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Biography


Dr. Med. Bettina Hauswald
Univ.-HNO-Klinik Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, Germany
Title:
The effect of acupuncture on olfactory function in patients with post-infectious smell loss
Abstract:

Background 

The possibilities of therapy for patients with post-infectious olfactory dysfunction are restricted. Based on a study by Hauswald et al. 1998 we tested the effect of acupuncture on olfactory function in patients with post-infectious olfactory dysfunction in a randomized, single-blinded, placebocontrolled study. 

Methods 

60 patients with post-infectious olfactory dysfunction were included and were randomly assigned to two groups (verum- and placebo-acupuncture). Every patient received 12 acupuncture treatments. Before and after treatment a sniffin' sticks-test was performed. 

Results 

At baseline, patients did not differ in terms of olfactory function, age, and duration of the disease. After acupunctur, within the groups a significant improvement of the TDI-score (comprehensive score of odor threshold, discrimination, and identification) was found in the verum-group, which was not seen in the placebo group. Between the verum and the placebo group TDI score differences and discrimination score differences turned out to be significant. Correlational analyses between the duration of the disease and the TDI-difference proved to be significant; no correlation was found between age, baseline TDI score and TDI score difference. 

Conclusion 

Our data indicate, that acupuncture might be an alternative therapy for patients with post-infectious olfactory dysfunction. Best results were achieved with a short duration of disease. Older people as well as anosmics can benefit from this treatment. 

Biography:

Name:                 Dr. med. Bettina Hauswald

Adresse:            Univ.-HNO-Klinik Carl Gustav Carus Dresden,

                      Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden

Date of birth:          15.04.1950

 

School:        

1956-1969          1969 examination at German secondary schools

 

Activities before studies:

1969-1970                     helper in nursing

 

Studies:

1970-1972          medical student at the Charité, Berlin

1972-1975          medical student at Dresden

1975                   medical registration

 

Profession:

 

1975-1980                 medical specialization in Otolaryngology,  Head & Neck Surgery at the University  Hospital of Dresden

 

1980                   Specialist in Otolaryngology,  Head & Neck Surgery

 

1980                   M.D.

 

1982                           Head of the department of Allergy at the department of Otolaryngology,  Head & Neck Surgery at the University  Hospital of Dresden and Head of the department of Rhinology/Allergy and Smell & Taste of the department of Otolaryngology,  Head & Neck Surgery at the University  Hospital of Dresden

 

since 1985                Training in acupuncture

 

1988                            Participation at the world congress of acupuncture in Prague.

Presentation: „Acupuncture and Laser Acupuncture in allergic rhinitis- results of a clinical study”

 

since 1990          Member of the German medical society of acupuncture

 

1991                   medical specialization in Allergy

 

1991                    Permission of teaching in allergy

 

1991                            Foundation of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft klinische Immunologie,  Allergologie und Umweltmedizin der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf-und Halschirurgie ; 1991-1995 Vice president, actually member of the managing board

since 1993                  Head of the department Allergy/Rhinology/Smell and Taste at the department of Otolaryngology,  Head & Neck Surgery at the University  Hospital of Dresden

 

11/5/93               Foundation of the Working group “Smell and Taste” in Dresden

 

since 1994          Secretary of the Working group Smell and Taste

 

since 1995           guest lecturer of the DÄGfA

 

since 1996          lecturer for acupuncture of the Berufsverband of ENT

 

since 1996                  Organization of courses of Allergy and acupuncture twice a year in Dresden

 

Numerous presentations and publications.

 

 

1996                           Assistant lecturer for acupuncture at the University Hospital Dresden

 

since 1996                  Member of German Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology  (DGAKI)

 

1997                           Election in the advisory board of DGAKI

 

1998                            Foundation of company for acupuncture in the ENT-Medicine in Dresden

                                  for  Germany, Executive board:  Dr. J. Gleditsch ( Baierbrunn, honorary

                                  member of  DÄGfA), Dr. H. Sauer (Munich), Dr. B. Hauswald.

 

since 2000                 Member of editorial office of the journal “Carus vital”

 

since 2003                 Member of the stuff council of University hospital Dresden

 

2004                          Re-election in the advisory board of DGAKI

 

31.08.2005                Establishment of Saxon Allergy-Workshop in Leipzig (Administration

                                  Member)

 

31.05.2006                Opening and administration of new allergy section in the ENT-Hospital,

                                  foundation of the competence centre for smell and degustation of the

                                  University Hospital Dresden

 

04.05.2007                Re-election in the stuff council of the University Hospital Dresden

 

19.05.2007                Re-election as the reporter of the AG for smell and Degustation

 

22.06.2007                Election to the advisory board member of the Sächsische

                                  Landesärztekammer

 

18.06.2008                Mandate member Sächsische Landesärtztekammer

 

15.05.2010                Management board member of the University Allergy Center (UAC)

 

Annual numerous Allergology, Olfactology, Gastrology and Acupuncture presentations, lectures and seminars in the educational process for students and medical doctors. Supervision of diploma theses and graduations. Supervision of clinical studies. Presentations, reports and seminars since 1998 in Davos, Ghent, Madrid, London, Prague, Paris, Sydney, New York, Myasaka, Agipt etc. Numerous publications and articles in divers professional journals and books 

 

 

                   

 

 

 

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