Fahrettin Yilmaz

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of serum vitamin B(12), folic acid, iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus levels as well as family history and cigarette smoking with recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS). METHODS Thirty-four patients with RAS and 32 control subjects were included in this controlled prospective screening study. Both groups(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the addition of magnesium to levobupivacaine will decrease the postoperative analgesic requirement or not, and to investigate the possible preventive effects on laryngospasm. METHODS Seventy-five children undergoing elective tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy surgery. The drug was prepared as only(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between nasal septum deviation, which is common in the general population, and maxillary sinus volume. A retrospective assessment was made for 96 patients with nasal septum deviation without coexisting sinonasal morbidity and compared to 60 healthy individuals. A three-dimensional reconstruction of(More)
Middle ear effusion has been considered the most common cause of vestibular disturbance in children. However, there have been only a few studies on vestibular disturbance in children with otitis media with effusion. We studied the vestibular systems of 30 children with otitis media with effusion aged 8 to 13 years and compared the results with 15 age- and(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown that neutrophils play an important role in the pathogenesis of reperfusion injury. Using an inferior epigastric artery skin flap as a flap ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury model, we investigated whether the administration of montelukast sodium, a selective reversible cysteinyl leukotriene 1 (CysLT1) receptor antagonist,(More)
OBJECTIVE Removing the nasal packing after nasal surgery is an uncomfortable and painful procedure. Since there is no controlled trial described in the literature about the local use of meperidine during packing removal, we aimed to compare the analgesic and sedative effects of the meperidine-prilocaine combination, injected into the packing 15 minutes(More)
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a common comorbidity of asthma. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between the presence of rhinosinusitis, sinus site involvement, and total computed tomography (CT) sinus scores and the presence of allergy, allergen type, and severity of disease. Asthma patients (128 subjects), consisting of 57(More)
OBJECTIVE The cardiac complications of adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) have been investigated by many scientists by using supplemental diagnostic modalities such as echocardiography. But, arrhythmia analysis has not been studied adequately in patients with ATH. This study aimed at evaluating the prevalence of arrhythmias, heart rate variability (HRV) and(More)
UNLABELLED Abstract. BACKGROUND Monitored anesthesia care (MAC) may be applied for septoplasty or endoscopic sinus surgery in which an adequate sedation and analgesia without respiratory depression are desired for comfort of both the patient and the surgeon. Several combinations with different agents have been used for this purpose in these patients.(More)