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Betahistine for Ménière's disease or syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2001
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Title
Betahistine for Ménière's disease or syndrome
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2001
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001873
Pubmed ID
Authors

Adrian James, Martin J Burton

Abstract

Menière's disease is characterised by attacks of hearing loss, tinnitus and disabling vertigo. Betahistine is used by many people to reduce the frequency and severity of these attacks but there is conflicting evidence relating to its effects. The objective of this review was to assess the effects of betahistine in people with Menière's disease. We searched the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (The Cochrane Library issue 4,1999), MEDLINE (January 1966 to December 1999), EMBASE (January 1985 to December 1999) and Index Medicus (1962 to 1966). We checked reference lists of articles and contacted pharmaceutical companies for further studies. Randomised controlled studies of betahistine versus placebo in Menière's disease. Two reviewers independently assessed trial quality and extracted data. Study authors were contacted for further information. Six trials involving 162 patients were included. No trial met the highest quality standard set by the review because of inadequate diagnostic criteria or methods, and none assessed the effect of betahistine on vertigo adequately. Most trials suggested a reduction of vertigo with betahistine and some suggested a reduction in tinnitus but all these effects may have been caused by bias in the methods. One trial with good methods showed no effect of betahistine on tinnitus compared with placebo in 35 patients. None of the trials showed any effect of betahistine on hearing loss. No adverse effects were found with betahistine. There is insufficient evidence to say whether betahistine has any effect on Menière's disease.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 2%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 104 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 24%
Student > Bachelor 19 18%
Student > Postgraduate 10 9%
Researcher 9 8%
Professor 7 7%
Other 21 20%
Unknown 15 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 58 54%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 2%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Other 13 12%
Unknown 17 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 March 2020.
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#1,381,597
of 18,304,658 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,446
of 11,826 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#14,425
of 177,749 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#35
of 111 outputs
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