Osman Kürşat Arikan

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OBJECTIVES In this study, we evaluated the continuous and state anxiety levels of mothers with children with language delay. METHODS The study group consisted of the mothers of 18 children with language delay. The control group consisted of the mothers of 29 healthy children without language delay. To gain data about mothers, a personal information form(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether pre-emptive ropivacaine has an influence on postoperative pain in adult patients undergoing tonsillectomy. DESIGN A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS The study included 20 adult patients undergoing elective tonsillectomy. Anesthetic induction(More)
Anatomic variations of the vital structures adjacent to the sphenoid sinus can be jeopardized during functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). The knowledge of the size and extent of pneumatization of the sphenoid sinus (SS) is an important condition for adequate surgical treatment of its disease. The bony anatomic variations of SS as well as its(More)
Silent sinus syndrome is a clinical entity with the constellation of progressive enophthalmos and hypoglobus due to gradual collapse of the orbital floor with opacification of the maxillary sinus, in the presence of subclinical maxillary sinusitis. It occurs secondary to maxillary sinus hypoventilation due to obstruction of the ostiomeatal unit. In this(More)
In this report, we describe a 57-year-old woman with oropharyngeal tularemia who presented with tonsillopharyngitis and cervical lymphadenitis. Clinical and radiological manifestations and histopathological characteristics of this disease are discussed with a review of the world literature. The oropharyngeal form of tularemia should be considered in the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was aimed at determining the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in nasal polyps by immunohistochemical technique. METHODS The study group consisted of 25 adult patients with nasal polyps who underwent functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Polyp tissues were taken from the maxillary and ethmoid sinuseses and the(More)
AIM The main purpose of the study was to investigate changes in mean platelet volume (MPV) values in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) who had undergone uvulopalatal flap (UPF) surgery. METHOD The study included a review of the medical records of 37 adult patients who had undergone UPF surgery after being diagnosed with OSAS. The(More)
Modiolar deficiency has been reported as representing the mildest form of cochlear dysplasia. In this study the authors aimed to determine baseline values of the mid-modiolar area and modiolus volume in normal subjects. In this way they aimed to improve the detection of previously underdiagnosed subtle cochlear dysplasia in patients with sensorineural(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine total inner ear fluid volume and cochlear and semicircular canal/vestibule volumes of a normal population to form a base for dimensional abnormalities of inner ear structures. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Academic otology and radiology practices. PATIENTS Twenty-nine healthy volunteers (13 male patients and 16 female(More)
BACKGROUND Tissue cooling has long been used in the management of both acute and chronic pain. OBJECTIVE To determine whether the application of cryotherapy can reduce the pain of patients with minor form of recurrent aphthous stomatitis. STUDY DESIGN Twenty adult patients who had 2 discrete aphthous stomatitides in the labial mucosa at the same time(More)