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Short-term hearing results after primary stapedotomy with nitinol and teflon-platinum prostheses for otosclerosis.
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PMID:  23143561     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim of this study is to determine differences in postoperative air-bone gap (ABG) after placement of teflon-platinum or nitinol middle ear prostheses in primary stapedotomy patients with otosclerosis. Thirty otosclerosis patients (24 female, 6 male; age 10-61 years) with primary stapedotomy were studied prospectively. Before and after surgery, the mean and standard deviations of the ABG were measured at eight frequencies (0.25-4 kHz). Patients were randomized into one of two groups receiving either teflon-platinum or nitinol prostheses. Hearing results were assessed 1 year after surgery. To assess the joint influence of treatment and frequency on ABG reduction, a linear mixed model was used (significance level was p = 5 %). The Tukey-Kramer method was used to adjust for multiple comparisons. Significant differences were found between treatment groups (p < 0.0001) and between frequencies within the same treatment group (p < 0.0001) but no interaction (p = 0.7963), i.e. the reduction of the conductive components over frequencies was nearly parallel in both groups. Overall, patients in the Teflon group had a larger reduction of conductive components, on average 8.0 dB more reduction, than patients in the nitinol group. However, after adjusting for multiple comparisons, we could not identify a single frequency with a significant difference in reduction of conductive components. Use of the teflon-platinum prosthesis results in statistically non-significant better ABG closure at 0.25-4 kHz 1 year postoperatively than the use of the nitinol prosthesis.
Haralampos Gouveris; Miklós Tóth; Dimitrios Koutsimpelas; Irene Schmidtmann; Wolf J Mann
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1434-4726     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9002937     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Mainz Medical School, Langenbeckstr. 1, 55101, Mainz, Germany,
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