Ercan Tureci

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OBJECT Flow diverter (FD) stents are relatively new and important devices in the treatment of cerebral aneurysms. The Flow Re-Direction Endoluminal Device has been recently released for clinical use. The authors' aim in this paper is to report their initial single-center FRED experience with short-term results. METHODS Between February 2012 and May 2013,(More)
Endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms has been an effective treatment option. In this paper, we report our experience with the Silk stent (SS) for endovascular treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms and present periprocedural events, immediate results, delayed complications, and imaging and clinical follow-up results. We retrospectively(More)
Carotid cavernous sinus fistulas are abnormal communications between the carotid system and the cavernous sinus. Several classification schemes have described carotid cavernous sinus fistulas according to etiology, hemodynamic features, or the angiographic arterial architecture. Increased pressure within the cavernous sinus appears to be the main factor in(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is a potential mediator of secondary brain injury in the settings of cerebral ischemia and inflammation. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) alters the levels of stable end products of NO metabolism. We investigated these changes and attempted to identify brain regions that were unique with regard to NO production in the period immediately after(More)
The purpose of the present study was to determine the role of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and to investigate the use of DWI in the diagnosis of brain death (BD). We prospectively evaluated 22 patients diagnosed with clinical BD (9 women, 13 men; mean age, 39.63 ± 15.1 years; age range, 9–66 years). All clinical criteria for BD were present in all 22(More)
Herein, we describe a new carotid stenting approach for four patients with moderate-to-severe chronic renal insufficiency, who have a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) between 15 and 59 mL/min/1.73 m(2), using a minimum dose of contrast medium (12 mL at a 50% dilution) and SmartMask™ technology as an alternative to carotid endarterectomy.
Background. Recent studies focusing on the genetic influences on outcome after head injury (HI) have suggested that different alleles of certain genes are associated with different outcomes. Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) gene, especially β2 polymorphism, is frequently observed in Alzheimer’s disease, a remarkable degenerative state in which HI is among the(More)
The goal of the present study was to determine concentrations of E-selectin in both cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and to evaluate the correlation between the clinical parameters and E-selectin levels. Both CSF and serum samples obtained from 12 patients with aneurysmal SAH and 8 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The combination of opioids with supplemental analgesics is commonly used for additive or synergistic analgesic effects. We aimed to determine the most advantageous supplemental analgesic for postoperative pain relief after lumbar disc surgery. METHODS This prospective, placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind study compared(More)
For patients with epilepsy, anti-epileptic medication is generally the first line of treatment, but treating pregnant women with epilepsy can be a challenge. Standard anti-epileptic medications have caused developmental abnormalities, so much effort has been put into developing antiepileptic medications with minimal teratogenic effects. In this experimental(More)