[Efficacy of the treatment of Ménière's disease with oligoelements]

An Otorrinolaringol Ibero Am. 2003;30(6):597-606.
[Article in Spanish]


Objectives: 1st To study and know better the therapeutical action of the olygoelements in the Ménière's diseases. 2nd To analyse if there are significative statistical associations of therapeutical response to the olygoelements in the Ménière's sickness.

Material and methods: We make a design of observational study of 68 patients with the diagnostic of Ménière's sickness, with classical therapeutic and 34 treated with and without litium olygoelements and manganese&cupper.

Results: In the descriptive statistics we find better results in the Ménières treated with olygoelements than in those that were not treated. In the analytic associative statistics we find that for 3 degrees of freedom a chi-square of 13.20 that is equal to 0.00459 (less than 0.05) that indicate that there's significative differences between both treatments not due to casuality.

Discussion: There are significative differences of better results in Ménières treated with olygoelements. The new aspect of potentiate the therapeutical arsenal of Ménières evidences a new possibility of soon clinical aplication.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meniere Disease / drug therapy*
  • Middle Aged