Effects of Semont maneuver on benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Zhang, X. et al. (2017) Acta Oto-Laryngologica. 137(1) pp. 63-70

Image source: Dr David Furness – Wellcome Images // CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Image shows scanning electron micrograph of Stereocilia in the vestibular organ

Background: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common type of peripheral vertigo. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of the Semont maneuver (SM) for BPPV treatment, compared with other methods.

Methods: Studies were selected in relevant databases under pre-defined criteria up to June 2015. The Cochrane evaluation system was used to assess the quality of the studies. Effect size was indicated as a risk-ratio (RR) with corresponding 95% confidential interval (CI). Statistical analysis was conducted under a randomized- or fixed-effects model. Sub-group analysis was performed.

Conclusion: SM is as effective as EM and BDE for BPPV treatment.

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