Epley maneuver

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canalith repositioning maneuver

a maneuver to reposition otolithic debris from the semicircular ducts, usually the posterior, to the utricle in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
Synonym(s): Epley maneuver
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Epley maneuver

A technique used to manage benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which involves sequential movement of the head into 4 positions.
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Epley maneuver

Canalith repositioning procedure, modified liberatory maneuver Neurology A technique used to manage BPPV, which involves sequential movement of the head into 4 positions. See Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
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Comparative study of the efficacy of the canalith repositioning procedure versus the vertigo treatment and rehabilitation chair.
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the canalith repositioning procedure (CRP) in the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) among patients after mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury.
With a positive diagnosis, posterior canal BPPV can often be successfully treated with a canalith repositioning procedure (CRP), also known as the Epley maneuver (Epley, 1992).
A randomized trial of the canalith repositioning procedure. Laryngoscope 2003; 113: 828-32.
Randomized trial of the canalith repositioning procedure. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1995; 113: 712-20.
Epley JM (1992): The canalith repositioning procedure: for treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
Epley JM, 1992, The canalith repositioning procedure: for treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
Also known as the canalith repositioning procedure, the manuever begins with the patient sitting upright.
Vibration does not improve results of the canalith repositioning procedure. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2000; 126: 617-22.
Several maneuvers based on cupulolithiasis and canalolithiasis theories have been proposed for BPPV treatment by Brandt, Daroff, Norre, Beckers, and McCabe.4-6 Presently, the most widely used maneuver for the treatment of posterior canal BPPV is the canalith repositioning procedure of Epley.7
The canalith repositioning procedure (CRP) described by Epley in 1992 [5] and designed to move particles from the posterior semicircular canal through a series of head position changes into the vestibule has been used for more than 20 years.
Therefore, canalith repositioning procedures are sometimes beneficial for Meniere disease patients in addition to other forms of medical management.