Comparison of the Outcomes of Four Different Treatment Protocols in Idiopathic Sudden Hearing Loss

CEYLAN A. , Bayazit Y. A. , KEMALOĞLU Y. K. , YILMAZ M. , Celenk F., Goksu N., ...Daha Fazla

MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF OTOLOGY, cilt.4, sa.3, ss.176-183, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.176-183


OBJECTIVE: To compare effectiveness of four different treatment protocols in idiopathic sudden hearing loss (ISHL). Patients and Methods: The patients with ISHL were divided into four groups according to the treatment protocols applied; Group 1 (n=67) was treated with rheomacrodex, pentoxyphiline, heparin, papaverine, famotidine, and methylprednisolone 1 mg/kg/day iv. Group 2 (n=39), group 3 (n=19) and group 4 (n=60) were treated with acyclovir, famotidine, and methylprednisolone (1 mg/kg/day, 2 mg/kg/day and 3 mg/kg/day, respectively). The symptoms and audiologic parameters were compared between the groups.