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Intratympanic dexamethasone application in Meniere's disease-Is it superior to conventional therapy?
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PMID:  23120117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of conventional medical treatment versus transtympanic dexamethasone application into middle ear as treatment modality in Meniere's disease.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized study.
SETTING: Tertiary referral centre.
METHOD: Forty patients of Meniere's disease were treated, 20 by conventional method and 20 by transtympanic dexamethasone applications.
INTERVENTION: Theraputic.
RESULTS: Vertigo control of 85% achieved in study group when compared to 80% in control group, 15% of patients had hearing improvement in study group while 10% had hearing improvement in control group. Aural fullness and tinnitus control were identical in both groups.
CONCLUSIONS: Both modalities of therapy were found to have almost equal efficacy, with Intra tympanic steroid (ITS) therapy having an edge over conventional therapy in cases with severe attacks and shorter duration of symptoms.
Authors:
Gilbert Paragache; Naresh K Panda; Meena Ragunathan; Sridhara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery : official publication of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India     Volume:  57     ISSN:  2231-3796     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-02     Completed Date:  2012-11-05     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422551     Medline TA:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Post Graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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