Cochlear implantation in organ transplantation

D. Michael Patterson, Fred F Telischi, Sarah S. Connell, S. Arif Ulubil, Annelle V. Hodges, Adrien Eshraghi, Thomas J. Balkany

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Compared to immunocompetent patients, organ transplant recipients receiving immunosuppressant medications may experience higher rates of postoperative complications. This study was designed to retrospectively review the outcomes of cochlear implantation among organ transplant patients. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Five organ transplant patients received seven cochlear implantations at the University of Miami Ear Institute from January 1, 1992, until August 31, 2005. Inpatient and outpatient records were analyzed to identify healing problems, wound infections, and speech recognition after implantation. RESULTS: There were no healing problems, wound infections, or other complications noted among cochlear implant recipients who had also received organ transplantation. Open-set sentence discrimination as measured by the Hearing in Noise Test (HINT), City University of New York (CUNY) test, and/or Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) tests ranged from 46% to 89%. Open-set word recognition as measured by the Consonant Nucleus Consonant (CNC) or the Northwestern University number 6 (NU-6) test ranged from 26% to 64%. CONCLUSIONS: This series suggests that cochlear implantation can be safe and effective for solid organ transplant recipients on immunosuppressants, with discrimination performance within the expected ranges for cochlear implant patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-119
Number of pages4
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume118
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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Cochlear Implantation
Organ Transplantation
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Wound Infection
Immunosuppressive Agents
Hearing
Ear
Noise
Inpatients
Outpatients
Transplant Recipients

Keywords

  • Cochlear implantation
  • Deafness
  • Ear surgery
  • Hearing loss
  • Organ transplantation
  • Postoperative complications
  • Wound healing
  • Wound infection

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Patterson, D. M., Telischi, F. F., Connell, S. S., Ulubil, S. A., Hodges, A. V., Eshraghi, A., & Balkany, T. J. (2008). Cochlear implantation in organ transplantation. Laryngoscope, 118(1), 116-119. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLG.0b013e31814a52e2

Cochlear implantation in organ transplantation. / Patterson, D. Michael; Telischi, Fred F; Connell, Sarah S.; Ulubil, S. Arif; Hodges, Annelle V.; Eshraghi, Adrien; Balkany, Thomas J.

In: Laryngoscope, Vol. 118, No. 1, 01.01.2008, p. 116-119.

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Patterson, DM, Telischi, FF, Connell, SS, Ulubil, SA, Hodges, AV, Eshraghi, A & Balkany, TJ 2008, 'Cochlear implantation in organ transplantation', Laryngoscope, vol. 118, no. 1, pp. 116-119. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLG.0b013e31814a52e2
Patterson DM, Telischi FF, Connell SS, Ulubil SA, Hodges AV, Eshraghi A et al. Cochlear implantation in organ transplantation. Laryngoscope. 2008 Jan 1;118(1):116-119. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLG.0b013e31814a52e2
Patterson, D. Michael ; Telischi, Fred F ; Connell, Sarah S. ; Ulubil, S. Arif ; Hodges, Annelle V. ; Eshraghi, Adrien ; Balkany, Thomas J. / Cochlear implantation in organ transplantation. In: Laryngoscope. 2008 ; Vol. 118, No. 1. pp. 116-119.
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