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Vincristine, adriamycin, and dexamethasone (VAD) chemotherapy protocol is first-choice treatment in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients in many centers. Sudden hearing loss associated with vincristine therapy is a rarely observed event in the VAD protocol. We describe a 69-year old male patient diagnosed with multiple myeloma 7 months ago who(More)
BACKGROUND Angiogenesis is the formation of new blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature. Many factors and substances may stimulate angiogenesis and exhibit proliferative effect. In this study, we aimed to investigate the angiogenic and proliferative effects of sodium nitrite. MATERIAL AND METHODS The angiogenic activity of sodium nitrite was examined in(More)
In this article, we present a 21-year-old male patient who presented with swelling and pain located to right lower thigh and knee. Physical examination and subsequent diagnostic work-up revealed a pseudoaneurysm associated with an osteochondroma at lower thigh. This complication should be considered in young patients with a mass at knee and lower thigh(More)
Gemcitabine is a nucleoside analogue that has shown to have antineoplastic activity in different solid tumours (lung, pancreas, bladder, colon, ovarian, and breast cancer) and malignant mesothelioma. The toxic effects of gemcitabine include myelosuppression, flu-like syndrome, altered liver function tests, bronchospasm, rash, itching, and fever. However,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of interpleural analgesia (IP) on postthoracotomy pain and respiratory function as an alternative to thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA). DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. SETTING Tertiary-care military hospital. PATIENTS Sixty young patients scheduled for elective thoracic surgery (correction of aorta(More)
Thrombocytopenia is generally seen as a complication in typhoid fever. However, it can also be encountered as a presenting sign on admission. A 29-year-old man with complaints of fever and diarrhoea was hospitalized because of isolated thrombocytopenia encountered on routine complete blood count examination. The diagnosis of typhoid fever was established(More)
OBJECTIVE Although the vascular complications of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease cause significant morbidity and mortality, the role of pulmonary artery in this pathogenesis is less understood. We aimed to assess the elastic properties of pulmonary artery with echocardiography in patients with BAV. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty patients with BAV (26(More)
Introduction. Digital ischemia is a rare complication of several chemotherapeutic medications. We aimed to present a patient with digital ischemia, secondary to a new generation chemotherapeutic drug, oxaliplatin. Case Report. 62-year-old woman presented to our department with severe pain, paresthesia, and distal acrocyanosis on her right hand fingertips.(More)