Erkan Çakmak

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STUDY DESIGN A randomized-controlled experimental study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) on postlaminectomy epidural fibrosis in rats. SETTING Diyarbakir, Turkey. METHODS In a rat model, allowing objective histopathological quantification, the postoperative epidural scar formation was(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of cervical arthroplasty and anterior cervical discectomy fusion methods. METHODS The randomised clinical trial was conducted at the neurosurgical clinic of University of Harran, Turkey, between February 2009 and January 2010. The patients had single level disc disorder between C4-C7 levels. Before(More)
The aim of this study was to present a unique case of intramedullary brucellar granuloma (IBG) and to discuss the diagnosis and management. To our knowledge, only one case of thoracic IBG has been reported previously, and our case is the first in cervical spine. A 35-year-old female patient was admitted with headache, pain and weakness in her four(More)
OBJECTIVES An acceleration of the wound healing process expedites chronic wound patient's return to normal social environments significantly. Sildenafil, a cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)-dependent phosphodiesterase- 5 inhibitor has been shown to be a potent stimulator of angiogenesis through upregulation of cGMP. In our study, sildenafil was(More)
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