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OBJECTIVE Corticosteroids are commonly used for the treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL). In this study, the effectiveness of intratympanic (IT) corticosteroid injection was studied and compared with a control group on patients with SSHL who failed systemic corticosteroid treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 19 patients as a(More)
The activity of monoamine oxidase (MAO) and dopamine-beta-hydroxylase (DBH), enzymes involved in monoamine metabolism, were studied in 29 bipolar patients (mean age = 33.12 years, SD = 7.27) who were treated with lithium carbonate and in 20 healthy volunteers (mean age = 30.05 years, SD = 6.04). Platelet MAO activity was higher after lithium withdrawal,(More)
The natural occurrence of aflatoxin was investigated in layer feed and corn samples brought to Konya Veterinary Control and Research Institute Laboratory between 15 April and 15 December 2002. Seventy-eight samples (52 feeds, 26 corn samples) were analysed for total aflatoxin (B1 + B2 + G1 + G2) by an ELISA screening method. Aflatoxin contamination was(More)
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)
Medullary carcinoma of the thyroid (MCT) is malignancy derived from the parafollicular cells (or C-cells) of the thyroid. It is usually sporadic, although it is familial in some cases. Several scintigraphic procedures can provide information regarding the primary and metastatic foci of the tumour. We performed whole-body scanning to establish the pathology(More)
Intraluminal tumor thrombus in great cervical veins as a result of thyroid carcinoma is extremely rare. Three patients (2 Hürthle cell, 1 papillary carcinoma) were surgically treated for thyroid carcinoma associated with tumor thrombus in the great cervical veins. Tumor thrombus in the internal jugular vein due to extension of thyroid carcinoma was found in(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)
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)
DNA content of tumour was found to correlate with various prognostic factors and survival, especially in well differentiated thyroid carcinoma. The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the correlation between the DNA ploidy and the prognosis as well as the survival in thyroid carcinoma in our country, being an endemic iodine deficiency region. DNA(More)