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To investigate the placebo effect in surgery for Ménière's disease, a double-blind controlled study was undertaken, comparing effects of a regular endolymphatic shunt with those of regular mastoidectomy. Thirty patients with typical Ménière's diseases, selected because of unsuccessful medical treatment, participated. Patients completed daily dizziness(More)
The purpose of the present study was to determine the utility of auditory evoked magnetic fields as an objective measure of tinnitus. The auditory evoked magnetic fields of 14 patients with tinnitus and of 14 sex- and age-matched controls were measured by means of a 7-channel BTI neuromagnetometer. Stimuli were 1 kHz tone-bursts presented randomly. Tinnitus(More)
Between 1966 and 1976, 875 patients with bacterial meningitis were treated at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Rigshospitalet. Among 495 patients admitted directly to the department, fatality rates were 0.4 per cent for meningococcal infections (including septicaemia), 3.7 per cent for haemophilus meningitis and 8.7 per cent for pneumococcal(More)
Stimulated acoustic emissions were recorded in a consecutive series of 20 full-term and otherwise normal neonates with the equipment and method previously used in adults. One ear randomly chosen was tested in each baby, and otoscopy and tympanometry were normal in all ears. A 2 kHz click stimulus was presented with a repetition rate of 10/sec and the(More)
Two families with dominantly inherited low-frequency hearing loss are described. The two families are different in mode of transmission and in audiological findings. On the basis of these two differences, it is claimed that two types of inherited low-frequency hearing loss can be distinguished. One type is the dominantly inherited low-frequency hearing loss(More)
In 1981 we published the results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled study in which the efficacy of a regular endolymphatic sac mastoid shunt was compared with a purely placebo operation (mastoidectomy) in controlling the symptoms of 30 patients with typical Meniere's disease. Minor differences could be demonstrated between the shunt and the sham(More)
The placebo effect in surgery for Ménière's disease was investigated in a double-blind, controlled surgery by comparing the effect of a regular endolymphatic shunt with the effect of a purely placebo operation (regular mastoidectomy). Thirty patients with typical Ménière's disease participated in the study. They were selected for surgery because of(More)
103 children between 1 and 10 years of age participated in a double-blind placebo-controlled trial testing the effect of penicillin-V, 55 mg/kg/day, for two days versus seven days in acute otitis media. No significant differences could be demonstrated with regard to earache, healing of the tympanic membrane, tympanometry, fever or common cold symptoms. 76%(More)
During the period 1966-76, 164 patients with pneumococcal meningitis were admitted to the University Hospital, Copenhagen. Of 111 survivors 94 underwent a series of clinical examinations. The findings in each patient were assessed for their aetiological relationship to meningitis. Of these patients 54% had neurological sequelae, 42% had neuropsychological(More)