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OBJECTIVE To determine the presence of Helicobacter pylori and, if detected, the prevalence of the CagA gene in adenotonsillectomy specimens by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). DESIGN A prospective clinical trial. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study population comprised 23 patients who had undergone adenoidectomy,(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of our combined treatment regimen and to clarify the possible prognostic factors in sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). In a retrospective chart review, the charts of 68 patients who matched the inclusion criteria of this study were evaluated. All patients were treated with a standard(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate bacterial biofilm formation on the adenoid surface of pediatric patients undergoing adenoidectomy and to reveal whether this formation is associated with chronic otitis media with effusion (COME). DESIGN Prospective, single-blinded study with scanning electron microscopy. SETTING Dişkapi Yildirim Beyazit Research and(More)
The objective of this study is to compare pure tone audiometry and auditory steady-state response (ASSR) thresholds in normal hearing (NH) subjects and subjects with hearing loss. This study involved 23 NH adults and 38 adults with hearing loss (HI). After detection of behavioral thresholds (BHT) with pure tone audiometry, each subject was tested for ASSR(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to provide information about methods used and preliminary outcomes for pediatric ABI (auditory brainstem implant). STUDY DESIGN An analysis of outcome was performed in children who received an ABI. METHODS Twelve children received a MED-EL ABI system. Progress in audition and language was monitored through parental reports,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of biofilms and the effects of medical treatment modalities in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients without nasal polyps. STUDY DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTINGS Tertiary referral hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The authors randomly divided 32 adult patients with CRS without(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if there is any clinical effect of 23-valent pneumococcal and type B conjugate vaccine on prognosis of otitis media with effusion. METHOD All children who have middle ear effusion despite long-standing antibiotherapy with a beta lactamase stable agent were offered for tympanostomy tube insertion between February 1999 and December(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To evaluate the efficacy of palatal implants in primary snoring patients and to determine the long-term results. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective clinical trial. METHODS Twenty-one adult primary snorers treated with palatal implants were reviewed. Apnea-hypopnea indexes of all the patients were <5. Patients and their partners were(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to investigate the presence of Helicobacter pylori with polymerase chain reaction in the sinonasal mucosa of patients with or without chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). STUDY DESIGN A prospective clinical trial. METHODS Mucosal tissue samples were collected from ethmoid cells of 12 patients with CRS and the removed mucosal part of(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) between two different methods, head rotation (HR) with unilateral recording and head elevation (HE) with bilateral simultaneous recording. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Twenty-eight healthy children (56 ears) were involved in the study. The subjects were tested in two different positions: head(More)