Georgios Kekes

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OBJECTIVE Sniffin sticks battery is a well-validated olfactory test in German speaking population. However adaptation of this test in the cultural background of a country is mandatory before use. MATERIALS AND METHODS In total 258 subjects were tested in two stages. The first stage included assessment of 60 healthy subjects with the exact translation of(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate age-related changes in electrogustometry (EGM) thresholds, in morphology and density of the fungiform papillae (fPap) and in vessels' shape and density at the tip of the human tongue.In 156 nonsmokers (74 males, 82 females; age range: 10-80 years), divided in age groups, EGM thresholds at the chorda tympani area, at(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate differences in gustatory function in smokers of both sexes and identify any differences in the shape, density and vascularisation of the fungiform papillae (fPap) of smokers’ tongue. Additional aim was to investigate any relation between the age, pack years and differences in shape, density, vascularization of(More)
The subclavian steal syndrome is characterized by a subclavian artery stenosis located proximal to the origin of the vertebral artery. In this case, the subclavian artery steals reverse-flow blood from the vertebrobasilar artery circulation to supply the arm during exertion, resulting in vertebrobasilar insufficiency. As the vertebrobasilar arterial system(More)
OBJECTIVE The cochleotoxic effects of aminoglycosides, such as amikacin, are well-established. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible differences in cochleotoxic effects between once-daily administration (ODA) and twice-daily administration (TDA) of amikacin simulating pediatric dosing. METHODS Twenty-one rabbits were used. Seven(More)
The objectives of this study were (1) to assess the protective role of NMDA antagonists against the ototoxic effects of aminoglycosides, (2) to provide any possible evidence between ototoxicity due to aminoglycosides and excitotoxicity. An animal experiment was conducted. Twenty-eight, 3-month-old female New Zealand rabbits, weighing 1,000–1,500 g, were(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate differences in gustatory function and in shape, density, and vascularization of the fungiform papillae (fPap) of smokers' tongue before and after smoking cessation. In 24 smokers (19 males, 5 females; median age: 54.6 ± 2.9 years) electrogustometry (EGM) thresholds at the chorda tympani area, at the soft palate(More)
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