Orhan Ozturan

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The widespread use of mobile telephones has given rise to concern about the potential influences of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on human health. Anatomically, the ear is in close proximity to the mobile telephone during use. Hearing loss due to mobile telephone use has not been described in the medical literature; however, if there is a subtle cochlear(More)
OBJECTIVE Tinnitus is one of the most common and distressing otological symptoms. Although numerous therapeutic modalities have been tried, there is no consensus regarding effective therapeutic agents up to now. The effects of lidocaine on tinnitus have been reported in literature using either subjective or audiologic tests. Nevertheless, the otoacoustic(More)
Although the influence of the levels and ratios of the primary stimulus on the amplitude of distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) has been studied intensely, the influence of the presence of spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (SOAEs) has been investigated less thoroughly. The present investigation analysed whether the unilateral presence of 58(More)
INTRODUCTION To investigate the effect of stellate ganglion (SG) block on hearing in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen male adult rats were randomly divided into 2 equal groups. Both groups underwent preblock auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) in response to tone bursts at 4, 6, and 8 kHz and otoacoustic emissions in response to distortion products as(More)
OBJECTIVES The olfactory bulb (OB) is a remarkably plastic structure with highly active afferent neurons, which is partly reflected by its volume. Although deterioration of olfaction after total laryngectomy is reported by many patients, this problem has not received widespread attention. There has been no study that had addresses this loss olfactory(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate whether UPSIT (The University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test) clinical olfactory function test is suitable to assess olfactory function in Turkish population. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty healthy Turkish volunteers (21 males, 29 females; mean age 31.5±8.7 years; range 20 to 49 years) who(More)
BACKGROUND A 23-year-old female patient presented to the outpatient clinic with bilateral nasal obstruction and discharge since birth. Endoscopic examination and paranasal sinus tomography revealed bilateral choanal atresia. She did not have any other congenital abnormalities. Her parents reported cyanosis in childhood that worsened during feeding and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the hearing parameters of children with migraine during ictal and interictal period. METHOD 16 pediatric patients with migraine and normal otolaryngologic examination were evaluated. Hearing parameters were assessed with auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing between and during the migraine attacks.(More)
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly progressive infectious disease of the soft tissue with high mortality and morbidity rates. Necrotizing fasciitis is occasionally located in the head and neck region and develops after odontogenic infections. Factors affecting treatment success rates are early diagnosis, appropriate antibiotic treatment, and surgical(More)
Schwannoma is a tumor which has neuroectoderm origins, is hard, well-circumscribed, encapsulated, and slow growing benign cranial tumor, and may autonomously grow out of the nerve sheath of peripheral nerves. It is mostly seen in the head and neck region. In the paranasal sinus and nose areas, it is seen at a rate of 4%. The diagnosis is mostly made after(More)