Cochlear implant and otitis media: a pilot study to assess the feasibility of pseudomonas aeruginosa and streptococcus pneumoniae infection in the cat
AuthorBerkowitz, R. G.; Franz, B. K-H.; Shepherd, R. K; Clark, Graeme M.; Bloom, D.
Source TitleJournal of the Otolaryngological Society of Australia
University of Melbourne Author/sClark, Graeme; Franz, Burkhard; Berkowitz, Robert; Shepherd, Robert
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsBerkowitz, R. G., Franz, B. K-H., Shepherd, R. K., Clark, G. M., & Bloom, D. (1984/85). Cochlear implant and otitis media: a pilot study to assess the feasibility of pseudomonas aeruginosa and streptococcus pneumoniae infection in the cat. Journal of the Otolaryngological Society of Australia, 5(4), 297-299.
Access StatusOpen Access
This is a publisher’s version of an article published in the Journal of the Otolaryngological Society of Australia 1984/85. This version is reproduced with permission from the Otolaryngological Society of Australia.
An experimental model for the induction of otitis media in cats is described using pseudomonas aeruginosa and streptococcus pneumoniae. Until now the cat has been regarded as being resistant to streptococcus pneumoniae infections, whereas pseudomonas aeruginosa is known to cause a most virulent otitis media in this animal. A successful inoculation using streptococcus pneumoniae, however, can be achieved by direct inoculation of a highly concentrated suspension of microorganisms in the bulla, retention of the organisms by Gelfoam®, and enhancement of virulence by intrapertioneal inoculation in mice. The model promises to be an important contribution in studying the effects of pneumococcal otitis media in Cochlear Implants.
Keywordscochlear implants; otolaryngology; streptococcus pneumoniae; pseudomonas aeruginosa
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