Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Intra-cochlear Flushing Reduces Tissue Response to Cochlear Implantation.

Laryngoscope 2023 September 12
INTRODUCTION: Intraoperative trauma leading to bleeding during cochlear implantation negatively impacts residual hearing of cochlear implant recipients. There are no clinical protocols for the removal of blood during implantation, to reduce the consequential effects such as inflammation and fibrosis which adversely affect cochlear health and residual hearing. This preclinical study investigated the implementation of an intra-cochlear flushing protocol for the removal of blood.

METHODS: Three groups of guinea pigs were studied for 28 days after cochlear implantation; cochlear implant-only (control group); cochlear implant with blood injected into the cochlea (blood group); and cochlear implant, blood injection, and flushing of the blood from the cochlea intraoperatively (flush group). Auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) in addition to tissue response volumes were analyzed and compared between groups.

RESULTS: After implantation, the blood group exhibited the highest ABR thresholds when compared to the control and flush group, particularly in the high frequencies. On the final day, the control and blood group had similar ABR thresholds across all frequencies tested, whereas the flush group had the lowest thresholds, significantly lower at 24 kHz than the blood and control group. Analysis of the tissue response showed the flush group had significantly lower tissue responses in the basal half of the array when compared with the blood and control group.

CONCLUSIONS: Flushing intra-cochlear blood during surgery resulted in better auditory function and reduced subsequent fibrosis in the basal region of the cochlea. This finding prompts the implementation of a flushing protocol in clinical cochlear implantation.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: N/A Laryngoscope, 2023.

Full text links

We have located links that may give you full text access.
Can't access the paper?
Try logging in through your university/institutional subscription. For a smoother one-click institutional access experience, please use our mobile app.

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Group 7SearchHeart failure treatmentPapersTopicsCollectionsEffects of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Patients With Heart Failure Importance: Only 1 class of glucose-lowering agents-sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors-has been reported to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events primarily by reducingSeptember 1, 2017: JAMA CardiologyAssociations of albuminuria in patients with chronic heart failure: findings in the ALiskiren Observation of heart Failure Treatment study.CONCLUSIONS: Increased UACR is common in patients with heart failure, including non-diabetics. Urinary albumin creatininineJul, 2011: European Journal of Heart FailureRandomized Controlled TrialEffects of Liraglutide on Clinical Stability Among Patients With Advanced Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Clinical Trial.Review

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Read by QxMD is copyright © 2021 QxMD Software Inc. All rights reserved. By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

You can now claim free CME credits for this literature searchClaim now

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app