Evelyne Ferrary

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The electrochemical composition of endolymph (EL) of two adjacent cochlear turns was studied in anesthetized rats. Differences in [K]EL, [Cl]EL, and endocochlear potential (EP) were found between the basal turn (165.6 +/- 3.0 mM, n = 14; 144.6 +/- 2.1 mM, n = 14;96.6 +/- 1.9 mV, n = 5, respectively) and the middle turn (155.7 +/- 2.5 mM, n = 15; 133.2 +/-(More)
A high rate of deterioration in hearing function and the loss of patient compliance during conservative management should be taken into account when considering hearing preservation strategies for patients with vestibular schwannoma (VS). To compare conservative management with surgery for solitary small VS. Among 693 patients followed up for VS between(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the bone density around the bony labyrinth in otosclerosis patients and to compare it to that of a control population. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a prospective case-control study. Ten patients with otosclerosis (mean age 42 years; range 24-55 years) and 33 control patients with vestibular schwannoma (mean age 46 years; range 20-71(More)
The osmolality and the electrochemical composition of the endolymph, a potassium-rich positively polarized extracellular fluid in the cochlea, was studied in the rat. Endolymph of each cochlear turn was hyperosmotic to perilymph and plasma. Osmolalities (mosmol/kg H2O) were 329 +/- 2.9 (mean +/- SE) (n = 13) in basal turn endolymph, 322 +/- 2.7 (n = 9) in(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess audiological performance, satisfaction rate, and side effects of 100 patients who have been using the middle ear implant Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) for 5 to 8 yr when compared with data collected from 3 to 18 mo postsurgery. DESIGN Audiological testing and subjective evaluation using self-assessment scales were performed in 77 out of(More)
In the inner ear, the membranous labyrinth, a tight heterogeneous sensory epithelium, separates two compartments that are filled with fluids of completely different composition. The lumen of the membranous labyrinth is filled with endolymph, a K-rich, positively polarized fluid, whereas the surrounding spaces are filled with perilymph, with a composition(More)
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS Angiotensin II (Ang II) may be implicated in the regulation of bone remodeling, and its activity is related to several gene polymorphisms including AGT M235T for plasmatic and tissular concentrations of angiotensinogen (AGT), ACE I/D for the angiotensin-converting enzyme activity, and AT(1)R A/C(1166) for the Ang II receptor function.(More)
The ultrastructure of the nonsensory cells (dark cells, transitional cells, and undifferentiated cells) of the frog semicircular canal was studied by using transmission electron microscopy in an attempt to correlate the structure with the functions of these epithelial cells. All the nonsensory cells were linked by tight junctions and desmosomes; this(More)
The mechanisms of secretion of endolymph were studied in vitro in the isolated inner ear of the frog. Prior to in vitro experiments, the composition of perilymph was evaluated in vivo and compared to that of plasma. Composition of perilymph resembled that of an extracellular fluid, although Na and Cl concentrations were higher and K concentration was lower(More)