Seckin O. Ulualp

Learn More
We report a meta-analysis of a series of studies in which 24-hour ambulatory pH monitoring was performed in 1) normal subjects, 2) the normal control subjects in studies of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), and 3) the patients with LPR in these controlled studies. The statistical analysis utilized the fixed-effects model by Mantel-Haenszel and the(More)
UNLABELLED Gastroesophagopharyngeal reflux (GEPR) has been suggested as a cause of pediatric sinusitis. However, its contribution to the pathogenesis of chronic sinusitis in adults has not been systematically investigated. We evaluated the prevalence of GEPR in 11 CT confirmed chronic sinusitis patients (51 +/- 4 years) who had not responded to conventional(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To evaluate sites and characteristics of upper airway obstruction, as detected with drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) in children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). MATERIAL AND METHODS The medical records of children who underwent DISE were reviewed. Data pertaining to demographics, past medical history, body mass index, tonsil(More)
Purpose. To describe clinical, radiologic, and histological features of a congenital hairy polyp arising from the palatopharyngeus muscle in a neonate. Methods. Chart of a 2-day-old female referred to a tertiary care pediatric hospital for assessment of intraoral mass was reviewed. Results. The child was born at 32 weeks and an intraoral mass was noted. The(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to determine the prevalence and characteristics of pharyngeal acid reflux (PAR) events in single and multiple otolaryngologic disorders. METHODS Sixty-seven patients with otolaryngologic symptoms and objective findings and 34 healthy control subjects were studied with an ambulatory 24-hour, 3-site pharyngoesophageal pH(More)
Deglutitive airway protective mechanisms include glottal closure, epiglottal descent, and anterosuperior displacement of the larynx. Aspiration of swallowed material may occur during the pre-, intra-, or postpharyngeal phase of swallowing. Our objectives were to determine the relative contribution of the airway protective mechanisms during each phase of(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The purpose of this investigation was to assess current drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) practice patterns at centers that have published on the technique, to identify areas of agreement, and to identify areas of disagreement that may represent opportunities for improvement and standardization. STUDY DESIGN Multi-institutional(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux has been implicated in the pathogenesis of a wide variety of otolaryngologic disorders. Patients with otolaryngologic disorders associated with gastroesophageal reflux infrequently have the classic symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux, such as heartburn. Clinical presentation of laryngopharyngeal reflux is commonly characterized by(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have been suggested the possible role of adenoid mast cells in the pathogenesis of otitis media with effusion (OME). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the possible relationship of adenoid mast cells and hearing loss in patients with chronic OME. METHODS Twenty patients with combined chronic OME and chronic adenoiditis(More)
OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were to determine the accuracy of radiology reports in the diagnosis of pediatric pilomatricoma and to describe the characteristic imaging findings in a large cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS Query of a pathology database between January 2009 and February 2014 yielded 623 specimens from 596 patients. Seventy-four patients(More)