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What is the most effective treatment for Bell's palsy among patients with diabetes?

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Title: What is the most effective treatment for Bell's palsy among patients with diabetes?
Author: Gonzalez, David, 1979-; Rodriguez, Jose E.; Talbot, Richard S.
Keywords: neurological disorder
Date: 2010-03
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 13(3): 04-05.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: Patients with Bell's palsy have higher cure rates when treated with oral prednisolone within 72 hours of onset (SOR B, based on a single randomized controlled trial), but it is unclear what effect this therapy would have on patients with diabetes. Intravenous lipo-prostaglandin E1 (lipo-PGE1) may be an alternative to steroid therapy for Bell's palsy that does not effect blood glucose levels. (SOR C, based on a single small cohort study.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/7840

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