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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)
OBJECTIVES To determine if mothers receiving a smoking cessation intervention emphasizing health risks of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) for their children have a higher quit rate than mothers who received routine smoking cessation advice, which focused on their own health, or a control group of mothers. SETTING Tertiary referral centre. METHODS(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)
In order to elucidate the blood gas and heart rate changes caused by bilateral nasal packing, 21 healthy subjects who had had septoplasty or septorhinoplasty were investigated with pre- and post-operative blood gas measurements and 24-h Holter monitoring. Nasal packing caused a significant decrease in O2 saturation (P < 0.05), a borderline decrease in PO2(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)
We investigated the clinical value of intranasal budesonide in acute sinusitis in 52 children with acute maxillary sinusitis. We randomly divided them into two groups: group 1 received oral pseudoephedrine (2 x 30 mg) and cefaclor (40 mg/kg) for 10 days, and group 2 received intranasal budesonide (2 x 100 microg) and cefaclor (40 mg/kg) for 10 days.(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)
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)
Tumor thickness is a relatively new prognostic factor that has been investigated for lower lip cancer. This study was performed in 27 patients, 13 of whom had histopathologically confirmed cervical metastasis, to investigate whether tumor thickness could be used as a predictor of cervical lymph node metastasis. The mean tumor thickness of those cases with(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)