Cochlear implants and drug delivery: In vitro evaluation of dexamethasone release.

@article{Astolfi2014CochlearIA,
  title={Cochlear implants and drug delivery: In vitro evaluation of dexamethasone release.},
  author={Laura Astolfi and Valeria Guaran and Nicola Marchetti and Elena Olivetto and Edi Simoni and Alberto Cavazzini and Claude Jolly and Alessandro Martini},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials},
  year={2014},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={267-73}
}
Anti-inflammatory drugs can minimize the trauma and inflammation in the inner ear caused by cochlear implantation surgery. For this reason, much effort has recently been devoted to finding the best way to administer these anti-inflammatory drugs for a prolonged time and in a personalized dosage. One solution is constructing an electrode with a dispenser filled with anti-inflammatory drugs with a dosage adapted to suit each new cochlear implant user. The purpose of this study was to measure in… CONTINUE READING