Stefan R. O. Stolle

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INTRODUCTION Long-term drug delivery to the inner ear may be achieved by functionalizing cochlear implant (CI) electrodes with cells providing neuroprotective factors. However, effective strategies in order to coat implant surfaces with cells need to be developed. Our vision is to make benefit of electromagnetic field attracting forces generated by CI(More)
A persistent colonization with Scedosporium apiospermum (S. apiospermum) often results in disseminated infection with a high mortality rate in immunosuppressed patients. We present the first case of successful prevention of scedosporiosis in an adolescent female cystic fibrosis patient post double lung transplant, with a combination of local and systemic(More)
The exact pathomechanism of deafening in Meniere’s disease (MD) is still unknown; intoxication of hair cells and neural damage from endolymphatic hydrops is discussed. In the literature, there are only a few reports on hearing outcome of MD patients after treatment with cochlear implantation (CI) whereby especially the comparison of MD vs. non-MD patients(More)
Concurrent hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and intratympanic steroid application (ITS) are beneficial as salvage therapy for therapy-refractory sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). The findings encourage further research on the treatment of noise-induced and idiopathic SSNHL with concurrent use of HBOT and ITS respecting also patients with long-term(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with a chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and a concurrent deformity of the outer nose often require a septorhinoplasty (SRP) for functional or aesthetic reasons, combined with functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Aim of this study was to rule out the benefit of this combined approach. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a prospective study of 55(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic sinus surgery usually requires a move of the middle nasal turbinate into the midline to achieve a better sight into the ethmoidal sinuses. In this procedure damages of the turbinate are possible, which later can lead to a scarred fixation of the turbinate. Fixing of the turbinate to the septum can avoid this effect, but could reduce(More)
Small differences in nitrate intake with the drinking water are not reflected in nitrate contents of saliva and urine of test persons. A correlation of nitrate concentration in body fluids and cancer incidence can be expected hardly. Inflammatory diseases of the gut are frequently accompanied by enhanced endogenous nitrate synthesis and have an essential(More)