A randomised controlled trial of the use of aciclovir and/or prednisolone for the early treatment of Bell's palsy: the BELLS study

F. M. Sullivan (Lead / Corresponding author), I. R. C. Swan, P. T. Donnan, J. M. Morrison, Blair Smith, B. McKinstry, R. J. Davenport, L. D. Vale, J. E. Clarkson, R. Hernandez, K. Stewart, V. Hammersley, S. Hayavi, A. McAteer, D. Gray, F. Daly

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    Abstract

    To determine whether oral prednisolone or aciclovir, used separately or in combination, early in the course of Bell's palsy, improves the chances of recovery at 3 and 9 months.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)iii-iv, ix-xi 1-130
    Number of pages121
    JournalHealth Technology Assessment
    Volume13
    Issue number47
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

    Keywords

    • HERPES-SIMPLEX VIRUS
    • MULTIPLE IMPUTATION
    • EPIDEMIOLOGY
    • CARE

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    Sullivan, F. M., Swan, I. R. C., Donnan, P. T., Morrison, J. M., Smith, B., McKinstry, B., Davenport, R. J., Vale, L. D., Clarkson, J. E., Hernandez, R., Stewart, K., Hammersley, V., Hayavi, S., McAteer, A., Gray, D., & Daly, F. (2009). A randomised controlled trial of the use of aciclovir and/or prednisolone for the early treatment of Bell's palsy: the BELLS study. Health Technology Assessment, 13(47), iii-iv, ix-xi 1-130. https://doi.org/10.3310/hta13470