The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448

Abstract

Caffeine effect in vestibular system

Author(s): Alleluia Lima Losno Ledesma; Monique Antunes de Souza Chelminski Barreto; Fayez Bahmad Jr

Introduction: Caffeine benefits and harms in health is a very controversial subject for a scientific research.

Methods: This is a systematic literature using PubMed database linking caffeine with the following keywords: ‘vestibular’, ‘vertigo’, ‘vestibular function’, ‘caloric tests’ e ‘electronystagmography”.

Results: Thirty articles were found and ten were analyzed for fulfill the inclusion criteria. These ten articles were grouped and then a separated in four groups, according to the approach.

Conclusion: There is a need of further randomized and controlled studies to understand the vestibular system.

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