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Obstrüktif uyku apnesi olan hastalarda, tad fonksiyonunun tad testi ve kontakt endoskopi ile incelenmesi

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Abstract Objective. This study investigated the relationship between disease severity and taste and smell functions in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. Methods. A total of 65 patients with recurrent upper airway obstruction during sleep were included. Participants were divided into four groups according to apnoea-hypopnoea index, obtained on polysomnography. Smell and taste tests were performed on these patients. Results. A significant difference was observed between the smell thresholds of the groups for the identification test (p=0.016). In the taste test, significant differences were observed between the groups in terms of sweet, sour, salty and bitter taste test thresholds ( p = 0.029, p = 0.0005, p = 0.001 and p = 0.017, respectively). Conclusion. As sleep apnoea severity increased (according to the apnoea-hypopnoea index) in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome patients, the taste and smell thresholds decreased due to the effect of neuropathy and inflammation in the upper respiratory tract.
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Cerrahi Tıp Bilimleri
Kulak Burun Boğaz
Medicine
Health Sciences
Surgery Medicine Sciences
Otolaryngology
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Clinical Medicine (MED)
CLINICAL MEDICINE
SURGERY
OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY