Engin Tulukoğlu

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A case is reported of an inferior mesenteric artery aneurysm that starts approximately 1 cm from its origin and ends at the proximal portion of the bifurcation of the sigmoidal and left colic arteries accompanied with complete absence of the celiac axis and superior mesenteric arteries. Additionally, left renal artery stenosis existed. The diagnosis was(More)
OBJECTIVE In ischemia-reperfusion, Iloprost decreases neutrophil activation and aggregation besides inhibition of oxygen-free radical production. Pentoxifylline (Ptx) attenuates reperfusion-associated membrane injury and tissue edema, suppresses leukocyte adhesion and improves hindlimb blood flow during the reperfusion period. The primary hypothesis in this(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the effects of iloprost and pentoxifylline on skeletal muscle ischemia-reperfusion injury in a rabbit model. METHODS Forty New Zealand white rabbits were grouped into four. In Group 1, iloprost was continuously infused starting half an hour before the reperfusion following a 2-hour ischemia formed by abdominal aortic occlusion,(More)
The effects of iloprost on ischemia-reperfusion injury have been studied on the skeletal, muscle, liver, myocardium, kidney, and spinal cord. However, no sufficient data exist about effects of levosimendan on renal ischemia-reperfusion injury. The purpose of this experimental study was to investigate and compare effectiveness of levosimendan and iloprost on(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the early and late postoperative outcome of aorto/iliofemoral bypass operations using a retroperitoneal approach. METHODS From December 1999 until the end of December 2005, unilateral aorto/iliofemoral bypass was performed on 23 patients (3 female, 20 male) for unilateral iliac occlusive disease. The average age was 57 years (range:(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite careful deairing procedures, residual air has been found in the left ventricle. For this reason, we created a simple and effective left ventricular deairing technique. DESIGN Forty patients with pure mitral valve disease were randomly divided into 2 groups. In group 1, deairing was done by filling the left atrium actively by a line(More)
Konno aortoventriculoplasty (AVP) is performed for various types of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. We report on a 32-year-old woman who had undergone double valve replacement five years earlier. She presented with increased interventricular septum thickness, small aortic root and gradient across the aortic mechanical valve. We performed Konno(More)