Learn More
Assessment of gustatory sensitivity in a clinical setting is the prerequisite for correct diagnosis and adequate treatment of taste dysfunction. Despite of this, no taste test has been established for the routine clinical testing. The aim of the present study was to create a protocol which is easy to administer. The presently used technique is based on(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the consequences of olfactory loss and explore specific questions related to the effect of duration of olfactory loss, degree of olfactory sensitivity, and cause of the olfactory loss. PATIENTS A total of 278 consecutive patients with hyposmia or anosmia were examined. RESULTS Causes of olfactory loss were categorized as(More)
BACKGROUND: Cirrhosis of the liver (CL) has been reported to be accompanied by olfactory loss. The aim of the present study was to re-investigate previous work with a special focus on differential olfactory function, the relation between CL etiology and olfactory function, and the correlations between laboratory/psychological parameters and olfactory(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess taste function before and after tonsillectomy (TE). DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS Sixty-five patients (42 females, 23 males; mean age, 28 years). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Taste function was investigated before TE with 4 concentrations each of sweet, sour, salty, and bitter quality, respectively, on(More)
Epistaxis and hypertension are frequent in the general population, but an association is still controversial. Aim of this retrospective cohort study was to test if active epistaxis at emergency department (ED) presentation is associated with hypertension. Patients with active epistaxis at ED presentation (n = 271; 73%) were compared with controls without(More)
OBJECTIVES Because of the anatomic position of the chorda tympani in the tympanic cavity, the nerve is at risk during cochlear implantation. The aim of this study was to assess changes in taste sensitivity and in self-ratings of gustatory function after surgery. METHODS Twenty-four patients (mean age, 54 years) who underwent cochlear implantation were(More)
INTRODUCTION Olfactory dysfunction has been reported to affect more than 200,000 patients a year in the USA. The aim of this survey was to obtain comparable epidemiological data and treatment information on olfactory dysfunction in German speaking countries. METHODS Questionnaires were sent to all otorhinolaryngology departments in Germany, Austria and(More)
BACKGROUND There is convincing evidence for a causal relationship between angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) therapy and angioedema, but the clinical features of the patients remain unclear. The aim of the study was to compare patterns of angioedema in patients under ACEI therapy and those without ACEI therapy. METHODS One hundred and(More)
The treatment of non-conductive olfactory disorders is to a large extent an unsolved problem. This proof-of-concept study focused on possible effects of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonist caroverine. Potential mechanisms for the hypothesized effect included reduced feedback inhibition in the olfactory bulb as a consequence of NMDA antagonistic(More)