Effect of embedded dexamethasone in cochlear implant array on insertion forces in an artificial model of scala tympani.


HYPOTHESIS Loading otoprotective drug into cochlear implant might change its mechanical properties, thus compromising atraumatic insertion. This study evaluated the effect of incorporation of dexamethasone (DXM) in the silicone of cochlear implant arrays on insertion forces. BACKGROUND Local administration of DXM with embedded array can potentially reduce… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000000521


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