The effect of fibromyalgia treatment on tinnitus

Publication date: Available online 3 January 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): O. Caglar Cil, C. Zateri, O. Guclu, S. Oymak, E. TezcanAbstractObjectivesWe investigated the frequency of tinnitus in fibromyalgia patients and the effect of drugs used for routine fibromyalgia on tinnitus.MethodsWe included 101 diagnosed fibromyalgia patients. After detailed ear nose throat examination, audiometric tests and tinnitus handicap index (THI) were performed. After the tests, routine treatment for fibromyalgia was started by the physical therapy and rehabilitation department. Two months after the beginning of the treatment, THI were repeated again and the results were statistically evaluated.ResultsAll patients included in the study were women. 74.3% of the patients had tinnitus. Pregabalin and selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant-treated patients were evaluated; In both groups, there was a statistically significant difference between pre- and post-treatment tinnitus levels (p 
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Behavioral Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
Today, 1989 may be most associated with Taylor Swift: It is the album that won her a second Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, it happens to be the year Swift was born--such a long, long time ago! People under 35 have no personal memory of 1980s pop culture, which is ironic since Swift's album in part pays homage to it. In the real 1989 (no offense to Swift and the 10 co-producers who made the album), all sorts of revolutions took place: Mr. Gorbachev tore down that pesky wall, for example. America's greatest antagonist, the Soviet Union, collapsed in 1989. Brazil conducted its first democrat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: Noise and Health - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Noise Health Source Type: research
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Source: Oral Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Key Review Source Type: research
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Source: Scandinavian Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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