Journal article

PROFOUND HEARING-LOSS IN THE CAT FOLLOWING THE SINGLE COADMINISTRATION OF KANAMYCIN AND ETHACRYNIC-ACID

SA XU, RK SHEPHERD, Y CHEN, GM CLARK

HEARING RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1993

Abstract

Co-administration of kanamycin (KA) with the loop diuretic ethacrynic acid (EA) has previously been shown to produce a rapid and profound hearing loss in guinea pigs. In the present study we describe a modified technique for developing a profound hearing loss in cats. By monitoring the animal's hearing status during the intravenous infusion of EA the technique minimizes the effects of individual variability to the drug regime. Seven cats received a subcutaneous injection of KA (300 mg/kg) followed by intravenous infusion of EA (1 mg/min). Click-evoked auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) were recorded to monitor the animal's hearing during the infusion. When the ABR thresholds rose rapidly to..

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