Angel Ramos Macías

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OBJECTIVE To assess the conservation of residual hearing in recipients of the Nucleus 24 Contour Advance cochlear implant (CI) and the benefits of combined electrical and acoustic stimulation. STUDY DESIGN Prospective multicenter study. SETTING CI clinics in Western Europe. PATIENTS Adult candidates for conventional cochlear implantation with a(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of a direct acoustic cochlear implant (DACI) for speech understanding in noise in patients suffering from severe to profound mixed hearing loss (MHL) due to various etiologies compared to the preoperative best-aided condition. The study was performed at five tertiary referral centers in Europe (Belgium,(More)
CONCLUSIONS Hearing may be conserved in adults after implantation with the Nucleus Contour Advance perimodiolar electrode array. The degree of hearing preservation and the maximum insertion depth of the electrode array can vary considerably despite a defined surgical protocol. Residual hearing combined with electrical stimulation in the same ear can provide(More)
With the purpose of describing the MAb ior-R3’s kinetic behavior in disease state, this paper is focused on the study of this response using a human cancer (lung carcinoma cell line, H125) bearing nude mice animal model. This MAb was administered by a single 16 mg/Kg intravenous bolus dose and the blood samples were collected at several times ranging from 0(More)
BACKGROUND Pre-reperfusion administration of intravenous (IV) metoprolol reduces infarct size in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine how this cardioprotective effect is influenced by the timing of metoprolol therapy having either a long or short metoprolol bolus-to-reperfusion interval. METHODS(More)
CONCLUSION Our study results confirm that it is possible to preserve preoperative hearing levels in the majority of subjects when using the Nucleus 24 Contour Advance provided that there is adherence to the major principles of 'soft surgery'. Our study group demonstrated that 71-86% of subjects showed preservation of preoperative hearing thresholds at 6(More)
Patients gave informed consent before enrollment in the trial. Fourteen patients were entered in the trial. Ciprofloxacin was given orally at a dosage of 500 mg t.i.d. Clinical and laboratory findings and any adverse reactions were documented. The persistence of signs or symptoms of the disease at the end of therapy was considered • to represent(More)
The Nucleus CI24RE ‘Freedom' device offers higher stimulation rates and lower noise levels in action potential measurements (ECAPs) than previous devices. A study including ten European implant teams showed that the effect of changes in rate from 250 to 3500 pulses per second on tilt and curvature of the T and C profiles is insignificant. When changing rate(More)
OBJECTIVE Otitis media with effusion (OME) has long been considered to be a noninfective disease resulting from a eustachian tube dysfunction. However, several microbiological techniques have shown bacteria in the middle ear fluids from patients with OME. Alloiococcus otitidis has been detected in the middle ear fluid from patients with OME. The exact role(More)