Elif Arslan Akpek

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Various general and regional anesthesia methods are used successfully in living-donor kidney transplantation. This study compared kidney graft function after general versus combined spinal-epidural anesthesia for donor nephrectomy. The study groups included recipients who received grafts from donors who had undergone nephrectomy under general anesthesia (GA(More)
BACKGROUND Infants with tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) and/or esophageal atresia (EA) frequently have other associated congenital anomalies which can have a significant impact on their anesthetic care and survival to discharge. METHODS A medical record review and retrospective data analysis were performed in a university affiliated children's hospital of(More)
UNLABELLED Systemic large-dose opioids are widely used in pediatric cardiac anesthesia, but there are no randomized, prospective studies regarding the use of intrathecal (IT) opioids for these procedures. In this randomized, prospective study, we compared cardiovascular and neurohumoral responses during IT or IV fentanyl anesthesia for pediatric cardiac(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective, randomized, blinded experimental trauma study. STUDY OBJECTIVE The effect of adenosine on arachidonic acid metabolites and lipid peroxidation was investigated in induced spinal cord injury. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Effects of adenosine in ischemia-reperfusion models have been studied, but no studies of adenosine's effect on(More)
Objective: This paper reports the results of a prospective randomized double-blind trial on the effects of pre-operative clonidine on platelet aggregation. Methods: Thirty adult (ASA I–II) patients undergoing elective minor orthopaedic surgery were randomly allocated into three groups of ten patients each. In group I clonidine 2 μg · kg−1, in group II(More)
Anesthetic management of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) in pediatric patients is challenging in terms of intraoperative bleeding, fluid management, and hemodynamic monitoring. The pulse contour cardiac output (PiCCO) system, a relatively new device based on the single-indicator transaortic thermodilution technique, may be useful for intraoperative(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiac transplantation is an important treatment option that increases the survival and decreases the limitations in effort capacity among patients with end-stage heart disease. In this study we have presented the midterm results of 13 patients who underwent cardiac transplantation between 2003 and 2007. PATIENTS AND METHODS There were 10 male(More)
Purpose. The use of continuous epidural anesthesia in patients with chronic renal failure is rare and controversial. In this study, we compared the effects of epidural versus general anesthesia on early postoperative renal function in patients who underwent renal transplantation surgery. Methods. Sixty-eight adult patients were prospectively randomized to(More)
Intracranial subdural haematoma is a rare complication of spinal anaesthesia. This report describes the case of a 31-year-old woman who presented with post partum headache following spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section. Bilateral haematomata were evacuated via burr-holes performed under total intravenous anaesthesia and the patient made a complete and(More)