Ayhan Çevik

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) on the kidneys. METHODS Intra abdominal pressures (IAP) were indirectly measured through urinary bladder. The patients were categorised into four groups according to IAP levels. Serum urea and creatinine levels and IAP were measured once a day. Abdominal(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) in patients with all types of congenital heart defects and to determine the congenital heart anomalies accompanying PLSVC. METHODS The present study is based on a retrospective review of 1205 children who consecutively underwent cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between the cardiac catheterization findings and pulsed-wave (PW) Doppler and Doppler tissue imaging (DTI) in pulmonary arterial hypertension patients with congenital heart disease with intracardiac shunts. DESIGN AND PATIENTS The present study aims to determine the relationship between the(More)
The present study aims to determine the efficacy and reliability of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in establishing the diagnosis and prognosis of pulmonary hypertension in children. This is a retrospective comparison of 25 children with pulmonary hypertension and a control group comprising 19 healthy children. The diagnosis of pulmonary(More)
PURPOSE Hydatid cyst is still a significant health and economical problem due to insufficient preventive measures. Infestation by hydatid disease in humans most commonly occurs in the liver and causes complications unless treated properly. Therefore, hepatic hydatid cyst should immediately be treated when diagnosed. Today, the treatment of hydatid cysts is(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). This study was designed to determine biomarker levels in patients with PAH associated with CHD (PAH-CHD) and CHD patients without PAH and to investigate the relationship of these potential biomarkers with hemodynamic(More)
PURPOSE The reported antibacterial, antiendotoxic, and antiadhesive effects of taurolidine prompted us to study the benefits of intraperitoneal lavage with taurolidine on primary colonic anastomosis in a rat model of secondary peritonitis. METHODS We induced peritonitis in 40 rats by injecting Escherichia coli isolate intraperitoneally. We performed(More)
This prospective cross-sectional study attempted to determine both the usefulness of the serum intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) as a biomarker for pulmonary artery hypertension secondary to congenital heart disease and the nature of this marker's association with catheter angiographic findings. Our study included a total of 70 male and female(More)
Objectives. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of coeliac disease on cardiac function in children using conventional transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and tissue Doppler echocardiography (TDE). Methods. Coeliac disease patients were evaluated in two different groups based on serum endomysial antibody (EmA) titers (EmA (+) and EmA (-)),(More)