Bettina Hauswald

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Conventional subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) for allergy treatment needs several injections over several weeks to reach the maintenance dose. Shorter up-dosing regimens are desired but limited by the potential of side effects. This study was designed to compare the safety of Depigoid (Laboratorios LETI, Spain)-SCIT 1 day versus 3 weeks up-dosing in(More)
Background. The aim of this work was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture and its impact on the immune system in comparison to loratadine in the treatment of persistent allergic rhinitis caused by house dust mites. Methods. In this study, 24 patients suffering from persistent allergic rhinitis induced by house dust mites were treated either(More)
BACKGROUND Short-term immunotherapy (STI) can be beneficial for patients who are noncompliant with long-term specific immunotherapy. OBJECTIVE The efficacy and tolerance of STI with seven preseasonal injections of molecular standardized allergens from grass and rye pollen has been investigated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter study with(More)
BACKGROUND Characteristic symptoms of hyperreflectory rhinopathy include recurrent sneezing, nasal obstruction, and nasal secretion without an allergic background. The diagnosis can only be made if all differential diagnoses have been excluded. So far no clinical test has been established to reliably diagnose hyperreactivity of the nasal mucosa. The present(More)
Many patients with olfactory dysfunction not only experience quantitative reduction of olfactory function, but also suffer from distorted olfactory sensations. This qualitative dysfunction is referred to as parosmia (also called “troposmia”) or phantosmia, with the major difference that distorted olfactory sensations are experienced in the presence or(More)
INTRODUCTION This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of mometasone furoate nasal spray (MFNS) in patients with chronic sinusitis. METHODS In this double-blind, placebocontrolled, multicenter, parallel-group study, 60 patients with persistent sinusitis symptoms were randomized to receive either MFNS 200 μg twice daily or placebo, for 16 weeks (112(More)
The efficacy and tolerance of short-term immunotherapy (STI) by seven preseasonal injections of tree-pollen allergens (ALK7 Frühblühermischung) was investigated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study with 111 rhinoconjunctivitis patients. Nasal and bronchial symptoms simultaneously analyzed, and nasal symptoms as a single end point, but(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of the present, unblinded, multicentric, open trial was to compare effects of 3 treatments in patients with olfactory dysfunction. METHODS Treatments included administration of systemic corticosteroids (oral prednisolone), local corticosteroids (mometasone nasal spray), and systemic vitamin B, respectively. A total of 192 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Various methods exist for measuring swelling of the nasal mucosa. This is necessary in order to make the nasal provocation test objective. With the new method of optical rhinometry, it is possible to measure swelling of the mucosa directly from outside of the nose in real-time. The measurement is carried out with monochromatic near-infrared light(More)