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Letters Preventing falls in older people in the community

Screening for BPPV in falls: an easy but big clinical “win”

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 01 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3004
  1. Barry M Seemungal, consultant neurologist/neuro-otologist and senior lecturer
  1. St Mary’s and Charing Cross Hospitals, Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London W6 8RF, UK
  1. b.seemungal{at}

It is surprising that Vieira and colleagues do not mention benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) in their article on falls’ prevention in older people.1 BPPV causes falls,2 it is common—affecting …

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