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Objective: To investigate the effect of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) as an adjuvant therapy in the treatment of traumatic anosmia. Methods: Patients with a clear history of loss of smell after head injury, and whose phenyl ethyl alcohol (PEA) odor detection threshold remained -1 after treatment with steroid, zinc, and olfactory training (OT) for one month, were included in this study between September of 2018 and November of 2020. They were randomly divided into 2 groups, with patients in the CHM group taking CHM (tailored Guizhi decoction) and performing OT, and those in the OT group receiving OT only for 6 months. After 3 months' and 6 months' treatment, the olfactory function was evaluated by both the PEA threshold test and the traditional Chinese version of the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT-TC). Magnetic resonance imaging was performed to measure the volume of olfactory bulbs after 6 months' treatment.

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NCT number NCT05199623
Study type Interventional
Source Taichung Veterans General Hospital
Status Completed
Phase N/A
Start date September 1, 2018
Completion date July 9, 2021