Mirçea M J G Rikers

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OBJECTIVE To identify patient groups at risk for Adverse Patient Occurrences (APOs) to improve the quality of care. STUDY DESIGN This study was conducted using retrospective analysis. METHODS APOs have been systematically registered from 1997 to 2006 in all patients (6,932) admitted to the otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery department of the(More)
CONCLUSIONS There was no evidence that a reduction in current was needed for nerve stimulation as a result of modiolar placement of a cochlear implant. However, modiolus hugging did reduce the spread of excitation for the basal and apical electrodes. This improved stimulation selectivity may result in improved speech discrimination by implant users. (More)
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