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We evaluated the P300 components of event-related potentials (ERP) in 64 cryptogenic partial epilepsy (CPE) patients, and 52 idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) patients as well as in their age-matched control groups. The P200, N200 and P300 latencies recorded from Cz were significantly longer in CPE patients compared with those of their control group (P(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) in a lower middle-class urban community of Turkey. DESIGN Cross-sectional study in an age- and sex-stratified random community sample with equal sample size per stratum. Direct age-standardization using the standard world population to allow international comparison(More)
PURPOSE In order to demonstrate cortical hyperexitability and to determine the efficacy of 'SEP of high amplitude (HASEP) in detecting asymptomatic relatives of JME patients, we evaluated the EEG findings and SEP in asymptomatic siblings of JME patients. METHODS We analysed the EEG and SEP findings of 37 JME patients and 48 asymptomatic siblings of 27(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality and almost one-third of the world is infected with this disease. In Turkey, it remains an important public health concern. In many of the studies, social aspects of TB are underestimated. In this study, self-evaluations of TB inpatients between the ages of 18 and 65 were assessed(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To achieve injectable tissue-engineered cartilage using a commercially available fibrin sealant, and to determine the most suitable fibrin glue concentration, cartilage source, and cultured chondrocyte concentration. STUDY DESIGN Animal research. METHODS A total of 28 immunocompetent New Zealand white rabbits were divided into four(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate patients with vocal fold polyps using laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) for the presence of vocal fold paresis and to compare transnasal fiberoptic and rigid stroboscopic findings between polyp patients with normal LEMG and with vocal fold paresis. Thirty-five patients with a vocal fold polyp underwent transnasal(More)
BACKGROUND Everolimus is an immunosuppressant agent that has antiproliferative properties and negative effects on wound healing. The effect of everolimus use to delay the closure time of myringotomy is not known. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of topical everolimus on myringotomy patency and to investigate its histopathologic(More)
OBJECTIVES Everolimus is an immunosuppressant and an antiproliferative macrolide agent which is used for coronary stent coating for local inhibition of in-stent restenosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of everolimus-coated tympanostomy tubes in rat tympanic membrane. STUDY DESIGN Prospective controlled animal study. MATERIALS AND(More)