The Liberatory Maneuver for the Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

2014-07-23 16:11:53 | BioPortfolio


This study is being done because the investigators would like to know how effective the Liberatory maneuver is in treating benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).


BPPV is a problem with the inner ear that causes brief periods of vertigo triggered by changes in the position of the head such as rolling, looking up, or bending down. BPPV is presently thought to be caused by small pieces of debris or crystals becoming displaced within the inner ear. It can be treated by moving the patient through a series of positions called a maneuver. There are 2 different maneuvers currently used to treat BPPV by the clinician called the liberatory maneuver and the canalith repositioning procedure. We would like to determine how effective the liberatory maneuver is in the treatment of BPPV compared to a placebo maneuver.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment




Liberatory Maneuver, Placebo maneuver


Chicago Dizziness and Hearing
United States


Active, not recruiting


Midwestern University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T16:11:53-0400

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