Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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