Sema Nur Kirici Koç

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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)
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)
Our objective is to evaluate the incidence of unexpected pathologies in routine nasal polyposis specimens and necessity for histopathological evaluation of nasal polyps. A retrospective chart review of all patients who underwent nasal polyposis surgery between January 2004 and June 2010 were reviewed. The patients were divided into two groups. Group 1(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate cochlear functions in children with Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF). METHODS Fifty-six FMF patients (112 ears) and 30 healthy control subjects (60 ears) were included in the study. Transient evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) was investigated. Numerical measurements of TEOAE, except the correlation(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 aim of this study was to investigate the dose-related effectiveness of steroids on periorbital edema, ecchymosis, and intraoperative bleeding in patients who underwent open rhinoplasty with osteotomy. METHODS Forty patients were divided into three groups: those in group 1 (n = 15) were given a single dose of 1-mg/kg intravenous (i.v.)(More)
Nasal polyposis (NP), a chronic inflammatory disease of the upper airway, is a subgroup of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Matrix metallo-proteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) are considered to play important roles in the pathogenesis of nasal polyposis. The aim of the current study was to evaluate and compare the levels of MMP-1, MMP-2,(More)