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The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyze brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in patients who developed neurologic complications after liver and kidney transplantation. The results in 216 organ transplant recipients, who had brain MRI were evaluated retrospectively. We performed 187 brain MRI on kidney recipients and 29 liver(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate liver arteries to depict variations by using multidetector computed tomography (CT) in donor candidates for living related liver transplantation. METHODS Computed tomographic hepatic angiography was carried out using a multidetector 16-row CT scanner (Sensation 16; Siemens) in 48 candidates between April 2003 and(More)
The present study was designed to compare the effect of leptin on acute colonic inflammation with that of acute stress exposure, which acts via the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Sprague-Dawley rats of both sexes were administered intrarectally with acetic acid. Either leptin (10 microg/kg; i.p.) or saline was injected immediately before and 6 h(More)
Leptin and cholecystokinin (CCK) have a synergistic interaction in the suppression of food intake, and afford similar gastroprotective activity. The present study was designed to investigate the putative protective effects of CCK and leptin on acute colonic inflammation. Leptin or CCK-8s was injected to rats intraperitoneally immediately before and 6 h(More)
Reconstruction of tissue defects with skin grafts is one of the most used processes in soft tissue defects. While any part of the body can be used as a donor site of split-thickness skin grafts, the posterolateral thigh is the most used one. Pain in the graft donor site may be the primary concern of patients in the postoperative period. Various kinds of(More)
BACKGROUND A complete subperichondrial and subperiosteal dissection technique during rhinoplasty may minimize soft tissue disruption, resulting in less scar tissue formation and preservation of ligamentous structures. OBJECTIVES The authors describe their results with subperichondrial dissection of the nasal framework and manipulation of the preserved(More)
The present study was designed to determine whether exogenous leptin reduces remote organ injury in the rats with thermal burn trauma. Leptin (10 microg/kg) or saline was administered intraperitoneally after burn injury, and the rats were decapitated at either 6 or 24 h. Plasma samples of 24-h burn group were assayed for the determination of monocyte and(More)
BACKGROUND Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a low-grade malignant soft tissue tumor of subcutaneous tissues that has a propensity for local recurrence; however, it seldom metastasizes. Most lesions occur over the trunk or proximal extremities, and there is slight male preponderance. DFSP is rare on the head and neck. Less than 5% tumors are located(More)
BACKGROUND Reconstruction of the medial canthal area presents many challenges for surgeons. It has many functional and cosmetic peculiarities. The combined use of glabellar and nasolabial V-Y advancement flaps is an effective method for repairing large medial canthal defects. OBJECTIVE To describe and illustrate a technique to repair medial canthal(More)
Surface aesthetics of the attractive nose are created by certain lines, shadows, and highlights, with specific proportions and breakpoints. Our evaluation of the nasal surface aesthetics is achieved using the concept of geometric polygons as aesthetic subunits, both to define the existing deformity and the aesthetic goals. Surgical techniques have been(More)