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In the last two decades there have been dramatic changes in the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), with increases in incidence and severity of disease in many countries worldwide. The incidence of CDI has also increased in surgical patients. Optimization of management of C difficile, has therefore become increasingly urgent. An(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Behçet's disease above the age of 10 years by means of a population-based study. METHODS The epidemiological investigation (cross-sectional study) was made between May 1997 and May 1998 at the Park Primary Health Care Center, which is one of the education and research divisions of the(More)
Intra-abdominal infections (IAI) are an important cause of morbidity and are frequently associated with poor prognosis, particularly in high-risk patients. The cornerstones in the management of complicated IAIs are timely effective source control with appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Empiric antimicrobial therapy is important in the management of(More)
Computed tomography (CT) imaging is the most appropriate diagnostic tool to confirm suspected left colonic diverticulitis. However, the utility of CT imaging goes beyond accurate diagnosis of diverticulitis; the grade of severity on CT imaging may drive treatment planning of patients presenting with acute diverticulitis. The appropriate management of left(More)
Acute left sided colonic diverticulitis is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered by surgeons in acute setting. A World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) Consensus Conference on acute diverticulitis was held during the 3rd World Congress of the WSES in Jerusalem, Israel, on July 7th, 2015. During this consensus conference the guidelines(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic importance of the metastatic lymph node ratio for stage III colon cancer patients and to find a cut-off value at which the overall survival and disease-free survival change. MATERIAL/METHODS Patients with pathological stage III colon cancer were retrospectively evaluated for: age;(More)
Biomarkers such as mismatch repair proteins, CDX2, p53, and E-cadherin are blamed for colon cancers, but the relationships of these biomarkers with each other and with pathological risk factors in colon carcinoma are still not clear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of these biomarkers with each other by using immunohistochemical(More)
AIM We evaluated the prognostic significance of preoperative serum albumin value and metastatic lymph node ratio for gastric cancer patients. METHODS We studied patients diagnosed with gastric carcinoma in the first Department of Surgery, Bezmialem Vakif Gureba Training and Research Hospital between January 2004 and December 2010; the patients were(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to evaulate the effect of ozone and naringin on the intestine after intestinal ischemia-reperfusion(II/R) injury. METHODS Thirty five rats divided into 5 groups of 7 animals: control, II/R, ozone, naringin and naringin + ozone. Only laparotomy and exploration of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) were done in control(More)
PATIENT Female, 30 FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Phytobezoar Symptoms: Nausea • vomiting MEDICATION - Clinical Procedure: - Specialty: - OBJECTIVE Rare disease. BACKGROUND Phytobezoars are a common type of bezoar known to accumulate in the gastrointestinal system. CASE REPORT A 30-year-old mentally retarded woman was operated on due to small bowel obstruction. A(More)