alexa Abstract | Combined tinnitus therapy with laser and EGb 761: further experiences

The International Tinnitus Journal
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article Open Access

Abstract

To verify the effect of lasertherapy in a combination with administration of Ginkgo bilobae extract (EGb 761) in the treatment of patients with chronic tinnitus. Background data: Tinnitus is a symptom signifying the disturbances of a hearing system. The treatment is difficult due to the multiple aetiology and great psychological influence of tinnitus. Studies concerning EGb 761 or laser and their biological effect suggest their use in the treatment of tinnitus. Nevertheless, the results of clinical studies applying these methods vary, making their general clinical application rather controversial.

Methods: We performed a simple prospective study involving 420 patients (16-77 years of age; 53.7 years mean, SD 14.2) with chronic tinnitus (duration 3 months to 40 years, 7.7 mean, SD 7.8). A soft laser BTL 10 type was used with an 830 nm/200mV probe, applied with transmastoidal and transmeatal approach as a continuous and pulse beam, after 3 weeks of oral use of EGb 761. The objective effect of the therapy was measured by tinnitus masking; the subjective effect was evaluated on the visual analogue scale (VAS).

Results: 238 patients (56.7%) displayed an objective improvement in tinnitus masking, the average improvement of the intensity being 30 dB. 196 patients (46.7%) marked a subjective improvement on VAS. The conformity of objective and subjective evaluation was found in 79% of cases.

Conclusion: Compared with the findings of other authors, our results show relatively higher rates of positive changes in tinnitus status and a greater conformity between audiometric and subjective findings.

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image

Author(s): Ales Hahn Petr Schalek Ivan Sejna Jozef Rosina

Keywords

hearing loss, questionnaires, sensorineural, tinnitus

 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords