Bilge Karabulut

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BACKGROUND/AIM The aim of this study is to investigate if there is a diagnostic expressive difference in the angle of His, upper and lower esophageal diameter (UED and LED), wall thickness of cervical esophagus (WTCE) measured by cervical and transabdominal ultrasonography (USG) between children with (+) and without gastroesophageal reflux (GER-). METHODS(More)
Although hip osteoarthritis usually shows a slow progression, a rapidly destructive osteoarthritis is observed in approximately 10% of patients. We aimed to present a case with rapidly destructive osteoarthritis in bilateral hip joints. A 78-year-old male patient was admitted due to pain in hip joints. In examination, hip movements were minimally painful(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the role of inflammation related to body mass index (BMI) and atopy in the etiology of idiopathic intussusception (IS) which is seen more frequently in obese children and which is considered to increase in the allergy season. METHODS The study comprised a study group consisting of 22 infants with IS and a control group consisting of(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of splenectomy in the short bowel syndrome. Twenty-four Wistar-albino rats weighing between 210 and 375 g were used. They were divided into three groups. In group A, short bowel syndrome (SBS) was created by 75 % bowel resection. In group B, SBS and splenectomy was performed. In group C, after transecting(More)
AIM This experimental study was undertaken to evaluate the pathological changes caused by foreign body aspiration (FBA) on the lungs. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was performed on 19 Wistar albino rats. The rats in the control group (n = 5) were not subjected to any procedures. The rats in the sham group (n = 5) underwent tracheostomy, and a feeding(More)
CONTEXT Introduction of trastuzumab, a recombinant monoclonal antibody against the extracellular domain of HER-2, is a cornerstone in the treatment of HER-2+ breast carcinoma. However, many cancers that have an initial response to trastuzumab will progress some time later. After progression on trastuzumab-based first-line treatment, there are several(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The aim of this study was to compare the distribution of interstitial Cajal cells, eosinophils, and mast cells in normal and inflamed appendices, and to evaluate the correlation of presence of these cells with severity of inflammation in appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The appendicitis group (n = 30) was divided further into three(More)
Hepatitis B is a common, vaccine-preventable infection with high mortality and morbidity rates worldwide. Numerous extrahepatic syndromes have been described in patients with either acute or chronic viral hepatitis B. But there is no previous report of co-existence of HBV infection and epididymitis in the English literature. We would like to present and(More)
Mechanical bowel cleansing is considered to be necessary prior to colorectal surgery, some radiological or endoscopic procedures, and for fecal disimpaction. Traditional bowel cleansing (TBC) with cathartics and enemas is a method of mechanical bowel cleansing for patients who have restrictive factors for whole-bowel irrigation (WBI), such as excessive(More)