Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo in the Acute Care Setting
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a common cause of vertigo characterized by brief episodes provoked by head movements. The first attack of BPPV usually occurs in bed or upon getting up. Because it often begins abruptly, it can be alarming and lead to emergency department evaluation. The episodes of spinning often last 10 to 20seconds, but may occasionally last as long as 1minute. There are several forms of BPPV. In nearly all cases, highly effective treatment can be offered to patients. This article reviews the current state of our understanding of this condition and its management.
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Fife, Terry D. and von Brevern, Michael, "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo in the Acute Care Setting" (2015). Neurology. 74.