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The Circulatory Influence on Development of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Hearing and Equilibrium Impairments


Čaljkušić-Mance, Tea; Kovačević, Damir; Šepić, Tanja; Strenja-Linić, Ines; Alpeza-Dunato, Zvjezdana; Vojniković, Božidar
The Circulatory Influence on Development of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Hearing and Equilibrium Impairments // Collegium Antropologicum, 34 (2010), S2; 65-67 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
The Circulatory Influence on Development of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Hearing and Equilibrium Impairments

Autori
Čaljkušić-Mance, Tea ; Kovačević, Damir ; Šepić, Tanja ; Strenja-Linić, Ines ; Alpeza-Dunato, Zvjezdana ; Vojniković, Božidar

Izvornik
Collegium Antropologicum (0350-6134) 34 (2010), S2; 65-67

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Age-related macular degeneration; microcirculatory disorders; hearing impairments; equilibrium impairments

Sažetak
This study attempts to answer the question if any of head and neck circulation taked a part in development of Age-Related Macular Degeneration /ARMD/ and hearing and equilibrium impairments.Condition of large blood vessels was examined by Color-Doppler ultrasound, and carotid and ophtalmic arteries were included.The microcirculatory changes were examined directly by fundus photography and flurescein angiography and indirectly testing hearing and equillibrium.The study included 40 patients aging from 51 to 82 years with different stages of ARMD.The control group included 40 patients aging from 51 to 82 years without ARMD.Patients were inhabitants of Primorsko-Goraanska County.There was no relationship between ARMD and condition of large blood wessels because significant stenosis of carotid arteries was found in 2 patients /5%/ in study group and 3 patients /7, 5%/ in the control group.On the contrary, we found correlation between ARMD and hearing (p=0.0127) and equillibrium impairments(p=0.0242).Fluorescein angiograms shows raised number of ischemic retinal capillaries in patients with ARMD (p=0.0053).Results lead to conclusion that circulatory disorders on microcirculatory level take a great part in development of ARMD and hearing and equilibrium impairments in the elderly.The key is damage of sensory cells of the retinaand inner ear caused by microcirculatory disorders.Interesting data was noticed that 9 patients with more serious ARMD on one side of head had greater hearing loss on the same side. If we find a new treatment for microcirculatory disorders, maybe we can treat both sensory impairments in earlier stage.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti



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Ustanove
Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka

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