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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13-15

Effect of postural restrictions on the outcome of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, postcanalith repositioning maneuver


Department of ENT, SRM Medical College and Research Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. P K Purushothaman
Department of ENT, SRM Medical College and Research Centre, Potheri, Chennai - 603 202, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.INDIANJOTOL_77_17

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Introduction: Postural Restrictions of Head are advised by some physicians after BPPV is treated by canalith repositioning maneuvers. Aim: To find out if these postural restrictions are beneficial. Methodology: A total of 682 patients were studied over a period of 2 years. They were separated into 2 groups where one observed postural restrictions and the other didn't. Both the groups were compared. Results: The group which observed postural restrictions had better symptom relief after the first repositioning maneuver itself and recurrences were less. An odds ratio of 1.7862 was obtained upon statistical analysis. Conclusion: BPPV patients who observed postural restrictions after canalith repositioning maneuver had a better outcome than those who didn't.


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