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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify the effects of objective laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) on the acoustic parameters of patients by comparing their voice samples with that of control subjects. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study in two tertiary reference hospitals. METHODS 48 consecutive patients with symptoms related to LPR and 64 control(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to compare tacker and suture techniques for peritoneal closure with respect to patient outcomes. METHODS A total of 64 patients were included in the study, 32 being in the tacker group and 32 in the suture group. All patients underwent laparoscopic TAPP inguinal hernia repair. Both groups were compared with respect to age, sex, duration(More)
Unilateral vocal cord paralysis (VCP) affects the objective properties of voice by diminished neurologic control and degenerative changes in laryngeal tissue. The goal of this study was to compare the acoustic parameters of VCP patients with control volunteers using the software Praat. Acoustic analysis results of 18 unilateral VCP patients were compared(More)
Laryngeal amyloidosis is rare, accounting for less than 1% of all benign laryngeal tumors. Although familial primary localized amyloidosis has been reported in other parts of the body, no familial cases have been reported in the larynx. Primary localized laryngeal amyloidosis was detected in two sisters whose ages were 35 years and 38 years, respectively.(More)
Aim: To compare acoustic analysis results obtained by 2 computer programs, Praat and the Multi-Dimensional Voice Program (MDVP). Diff erent voice analysis programs use similar descriptions to defi ne voice perturbation measures. Materials and methods: A total of 47 voice samples refl ecting a spectrum of normal and pathological voices were randomly selected(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Voice Handicap Index (VHI), and developed a short VHI form that would be more practical. PATIENTS AND METHODS The original VHI was translated to Turkish by 10 otolaryngologists, then it was translated back to English by a linguist, and the final text was prepared by the(More)
OBJECTIVE To obtain objective acoustic analysis results from Parkinson's disease patients who do not have voice symptoms and to compare these results with those from age- and sex-matched control subjects. DESIGN Prospective. SETTING Tertiary reference hospital. METHOD The objective acoustic analysis results from 14 female Parkinson's disease patients(More)
With the widespread utilization of endoscopic nasal surgery, the interest in nasal structures has increased. Inferior turbinate pneumatization is among the most rare causes of nasal obstruction. In the current literature, there are only ten reported cases of inferior turbinate pneumatization. A 52-year-old male patient presented with nasal obstruction,(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to reveal the efficacy of different nasal mucosal flap techniques in the repair of nasal septal perforation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between April 2006 and May 2009 21 patients (12 males, 9 females; mean age 36.6+/-12.7 years; range 17 to 60 years) with the complaints of nasal obstruction, bleeding, crusting, whistling(More)