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Evaluation of taste after underlay technique myringoplasty using whole-mouth gustatory test: smokers versus non-smokers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19002478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this prospective non-randomized study was to evaluate the alterations in taste sensation after myringoplasty and to investigate the influence of smoking on taste. Ninety-six patients who underwent myringoplasty and 43 healthy controls were examined. Whole-mouth gustatory test solutions were sucrose (sweet); sodium chloride (salty taste); citrate (sour) taste; and quinine hydrochloride (bitter). Sucrose, citric acid, and sodium chloride recognition thresholds were high in the early postoperative period; however, they were regressed to the preoperative status in course of time. No difference was found between preoperative, early/late postoperative taste recognition thresholds of smoker and non-smoker patients. Underlay myringoplasty has little but transient effect on taste recognition in the early postoperative period. This impairment is completely recovered within 6 months. Furthermore, smoking has no effect on the taste recognition of patients with permanent tympanic membrane perforation and has no influence on the alterations in taste recognition thresholds after myringoplasty. We believe that this study will supply some additional aspects in the scope of taste disturbances due to ear surgery and smoking.
Selmin Karatayli-Ozgursoy; Ozan B Ozgursoy; Engin Muz; Gokcen Kesici; Metin N Akiner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2008-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  266     ISSN:  1434-4726     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-01     Completed Date:  2009-08-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002937     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1025-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ankara University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Chorda Tympani Nerve / injuries
Cranial Nerve Injuries / diagnosis,  etiology
Diagnostic Techniques, Neurological
Middle Aged
Myringoplasty / adverse effects*
Prospective Studies
Smoking / adverse effects*
Taste Disorders / diagnosis,  etiology*
Taste Perception*
Young Adult

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