Arnold D C Rivera

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OBJECTIVE A novel approach for creating a soft cochleostomy has been described using a handheld CO(2) laser hollow waveguide from termed in the following the handheld CO(2) laser fiber. The effects on cochlear function have been studied in an animal model and were compared to the effects of the micro drill. STUDY DESIGN Combined human temporal bone and(More)
Advancements in implantable auditory prostheses now demand preservation of residual auditory function following the surgery. Atraumatic cochleostomy formation is essential to this goal. Clinically reported hearing outcomes in human implantation are still quite variable in this regard. The objective of the study was to determine whether a CO2 laser operated(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Laser tissue welding with human albumin solder (HAS) has been used as an alternative method of wound closure. Adenoviral vectors have been used to introduce various cytokine genes into wounds to accelerate wound closure. In the present study, we were interested in the effect of HAS on adenoviral vector transfer of the(More)
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