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Supernumerary nostril is an extremely rare congenital anomaly. It can be unilateral or bilateral and it sometimes occurs in association with other congenital abnormalities. We describe a newborn infant with bilateral supernumerary nostrils together with oesophageal atresia and patent ductus arteriosus, an association that has not been reported previously in(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the possible association between otoacoustic emission (OAE) values and cochlear function in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency and no evidence of symptomatic hearing loss. Two groups were studied: Group 1: patients with vitamin B12 deficiency; Group 2: a matched control group of patients with normal vitamin B12(More)
The effects of thyroid hormones on various organs and metabolic systems have been the focus of intensive research. In this study we investigated the mechanisms of the changes in some parameters of bone and mineral metabolism before and during treatment of hyper- and hypothyroidism. Our study groups were as follows; 1) Untreated hyperthyroid patients (n=(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of lornoxicam (L) on sensory and motor block onset time, tourniquet pain, and postoperative analgesia, when added to lidocaine in intravenous regional anaesthesia (IVRA). METHODS Forty-five patients undergoing hand surgery were randomly and blindly divided into three groups as to receive either(More)
There is some evidence that propofol may reduce acute postoperative pain; however, the results are inconsistent. Furthermore, there is a paucity of information about the type of anaesthesia and chronic pain. This study was designed to evaluate the hypothesis that propofol reduces acute and chronic postoperative pain compared with sevoflurane. In a(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of sectioning of the Jacobson's (tympanic) nerve on middle ear functions. METHOD Twenty-five adult New Zealand rabbits were included in this study. The Jacobson's nerve was cut in the left ear of the rabbits (study group), whereas only a small mucosal incision was performed while keeping(More)
OBJECTIVE Contraction and relaxation of the heart cause decrease and increase in myocardial video intensity (MVI) recorded from echocardiographic images, respectively. The present study was planned to compare this physiological cyclic variations of MVI in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and healthy subjects. METHODS For this purpose, standard(More)
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