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BACKGROUND To investigate the effects of propofol and caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) on prevention of lung injury as a remote organ after performing hindlimb ischaemia-reperfusion (IR) in a rat model. METHODS The animals were divided randomly into one of four groups: sham, no IR (n = 8), control, IR, (n = 8), CAPE group, IR with CAPE, (n = 8),(More)
METHODS Over a 23-month period (January 1994-December 1995) in the era of fine needle aspiration (FNA), 344 thyroid surgery operations were performed for benign diseases of the thyroid. Of these 55 total thyroidectomies or lobectomies were evaluated. Mean age was 43.6 + 9.7 and the female/male ratio was 47/8 (5.8). All cases were operated on with the(More)
OBJECTIVES The relationship between venous thrombosis (VT) and atherosclerosis is controversial in recent studies. Aortic elastic properties have a predictive value in detecting early stages of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between aortic elastic properties and VT. METHODS Elastic properties of aorta in patients(More)
PURPOSE This study examined the effectiveness of dexmedetomidine in preventing lung injury resulting from pneumoperitoneum in a ventilated rat model. METHODS Animals (n=18) were allocated randomly into 3 groups: control group, no pneumoperitoneum; sham group, pneumoperitoneum with intra-abdominal pressure of 12 mm Hg for 60 minutes; and dexmedetomidine(More)
The local anesthetic mixtures are performed for peripheral nerve blocks to accelerate the onset time of sensorial and motor blocks. Also adjuvant agents can be added to local anesthetics to improve the quality and duration of plexus blocks. In this study, we compared the effect of tramadol and fentanyl as adjuvant agents to local anesthetic mixtures in(More)
Airway management is particularly difficult in children with severe congenital anomalies. Such patients are extremely sensitive to the respiratory depressant effects of anaesthetic agents. We describe the successful and safe application of caudal anaesthesia for inguinal hernia repair in three cases with severe congenital anomalies (Joubert syndrome, I-cell(More)
We reviewed the results of 2071 thyroidectomies performed during the past 11 years at Uludağ University School of Medicine Hospital. Of all the patients 1602 (77.4%) were women and 469 (22.6%) were men (F:M = 3.4:1). Seventy-eight of the thyroid surgery patients (3.77%) had thyroid carcinoma, with a female to male ratio of 2.0:1. The relative risk of(More)
Arthroscopic knee surgery is one of the most common surgeries done in outpatient settings; however, postoperative pain is believed to be the major barrier for discharge and early rehabilitation. In this study we evaluated and compared the efficacy of intraarticular application of long-lasting non-steroidal analgesic drug tenoxicam, a long-lasting local(More)
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