Navigation Links
Antiviral Won't Improve Bell's Palsy Outcome
Date:10/17/2007

Cheap, standard treatment best against the facial paralysis, study finds

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The antiviral drug acyclovir is no better at easing a form of facial paralysis called Bell's palsy than traditional treatment, a new study finds.

The fact that acyclovir may not be a new, improved treatment option comes as bad news for patients, experts say, but on the other hand, many people afflicted with Bell's palsy do get better with the current regimen.

The study results suggest that these patients may not need to spend money on a second drug that's hardly cheap, noted Dr. Donald Gilden, chairman of the University of Colorado's department of neurology, in Denver.

The study "will likely change practice" by convincing doctors to avoid acyclovir when treating Bell's palsy, said Gilden, who co-authored a commentary accompanying the study findings, published in the Oct. 18 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Bell's palsy strikes up to 40 of every 100,000 people each year, often between ages 30 and 45. An estimated one in 60 people will be affected by the facial paralysis during their lifetime.

Patients typically have trouble moving some parts of their face, which can droop. "It paralyzes the muscles of facial expression affecting the muscles around the eye, so that the eyelids cannot be closed properly, and around the mouth so that smiling, speech and mouth closure are affected," explained study lead author Frank Sullivan, a researcher at the Scottish School of Primary Care in Dundee, Scotland.

The cause is unknown, although there's some suspicion that Bell's palsy may be connected to a viral infection caused by the same strain of herpes that causes cold sores. This infection can recur as shingles long after a chickenpox infection, Sullivan added.

Typically, Bell's palsy clears up on its own over time or after patients are treated with prednisol
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Roche Commits More Antiviral Pills To Asia For Bird Flu
2. New oral antiviral treatment of cold sores approved
3. Catechins in green tea show antiviral effect on influenza virus
4. Hepatitis B Relapse In Cancer Chemotherapy Can Be Avoided By Antiviral Drug
5. Antiviral Coating On Bank Notes, Photocopiers Could Help Check Epidemics
6. Antiviral Drugs May Be Useful For Easing Shingles Pain
7. Antiviral Drugs Curb Influenza Virus
8. Call For Bird Flu Antiviral Drugs To Be Shared
9. New Ribosome Finding Could Lead to Antiviral Therapies
10. Adding Milk to Black Tea Wont Ruin Its Antioxidant Effects
11. Hypertensive Drug Improves Sexual Dysfunction in Hypertensive Men
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... If you were to create a list of ... say? Would you place a high value on charisma? Organizational ... a leadership “wish list,” the truth is that just as ... different types of leaders. But if good leaders come in ... that account for this kind of diversity? , PeopleKeys, ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... In a move that will deliver ... and management functions for sponsors, Synergy Research Group ... system. ClinCapture offers advanced out-of-the-box features that will ... trial data and avoid errors and duplications. This ... leading clinical research organization in the Russian region. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 Miraca Life Sciences (MLS), the ... research posters at the annual meeting of the American ... its Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course in Philadelphia, ... from Miraca Life Sciences will be at booth 711 ... Challenge. , The research posters for ACG provide a ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Pyramid ... announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs ... as its Enterprise End User Business Intelligence platform. ... support our nation’s veterans by enabling more than ... BI Office’s powerful enterprise analytics and reporting capabilities. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Signet Puerto Rico, a leading ... Juan, Puerto Rico, leverages RamSoft’s PowerServer RIS/PACS/PM™ to ... Souffront, site Administrator for Signet Puerto Rico, explains ... to bring in PowerServer RIS/PACS/PM because we will ... physician satisfaction while reducing our costs of delivering ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Personality Plays a Key Role in Leadership Development 2Health News:Personality Plays a Key Role in Leadership Development 3Health News:Synergy Research Group Opts for Clinovo 2Health News:Synergy Research Group Opts for Clinovo 3Health News:Miraca Life Sciences Research Institute to Present Eight GI Pathology Research Studies at Annual Meeting of American College of Gastroenterologists 2Health News:U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Takes Its Analytic Capabilities to the Next Level with BI Office from Pyramid Analytics 2Health News:Signet Puerto Rico Leverages PowerServer RIS/PACS/PM™ to Improve Patient Care, Cut Costs 2
... , NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire / -- ... New Jersey throughout the week of August 9-15 at various cities ... information on programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly ... compared to 5.1% a year ago -- the Partnership for Prescription ...
... , NEW YORK, Aug. 6 Care to ... announced today that is has been awarded Full Accreditation in ... nonprofit health care accrediting organization. , , ... of health care management through processes of accreditation and education. ...
... , UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 6 ... Population Fund, are critical to enhancing efforts to reduce maternal ... Representatives of more than 40 international faith-based organizations emphasized ... a policy round table on a range of issues including ...
... Monographs addressing individual mandates, tax exclusion and a public ... of Physicians (ACP). The new policy papers are: ... , Reforming the Tax Exclusion for Health Insurance, A ... "These monographs provide an evidence-based analysis of ...
... , , NEW YORK, Aug. ... now confirmed that America is in a national obesity crisis. More ... America,s well-being, not only as individuals, but as a country. , ... powerful nation when we join together and take a stand. More ...
... , SOUTH PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 6 ... free-standing multi-specialty cancer center in South Pasadena. The 22,000 s.f. ... provide outpatient services in medical, surgical and radiation ... kind in the San Gabriel Valley to offer RapidArc((TM)), a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help New Jersey Workers Hurt by Recession 2Health News:Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help New Jersey Workers Hurt by Recession 3Health News:Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help New Jersey Workers Hurt by Recession 4Health News:Care to Care Receives Full URAC Health Utilization Management Accreditation 2Health News:Care to Care Receives Full URAC Health Utilization Management Accreditation 3Health News:Cooperation Between Faith-Based Organizations and UNFPA Critical to Maternal Health, Say Groups 2Health News:Internists tackle key health reform issues 2Health News:Internists tackle key health reform issues 3Health News:America Takes on the Challenge to Fight Obesity 2Health News:America Takes on the Challenge to Fight Obesity 3Health News:America Takes on the Challenge to Fight Obesity 4Health News:California Cancer Specialists Medical Group, Inc. Opens Outpatient Cancer Center in South Pasadena, Calif., With Renowned Medical Staff, State-of-the-Art Technology 2
(Date:9/29/2014)...  On Oct. 2, some 24,000 Lilly employees spanning ... Global Day of Service. Building on Lilly,s strong heritage ... a single, coordinated effort to improve the communities where ... so proud of this tradition, and of our Lilly ... the communities around the world where we live and ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... 2014 Kush Bottles, North America,s ... and consulting services for the medical and recreational marijuana ... has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer. ... and worked as COO until February of 2014, returned ... other ventures. His return marks a clear dedication to ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... , Sept. 29, 2014  ADM Tronics ... it has entered into an affiliation with Triotech ... Cambridge, Massachusetts founded by ... member of ADMT,s Advisory Board. The ... technology companies with specialized services and finances to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lilly's seventh Global Day of Service rallies 24,000 employees in nearly 60 countries 2Lilly's seventh Global Day of Service rallies 24,000 employees in nearly 60 countries 3Kush Bottles Co-Founder Steps into Role of CEO 2ADM Tronics Joins Triotech Ventures Technology Consortium 2ADM Tronics Joins Triotech Ventures Technology Consortium 3
... The patented ratchet design provides fingertip ratchet ... Series I Instrument program offers state-of-the-art quality ... while maintaining strength and durability. Low profile ... tight joint spaces. Series I instruments are ...
... procedurally specific tip configurations provide maximum ... to all areas of the meniscus ... Graspers feature an infinite position sliding-lock ... tearing or slipping even in ...
Smith & Nephew ACUFEX scissors are constructed without pins for maximum strength, dependability, durability, and safety.,A wide range of tips and angles enable the surgeon to effectively dissect any ...
The most traditional style of instrument, a classical punch shape with the parrot beak upper jaw to aid in the capture of tissue....
Medicine Products: