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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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
Bilateral simultaneous facial paralysis is an extremely rare clinical entity. Unlike the unilateral form, bilateral facial paralysis seldom falls into Bell's category. It is most often a special finding in a symptom complex of a systemic disease; many of them are potentially life-threatening, and therefore the condition warrants urgent medical intervention.(More)
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS Objective measurements are quite important for assessment of voice disorders. The first aim of this study was to establish a prototype database of normative values of voice analysis parameters in healthy Turkish adult female population. The second aim was to evaluate the variations of these parameters during physiological menstrual(More)
The objective of the study was to reveal if mometasone furoate nasal spray as monotherapy or combined with long-term oral clarithromycin have influence on biofilms in chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps. The study is a randomized controlled trial in a tertiary referral hospital. Thirty-four patients with chronic rhinosinusitis completed the study. In the(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)