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The objective of this case report is to help clinicians identify bifid mandibular canals on panoramic radiographs and subsequently use the information in the modification of dental treatment planning. A 45-year old man was referred to the service of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology. Routine panoramic radiography, suggested the presence of bilateral bifid(More)
The objective of this study was to quantify the amount of bone graft material present in the different regions of the mandible while avoiding the inferior alveolar neurovascular bundle, mental foramen and tooth injury. The study was carried out on 16 samples of dry, cadaverous skull. The dimensions of the anterior part of ascending ramus, mandibular(More)
BACKGROUND Markers of an acute phase reaction, such as C-reactive protein (CRP) or tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin (IL)-6, are predictive for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in normal subjects and in chronic renal failure patients. In this study, we aimed to investigate serum TNF-alpha, IL-6, IL-10 and CRP levels in continuous(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the relationship between peripheral neuropathy and parameters of arterial stiffness and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 161 patients (80 females and 81 males), 69 of whom had peripheral neuropathy. All patients underwent 24-h blood(More)
In Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW), presence of accessory pathways causes various tachyarrhythmias that lead to different symptoms and clinical conditions in patients. Atrial fibrillation is observed in about 20-30% of this group of patients. Life threatening malignant ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac deaths are observed in patients having(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, total laparoscopic pancreatectomy has been performed at many centres as an alternative to open surgery. In this study, we aimed to present the difficulties that we have encountered in converting from classic open pancreaticoduodenectomy to total laparoscopic pancreatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between December 2012 and January 2014,(More)
BACKGROUND Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a rare autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by abdominal obesity, mental retardation, dysmorphic extremities, retinal dystrophy, hypogonadism, and kidney structural abnormalities or functional impairment. It is now considered a significant cause of chronic and end-stage renal disease in children. To the best(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcomes following sutureless ProGrip™ mesh repair to traditional Lichtenstein repair with polypropylene mesh secured with sutures. Data were collected prospectively and were analyzed for 57 male and 3 female patients with 60 inguinal hernias. All patients included underwent open surgical repair for inguinal(More)
BACKGROUND Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a marker of systemic inflammation that correlates with cardiac events. This study assessed the association between NLR and the presence of chronic coronary total occlusion (CTO). METHODS The study population included 225 patients, a control group (n = 75), a coronary artery disease group (n = 75), and a(More)