Management of Severe Cochlear Implant Infections-35 Years Clinical Experience
Stefan Weder, Chanan Shaul, Amy Wong, Stephen O'Leary, Robert J Briggs
OTOLOGY & NEUROTOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVE: Infectious complications occurring in cochlear implant (CI) recipients is of potentially major impact. A better understanding of severe infections in this cohort is necessary. DESIGN: Single-center, retrospective cohort study. Level of Evidence 2B. SETTING: Single-center, retrospective cohort study at a tertiary referral hospital. PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTIONS: We included all patients who received a CI at our institution between 1983 and end of 2018 (4,622 implantations). MAIN OUTCOMES: Prevalence, incidence, risk factors, and functional outcomes in severe implant infections. RESULTS: There was an overall prevalence of 0.65% of severe CI infections. The cumulative incidence decr..View full abstract
C.S. was supported by the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, and the Gordon Darling Bequest to the University of Melbourne.