Gentamicin Exposure and Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Preterm Infants

  title={Gentamicin Exposure and Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Preterm Infants},
  author={Aline Fuchs and Lara Zimmermann and Myriam Bickle Graz and Jacques Cherpillod and J F Tolsa and Thierry Buclin and Eric Giannoni},
  booktitle={PloS one},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of gentamicin exposure on sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. METHODS Exposure to gentamicin was determined in infants born between 1993 and 2010 at a gestational age < 32 weeks and/or with a birthweight < 1500 g, who presented with SNHL during the first 5 years of life. For each case, we selected two controls matched for gender, gestational age, birthweight, and year of birth. RESULTS We identified 25 infants affected… CONTINUE READING


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