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Photomed Laser Surg. 2018 Sep;36(9):468-471. doi: 10.1089/pho.2017.4431. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

Change of Tinnitus with Xenon Phototherapy of the Stellate Ganglion.

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1
1 Department of Otolaryngology, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine , Fukushima, Japan .
2
2 Department of Otolaryngology, Hoshi General Hospital , Koriyama, Japan .
3
3 Department of Otolaryngology, Fukushima Medical University Aizu Medical Center , Aizuwakamatsu, Japan .

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To develop a treatment for tinnitus called xenon phototherapy of the stellate ganglion (XPSG) and analyze its effect on tinnitus.

METHODS:

Patients with chronic tinnitus received XPSG. Symptoms were assessed subjectively with tinnitus handicap inventory (THI) and numerical rating scale (NRS). THI and NRS scores were analyzed in XPSG (nā€‰=ā€‰43) and sham treatment (non-XPSG) (nā€‰=ā€‰18) groups.

RESULTS:

THI and NRS scores improved significantly after 3 months of XPSG. Severe cases with high THI or NRS score showed greater improvement. No significant difference was observed between before and after sham treatment in non-XPSG groups.

CONCLUSIONS:

XPSG significantly improved THI and NRS scores with high patient satisfaction.

KEYWORDS:

stellate ganglion; tinnitus; xenon phototherapy

PMID:
30096265
DOI:
10.1089/pho.2017.4431
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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