Mustafa Oztürk

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INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE Surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion is used for the management of transverse maxillary deficiency in the early permanent dentition. The success depends on the maintenance of an adequate blood supply to the mobilized segments. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of corticotomy and midline osteotomy on the tooth pulpal(More)
Pseudomonas stutzeri is an aerobic, nonfermentative, gram-negative rod with polar monotrichous flagella. We report the case of a four-year-old boy who developed community-acquired pneumonia and empyema caused by P. stutzeri. To our knowledge, this is the first report on community-acquired pneumonia and empyema caused by this organism in childhood.
OBJECTIVE To investigate personal protective equipment such as gloves, mask and protective eye wear used in dental practice in Turkey. DESIGN An e-mail based self-report questionnaire was sent to dentists during 2002. PARTICIPANTS Dentists in Turkey. RESULTS 574 dentists aged 22-69 years responded. Thirty-six questionnaires were not included in the(More)
This article reviews the clinical behavior, histologic features, differential diagnosis, and treatment of a benign osteoblastoma. Benign osteoblastoma is a rare tumor constituting 1% of all primary bone tumors. Only 15% of osteoblastomas occur in the skull and jaw bones. The most common clinical presentation is a painful or tender swelling. A case is(More)
BACKGROUND This research has been designed to to assess first aid knowledge levels of housewives, determine the attitudes and behaviors of housewives in the prevention of domestic accidents and examine factors related to first aid knowledge levels and attitudes and behaviors in prevention of domestic accidents. METHODS In this cross-sectional type(More)
Salivary gland tumors are the second most common neoplasm of the mouth following squamous cell carcinoma, and account for a significant proportion of oral tumors. We report a case of an unusual adenoma that presented as a solitary intraoral buccal mass in a 28-year-old male patient. The tumor was intrepreted as an unusual pleomorphic adenoma because of the(More)
Only a few series of pediatric tuberculosis (TB) have been reported in the last 20 years. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical, radiological, microbiological, and treatment characteristics of childhood TB. A total of 539 children with childhood TB diagnosed over a 12-year period (1994-2005) in 16 different centers in Turkey participated in(More)
Evolution of shoulder arthroplasty has led to mainly three types of implants: hemiarthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty and reverse shoulder arthroplasty. There is yet no clear consensus about indications for the different existing types of prothesis. The aim of this article is therefore to bring together and clarify the indications found in the current(More)
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