Combined corticosteroid and antiviral treatment for Bell palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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de Almeida J R, Al Khabori M, Guyatt G H, Witterick I J, Lin V Y, Nedzelski J M, Chen J M. "Combined corticosteroid and antiviral treatment for Bell palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.". JAMA. 2009. 302(9):985-993.
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Clinical Question

Conclusion

Giving corticosteroids and antivirals in patients with Bells palsy may be beneficial 

Major Points

Study Design

Population

Patient Demographics

Inclusion Criteria

Exclusion Criteria

Interventions

Outcomes

Primary Outcome

Secondary Outcomes

Subgroup analysis

Criticisms & Further Discussion

External Links

See Also

Steiner JF. Treatment of Bell palsy: translating uncertainty into practice. Jama 2009;302:1003-4.

Quant EC, Jeste SS, Muni RH, et al. The benefits of steroids versus steroids plus antivirals for treatment of Bell's palsy: a meta-analysis. BMJ 2009;339:b354.

Funding

Mount Sinai Hospital, Albert and Temmy Latner Family Foundation and Samuel Lunefeld Research Institute, Toronto, Canada.


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