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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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVES Snoring during sleep is a major clinical symptom of adenoid and tonsil hypertrophy in paediatric patients. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of adenoid and tonsil size on snoring sound frequency and intensity in children. METHODS Twenty-seven patients with adenotonsillar hypertrophy were included the study. Adenoid size was(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)
CONCLUSION This study demonstrated that treatment with montelukast in combination with levocetirizine may have a beneficial effect on clinical improvement of middle ear fluid in children with otitis media with effusion (OME). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of the combination of montelukast and levocetirizine on shortening the duration of effusion in(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)
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)
In this study, a microvascular anastomosing technique called "eversion with four sutures" is introduced. For microvascular anastomosis, this technique requires fishmouth incisions at both vessel ends and the completion of four sutures. In 120 Wistar-Albino rats, 120 eversion and 120 conventional anastomoses were done in 240 femoral arteries. Each rat(More)
The early effects of hematoma on the healing pattern of interpositional vein grafts were studied in 60 rats. In all animals, vein grafts approximately 10-mm in length were used to bridge defects created in the femoral artery and vein on the same side, with a 1:1 graft-to-host diameter match. Grafted vessels were completely covered with hematoma and(More)