Alper Kiliçaslan

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OBJECTIVES In this study, the effects and side effects of intravenous paracetamol application, combined with patient-controlled intravenous tramadol analgesia, were investigated in elective cesarean operations for postoperative pain control and its tramadol-sparing effect. METHODS Fifty ASA I-II patients scheduled for cesarean operation were enrolled in(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to review the experiences of an anesthesiology department regarding the use of a C-MAC videolaryngoscope in unexpected failed intubation attempts. METHODS Data were analyzed from 42 patients whose intubation attempts using Macintosh direct laryngoscopes had failed, and on whom a C-MAC(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Recurrent, bilateral or unilateral, persistent or transient, mild or profound hearing loss has been reported after spinal anaesthesia. We studied the effects of the needle type (Quincke, ballpen, pencil-point spinal needles) on hearing loss after spinal anaesthesia with the use of pure-tone audiometry. METHODS Forty-five ASA(More)
Needle tip visualization during ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (UGRA) is necessary for safety and efficacy. However, disruption of the image of the needle tip driven toward the target is a general problem, especially for beginners. The purpose of this study was to compare performance parameters between using the Sonoplex and Stimuplex D-Plus(More)
Volatile anesthetics are known to disturb the spatial memory in aged rodents, but there is insufficient information on their effects on young adult rodents. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of single and repeated exposure to desflurane and sevoflurane on spatial learning and memory functions in young adult mice. Balb/c mice (2 months old)(More)
OBJECTIVE Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is a fairly efficient method of preventing hypoglycaemia in diabetic patients. Blood glucose meters (BGMs) are influenced by factors such as altitude, temperature, blood oxygen concentration, low atmospheric pressure or humidity. In this study we aimed at evaluating the performance of glucose dehydrogenase(More)
OBJECTIVES Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication of cardiac surgery developing in 25-35% cases. Recently, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) was shown to predict AKI development earlier than serum creatinine. Some studies demonstrated the predictive role of post-operative serum uric acid (SUA) as an early marker of AKI. We aimed(More)
BACKGROUND Nasogastric feeding tube (NGT) placement is a common practice performed in intensive care units (ICUs). Complications due to the improper placement of NGT are well known. In this prospective descriptive study, the effectiveness of ultrasound (US)-guided NGT placement was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-six mechanically ventilated(More)