Impact of Perioperative Oral Steroid Use on Low-frequency Hearing Preservation After Cochlear Implantation.

@article{Sweeney2015ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of Perioperative Oral Steroid Use on Low-frequency Hearing Preservation After Cochlear Implantation.},
  author={Alex D. Sweeney and Matthew L Carlson and Maria Geraldine Zuniga and Marc L. Bennett and George B. Wanna and David Haynes and Alejandro Rivas},
  journal={Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology},
  year={2015},
  volume={36 9},
  pages={1480-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy of a perioperative oral steroid taper on low-frequency hearing preservation after cochlear implantation. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Consecutive cochlear implant recipients between January 2012 and December 2014 who were candidates for a hearing preservation approach based on preoperative pure tone thresholds were identified. INTERVENTIONS A subgroup of patients received a 2-week oral… CONTINUE READING
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