Aybars Tavlan

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BACKGROUND Dexmedetomidine reduces the dose requirements for opioids and anaesthetic agents. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a single pre-induction intravenous dose of dexmedetomidine 1 microg/kg on cardiovascular response resulting from laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation, need for anaesthetic agent and perioperative(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)
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)
BACKGROUND A failure of the Na(+),K(+)-ATPase activity (which is essential for ion flux across the cell membranes) occurs in many pathological conditions and may lead to cell dysfunction or even cell death. By altering the concentration of specific opioid peptides, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) may change ion flux across cell membranes and produce the(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blind clinical study. OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of meperidine-impregnated autogenous free fat grafts (AFFGs) on postoperative pain management after 1-level, first-time lumbar disc surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Uncontrolled postoperative pain impedes patient recovery. Insufficient control of(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the prophylactic effects of dexamethasone plus ginger and dexamethasone alone on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in patients undergoing thyroidectomy. METHODS One hundred and twenty patients undergoing general anaesthesia for thyroidectomy were enrolled in this randomised, double-blind study.(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To compare the postoperative analgesic efficacy and duration of analgesia after caudal levobupivacaine 0.20% with and without the addition of sufentanil 0.5 microg kg(-1). DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. SETTING University teaching hospital. PATIENTS 40 ASA physical status I pediatric patients, aged one to 7 years, who were(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present randomized study was to determine the effect of adding sufentanil to bupivacaine, compared with bupivacaine alone in caudal block, on the surgical stress response in children. METHODS The children were premedicated with midazolam 0.5 mg/kg. All children received induction with nitrous oxide and sevoflurane. Anesthesia was(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was performed during lower abdominal and genitourinary surgery, to assess the effects of caudal block on plasma cortisol, prolactin, insulin and glucose concentrations during and after surgery. METHODS Thirty male children aged 3-10 years who were scheduled for elective surgery, were selected for the study. The children were(More)
Dexketoprofen trometamol is a water-soluble salt of the dextrorotatory enantiomer of nonsteroidal anti-inflamatory drug ketoprofen. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of dexketoprofen on postoperative pain. This study was performed on 50 (ASA I-II) patients planned for abdominal hysterectomy. Fifty patients were randomized into two equal(More)