Kenneth Mugridge

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A cochlear implant is an indispensable apparatus for a profound hearing loss patient. But insertion of the electrode entails a great deal of stress to the cochlea, and may cause irreversible damage to hair cells and related nerve structure. Although damage prevention effects of dexamethasone have been reported, long-term administration is difficult. In this(More)
BACKGROUND The efficiency of cochlear implants (CIs) is affected by postoperative connective tissue growth around the electrode array. This tissue formation is thought to be the cause behind post-operative increases in impedance. Dexamethasone (DEX) eluting CIs may reduce fibrous tissue growth around the electrode array subsequently moderating elevations in(More)
Peptide 204-212 of lipocortin (LC) 5 inhibited porcine pancreatic phospholipase A(2) (PLA(2)) induced rat stomach strip contractions and ADP induced rabbit platelet aggregation in a concentration dependent manner (IC(30) of 10 muM and 400 muM, respectively). The first two amino acids are not necessary since the eptapeptide 206-212 was equipotent in both(More)
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