実地医家における急性低音障害型感音難聴の対応  [in Japanese] To Cope with Acute Low-Tone Sensorineural Hearing Loss at a Private Clinic  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

This study was performed on 73 patients (58 females and 15 males) with acute low-tone sensorineural hearing loss (ALHL) without vertigo, who visited my clinic from 2002 to 2004.<br>These patients were investigated and under long-term observation for more than 2 years to study their condition, prognosis, treatment, and background.<br>The increase in ALHL patients (especially female) in the last 3 years was remarkable. This increase maybe caused by stress, depression, or autonomic disorder.<br>Outpatients with ALHL were administered 15mg of predonisolone per day for 5 days in my clinic, and then the dose was gradually reduced. Eighty-six percent of patients responded well to the treatment.<br>However, a recurrence of hearing loss occurred in 20 patients (27.4%), with 5 of these patients (5.5%) later developing Meniere's disease.<br>Recently, the ALHL patients were sent questionnaires with SRQ-D by post. Our results (69.1% response rate) shed light on the problems concerning the level of satisfaction after treatment and the quality of life (QOL).<br>These findings suggested that long-term follow up and assertive psychosomatic approaches are necessary in the future to evaluate the clinical progress and prognosis of patients with ALHL.

Journal

  • Practica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica

    Practica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica 100(2), 87-96, 2007-02-01

    The Society of Practical Otolaryngology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10018494743
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00107089
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    00326313
  • NDL Article ID
    8669418
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS43(科学技術--医学--耳鼻咽喉科学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z19-421
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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