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OBJECTIVE To determine the possible role of oxidants and antioxidants in the pathogenesis of chronic tonsillitis (CT) and adenoid hypertrophy (AH) in children. METHODS Randomized, prospective, controlled. The study group was made up of children with chronic tonsillitis and adenoid hypertrophy who are to undergo tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. The control(More)
OBJECTIVE Determine the possible role of oxidants and antioxidants in the pathogenesis of otitis media with effusion in children. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Randomized controlled trial, tertiary referral center. The study group was made up of children with otitis media with effusion who were to undergo bilateral ventilation tube insertion and adenoidectomy.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the difference in mucociliary clearance and surface mucosal structure of the nasal septum and lateral nasal wall in patients with and without septal deviation. METHOD The saccharine-dye test was used to measure the mucociliary clearance time in both nasal cavities of 20 patients with nasal septal deviation (study group) and was(More)
PURPOSE To review patients with chronic oroantral and oronasal fistula who underwent surgical correction. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-seven patients with chronic oroantral and oral fistula who underwent surgical correction in the Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery between 1968 and 2001 were(More)
Sixteen-year-old mentally retarded male patient presented with a giant malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) on his neck. Surgery was the chosen method of treatment by the help of a neurosurgeon for dissecting the mass from the nerves of the brachial plexus and a thoracic surgeon for removing the mass from the superior mediastinum. A mass of 2 kg(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate possible role of Helicobacter Pylori in pathogenesis of otitis media with effusion (OME). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Randomized controlled trial, tertiary referral center. STUDY GROUP Middle ear fluid was aspirated, a biopsy was taken from the promontorium of 22 children with OME. CONTROL GROUP A small biopsy was taken from the(More)
CONCLUSION Because of the lack of association between a positive test and response to corticosteroid treatment, at present, detection of anti-HSP 70 antibody, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), or antinuclear antibody (ANA), does not offer clinically useful information in the treatment of Meniere's disease (MD). (More)
In vitro studies of B-cells immortalized by Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) have shown that B-cell leukemia/lymphoma-2 (bcl-2) protein expression is upregulated by the EBV-latency-associated antigen, latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1). The same phenomenon has also been observed in epithelial cells in vitro. However, such correlation between these 2 markers has not(More)
PURPOSE The "adequate" therapy of tongue cancer has not yet been determined. The authors report their experience with 58 N(0) patients to elucidate the role of elective neck dissection in surgical treatment of cancer of the tongue. MATERIALS AND METHODS The files of 58 N(0) patients with tongue cancer were evaluated retrospectively. In every patient,(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the performance of various laboratory tests used for patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical trial. METHODS Thirty patients who presented with SSNHL and 30 healthy people with no cochleovestibular disorders were selected as study and control groups. The laboratory panel(More)