Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Common Name(s)

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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Condition Specific Organizations

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

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo" returned 73 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Migraine is associated with an increased risk for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: a nationwide population-based study.
 

Author(s): Chia-Huei Chu, Chia-Jen Liu, Liang-Yu Lin, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Shuu-Jiun Wang

Journal: J Headache Pain. 2015 ;16():62.

 

There is evidence suggesting that migraine may be associated with vertigo. The aim of this study was to assess the risk of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), the most common form of vertigo, in patients with migraine using a population-based dataset.

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2015

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Hyperinsulinemia and hyperglycemia: risk factors for recurrence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
 

Author(s): Guilherme Webster, Patrícia Maria Sens, Márcio Cavalcante Salmito, José Diogo Rijo Cavalcante, Paula Regina Bonifácio dos Santos, Ana Lívia Muniz da Silva, Érica Carla Figueiredo de Souza

Journal: Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. ;81(4):347-51.

 

Changes in carbohydrate metabolism may lead to recurrence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2015

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An iPhone-assisted particle repositioning maneuver for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): a prospective randomized study.
 

Author(s): Brock Organ, Hao Liu, Matthew Bromwich

Journal: J Am Board Fam Med. ;28(1):118-20.

 

The Epley particle repositioning maneuver (PRM) is an effective treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), the most common cause of peripheral vertigo in primary care settings. The goal of this study was to determine whether the use of an iPhone application (DizzyFIX; ...

Last Updated: 8 Jan 2015

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The terms "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo" returned 11 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effectiveness of the canalith repositioning procedure in the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
 

Author(s): Janet O Helminski

Journal: Phys Ther. 2014 Oct;94(10):1373-82.

 

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2014

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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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Efficacy of Postural Restriction in Treating Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

 

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2015

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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: 22 Nov 2015

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