2,288 results match your criteria Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo


Systematic Review of Bilateral Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

Laryngoscope 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Division of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Objectives: To evaluate the success rates of canalith repositioning maneuvers (CRM) in the treatment of patients diagnosed with bilateral benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BiBPPV).

Study Design: Systematic review.

Methods: A comprehensive search of only English studies in PubMed, Ovid (1946 to the present), and Embase (1974 to the present) databases was done up until January 1, 2021. Read More

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Zuma Modified Maneuver as a Treatment to Geotropic Lateral Semicircular Canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Apr 23;25(2):e255-e257. Epub 2020 Jun 23.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, INSCER, Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

 Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common vestibular disorder, resulting from detached otoliths that migrate to one of the semicircular canals - canalolithiasis - or one of the cupulas - cupulolithiasis. The present study is related to lateral canal BPPVs, which may be either geotropic or apogeotropic. The geotropic variant of lateral semicircular canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (LC-BPPV) is attributed to free floating particles in the posterior arm of the lateral semicircular canal. Read More

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Posttraumatic Dizziness: Navigating the Maze Towards Accurate Vestibular Diagnosis and Treatment.

Otol Neurotol 2021 Jun;42(5):e573-e578

Division of Otology/Neurotology-Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Michigan Medicine, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Objective: Highlight the importance of establishing a differential diagnosis to identify and treat multiple origins of dizziness in a patient following traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Patient: 73-year-old man with TBI and temporal bone fracture developed posttraumatic bilateral multiple canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

Intervention: Multi-disciplinary diagnostic evaluation and vestibular rehabilitation (VR) treatment focused on canalith repositioning maneuvers (CRMs) and central adaptation. Read More

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A single Epley manoeuvre can improve self-perceptions of disability (quality of life) in patients with pc-BPPV: A randomised controlled trial in primary care.

Aten Primaria 2021 May 6;53(8):102077. Epub 2021 May 6.

Unitat de Suport a la Recerca Metropolitana Sud, Institut Universitari d'Investigació en Atenció Primària Jordi Gol (IDIAP Jordi Gol), Cornellà, Barcelona, Spain.

Posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (pc-BPPV) causes physical, functional, and emotional impairment. The treatment is the Epley manoeuvre (EM).

Objective: The purpose of the study was to compare the impact of the EM and a sham manoeuvre in primary care on self-perceived disability. Read More

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Vestibular disorders in children: A retrospective analysis of vestibular function test findings.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Apr 29;146:110751. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Acibadem Maslak Hospital ENT Department, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: This study was designed to describe the most common vestibular disorders in children and their associated findings on vestibular function testing.

Method: Data from 203 children with a mean age of 11.16 ± 3. Read More

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Identification of a genetic variant underlying familial cases of recurrent benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

PLoS One 2021 6;16(5):e0251386. Epub 2021 May 6.

Vestibular Genetics Laboratory, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo in humans, yet the molecular etiology is currently unknown. Evidence suggests that genetic factors may play an important role in some cases of idiopathic BPPV, particularly in familial cases, but the responsible genetic variants have not been identified. In this study, we performed whole exome sequencing [including untranslated regions (UTRs)] of 12 families and Sanger sequencing of additional 30 families with recurrent BPPV in Caucasians from the United States (US) Midwest region, to identify the genetic variants responsible for heightened susceptibility to BPPV. Read More

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[Betahistine in vestibular disorders: current concepts and perspectives].

Vestn Otorinolaringol 2021 ;86(2):73-81

Federal Siberian Research Clinical Centre under the Federal Medical Biological Agency, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

The goal of this paper is to review the pharmacological profile of betahistine and evidence for using it in the treatment of common vestibular disorders. Betahistine is a weak agonist for histamine H1 receptors and strong antagonist for histamine H3 receptors. It demonstrates the maximum benefit in different types of peripheral vertigo, especially in Meniere's disease. Read More

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Clinical significance of video head impulse test in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: a meta-analysis.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Audiovestibular Medicine Unit, Otorhinolaryngology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Chompollion street, ElAzarita, 21131, Egypt.

Purpose: To document the effect of cupula deflection in Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) through the measured Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex (VOR) gain in individual semi-circular canals.

Methods: A literature search using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines was performed on December 30, 2020. The following terms were entered in the title, abstract, and keywords in the electronic databases of PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library search engines in different combinations: "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo" or "Benign Positional Vertigo" or "BPPV," and "Video Head Impulse" or "vHIT". Read More

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Effect of right-to-left shunt on youth benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: A prospective clinical study.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2021 Apr 20;205:106646. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Neurology, The Second Clinical Medical College of Jinan University (Shenzhen People's Hospital; The First Affiliated Hospital, Southern University of Science and Technology), Shenzhen, Guangdong 518020, China. Electronic address:

Objective: To evaluate the correlation between right to left shunt (RLS) and youth benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (YBPPV).

Patients And Methods: Patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and normal control cases younger than 45 years were enrolled at 1:1 ratio. Contrast-enhanced transcranial doppler ultrasound was performed to determine the existence and shunt grading of RLS. Read More

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Acute Dizziness, Vertigo, and Unsteadiness.

Neurol Clin 2021 05 30;39(2):373-389. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Department of Neurology, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 1805, USA; Tufts University School of Medicine, Burlington, MA, USA.

Vestibular symptoms, including dizziness, vertigo, and unsteadiness, are common presentations in the emergency department. Most cases have benign causes, such as vestibular apparatus dysfunction or orthostatic hypotension. However, dizziness can signal a more sinister condition, such as an acute cerebrovascular event or high-risk cardiac arrhythmia. Read More

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Prevalence of "Reversal Nystagmus" in Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

J Am Acad Audiol 2021 Jan 19;32(1):35-38. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Purpose:  To investigate the prevalence of reversal nystagmus in individuals with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

Study Design:  Prevalence of reversal nystagmus was assessed in 28 subjects with unilateral posterior canal BPPV, canalithiasis type. Six trials of Dix-Hallpike testing were completed for each subject. Read More

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January 2021

[Update on diagnosis and therapy in frequent vestibular and balance disorders].

Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 2021 Apr 19. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

LMU Klinikum, Neurologische Klinik und Deutsches Schwindel- und Gleichgewichtszentrum (DSGZ).

The 8 most frequent vestibular disorders account for more than 70% of all presentations of vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance. In acute (and mostly non-repetitive) vestibular disorders acute unilateral vestibulopathy and vestibular stroke are most important, in episodic vestibulopathies benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Menière's disease and vestibular migraine, and in chronic vestibular disorders bilateral vestibulopathy/presbyvestibulopathy, functional dizziness and cerebellar dizziness. In the last decade, internationally consented diagnostic criteria and nomenclature were established for the most frequent vestibular disorders, which can be easily applied in clinical practice. Read More

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Curing Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo in Patients With Brain Tumor: Case Series and Literature Review.

Cureus 2021 Mar 13;13(3):e13873. Epub 2021 Mar 13.

Emergency Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, QAT.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a common vestibular disorder. It accounts for a third of all vestibular disorders diagnosed in the general population and is usually diagnosed and treated successfully. This article presents two cases of BPPV in a 52-year-old man and a 45-year-old patient, respectively. Read More

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[Vertigo and dizziness].

Authors:
Ken Johkura

Rinsho Shinkeigaku 2021 Apr 17. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Department of Neurology, Yokohama Brain and Spine Center.

Pathophysiology of vertigo/dizziness can be understood by eye deviation (nystagmus). In benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, eye deviation of causative semicircular canal stimulation is directly observed. In other peripheral vestibular disorders, eye deviation results from the sum of unilateral all semicircular canal disorders. Read More

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The Association Between Serum Vitamin D Levels and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

Ear Nose Throat J 2021 Apr 18:1455613211008561. Epub 2021 Apr 18.

Department of Otolaryngology, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the association between serum vitamin D levels and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

Participants And Methods: This prospective study consisted of 137 participants. There were 69 participants in the BPPV group compared with 68 healthy participants. Read More

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Case Report: Could Hennebert's Sign Be Evoked Despite Global Vestibular Impairment on Video Head Impulse Test? Considerations Upon Pathomechanisms Underlying Pressure-Induced Nystagmus due to Labyrinthine Fistula.

Front Neurol 2021 29;12:634782. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

ENT Unit, Department of Surgery, Azienda USL-IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

We describe a case series of labyrinthine fistula, characterized by Hennebert's sign (HS) elicited by tragal compression despite global hypofunction of semicircular canals (SCs) on a video-head impulse test (vHIT), and review the relevant literature. All three patients presented with different amounts of cochleo-vestibular loss, consistent with labyrinthitis likely induced by labyrinthine fistula due to different temporal bone pathologies (squamous cell carcinoma involving the external auditory canal in one case and middle ear cholesteatoma in two cases). Despite global hypofunction on vHIT proving impaired function for each SC for high accelerations, all patients developed pressure-induced nystagmus, presumably through spared and/or recovered activity for low-velocity canal afferents. Read More

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An unusual case of giant cell arteritis.

Pract Neurol 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Addenbrooke's Hospital Department of Neurology, Cambridge, UK.

A 73-year-old man presented with unsteadiness and general malaise and later had problems with cognition. This was initially diagnosed as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, but he was later found to have giant cell arteritis. Neurologists and physicians should be aware that giant cell arteritis can present with encephalopathy rather than the more typical features of headache, jaw pain and visual disturbance. Read More

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Reconstructing animated eye movements from electrooculography data to aid the diagnosis of vestibular disorders.

Int J Audiol 2021 Apr 7:1-9. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Objective: To develop a method of visualising electrooculography data to improve the interpretability of nystagmus eye-movements captured using the Continuous Ambulatory Vestibular Assessment (CAVA) device.

Design: We are currently undertaking a clinical investigation to evaluate the capabilities of the CAVA device to detect periods of pathological nystagmus. The work presented here was undertaken using unblinded data obtained from the preliminary phase of this investigation. Read More

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Reversible Canalith Jam of the Horizontal Semicircular Canal Mimicking Cupulolithiasis.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2021 Apr 3:34894211007245. Epub 2021 Apr 3.

Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA.

Objective: To describe a case of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) resulting in reversible horizontal semicircular canalith jam successfully treated with horizontal canal occlusion. A brief literature review of similar cases was performed.

Methods: Case report and literature review. Read More

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[Effect analysis of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo secondary to sudden sensorineural hearing loss].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2021 Mar;35(3):234-237

Department of Otolaryngology,Qingdao Municipal Hospital,Qingdao,266071,China.

To compare the effectiveness of canalith repositioning procedure between BPPV secondary to sudden sensorineural hearing loss(SSNHL) group and idiopathic BPPV(i-BPPV) group. A retrospective study of patients with evidence of idiopathic BPPV or SSNHL with BPPV. All participants were identified and categorized by using the Dix-Hallpike test and roll test, and then followed by canalith repositioning procedures (CRPs). Read More

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Walking stability in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: an objective assessment using wearable accelerometers and machine learning.

J Neuroeng Rehabil 2021 Mar 31;18(1):56. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orthopaedic Implants, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200011, People's Republic of China.

Background: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common peripheral vestibular disorders leading to balance difficulties and increased fall risks. This study aims to investigate the walking stability of BPPV patients in clinical settings and propose a machine-learning-based classification method for determining the severity of gait disturbances of BPPV.

Methods: Twenty-seven BPPV outpatients and twenty-seven healthy subjects completed level walking trials at self-preferred speed in clinical settings while wearing two accelerometers on the head and lower trunk, respectively. Read More

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Prolonged Positional Downbeat Nystagmus in Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Am J Audiol 2021 Mar 30:1-6. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gyeongsang National University Changwon Hospital, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Changwon, South Korea.

Purpose This study aimed to report an unusual case of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), who showed prolonged positional downbeat nystagmus without latency and was diagnosed with cupulolithiasis of the anterior canal (AC). We compared this case with one of typical AC-BPPV, and possible mechanisms underlying the atypical characteristics were discussed. Method Two patients diagnosed with AC-BPPV were reported. Read More

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Visualization of horizontal canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo using 3DCT imaging and its assessment.

Acta Otolaryngol 2021 May 29;141(5):482-489. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Medical Center, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background: There have been no useful imaging methods to diagnose benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), a common cause of vertigo, depending on the characteristic symptom.

Objective: To visualize horizontal canal (HC) BPPV using 3DCT and assess its clinical usefulness.

Subjects And Methods: Ten BPPV patients were diagnosed with distinct BPPV, canalolithiasis, and cupulolithiasis of the HC (hc-BPPV, hc-BPPV-cu), which were definitely diagnosed on the basis of criteria of BPPV by the Barany Society and 10 healthy subjects without a history of dizziness were investigated using 3DCT with several different CT window values (CTWVs). Read More

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Square wave manoeuvre for apogeotropic variant of horizontal canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in neck restricted patients.

J Otol 2021 Apr 5;16(2):65-70. Epub 2020 Nov 5.

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA.

Objective: We aimed to describe the clinical features of the apogeotropic variant of horizontal canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (HC BPPV-AG) in a cluster of patients with restrictive neck movement disorders and a new therapeutic manoeuvre for its management.

Methods: In a retrospective review of cases from an ambulatory tertiary referral center, patients with HC BPPV-AG in combination with neck movement restriction that prevented any classical manual repositioning procedure or who were refractory to canalith repositioning manoeuvres, were treated with a new manoeuvre comprised of sequential square-wave pattern of head and body supine rotations while nystagmus was being monitored, until either an apogeotropic to geotropic conversion or resolution of the nystagmus was observed.

Results: Fifteen patients were studied. Read More

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Clinical and VNG Features in Anterior Canal BPPV-An Analysis of 13 Cases.

Front Neurol 2021 10;12:618269. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

Centre of Academics Research, HCG, Bangalore, India.

To define diagnostic VNG features in anterior canal BPPV during positional testing (Dix-Hallpike, supine head hanging, and McClure Pagnini tests). A retrospective study of patients diagnosed with anterior canal BPPV across four referral centers in New Delhi, Kochi, Bangalore, and Dubai. Clinical records of 13 patients with AC BPPV out of 1,350 cases, during a 3-years period, were reviewed and analyzed by four specialists. Read More

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Author Correction: Carotid imaging changes and serum IL-1β, sICAM-1, and sVAP-1 levels in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

Sci Rep 2021 Mar 25;11(1):7305. Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Aerospace Balance Medical Center, Chinese PLA Air Force Medical Center, Beijing, 100142, China.

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Active Head Auto-Rotations in Patients With Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

J Clin Med Res 2021 Feb 25;13(2):107-112. Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Anadolu Medical Center, Dept of ORL & HNS, Gebze, Kocaeli 41400, Turkey.

Background: Utricular degeneration is the source of traveling otoconia inside the semicircular canals in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). The underlying pathology is not clear. The aim of this study was to analyze vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) during sudden head accelerations in those patients since clinical reports designating an association of BPPV with inner ear problems are increasing. Read More

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February 2021

Recurring paroxysmal positional vertigo: evaluation of the vascular factor.

Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 2021 Feb;41(1):77-83

Department of General and Special Surgery, Hashemite University of Jordan, Zarqa, Jordan.

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February 2021

The Video Head Impulse Test in the acute stage of posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 2021 Feb;41(1):69-76

San Pio Hospital, Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Benevento, Italy.

Objective: Study the high-frequency vestibulo-oculomotor reflex in posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) through Video Head Impulse Test (vHIT).

Methods: 150 patients suffering for the first time from posterior canal BPPV were studied. Posterior canal vestibulo ocular reflex (VOR) gain was analysed through stimulations in right anterior-left posterior and left anterior-right posterior planes before treatment, immediately after resolution of the acute stage and one month later. Read More

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February 2021