Autonomic dysfunction as a possible cause of residual dizziness after successful treatment in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Authors
Hyun-Ah KimHyung Lee
Department
Dept. of Neurology (신경과학); Brain Research Institute (뇌연구소)
Issue Date
2014
Citation
Clinical Neurophysiology, Vol.125(3) : 608-614, 2014
ISSN
1388-2457
Abstract
Objective: To investigate whether residual dizziness after successful treatment in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) was associated with autonomic dysfunction. Methods: Fifty-eight consecutive patients with BPPV who had successful canal repositioning procedures (CRPs) and showed no nystagmus or positional vertigo at the next follow-up visit were enrolled and divided into two groups with and without residual dizziness. We performed a standardized autonomic function test. Results: Of the 58 patients, 25 (43%) complained of residual dizziness after successful CRPs, in which postural lightheadedness when righting from sitting, or short-lasting nonspecific dizziness that occurred during head movement or walking were common complaints. Orthostatic hypotension (OH) occurred in 11 patients (19%). Incidence of OH was significantly higher in patients with residual dizziness at the next follow-up than those without residual dizziness (40% and 3%, p = 0.000). Compared to patients without residual dizziness, patients with residual dizziness had larger falls in systolic BP during the valsalva maneuver and head-up tilt test. However, cardiovagal parasympathetic function was not different between the patients with and without residual dizziness. Conclusion: In BPPV, residual dizziness after successful treatment may be associated with sympathoneural autonomic dysfunction. Significance: This investigation could be useful in understanding the mechanism of residual dizziness in patients with BPPV. 2013 International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI
http://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/35500
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Neurology (신경과학)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 3. Research Institutues (연구소) > Brain Research Institute (뇌연구소)
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김현아; 이형
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