Porównanie częstości występowania objawów współistniejących w grupie pacjentów z zawrotami głowy
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BACKGROUND: Dizziness is the second most frequent symptom that make patients seek specialized examination. The effective solution of dizzy conditions requires treatment in cooperation with different branches of medicine. OBJECTIVE: To analyze data from the database of patients with vertigo examined in the Hearing and Balance Disorder Centre in Ostrava, to find out whether, and in what factors, the sets of patients with diagnosed central and peripheral vestibular syndrom differ from each other. METHODS: Retrospective study that was carried out from October 2012 to February 2013. The data was gathered from documentation of all vertiginous patients who were examined by an otoneurologist. RESULTS: The statistically significant difference between the two sets was found in: occurrence of hypertension and mild obesity, impaired hearing and otitis media, stabilometric testing CONCLUSIONS: There was a statistically significant difference between the sets with the central and peripheral vestibular syndrome in the frequency of occurrence of hypertension, impaired hearing, otitis media, in mild obesity categorization and in balance disorders. There was not any statistically significant difference found in the other observed factors. The results confirm the need of a multidisciplinary approach to patients with vertigo.
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