Profile analysis of patients with dizziness in a tertiary hospital in Rio Grande do Norte

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https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v9i9.7586

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Dizziness; Vertigo; Labyrinth disorders; Vestibular diseases.

Abstract

Objective: to provide a profile of patient with dizziness complaint in a terciary hospital in Rio Grande do Norte (RN). Methods: 444 medical records were analyzed in a retrospective analytical study, within a quantitative approach, divided into four groups: sex and age (1), characteristics of dizziness (2), comorbidities and risk factors (3) and findings in the physical examination (4). We assign p <0.05 as an indicator of statistical significance Results: of the 444 medical records analyzed, 367 cases were admitted for analysis, 92 of whom were male and 275 female. In addition, most of them reported spinning vertigo (78.3%), lasting for seconds (51%) without association with falling (25.7%) or loss of consciousness (9.3%). The most prevalent etiologies were, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (33%), cochlear-vestibular dysfunction (17%) and Menière's disease (14%). Conclusions: the most frequent profile of patients with dizziness is female, in middle age (median of 52), hypertensive, and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is the most prevalent etiology.

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26/08/2020

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Carvalho, Y. de M., Bedaque, H. de P. ., Costa, W. S. M. da ., Freitas, R. V. de M., Ferreira, L. M. de B. M., Ribeiro, K. M. O. B. de F., & Diniz Júnior, J. (2020). Profile analysis of patients with dizziness in a tertiary hospital in Rio Grande do Norte. Research, Society and Development, 9(9), e472997586. https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v9i9.7586

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