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Hearing impairment in pregnancy toxemia.
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PMID:  18656733     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Preeclampsia, characterized by widespread endothelial damage and dysfunction, systemic toxicity, coagulation defects, and an increased systemic inflammatory response, poses some risk factors for hearing loss. STUDY DESIGN: A case-control study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Two groups with 37 preeclamptic and 38 healthy pregnant women were matched by age. Other factors that could possibly influence hearing were ruled out. Transient otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) was carried out for both groups before delivery and was repeated two weeks after delivery in cases of failure. RESULTS: We could not find any abnormality in the healthy pregnant women who underwent the TEOAE test, but five of the preeclamptic women failed the initial test before delivery. This condition was recovered two weeks later. Statistical analysis showed significant difference (TEOAE disturbances) between the two groups (P = 0.025). CONCLUSIONS: This study showed that pregnancy toxemia might have effects on hearing abilities.
Mehdi Bakhshaee; Malihe Hassanzadeh; Navid Nourizadeh; Ebrahim Karimi; Toktam Moghiman; Mohammadtaghi Shakeri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  139     ISSN:  0194-5998     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-28     Completed Date:  2008-09-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508176     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  298-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Imam Reza Educational Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. <>
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Confidence Intervals
Hearing Loss / etiology*,  physiopathology*
Otoacoustic Emissions, Spontaneous
Pre-Eclampsia / physiopathology*

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