Adnan Uysalel

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical/pathological features and the outcome of the surgical treatment of cardiac hydatid disease in our unit and other hospitals of Anatolia over a fifteen-years period. METHODS Between 1984 and 2001, fifty cases of surgically treated cardiac hydatid disease were identified by systematic(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Recent clinical studies comparing ropivacaine 0.25% with bupivacaine 0.25% reported not only comparable analgesia, but also comparable motor block for epidural analgesia during labour. An opioid can be combined with local anaesthetic to reduce the incidence of side-effects and to improve analgesia for the relief of labour pain. The(More)
To assess the results of bilateral pectoralis major muscle flaps (BPMMF) and vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) at different stages of postcardiac surgery mediastinitis. Of 65 patients with a deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) after cardiac surgery, 33 with a stable sternum were treated with VAC (59.3 ± 11.7 years of age) and 32 with an unstable sternum or(More)
OBJECTIVE Pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade after ascending aortic surgery are higher than anticipated after cardiac surgery. We evaluated a thin closed-suction drain system to prevent posterior pericardial effusion in patients undergoing ascending aortic surgery. METHODS One hundred forty patients who underwent ascending aortic surgery were(More)
The aetiologies, clinical features and follow-up data of 62 children with pericarditis admitted to a university hospital during a 6-year period were retrospectively assessed. Uraemic pericarditis was the most frequent and infections the second most frequent cause. In this series, the proportion of children with purulent pericarditis is less than in previous(More)
Pulmonary venous abnormalities are generally diagnosed by echocardiography and often confirmed by cardiac catheterization. Although angiography has been the gold standard for evaluation it carries certain inherent risks, especially in small and sick infants. In this study we retrospectively assessed the utility of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with cardioplegic cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is associated with myocardial injury. The aim of this study was to investigate whether a modified mechanical post-conditioning (MMPOC) technique has a myocardial protective effect by enhancing early metabolic recovery of the heart following(More)
BACKGROUND This study was performed to investigate airway complications related to Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) use in a selected group of paediatric patients undergoing ophthalmic surgery. METHODS Ninety-four paediatric patients were enrolled. LMA was inserted under deep general anaesthesia with the standard technique previously described by Brain.(More)
Cardiac hydatid disease is very rare, even in endemic regions. Clinical manifestations included chest pain, anaphylactic shock, constrictive pericarditis, congestive heart failure, and arterial embolism. Surgery is the exclusive therapy, where the cysts are excised during open-heart surgery. The surgical approach therefore must be performed carefully, given(More)