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Balance Rehabilitation Unit (BRU™) posturography in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
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PMID:  22714854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To evaluate balance control with the Balance Rehabilitation Unit (BRU™) posturography in patients with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case-control.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional controlled study was carried out in 45 patients with BPPV, and a homogeneous control group consisting of 45 healthy individuals. Patients were submitted to a balance function evaluation by means of the Balance Rehabilitation Unit (BRU™) posturography.
RESULTS: The mean values of the ellipse area and the sway velocity in a firm surface and saccadic stimulation (p = 0.060).
CONCLUSION: The Balance Rehabilitation Unit (BRU™) posturography enables to identify postural control abnormalities in patients with BPPV.
Silvia Roberta Gesteira Monteiro; Maurício Malavasi Ganança; Fernando Freitas Ganança; Cristina Freitas Ganança; Heloisa Helena Caovilla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brazilian journal of otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  78     ISSN:  1808-8686     ISO Abbreviation:  Braz J Otorhinolaryngol     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-20     Completed Date:  2012-11-30     Revised Date:  2014-07-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101207337     Medline TA:  Braz J Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng; por     Pagination:  98-104     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Middle Aged
Postural Balance / physiology*
Prospective Studies
Vertigo / physiopathology*
Vestibular Function Tests / methods*

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