Mario Schwarz

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BACKGROUND Acute unilateral vestibular loss is a balance disorder that is accompanied by vertigo symptoms and concomitant vegetative symptoms, including nausea and vomiting. Patients are frequently confined to bed rest but may continue to experience vertigo symptoms. A well-established antivertiginous therapy consisting of cinnarizine and dimenhydrinate at(More)
INTRODUCTION Peripheral vestibular disorders frequently lead to the manifestation of symptoms of vertigo. The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and tolerability of a fixed combination of cinnarizine 20mg and dimenhydrinate 40mg per tablet with betahistine (betahistine dimesylate) 12mg per tablet in the treatment of patients with otogenic(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Vestibular dysfunction commonly leads to - often severe - vertigo symptoms. The objective of this study was to compare the antivertiginous efficacy and tolerability of a fixed combination of cinnarizine/dimenhydrinate with those of betahistine in patients with acute vertigo due to vestibular disorders. METHODS Sixty-six patients(More)
BACKGROUND Most cases of vertigo are attributable to both peripheral and central vestibular disorders. Therefore, it would be of interest to determine whether a combination therapy having both peripheral and central actions would translate into more efficient symptom relief. OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a(More)
Thirty-seven patients suffering from vertigo associated with vertebrobasilar insufficiency participated in our prospective, single-center, double-blind, comparative study. Patients were randomly allocated to treatment with placebo; betahistine (12 mg betahistine dimesylate, one tablet three times daily); or the fixed combination of 20 mg cinnarizine and 40(More)
The constitutively active G-protein-coupled receptor and viral oncogene ORF74, encoded by Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (human herpesvirus 8), binds a broad range of chemokines, including CXCL1 (agonist), CXCL8 (neutral ligand), and CXCL10 (inverse agonist). Although chemokines interact with the extracellular N terminus and loops of the receptor, we(More)
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