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Recent developments in Bell's palsy: Does a more recent single research paper trump a systematic review?

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 04 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1103
  1. James A Cave, general practitioner (
  1. Newbury RG20 8UY

    EDITOR—I am a jobbing general practitioner, and the paper by Holland and Weiner on Bell's palsy left me confused.1 To treat somebody is a hard decision—not to treat somebody, even harder.

    In 2002 the BMJ published an article about recent advances in neurology that proposed that there might be a case for prednisolone but …

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