BMJ Open 2013 Jun 20;3(6). Epub 2013 Jun 20.
Departments of Otorhinolaryngology, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany.
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Laryngoscope 1999 Aug;109(8):1177-88
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA.
Objectives: Incomplete return of facial motor function and synkinesis continue to be long-term sequelae in some patients with Bell's palsy. The aim of this report is to describe a prospective study in which a well-defined surgical decompression of the facial nerve was performed in a population of patients with Bell's palsy who exhibit the electrophysiologic features associated with poor outcomes. In addition, management issues related to Bell's palsy including herpes simplex virus typel etiology, the natural history, electrodiagnostic testing, and efficacy of surgical strategies are reviewed. Read More
Laryngoscope 2014 Nov 10;124(11):2598-605. Epub 2014 Jun 10.
Department of Sense Organs, University Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
Objectives/hypothesis: The study was designed to verify if one or more electrophysiological parameters could predict a risk of nonrecovery of normal facial function and the development of synkinesis in Bell's palsy (BP) subjects.
Study Design: Prospective case series.
Methods: A total of 120 subjects ranging from 18 to 70 years with unilateral BP (International Classification of Disease-11), Grade III to VI House-Brackmann (HB) degree, were assessed and treated with standardized oral steroids and antiviral drugs within 48 hours from onset. Read More
Laryngoscope 2008 Mar;118(3):394-7
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
Objectives: To compare the prognostic value of electroneurography (ENG) and needle electromyography (EMG) to estimate facial function outcome after acute facial palsy.
Study Design: Retrospective study using electrodiagnostic data and medical chart review.
Methods: Two hundred one patients treated 1995 to 2004 were included. Read More
Otol Neurotol 2014 Apr;35(4):656-61
*Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Etimesgut Military Hospital; †Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara; ‡Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul; and §Department of Neurology, Etimesgut Military Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Objective: To evaluate the validity of early (within 3 wk) and late-term (after 3 wk) electroneurography (ENoG) findings in Bell's palsy (BP) to predict the prognosis.
Study Design: Retrospective case review.
Setting: Tertiary referral center. Read More