Metin Yílmaz

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OBJECTIVES To assess regrowth potential of the tonsils following partial tonsillectomy performed by using radiofrequency. METHODS Follow-up results of 42 children (aged from 1 to 10 years) who consecutively had partial tonsillectomy with radiofrequency due to obstructive sleep apnea or snoring were evaluated for regrowth of the tonsils. RESULTS Regrowth(More)
OBJECTIVE Serotonergic neurons innervating motoneurons increase their firing rates in response to respiratory challenges, and long-term facilitation of respiratory activity in response to hypoxia is serotonin (5-HT) dependent. Polymorphism of the genes which code for 5-HT receptors may affect functions of the serotonergic system, and may be associated with(More)
Mining, crushing, grinding, sandblasting and construction are high-risk activities with regard to crystalline silica exposure, especially in developing countries. Respirable crystalline silica (quartz and cristobalite) inhaled from occupational sources has been reclassified as a human carcinogen in 1997 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the results of endoscope-assisted acoustic neuroma surgery in posterior fossa approach. Between 1996 and 2002, 60 consecutive patients with acoustic neuroma were operated via the retrosigmoid suboccipital approach. Standard 4-mm sinus endoscopes at different angles were used during the surgeries either for(More)
OBJECTIVE MESNA is a synthetic sulfur compound that produces mucolysis by disrupting disulfide bonds. This study aimed to address indications and technique of MESNA application in otologic surgery, especially in retraction pockets and adhesive otitis media. METHODS MESNA application was performed in 42 ears of 39 patients. The diagnoses were retraction(More)
BACKGROUND Our purpose was to evaluate whether postoperative improvement by radiofrequency (RF) volumetric tissue reduction (RFVTR) correlated with a preoperative topical vasoconstrictor drop test (TVDT) in subjects with chronic nasal obstruction secondary to inferior turbinate hypertrophy (ITH). METHODS This study was a prospective and unblinded clinical(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Our objective was to investigate the efficacy of intramuscular injection and peritonsillar infiltration of tramadol to prevent pain in children undergoing tonsillectomy. METHODS In a double-blinded trial, 45 children were randomized into three groups: infiltration anesthesia with tramadol (2 mgkg(-1)) to the peritonsillar area (INF group,(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, our purpose was to evaluate results of our experience with bone cement repair of ossicular discontinuity between the incus and stapes and between the malleus and stapes. METHODS Medical records of patients who underwent surgery for chronic otitis media between March 2000 and December 2002 were evaluated retrospectively.(More)
Of 97 extracranial complication cases, 41 (42.3%) were female and 56 (57.7%) were male with ages ranging from 5 to 83 years (mean age, 43.9 years). Two (2.1%) patients were in the first decade, 9 (9.3%) in second, 16 (16.5%) in third, 22 (22.7%) in fourth, 8 (8.2%) in fifth, 17 (17.5%) in sixth, 13(13.4%) in seventh, 7 (7.2%) in eighth and 3 (3.1%) in ninth(More)
Between 1 March 1992 and 31 June 1996, we enrolled 72 patients with left ventricular aneurysms in a prospective, nonrandomized study to compare--by study of cardiac indices, single-plane ejection fractions, and nuclear ventriculograms--the effects of classical aneurysmectomy (group 1, n = 36) with those of endoaneurysmorrhaphy (group 2, n = 36).(More)