Ayse Handan Baysal

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OBJECTIVE The effect of levosimendan on renal function in patients with low ejection fraction undergoing mitral valve surgery was investigated. DESIGN A prospective, double-blinded, randomized clinical trial. SETTING Tertiary teaching and research hospital. PARTICIPANTS Of a total of 147 patients, 128 patients completed the study. In the levosimendan(More)
BACKGROUND Brucella endocarditis is a life-threatening complication of human brucellosis. In this study, our aim was to evaluate the effects of combined medical and surgical treatment in the midterm to long term. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 13 patients (mean age 44 +/- 18 years; 8 males) who were operated on from January 1993 to June 2009. Duke(More)
AIM The goal was to determine the effectiveness of the posterior pericardiotomy technique in preventing the development of early and late pericardial effusions (PEs) and to determine the role of anxiety level for the detection of late pericardial tamponade (PT). MATERIALS AND METHODS We divided 100 patients randomly into 2 groups, the posterior(More)
A 46-year-old female was admitted to the hospital with jaundice and pruritus. The patient had no previous history of liver or biliary disease. She had no reported any drug use nor had she any history of cigarette smoking or drinking alcohol. In the physical exam, she had icterus in the sclera of her eyes, and no pathologic exam finding was observed other(More)
The antibacterial activity and antioxidant effect of the compounds α-terpineol, linalool, eucalyptol and α-pinene obtained from essential oils (EOs), against pathogenic and spoilage forming bacteria were determined. The antibacterial activities of these compounds were observed in vitro on four Gram-negative and three Gram-positive strains. S. putrefaciens(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the use of the bispectral index for monitoring sedation during cardiac catheterization. The scores for the bispectral index may not reflect correct values in children, but may be helpful during titration of sedatives such as midazolam and ketamine. METHODS We conducted a prospective randomized clinical trial in 126 patients(More)
The efficiency of UV-C irradiation as a non-thermal pasteurization process for liquid egg white (LEW) was investigated. LEW inoculated with Escherichia coli K-12 (ATCC 25253), pathogenic strain of Escherichia coli O157:H7 (NCTC12900) and Listeria innocua (NRRL B33314) were treated with UV light using a bench top collimated beam apparatus. Inoculated LEW(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim is to compare the haemodynamic and adverse effects of propofol versus the mixture of midazolam and ketamine as used in sedation for cardiac catheterization in children. METHODS In a prospective randomized trial, we divided patients needing sedation into 72 receiving a mixture of midazolam and ketamine and 42 receiving propofol. Their(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of on-pump and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) on the erectile function and endothelium-derived nitric oxide (eNO) levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-eight consecutive patients were randomized into two groups depending on use of cardiopulmonary bypass in CABG surgery. The erectile function was evaluated(More)
In the present study, the effect of short wave ultraviolet light (UV-C) on the inactivation of Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris DSM 3922 spores in commercial pasteurized white grape and apple juices was investigated. The inactivation of A. acidoterrestris spores in juices was examined by evaluating the effects of UV light intensity (1.31, 0.71 and 0.38(More)