Impedance Changes and Fibrous Tissue Growth after Cochlear Implantation Are Correlated and Can Be Reduced Using a Dexamethasone Eluting Electrode

@inproceedings{Wilk2016ImpedanceCA,
  title={Impedance Changes and Fibrous Tissue Growth after Cochlear Implantation Are Correlated and Can Be Reduced Using a Dexamethasone Eluting Electrode},
  author={Maciej Wilk and Roland Hessler and Kenneth Mugridge and Claude Jolly and Michael Fehr and Thomas Lenarz and Verena Scheper and Masaya Yamamoto},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND The efficiency of cochlear implants (CIs) is affected by postoperative connective tissue growth around the electrode array. This tissue formation is thought to be the cause behind post-operative increases in impedance. Dexamethasone (DEX) eluting CIs may reduce fibrous tissue growth around the electrode array subsequently moderating elevations in impedance of the electrode contacts. METHODS For this study, DEX was incorporated into the silicone of the CI electrode arrays at 1% and… CONTINUE READING
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