Canalith Repositioning for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Thursday April 27, 2017 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Terry Fife MD, FAAN
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo. Canalith repositioning procedure is an established effective treatment for BPPV. Faculty will review the mechanisms that underlie the symptoms and the nystagmus of BPPV, how to examine for positional nystagmus and determine from that which ear and which semicircular canal is affected by BPPV, and demonstrate and provide videos of treatment of BPPV with canalith repositioning for each of the common forms of BPPV. Successful treatment of BPPV is both cost-effective and rewarding to the patient and clinician. The over-arching goal of this program is to make practicing neurologists comfortable with successfully performing the canalith repositioning procedure in the office or hospital setting.
Participants should be familiar with the causes and clinical features of BPPV including the features of the characteristic positional nystagmus of BPPV and how to lateralize to the affected ear and semicircular canal and be comfortable treating the common form of BPPV (posterior canal) using canalith repositioning and be familiar with the treatment for the less common variants of BPPV.
Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
Program Speakers - Tentative
3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Incidence, History, and Differential Diagnosis of BPPV
Kristen K. Steenerson MD
3:55 PM - 4:10 PM
Mechanisms of BPPV
Kamala Saha MD
4:10 PM - 4:40 PM
Examination Manuevers and Nystagmus of BPPV
Terry D. Fife MD, FAAN
4:40 PM - 5:20 PM
Demonstration and Explanation of Treatment Maneuvers for BPPV
5:20 PM - 5:30 PM
Questions and Answers
Terry D. Fife, MD, FAAN
Dr. Fife has nothing to disclose.
Kamala Saha, MD
Dr. Saha has nothing to disclose.
Kristen K. Steenerson, MD
Dr. Steenerson has nothing to disclose.
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