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BACKGROUND Laparoscopic ventral rectopexy is an established procedure in the treatment of posterior pelvic organ prolapse. It is still unclear whether this procedure can be performed safely in the elderly. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess the effects of age on the outcome of laparoscopic ventral rectopexy performed for patients with pelvic organ(More)
AIM To determine the effect of exogenous leptin on acute lung injury (ALI) in cerulein-induced acute pancreatitis (AP). METHODS Forty-eight rats were randomly divided into 3 groups. AP was induced by intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of cerulein (50 microg/kg) four times, at 1 h intervals. The rats received a single i.p. injection of 10 mug/kg leptin(More)
Some cases of idiopathic pruritus anu may be refractory to treatment with dietary and hygienic instructions and short-term topical medications. In this study, we documented our technique and results with methylene blue injection in a large series of patients with intractable idiopathic pruritus ani. The results of 30 adult patients with well-documented(More)
BACKGROUND Surgeon-performed ultrasonography (US) of thyroid nodules might serve as a potential therapeutic guide to designate accurate surgical or clinical intervention. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic adequacy of surgeon-performed ultrasonography guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of thyroid nodules, the factors responsible for diagnostic(More)
AIM Today, in inguinal hernia repair, postoperative pain and costs are regarded as equally important issues as technique and recurrence rates. Postoperative pain is thought to vary according to the applied anesthesia method. As local anesthesia is reported to inflict less pain, its effects on early period post-operative complications should also be(More)
The aim of our study was to compare short-term outcomes of robotic and laparoscopic sphincter-saving total mesorectal excision (TME) in male patients with mid-low rectal cancer (RC) after neadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT). The study was conducted as a retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database, and we analyzed 14 robotic and 65(More)
Because radiation-induced cellular damage is attributed primarily to harmful effects of free radicals, molecules with direct free radical scavenging properties are particularly promising as radioprotectors. It has been demonstrated that controlled ozone administration may promote an adaptation to oxidative stress, preventing the damage induced by reactive(More)
Gastrosplenic fistula formation resulting from primary gastric malignancy is rare and should be managed as a matter of emergency. We report a patient who was diagnosed with primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and who underwent surgical treatment for gastrosplenic fistula.
AIM Similar protective effect of ischemic and ozone oxidative preconditioning (OzoneOP) in hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury was demonstrated, providing evidences that both preconditioning settings shared similar biochemical mechanisms of protection. We investigated the effects of OzoneOP on liver regeneration after 70% partial hepatectomy (PHx) in(More)
Previously we described the technique to lessen complications of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and to achieve immediate use of the catheter. In this study we evaluated our long-term results of the technique. A total of 61 procedures were carried out in 58 patients from September 2003 to February 2009. All patients were followed in our(More)