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Journal:   DANESHVAR MEDICINE   MARCH 2007 , Volume 14 , Number 67; Page(s) 67 To 71.
 
Paper: 

THE EFFICACY OF GINKGO- TD ON AMELIORATION OF SUBJECTIVE TINNITUS

 
 
Author(s):  YARMOHAMMADI M.E., NASERI M., NABAVI S.M., ZANGANEH A., ZAYERI F.
 
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Abstract: 

Introduction: To evaluate the effect of Ginko biloba and its similar extract (Ginkgo-TD) on the treatment of subjective tinnitus, we have performed a double blind placebo controlled clinical trial for sixty patients. It was proposed that Ginko has different effects on memory, cerebral blood flow and neuronal protection. Previous studies had proved differently in it's effect on subjective tinnitus.
Materials and Methods: Sixty patients complained from subjective tinnitus and were referred to our out patient clinic participated in the study after the clinical and preclinical assessments.
The patients had randomly received drug or plaebo. Then they were divided into two groups A and B. Group A received 40mg Ginko-TD twice daily for two weeks, but group B had received the placebo for the same period. After two weeks all patients were re-evaluated for the reduction of tinnitus severity.
Results: 53.3% of the patients in group A reported reduction of the tinnitus severity; wher Tinnitus as, only 10% of group B had become better (P<0/005).
Conclusion: Ginkgo-TD has effects on the improvement of subjective tinnitus.

 
Keyword(s): GINKGO-TD, TINNITUS
 
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