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OBJECTIVES Ischaemia/reperfusion injury of the liver is the major cause of liver dysfunction and cellular death in transplantation and in liver resection with hepatic pedicle clamping. Many agents are used to prevent this phenomenon, which occurs following interaction of different mediators during both ischaemia and reperfusion. In this study, we aimed to(More)
Hyponatremia is a common complication of intracranial disease or surgery. An evaluation should be undertaken to determine whether cerebral salt wasting (CSW) or inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone is present as a cause. Since the treatment principles are completely different in the two pathological states, differential diagnosis is very(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS H. pylori has been described as an opportunistic pathogen attracted by changes in the gastric mucosa caused by inflammation and ulceration. However, the role of H. pylori infection in the perforation of duodenal ulcers has not yet been clearly determined. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of H. pylori infection in patients(More)
AIM To evaluate Turkish parents' experience about their infants' teething; which symptoms they have seen and attributed to teething and how they have acted to manage these symptoms. METHODS A questionnaire form was applied by face-to-face interview to 335 families who have children less than 18 months of age and have at least one tooth. They were asked(More)
AIM To compare the diagnostic accuracy of pelvic phased-array magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and endorectal ultrasonography (ERUS) in the preoperative staging of rectal carcinoma. METHODS Thirty-four patients (15 males, 19 females) with ages ranging between 29 and 75 who have biopsy proven rectal tumor underwent both MRI and ERUS examinations before(More)
Gastric pull-up is the most frequent reconstruction after esophagectomy. In this report we aimed to compare gastric pull-up with colonic interposition in terms of graft function and patient satisfaction. Of 62 patients undergoing esophagectomy, reconstruction was performed by colonic interposition in 11 and gastric pull-up in 51 (without pyloric drainage in(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to determine the accuracy of thin-section magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using a pelvic phased-array coil for preoperative local staging of rectal carcinoma. METHODS Ninety-three patients with primary rectal cancer were prospectively evaluated by thin-section MRI using a pelvic phased-array coil for T and N staging.(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the accuracy of phased-array magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for preoperative local tumor staging in primary rectal cancer and emphasized the importance of the preoperative differentiation of T2 tumors from T3 tumors so the appropriate treatment can be applied. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-four patients with primary rectal(More)
Thirty-eight patients were treated for acute sigmoid volvulus in 9 years. Non operative decompression treatment was performed in 7 patients, and 31 patients underwent exploratory laparatomy (25 for suspected bowel necrosis and 6 for unsuccessful non operative treatment). Sigmoid resection and reanastomosis was performed in 5 of the 12 cases with gangrenous(More)