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dc.creatorKosanović, Rade
dc.creatorIvanković, Zoran
dc.creatorBabac, Snežana
dc.creatorStojanović, Sandra
dc.creatorPetrović-Lazić, Mirjana
dc.creatorJečmenica, Jovana
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-09T13:26:26Z
dc.date.available2021-06-09T13:26:26Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.issn0370-8179
dc.identifier.urihttp://rfasper.fasper.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/253
dc.description.abstractOver the last several decades, cochlear implantation has been fully proven as the treatment for profound hearing losses. The direct electrical stimulation of the spiral ganglion hair cells through the electrode inserted in the cochlear scala tympani is the essence of the cochlear implant (CI) functioning. Modern technological development has introduced unexpected technical quality possibilities of the device itself, as well as coding strategies, which further enable improved patients' rehabilitation results. Nevertheless, in spite of cochlear implantation becoming a routine surgical procedure, which has been changing lives of thousands of profoundly deaf adults and children, it has possible complications. Though rare, these complications could lead to severe, even fatal consequences. Bacterial meningitis represents one of the most severe postoperative complications. In this article, our five-year experience with cochlear implantation is shown, compared to other, much bigger, experiences. Despite severity and a potentially fatal outcome of meningitis, it has rarely been seen, and the precise connection between surgical procedure and this complication is not yet clear. Do cochlear implants increase the risk of bacterial meningitis? Are deafness-associated factors predisposing the bacterial meningitis occurrence, independently from the implant? These are the questions that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the CI surgeons have been facing, as well as manufacturers and patients with their families.en
dc.publisherSrpsko lekarsko društvo, Beograd
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.sourceSrpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo
dc.subjectprofound hearing lossen
dc.subjectcochlear implanten
dc.subjectmeningitisen
dc.titleMeningitis as Cochlear Implant Complicationen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseBY-NC
dc.citation.epage198
dc.citation.issue3-4
dc.citation.other137(3-4): 194-198
dc.citation.rankM24
dc.citation.spage194
dc.citation.volume137
dc.identifier.doi10.2298/SARH0904194K
dc.identifier.fulltexthttp://rfasper.fasper.bg.ac.rs/bitstream/id/353/250.pdf
dc.identifier.pmid19459569
dc.identifier.rcubconv_1131
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-66549099728
dc.identifier.wos000265904200013
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