Urea and hearing in patients with menière's disease.


Transient hearing improvement was recorded in around 60% of patients with Menière's disease 2 hours after the ingestion of 20 g of urea perorally. Urea slightly increased the serum osmolality, which is thought to cause a transient reduction of the endolymphatic hydrops. Urea has no inconvenient side effects and is recommended primarily as a test substance for the verification of endolymphatic hydrops, in conformity with glycerol.

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@article{Angelborg1977UreaAH, title={Urea and hearing in patients with meni{\`e}re's disease.}, author={Clarence Angelborg and I H Klockhoff and Jay Stahle}, journal={Scandinavian audiology}, year={1977}, volume={6 3}, pages={143-6} }