Fuad Brkić

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OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical characteristics and the results of bronchoscopic treatment of children due to foreign body aspiration in a university hospital. SETTING Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Clinical Center Tuzla, Bosnia and Hercegovina. METHOD The analysis of the cases of aspirated foreign bodies(More)
The main purpose of this study was to determine the differences between the anxiety and depression degree in individuals with severe hearing impairments and deaf people in relation to sex and marital status. The sample consisted of 54 subjects, 35 males and 19 females, aged from 18-61 years, with hearing loss greater than 60 dB. We used "SCL-90-R" (Symptom(More)
OBJECTIVES To present the experience from an emerging country, in the bronchoscopic removal of foreign bodies in children. METHODS Retrospective analysis of medical records from 230 patients treated at the ENT Department, Tuzla University Hospital, Bosnia and Herzegovina, between January 1987 and December 1998. RESULTS Positive bronchoscopic findings(More)
Head and neck neoplasia can affect certain fundamental functions, including eating, drinking, speaking and respiration. One overriding factor in deciding on treatment policy is the tendency for head and neck malignancy to be limited to the primary site and regional lymph nodes with surgery and chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The aim of the study was to(More)
The objective of this article is to review results of one surgical team for gastric pull-up reconstruction for carcinoma of the hypopharynx and cervical esophagus after pharyngolaryngo-esophagectomy in small thoracic unit. Between July, 2004 and December 2005, four patients underwent pharyngolaryngo-esophagectomy and gastric pull-up reconstruction for(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to report our experience in the management of foreign body (FB) impaction in esophagus in the Ear-Nose-Throat Clinic, University Clinical Center of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventy-one patients (44 males, 27 females; mean age 32.99±28.57 years; range 1 to 81 years) who admitted to our clinic between(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIM The aim of this study was to quantitatively evaluate serum concentration of alpha 1-antitrypsin (A1AT) in patients undergoing surgery of head and neck malignant tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty patients undergoing surgery because of head and neck tumors in the years 2007-2008 were analyzed. Serial determinations were performed in(More)
AIM To present our experiences in using a pectoralis major myocutaneous flap in the reconstruction of surgically created defects of the neck and lower part of the head during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. METHODS Retrospective analysis of medical records from 15 patients treated at the ENT Department, Tuzla University Hospital, between January 1992(More)
UNLABELLED Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) caused by enlarged tonsils and adenoids is common in pediatric population. The prevalence of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome has been estimated to be between 1% and 3% in preschool and school-aged children. The aim of this study was to examine quality of life in children before and after(More)
The EEGs of 30 patients with central vertigo were examined by caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS). The control group consisted of 30 persons without vertigo disturbances. In the standard procedure (and after hyperventilation), there was no statistically significant difference between the two groups of patients. In comparison to the EEGs of healthy persons,(More)