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The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the amount of bleeding and bacteremia during nasal septal surgery. Seventy-one patients undergoing septoplasty were enrolled in the present study. The amount of bleeding was measured and recorded for each patient. Preoperative and postoperative blood cultures were collected immediately after(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate serum paraoxonase, arylesterase activities along with determination of oxidative status via measurement of total oxidant status (TOS), total antioxidant status (TAS) and oxidative stress index (OSI) in children with recurrent adenotonsillitis during pre- and post-adenotonsillectomy period and to compare(More)
OBJECTIVES Adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) is the most common cause of upper airway obstruction in children. Severe upper airway obstruction may have an effect on chronic alveolar hypoventilation, which consequently may lead to right ventricle (RV) dysfunction induced by hypoxemic pulmonary vasoconstriction. The investigators aimed to study RV function and(More)
The purpose of this prospective clinical trial was to evaluate the success rate of our newly developed surgical technique for fat graft myringoplasty (FGM). We also aimed to assess the correlations between the size of perforations and closure rates, as well as the results of re-gained hearing in successful cases with respect to sizes of perforations. Thirty(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association of manganese-superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase 1 polymorphisms with susceptibility to recurrent tonsillitis and tonsillar hypertrophy. METHODS The study consisted of 103 patients with recurrent tonsillitis, 105 patients with tonsillar hypertrophy and 106 control subjects with similar age and sex.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to analyze the clinical features and follow-up of a series of pediatric patients with chronic otitis media undergoing tymponaplasty surgery and to identify the effect of the factors on the course. METHODS Forty-one children (mean age 15.1+/-2.62 years, range from 8 to 16 years) who had undergone tympanoplasty with or(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of Behçet's disease (BD) on the vascular bed is highly important, as this condition may lead to heart failure from asymptomatic systolic and diastolic dysfunction. Our aim was to evaluate diastolic functions using new echocardiographic parameters and the correlation of these parameters with atrial electrocardiographic (ECG) indices in(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of nasal decongestants, oral decongestants and oral decongestant-antihistamines in the treatment of acute otitis media and resolution of the middle ear effusion in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS 355 ears of 318 children [160 boys (179 ears) and 158 girls (176 ears)] who were diagnosed to(More)
BACKGROUND Selenium plays a role in the prevention of oxidative damage and has been linked to regulatory functions in cell growth, apoptosis, cell survival, and cytotoxicity. Melatonin has an antioxidant effect, which protects against a number of free radical species. Given its antioxidant properties, melatonin has been widely known to inhibit neuronal(More)
Jab1, which is a fifth component of COP9 signalosome, plays an essential role in cell growth and proliferation. Jab1 is also shown to regulate transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) signaling in carcinoma cells. The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression and the correlation of Jab1 and TGF-β1 in chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal(More)