Tayfun Apuhan

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To the Editor: We report a 57-year-old female patient who underwent a correction of surgical scar and sagging of the abdominal skin by plastic surgeons. She was 155 cm and 95 kg, with body mass index 37.5 kg/m. She had a history of arterial hypertension for 5 years. General anesthesia was induced by propofol 3 mg/kg and fentanyl 1 lg/kg. Endotracheal(More)
CONCLUSION Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a neurological situation and celiac disease (CD) may be seen coincidentally. Children with clinical signs of hearing deficiency of unknown etiology should be assessed for CD. OBJECTIVE CD is a chronic inflammatory gluten-dependent intestinal disease and has extraintestinal findings. The aim of this study was(More)
Objectives. The aim of this study was to explore effect of a combination of pregabalin and dexamethasone on pain control after septoplasty operations. Methods. In this study, 90 patients who were scheduled for septoplasty under general anesthesia were randomly assigned into groups that received either placebo (Group C), pregabalin (Group P), or pregabalin(More)
OBJECTIVES/AIM The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of topically applied ketamine or tramadol on early postoperative pain scores in children undergoing tonsillectomy. The secondary aim of the study is to assess nausea, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing, and sore throat characteristics of the patients. BACKGROUND Tonsillectomy(More)
Saddle nose deformity presents a significant challenge to surgeons. The reconstruction of a saddle nose requires structural addition to the nasal dorsum and tip. Costal cartilage grafts have been utilized for fixing severe saddle nose deformity, but costal cartilage is notorious for early and/or late warping. In addition to well-known measures, the efficacy(More)
We investigated the effect of a combination of pregabalin and dexamethasone, when used as part of a multimodal analgesic regimen, on pain control after rhinoplasty operations. Sixty patients were enrolled in this study. They were randomly assigned into three groups: Group C (placebo + placebo), Group P (pregabalin + placebo), and Group PD (pregabalin +(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of the study were to retrospectively analyze the efficacy of intraoperative mitomycin C (MMC) in endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (END-DCR) and compare it with external dacryocystorhinostomy (EXT-DCR). METHODS For the comfort of the patients, the procedures were performed under general anesthesia. Intraoperatively during the(More)
AIM To investigate the possible differences in cochleotoxic effects in rabbits between twice-daily administration of topical gentamicin and tobramycin throughout the perforated tympanic membrane with the use of distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty female rabbits were studied prospectively daily for 21 days. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of rehydration of Merocel nasal packs with prilocaine or levobupivacaine on reducing pain and discomfort of nasal packing removal in patients who had undergone septoplasties or endoscopic sinus surgery. STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study. Setting. Tertiary referral center. METHODS This(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the developmental relationship between the volumes of paranasal sinuses and adenoid tissue by using a 3-dimensional (3D) reconstruction technique. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Tertiary referral center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Multislice computed tomography (MSCT) images were obtained using 3D(More)