Ototoxicity protocol

Joseph Danto danto at yu1.yu.edu
Mon Aug 12 06:47:41 EST 1996


I have a *Ototoxicity Protocol* I use in my office and any hospital with 
which we're affiliated.  I don't recall the source for the decision 
making process but we've had it for several years....

1- pre administration of med baseline..
	pure tone through 8K; speech audiometry
	impedance to ID any potentiating  factors
2- advise MD if any data abnormal (possibly change protocol)
3- monitoring visits..at least pure tones
4- any change  of 10dB at 2 or more freq or 20 at 1 freq demands 
immediate recall/retest
5- any changes brought to attention of MD (immediately)
6- intervals for monitoring depend on meds -
	3 days/weekly/accompanying each dose
	3 & 6 months after treatment terminates

Good Luck,


Joe

Joseph Danto, Ph.D.,
201 567 8408 (v)
201 567 7551 (facs)




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