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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Niedermeier, K; Braun, S; Fauser, C; Straubinger, RK; Stark, T 
Title:
Pneumococcal meningitis post cochlear implantation: development of an animal model in the guinea pig. 
Abstract:
In 2002 an increased number of cochlear implant related meningitis cases was reported by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The most commonly identified causative agent was Streptococcus pneumoniae. Although most cases of meningitis were related to a special electrode design, the risk for post-operative pneumococcal meningitis might nonetheless be enhanced by opening of the cochlea during implantation. In the present study, a threshold model for middle ear inoculation of S. pneumoniae...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Hear Res 
Year:
2012 
Journal volume:
289 
Journal issue:
1-2 
Pages contribution:
108-15 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0378-5955 
TUM Institution:
Hals-, Nasen-, Ohrenklinik und Poliklinik