Canalith Repositioning Procedure for BPPV in Primary Care
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00182273|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 16, 2005
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo||Procedure: Canalith repositioning maneuver (CRM)||Phase 3|
Many patients consult their family physicians because of dizziness. This is a disabling condition with serious consequences, especially in older people, as it may lead to falls and consequent fractures. One of the most common causes of dizziness is the so-called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Patients with BPPV typically have severe vertigo provoked by a change in head position.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo can now be accurately diagnosed, and distinguished form other dizziness producing conditions, in the physician’s office and without any sophisticated diagnostics tools. Furthermore, it can be treated in the office setting by specific head positioning maneuvers (Canalith Repositioning Procedure) that are easy to learn and perform.
The Canalith Repositioning Procedure is currently almost exclusively performed in specialized settings by ENT and Internal Medicine specialists. Its efficacy has been demonstrated in these settings. However, to-date no studies have been conducted in the primary care settings about the use and efficacy of the procedure, where the condition is first seen and assessed.
This is a randomized controlled trial to determine whether the procedure performed by family doctors cures dizziness.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||56 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo With the Canalith Repositioning Procedure in Family Practice: A Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Study Start Date :||January 2002|
|Study Completion Date :||June 2005|
- Self-reported resolution (affirmative response to question: “Do you feel that the dizziness has completely resolved?”) of vertigo and/or a negative result of the Dix-Hallpike maneuver
- Duration of cure, relapse rates
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00182273
|Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3Z5|
|Principal Investigator:||Juan Munoz, MD||McMaster University|