Gouveia, Julio Guilherme Silva, Arthur de Sá Ferreira, Renato Cal

Journal: Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. ;77(2):191-200.

 

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is characterized by vertigo, lasting for a few seconds and usually managed by head positioning maneuvers. To educate clinicians concerning the state-of-the art knowledge about its management, the international societies developed guidelines.

Last Updated: 3 May 2011

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Treatment of Posterior Canal Type of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

 

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2013

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Efficacy of Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation on the Prevention of Recurrences in BPPV
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

 

Last Updated: 19 Nov 2014

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BPPV Treatment in Biaxial Rotational Chair
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

 

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2013

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