Erdem Çevik

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic and the prognostic value of a laboratory panel consisting of mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP), procalcitonin (PCT), and mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) for patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute dyspnea. METHODS We prospectively(More)
OBJECTIVE Most of the fractures and dislocations are reduced in the emergency setting. Many drugs are available for procedural sedation and analgesia in the emergency department (ED); however, the adverse effects are still a common problem. The aim of our study was to compare the 2 drug combinations. METHOD We performed a prospective, randomized,(More)
INTRODUCTION Conventional biomarkers suffer from the drawback of being elevated in chronic renal failure even in the absence of myocardial ischemia. Ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) is a new biomarker proposed for the diagnosis of myocardial ischemia. This study was performed with the primary aim of determining IMA levels in patients with end stage renal(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of normal saline (NS), lactated Ringer's, and Plasmalyte on the acid-base status of dehydrated patients in the emergency department (ED). METHOD We conducted a prospective, double-blind, randomized trial of consecutive adult patients who presented to the emergency department with moderate-severe dehydration. Patients(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to assess the efficacy of oxygen inhalation therapy in emergency department (ED) patients presenting with all types of headache. METHOD We performed a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of patients presenting to the ED with a chief complaint of headache. The patients were randomized to receive either 100%(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether GlideScope video laryngoscope (GVL) and intubating laryngeal mask airway (i-LMA) improve the intubation success rate and could be easily learned and performed by paramedic students when compared with the direct laryngoscopic (DL) method. The study was designed as a prospective randomized crossover trial that(More)
OBJECTIVES Ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) is an emerging diagnostic biomarker for many ischemic conditions. This study was conducted to investigate whether there is a change in IMA levels in carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and, if so, the clinical relevance of IMA levels. METHODS This cohort study, performed between November 2008 and April 2009, compared(More)
BACKGROUND The Turkish Penalty Law has recently been changed. The novel law asks the practitioner to report if there is any 'Situation Placing a Life in Danger '. Herein, we evaluate the anatomic (ISS, TRISS) and physiologic (RTS) trauma scores assessing mortality. METHODS Study data were obtained from a retrospective chart screening of cases who were(More)
BACKGROUND Complete blood count (CBC) parameters may associated with multiple diseases. Urinary stone disease is common public problem. Predictive value of CBC parameters may be associated with urinary stone disease. OBJECTIVES To analyze the association between complete blood count (CBC) parameters and urinary stone disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS This(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of 3 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-intravenous tenoxicam, lornoxicam, and dexketoprofen trometamol-for the treatment of patients with renal colic. METHODS We conducted a prospective double-blind randomized trial of consecutive adult patients who presented to the emergency(More)