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Adv Perit Dial. 1992;8:150-2.

Hearing thresholds in CAPD patients.

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Department of Logopaedics, Groote Schuur Hospital, South Africa.

Abstract

Ultra high frequency (UHF, 10-20 kHz) and conventional audiometric thresholds (0,25-8 kHz) were obtained from 42 stable CAPD patients. Twenty-one (50%) and 11 (25%) of the patients had UHF and conventional hearing loss respectively, when compared to age related control data. This was unrelated to length of chronic renal failure and number of treatments with ototoxic drugs. Sixteen of these patients were monitored audiometrically using UHF during a course of vancomycin therapy for peritonitis. There was no significant change in hearing thresholds. In conclusion there is high incidence of hearing loss in CAPD patients which is unrelated to ototoxic drugs.

PMID:
1361774
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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