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Efficacy of defibrinogenation and steroid therapies on sudden deafness

Efficacy of defibrinogenation and steroid therapies on sudden deafness

Archives of Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery 114(6): 649-652

Effects of defibrinogenation therapy and steroid therapy for sudden deafness were compared by paired double-blind testing. The average hearing recovery for five frequencies (250 to 4000 Hz) was more than 30 dB; overall improvement rate was 57.3% (47/82) for the patients assigned to defibrinogenation therapy and 38.7% (31/80) for the patients assigned to steroid therapy. Thus, the former treatment resulted in significantly better hearing recovery.

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PMID: 3284549

DOI: 10.1001/archotol.1988.01860180063031

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