Ali Gürbüz

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PURPOSE To compare the outcomes of vascular access (VA) procedures performed using physical examination (PE) alone to PE and ultrasound vein mapping for assessment of patients needing hemodialysis access. METHODS Comparative analysis of data obtained by retrospective review of records of 63 patients who underwent PE and vascular mapping (VM) using colored(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY During the past 30 years, the development of mechanical and biological valves has led to major improvements in patient survival. Here, we present long-term results obtained with both types of prosthesis. METHODS At our institution, between 1985 and 1989, 158 patients received a Biocor porcine bioprosthesis, and 100 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Penetrating cardiac injuries are high-risk, high-mortality injuries considering the outcomes. Therefore, it is important to choose the appropriate incision. In general clinical settings, thoracotomy and median sternotomy are choices of incisions to explore the injury. In this study, the results of median sternotomy and thoracotomy in penetrating(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effects of methylprednisolone (Pn), which is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, and pheniramine maleate (Ph), which is an antihistaminic with some anti-inflammatory effects, on reperfusion injury in brain developing after ischemia of the left lower extremity of rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) is a rare, but serious, complication of heart valve replacement with a mechanical substitute. Herein is presented the authors' surgical experience of 18 patients with PVT. METHODS A total of 1,584 heart valve operations was performed in 1,365 patients at the authors' institution between(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Rupture of congenital sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is a rare cardiac malformation that usually causes reduced cardiac performance. METHODS Twenty patients (mean age 28.3 +/- 10.7 years; range: 14 to 55 years) with rupture of congenital sinus of Valsalva aneurysm were operated on at our institution between January 1985 and(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether intracoronary shunt usage reduced the myocardial damage on the basis of the cardiac markers when compared with the shuntless anastomosis in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) surgery of isolated left anterior descending artery lesions. METHODS Forty patients who had stable angina(More)
BACKGROUND Ventricular septal rupture is a rare but life-threatening complication of acute myocardial infarction. The mortality rate with medical treatment is more than 90%, whereas the mortality rate after surgical repair varies between 19% and 60% in different studies. This study reviews our experience based on early closure of the septal rupture with an(More)
OBJECTIVES Echinococcosis is a serious health issue occurring in some geographical region of the world. Cardiac involvement is rare and early diagnosis and prompt surgical intervention are critical. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Six patients with cardiac hydatid cysts underwent surgical treatment in our institution between April, 1996 and March, 2002. Five of the(More)