Celalettin Karatepe

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OBJECTIVES Endarterectomy of a stenotic internal carotid artery in the presence of contralateral carotid occlusion (CCO) is often assessed as a high-risk procedure. We have assessed the requirement for shunting in patients with CCO operated under local anaesthetic. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1998 and 2003, 429 patients (319 males and 110 females, mean(More)
Patent vascular access is critical for patients on regular hemodialysis. Prosthetic grafts are good alternatives when the superficial venous system is of poor quality. However, thrombosis is one of the main drawbacks of synthetic grafts, with reports of 59% to 90% patency rates for 1 year. In cases of thrombotic occlusion of prosthetic arteriovenous fistula(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular involvement in Behcet's disease is rare, but may be at the forefront of the clinical picture with possible life-threatening scenarios. We reviewed our preliminary results with endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic pathologies in Behçet's disease. METHODS Data regarding seven patients with abdominal aortic pathologies (aneurysm,(More)
BACKGROUND wars and its challenges have historically afflicted humanity. In Syria, severe injuries occurred due to firearms and explosives used in the war between government forces and civilians for a period of over 2 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS the study included 364 cases, who were admitted to Mustafa Kemal University Hospital, Medicine School (Hatay,(More)
PURPOSE The use of tunneled central venous catheters (CVC) as vascular access for hemodialysis treatment is increasing worldwide. We present a novel polycarbonate urethane nano-fabric graft, produced by electrospinning technology, which has self-sealing features that avoid seroma formation and allow puncturing within 48 hours. The aim of this study was to(More)
Aim: In the present study we aimed to investigate specific skin changes of pregnancy with respect to the trimesters. Materials and Methods: Pregnant women either outpatients or inpatients applied to obstetrics and gynecology department, internal medicine department and family medicine department were involved in this study. Results: 400 pregnant women(More)
Background: Endovenous laser ablation is a relatively newer alternative to treat great saphenous vein insufficiency. We evaluated the efficiency and safety of treatment endovenous laser procedures on the different saphenous vein diameters with different energy levels. Methods: Data regarding endovenous laser ablation of symptomatic chronic great saphenous(More)
Myocardial geometric remodeling is a response to increased stress which includes increased afterload situations during clinical conditions. In this review, we have focused on early and late geometric features in aortic stenosis, importance of recognition of these findings and consequences due to progression of valve disease. We have also pointed out the(More)
Aim. We aimed to determine the effect of external apple vinegar application on the symptoms and social appearance anxiety of varicosity patients who were suggested conservative treatment. Method. The study was planned as an experimental, randomized, and controlled study. 120 patients were randomly selected and then were randomly allocated to either(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional surgical repair of thoracic aortic dissections is a challenge due to mortality and morbidity risks. OBJECTIVES We analyzed our experience in hybrid aortic arch repair for complex dissections of the aortic arch. METHODS Between 2009 and 2013, 18 patients (the mean age of 67 ± 8 years-old) underwent hybrid aortic arch repair. The(More)