Antje Kasper

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Binaural interaction was demonstrated in electrically evoked brainstem responses (EBRs) of a bilaterally implanted patient. A clear binaural difference waveform (BD), consisting of a negative peak near 3.6 ms followed by a positive peak near 4.4 ms, was found by subtracting the recordings with diotic stimulation from the sum of the recordings with monotic(More)
Highly reproducible recordings of evoked responses elicited by electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve were obtained in a group of 4 totally deaf patients implanted with a multichannel intracochlear prosthesis. They were compared to auditory evoked responses obtained in a normal-hearing subject tested with the same equipment. The most striking(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the functional outcomes and complications after allogeneic kidney transplantation into recipients with a urinary conduit using ureteroureterostomy between the transplant and native ureter. METHODS We performed a retrospective study of 6 patients with a pre-existing urinary conduit undergoing kidney transplantation at a single(More)
Two identical multichannel intracochlear prostheses were implanted in the same patient. The first prosthesis, implanted in the congenitally-deaf right ear, elicited clear sound perception but no speech recognition. After 2 years, a second prosthesis, implanted in the acquired-deaf left ear, enabled the patient to understand speech without lip-reading.(More)
A series of tests was recently undertaken on three multi-channel cochlear implant patients showing different degrees of open speech understanding in order to try to determine underlying differences in inner ear excitation. First we wanted to determine whether these patients showed notable differences in basic psychophysical tasks. This article reports a(More)
METHODS Analyses were based on a cohort of 55 HIV infected patients whose treatment was changed due to therapy failure. Viral load, CD4+ and CD8+ cell counts were determined before therapy and after 8 weeks and 16-32 weeks, respectively. GNB3 genotyping was performed using Pyrosequencing. Chemotaxis of purified CD4+ cells was quantified in a Boyden chamber(More)
Intracochlear potential distributions were measured from subjects implanted with the Ineraid multichannel cochlear implant. The electrode array provided direct accessibility for obtaining measurements. Different modes of stimulation were used. The findings with intracochlear monopolar stimulation seem to confirm that significant low-resistance pathways, in(More)
In order to better understand the reasons for success or failure of a cochlear implant system for various patients, it appears necessary to analyze the patients' basic psychophysical capacities in relation to speech perception. Five patients with intracochlear multichannel Ineraid implants were studied in terms of their performance on temporal analysis in(More)
Ineraid is a multichannel intracochlear implant of recent design that can provide high levels of speech recognition to totally deaf patients. We chose this device when it became available in 1985 because of our clinical and research interests. We had no commercial ties and could therefore critically assess the value of this implant in an array of patients,(More)
Electrically evoked auditory brainstem responses (EABR) were recorded in completely deaf patients implanted with Ineraid multichannel cochlear implants. Clear and reproducible EABR were obtained from all patients. Parametric differences with auditory brainstem responses (ABR) were demonstrated and can be explained by the different natures of both types of(More)