Prospective controlled evaluation of auditory function in neonates given netilmicin or amikacin

Terese Finitzo-Hieber, George H. McCracken, Karen Clinton Brown

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Abstract

Longitudinal assessment of intensive care nursery infants given aminoglycoside antibiotics revealed no significant difference in the incidence of hearing impairment when compared with age- and sex-matched controls. Bilateral sensorineural impairment was confirmed in three (2%) infants, one each given netilmicin and amikacin and one untreated control infant. There was a high incidence of transient auditory abnormalities in this intensive care infant population. These findings emphasize the importance of long-term follow-up hearing evaluations in infants who require intensive care management in the neonatal period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-136
Number of pages8
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Volume106
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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