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Role of ginkgo biloba extract in acquired sensorineural hearing loss.
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PMID:  23119679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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The present study is on 52 patient of acquired SNHL who were treated with Ginkgo biloba extract (Ginkocer) or conventional treatment (Neurobion, Arlidine & Vit -A) or both. The age range was 11-75 years with male: female - 3.1. Commonest probable etiology was presbyacusis (36.5%) followed by idiopathic (28.8%). Subjective improvement in hearing was comparable in both the ttreatment groups. Objective improvement (> 10 dB ) was seen with Ginkocer therapy only in cases of idiopathic (3). ototoxicity (1) head injury (1). It was maximum in <25 yrs. age and ranged between 11-50 dB. However, statistically it was not significant for age, sex, socioeconomic status, oral habits, Hb level, serum cholesterol and albumin: globulin ratio. Patients showing no effect of drug were almost comparable in both the groups. In conventional group the remaining patients demonstrated drug efficacy of 30% while in the Ginkocer group it was upto 60%. The mean improvement in tinnitus was 52.32% with Ginkocer and 50.09% with conventional treatment. Relative improvement with Ginkocer was found better by 15.56%, 21.94% & 9.09% in presbyacusis, idiopathic: and ototoxicity group as compared to conventional group.
Authors:
A Kumar; R M Raizada; V N Chaturvedi
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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:  52     ISSN:  2231-3796     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-02     Completed Date:  2012-11-05     Revised Date:  2013-04-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422551     Medline TA:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  212-9     Citation Subset:  -    
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Dept. of Otolaryngology MGIMS, Sevagram, Wardha (M.S.).
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