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IP Journal of Surgery and Allied Sciences

Prevalence of sinusitis among geriatric population in Bangalore metropolitan city

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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Shambulinga Killera,Nikhil ,Suryanarayana Joshyam,Basavarajaiah D M*

Volume : 1

Issue : 2



Article First Page : 35

Article End Page : 36


As per the Ministry of census of GOI, India has became home town of geriatric population and has been accounted for 65.0%. They are more prone to age related complications. Aging of the person will be visualizing the physiology and function of the nose changes reticulasly. The nose lengthens, and the nasal tip were begins to droop due to the weakening of the supporting cartilage. However, in turn to became restriction of nasal airflow, particularly at the nasal valve region (where the upper and lower lateral cartilages meet). Narrowing of this area resulted for vulnerable complaints of nasal obstruction, often referred to as geriatric rhinitis. The retrospective cross sectional study was conducted at Victoria and Bowring Hospitals attached to Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute during the year 2010-11. Total 200 old aged patients screened for the study purpose with irrespective of age and gender bias. The demographic profile and incumbent parameters were collected through pretested questionnaires. Collected data was analyzed by the SAS-16.50 version. As per the results the incidence was 20.0% as comprises male was 07(11.60%) and female was found to be 4(6.66%) respectively. Better therapeutic approach could be needed for geriatric population, who had suffers from chronic sinusitis problems. The structure and function of the aging nose may contribute to the manifestations and mechanisms of this condition.

Keywords: Geriatric population, Chronic sinusitis, Structural abnormalities.

Doi No:-10.18231