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The purpose of this study is to compare the success rates of fat-graft myringoplasties harvesting adipose grafts from different donor sites (ear lobule vs abdomen). The clinical records of 61 patients (24 males and 37 females) who underwent fat-plug myringoplasty (FPM) were reviewed retrospectively. Fat from ear lobule (FEL) and abdominal fat were used as(More)
This prospective study aimed to evaluate the relationship between sleep endoscopy findings, the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) or the Epworth sleepiness scale in patients and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Patients with symptoms of OSAS were searched, and their polysomnography findings, Epworth sleepiness scales and sleep endoscopy findings were(More)
High-altitude (HA) environments have adverse effects on the normal functioning body of people accustomed to living at low altitudes because of the change in barometric pressure which causes decrease in the amount of oxygen leading to hypobaric hypoxia. Sustained exposure to hypoxia has adverse effects on body weight, muscle structure and exercise capacity,(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic rhinitis (AR) and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) are worldwide prevalent diseases. These diseases impair patient quality of life. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the efficacy of treatment of AR on OSAS by objective and subjective methods. METHODS The study group was composed of 80 OSAS patients with AR(More)
Leeches live in fresh water and moist terrestrial environments. Most infestations are cutaneous. However, internal infestation occurs principally in the rural parts of the Mediterranean countries as well as in Africa and Asia. Thus,the possibility of leech endoparasitism should be kept in mind for a patient presenting with hemoptysis and with a history of(More)
The objective of the study was to investigate biofilm formation on Merocel(®) and silicone nasal splint after nasal septal surgery. 50 patients who were scheduled to undergo nasal septal surgery were included in this study. The patients were randomized into receiving an insert of Merocel(®) or silicone splint after septoplasty. In group 1 (8 females, 17(More)
Biofilms are sessile communities of bacteria embedded in self-produced extracellular polysaccharide matrix and are considered to be responsible for bacterial infections in humans. Topical surfactant use on silicone nasal splints may have a preventive effect on biofilm formation. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the size of the nasal septal body (SB) and inferior turbinate (IT) of subjects grouped by sex and age. METHOD We measured SB and IT areas (in cm2) bilaterally in computed tomography (CT) sections of 150 para nasal sinuses from 72 males and 78 females. RESULTS The right and left SB areas were smaller in females than in males. In the(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the relationship between cribriform plate (CP) dimensions and septal deviation degree. Coronal paranasal CT scans of 99 patients were reviewed. We measured depth and width of cribriform plate on both sides and compared with septal deviation side and septal deviation degree. Deviation angles were 6.85 ±(More)
Concha bullosa is generally defined as the pneumatization of the middle turbinate and, rarely, of the superior or the inferior turbinates. A symptomatic pneumatization of the superior turbinate is extremely rare. When symptomatic, concha bullosa may cause various problems. Concha bullosa can be easily recognized in paranasal sinus computed tomography. In(More)