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Bell’s Palsy References

Disease Prevention and Treatment, 5th edition

The references on this page correspond with the print version of Disease Prevention and Treatment, 5th edition. Since we continuously update the protocols online in response to new scientific developments, readers are encouraged to review the latest versions of the protocols.

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  2. Lambert T. Bell’s palsy: A patient’s guide. Medic8 Family Health Guide. 2004 Aug.23.
  3. Linder T, Bossart W, et al. Bell’s palsy and Herpes simplex virus: Fact or mystery? Otol Neurotol. 2005 Jan;26(1):109–13.
  4. Ferri FF. Bell’s palsy. Ferri’s Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment. Mosby; 2004.
  5. Smith JF. Bell’s palsy. Dr Joseph F Smith Medical Library. 2004.
  6. Brody R, Har-El G. Facial Paralysis. Lucente FE, Har-El G, Eds. 1999.
  7. Adour KK, Ruboyianes JM, et al. Bell’s palsy treatment with acyclovir and prednisone compared with prednisone alone: A double-blind, randomized, controlled trial. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1996 May;105(5):371–8.
  8. Salinas RA, Alvarez G, et al. Corticosteroids for Bell’s palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis). Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004;(4):CD001942.
  9. Lejeune D, Bernat I, et al. [Treatment of Bell’s palsy with acyclovir and methylprednisolone]. Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac. 2002 Sep;119(4):209–15.
  10. Kasper DL, Braunwald E, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 16th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division; 2005.
  11. Qu Y. [Clinical observation on acupuncture by stages combined with exercise therapy for treatment of Bell palsy at acute stage]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2005 Aug;25(8):545–7.
  12. Jalaludin MA. Methylcobalamin treatment of Bell’s palsy. Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol. 1995 Oct;17(8):539–44.
  13. Bell’s Palsy Association. Can EPA fish oils help? Available at: Accessed April 23, 2004.