Emel Kizilok Kara

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A 27-year-old woman was admitted to the Emergency Department with right upper-extremity numbness and mild weakness followed by a bifrontal throbbing headache for 30 min, which was similar to a headache lasting for 12 h that had occurred 3 days ago. Laboratory tests were unremarkable except for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) lymphocytic pleocytosis. On the(More)
Coronary arteriosclerosis seriously complicates the surgical treatment of aortic diseases. The aim of our retrospective study was to determine the incidence of coronary artery disease among our surgical patients in treatment for aortic dissection or aneurysm, and to determine whether coronary intervention before aortic surgery appears to affect outcomes.(More)
Alendronate is a widely used bisphosphonate in the treatment of osteoporosis. Although it has been proven to be a very useful drug, it has some side effects as well. In this paper, we describe a case of nephrotic syndrome due to alendronate administration. A 36-year-old man was admitted to the nephrology outpatient clinic with widespread edema 4 months(More)
Heparin attachment to synthetic surfaces is one means of improving the biocompatibility of clinically used cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuits. To assess the effect of heparin-coated circuits on complement consumption during CPB, 40 patients undergoing elective myocardial revascularization were prospectively randomized either to a group in which a(More)
OBJECTIVES Ivabradine is the first specific heart rate-lowering agent that has completed clinical development for stable angina pectoris. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of ivabradine therapy on P-wave duration, dispersion and QT duration, dispersion in coronary artery disease patients. METHODS AND RESULTS The study population(More)
Background. The aim of this study is to assess renal damage incidence in patients with solitary kidney and to detect factors associated with progression. Methods. Medical records of 75 patients with solitary kidney were investigated retrospectively and divided into two groups: unilateral nephrectomy (group 1) and unilateral renal agenesis/dysplasia (group(More)
Aneurysms of an aberrant right subclavian artery are very rare. Since 1956, only 36 cases have been reported in the literature. 2 cases of aneurysms of an aberrant right subclavian artery are presented. The patients were admitted with the symptoms of a superior vena cava syndrome. During the radiographic examination, the presence of superior mediastinal(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to determine whether aortic atherosclerotic plaques are associated with increased frequency of microembolic signals and stroke in patients who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting. A total of 69 such patients were monitored by transcranial Doppler ultrasonography for 30 minutes before and after surgery. To our(More)
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