Ahmet Demircan

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Although echinococcus is endemic in many sheep-raising areas of the world, cardiac involvement is rare. Cysts usually reach the heart by means of the coronary circulation, but other routes have been proposed. Pericardial tamponade due to a hydatid cyst has not yet been described in the literature. We present the case of a 46-year-old woman who presented to(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE "Mad honey" poisoning occurs from ingestion of honey produced from grayanotoxin-containing nectar, often in the setting of use as an alternative medicine. This study is designed to assess the clinical effects, demographics, and rationale behind self-induced mad honey poisoning. METHODS The study consisted of 2 components: a standardized(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of both promoter and intron polymorphisms of the serotonin transporter (5HTT) gene on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) development. For this purpose, two polymorphisms of the 5-HTT gene, which are found in the promoter (5-HTT gene-linked polymorphic region) and second intron (variable number of tandem(More)
BACKGROUND During the Feast of Sacrifice in Muslim countries, thousands of animals are slaughtered every year. Many injuries occur during the sacrifice. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the demographic characteristics of patients, their slaughtering experience, types of injury, and related hospital costs. METHODS This prospective observational(More)
INTRODUCTION Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and nonirritating gas. CO poisoning is a preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. After the late diagnosis of some CO-poisoned patients, we undertook a chart review to identify characteristics of patients with CO poisoning to help with management of future patients. METHODS We retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Soft tissue foreign bodies (FBs) are a common occurrence in emergency departments (EDs). Some FBs cause complications, whereas others are asymptomatic and remain undetected for months or years. CASE REPORT A 32-year-old man presented to the ED with complaints of back pain in the area of a subcutaneous lump that had migrated toward the midline,(More)
Heterotopic pregnancy is the simultaneous existence of intrauterine and ectopic gestations. Heterotopic pregnancy is an extremely rare entity in natural cycle; however, it is increasing due to widespread use of assisted reproductive techniques. Early diagnosis and intervention are crucial in avoiding short- and long-term morbidity and mortality.(More)
BACKGROUND Acute appendicitis (AA) is one of the most frequent pathologies among surgical illnesses. Diagnosis is easy in typical cases, but difficult in atypical cases. In this study, ultrasonographic (USG) findings and leukocyte counts of patients were examined to determine their values in the diagnosis of AA. METHODS Data for 85 patients seen in the(More)
In order to investigate the effect of human Fallopian tube epithelial cell co-culture on fertilization and cleavage rates in tubal, male and unexplained infertility, oocytes collected from 91 patients were randomized to wells containing Fallopian tube epithelial cell monolayers or conventional culture medium, and inseminated with spermatozoa. Fertilization(More)