The Effects of a New Hemostatic Agent on Hearing in Rats


KALCIOĞLU M. T. , Bayındır T., IRAZ M., Kaya S., Can S.

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY, vol.6, no.2, pp.155-159, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-159

Abstract

Objective: Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS), a standardized mixture of five plants, has been used as a hemostatic agent. Studies have shown the hemostatic effectivity of this agent that suggests a potential usage in otological surgeries. However,side effects on hearing of this agent are unknown. In this study, hearing affection of local and systemic usage of ABS was investigated by using distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs).