Hemoconcentration as a possible pathogenic factor of sudden hearing loss

@article{Suckfuell1998HemoconcentrationAA,
  title={Hemoconcentration as a possible pathogenic factor of sudden hearing loss},
  author={Markus Suckfuell and Klaus Mees},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={1998},
  volume={255},
  pages={281-284}
}
Hemodilution is considered to be a useful therapy for sudden hearing loss by improving cochlear blood flow (COBF) as a result of decreasing viscosity of the whole blood. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate whether hemoconcentration actually leads to a diminished COBF and impaired function of the cochlea to thus play a role in the pathogenesis of sudden hearing loss. Ten New Zealand White rabbits were anesthetized and ventilated. Cochlear function was evaluated by measuring… CONTINUE READING