Recep Karamert

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BACKGROUND/AIM This study aimed to examine the demographics and histopathological features of oral cavity cancers (OCCs) managed in our clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients who were diagnosed with OCCs in the Gazi University Otorhinolaryngology Department between the years 1993 and 2013 were retrospectively enrolled in the study. Surgical archive charts(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the association of GJB2 gene mutations with cochlear implant performance in children. METHODS Sixty-five consecutive children who underwent cochlear implantation due to congenital profound senseurineural hearing between 2006 and 2008 were included in the study. In children, GJB2 gene mutation analysis was performed. Their auditory(More)
BACKGROUND To identify the potential prognostic role of the neutrophil/lymphocyte (N/L) ratio in larynx carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Oncologic archive charts of patients with a larynx carcinoma diagnosis between the years 2010 and 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. The inclusion criterion was to be available with hemogram test prior to diagnostic(More)
Nasal obstruction is known to cause resistance to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). In this paper, short- and long-term nasal congestion in OSAS patients receiving CPAP treatment were evaluated with acoustic rhinometry (AR). A total of 36 patients with moderate-to-severe OSAS, diagnosed with(More)
BACKGROUND Sodium-2-mercaptoethanesulfonate (MESNA) is a protective agent that is also used as "a chemical dissector" in various surgical fields. The aim of this study is to evaluate the toxic effects of MESNA on neural and neurovascular structures based on a morphological analysis and examine its safety in neurotological applications. METHODS Three(More)
Most nonsyndromic hearing losses are caused by mutations in the GJB2 gene, and studies have revealed that the forms and frequencies of these mutations are largely dependent on ethnic origin. In the present study, we aimed to characterize the mutation profiles of 151 patients with hearing loss in Turkey. The entire coding region of the GJB2 was directly(More)
Polysomnography is currently considered as the gold standard for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). But high expense and the backlog of the sleep centers have resulted in a search for an alternative method of diagnosis. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and reliability of Watch PAT as an alternate option in OSAS(More)
INTRODUCTION Temporal bone paragangliomas (TBPs) are benign tumors arising from neural crest cells located along the jugular bulbus and the tympanic plexus. In general surgical excision, radiotherapy and wait-and-scan protocols are the main management modalities for TBPs. OBJECTIVE In this paper we aim to present our clinical experience with TBPs and to(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the auditory outcomes of Carina middle-ear implants with those of conventional hearing aids in patients with moderate-to-severe mixed hearing loss. METHODS The study comprised nine patients (six males, three females) who underwent middle-ear implantation with Carina fully implantable active middle-ear implants to treat bilateral(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to examine the relationship between nasal pathologies and positional (PP) obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or nonpositional (NPP) OSA. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 44 male OSA patients (mean age 48.0±6.8 years; range 31 to 60 years) suffering from nasal obstruction were retrospectively evaluated for nasal obstruction scores,(More)