Sodium thiosulfate protects hearing after cisplatin treatment

M3 Global Newsdesk Aug 06, 2018

Delayed administration of sodium thiosulfate after cisplatin chemotherapy halves the risk of high-grade cisplatin-related hearing loss without adversely affecting outcomes in children with hepatoblastoma, reports an international team of researchers in The New England Journal of Medicine.

In a study of children between 1 month and 18 years of age, hearing loss of grade 1 or higher occurred in 33% of children randomized to cisplatin and sodium thiosulfate, compared with 63% randomized to...

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