Erhan Bulutçu

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STUDY DESIGN A prospective randomized trial. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency thermocoagulation by modifying the duration of heating, using two different time methods, for relieving pain and improving functional disability. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Lumbar discogenic pain is the major problem in lumbar(More)
STUDY DESIGN A double-blind, randomized, prospective clinical study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of deamino-8-D-arginin vasopressin in reducing blood loss in major scoliosis surgery. OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether desmopressin has any effect on reducing blood loss in spinal surgery, to identify the probable mechanisms of effectiveness via blood(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective, randomized, blinded experimental trauma study. STUDY OBJECTIVE The effect of adenosine on arachidonic acid metabolites and lipid peroxidation was investigated in induced spinal cord injury. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Effects of adenosine in ischemia-reperfusion models have been studied, but no studies of adenosine's effect on(More)
Objective: This paper reports the results of a prospective randomized double-blind trial on the effects of pre-operative clonidine on platelet aggregation. Methods: Thirty adult (ASA I–II) patients undergoing elective minor orthopaedic surgery were randomly allocated into three groups of ten patients each. In group I clonidine 2 μg · kg−1, in group II(More)
AIM Several complications following both implantation and long-term usage of port catheters have been documented in many reports. With this article, we want to report two rare complications of the port-a-cath. METHOD Retrospective chart analysis was performed on 178 patients, who received a subcutaneous port catheter between 2002 and 2007. Patients who(More)
Severe neglected congenital scoliosis with tethered cord presents major difficulties in management. The primary objective of this study was to identify the risk factors associated with corrective scoliosis surgery in neglected cases presenting with severe deformity. Six patients who presented with such problems draw attention to the importance of a staged(More)
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