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Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning continues to be a significant health problem both in the United States and in many other countries. CO poisoning is associated with a high incidence of severe morbidity and mortality. Epidemics of CO poisoning commonly occur during winter months and sources include: smoke from fires, fumes from heating systems burning fuels,(More)
OBJECTIVES Emergency departments serve many functions in the current U.S. healthcare system, including initial management of patients with critical illnesses and primary care for a growing proportion of the population. Overcrowding of emergency departments is a growing problem. Delays in admitting patients to inpatient units have been reported as a(More)
BACKGROUND Activation products from neutrophils and the complement system might cause endothelial dysfunction, which is central to the aetiology of pre-eclampsia. This study aimed to investigate the activity of myeloperoxidase (MPO), and its association with advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP), in women with pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. MATERIALS(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of our study is to determine the newly introduced systemic inflammation marker, neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) patients and to investigate the association between severity of the disease and NLR. METHOD The study population consisted of 55 pregnant patients with HG and 50 pregnant women without(More)
Lafora disease (LD) is a type of autosomal recessive, progressive myoclonus epilepsy resulting mostly from mutations in the EPM2A and NHLRC1 genes. Mutational analysis in both genes was initiated with the aim of establishing LD DNA diagnosis in Turkey. Four novel NHLRC1 (p.G131X, p.P69S and p.D82H) and EPM2A (p.V7A) and two recurrent NHLRC1 (p.D146N) and(More)
AIM We aimed to evaluate and compare the left ventricular (LV) functions of pre- and postmenopausal women at similar ages with none of the known cardiovascular risk factors, by both conventional and advanced echocardiographic methods such as 2-D strain imaging via speckle tracking echocardiography. METHODS The study population consisted of 40 healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of paracervical block, intrauterine lidocaine and oral etodolac in decreasing the pain caused by pipelle endometrial sampling. A secondary goal of this study was to determine the adverse effects and compare possible effects of these methods on pulse and blood pressure. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was performed(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to investigate and analyse pregnant women who were admitted to our emergency service due to acute poisoning. MATERIAL AND METHODS All cases were retrospectively collected from our computer records and emergency record book between 01.01.2006 and 01.01.2010; the registration data on age, gravidity, gestational week,(More)
OBJECTIVES This present study was designed to determine the efficacy of the colorimetric capnometry method used to verify the correct placement of the nasogastric tube. METHODS The present study comprised forty patients who had a nasogastric tube inserted and were being monitored in the adult intensive care unit. After the insertion of the nasogastric(More)