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Short-term audiologic effect of intratympanic gadolinium contrast agent application in patients with Ménière disease.
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PMID:  22317837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess whether gadolinium-based contrast agent influences short-term hearing function in patients with Ménière disease undergoing intratympanically enhanced inner-ear magnetic resonance imaging. DESIGN: This is a prospective cohort study. SETTING: This study was conducted a tertiary referral university hospital, ENT department. PARTICIPANTS: In this study, 21 adult patients with definite, unilateral Ménière disease were included. According to the criteria of the Committee on Hearing and Equilibrium, all patients were in stage 1 or 2 of the disease, with largely preserved hearing function. OUTCOMES: All patients underwent clinical and audiologic testing before and 24 hours after intratympanic application of gadolinium-based contrast agent. The effects of the contrast medium on the hearing function were assessed by analysis of frequency thresholds, pure-tone average from 500 Hz to 3 kHz, and speech audiometry. RESULTS: Pure-tone average and single-frequency thresholds in audiometry showed no statistically significant difference after the application of intratympanic gadolinium-based contrast agent. Furthermore, speech audiometry scores remained stable after the application of the contrast agent. CONCLUSIONS: This study did not demonstrate clinically significant short-term effects of intratympanic application of gadolinium-based contrast agent on hearing function in patients with Ménière disease in initial stages.
Julia Palo Rodrigues Louza; Wilhelm Flatz; Eike Krause; Robert Gürkov
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-818X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Interdisciplinary Centre for Vertigo and Balance Disorders (IFB-LMU), Grosshadern Medical Centre, University of Munich, Munich, Germany.
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