Olubunmi Victoria Akinpelu

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OBJECTIVES Cisplatin, one of the most effective and widely used chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of head and neck malignancies, has severe dose-limiting side effects including ototoxicity. This study evaluates the effectiveness of nanoencapsulated curcumin and dexamethasone in preventing degenerative changes in inner ear cells caused by cisplatin.(More)
BACKGROUND The pathologic changes that occur as a result of diabetic microangiopathy have been well described for the kidneys and the eyes. Although many studies suggest an association between diabetes mellitus and hearing loss, the pathologic changes in the cochlea in association with the diabetic state remain to be clarified. AIM/OBJECTIVE The aim of(More)
In this prospective controlled animal study, the authors investigated the potential ototoxic effects of ototopical application of nystatin through a tympanostomy tube, using their established chinchilla animal model. Each of the 10 animals used had ventilation tubes inserted in both ears; 1 ear was randomly assigned to receive nystatin suspension, whereas(More)
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