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BACKGROUND/AIM The aims of this study were to investigate the significance of oxidative stress parameters in the pathogenesis of ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke and to investigate their effects on stroke severity using the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 92 patients, including 74 with ischemic(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to determine effectiveness of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) in patients with intermediate syndrome (IMS) due to organophosphate (OP) intoxication. METHODS Patients diagnosed with IMS due to OP intoxication were included in this prospective study. Therapeutic plasma exchange procedure was performed with fresh frozen plasma as a(More)
AIM We aimed to determine the relationship between blood lactate, carboxy-hemoglobin (COHb) levels and the severity of clinical findings in patients with CO poisoning. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients over 18 years old and of both gender who were admitted to Emergency Department with the diagnosis of CO poisoning between 10.02.2008 and 17.03.2011 were(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of ultrasonography (USG) in identifying metacarpal bone fractures in patients admitted to the emergency department (ED) with hand injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients who were admitted to a training and research hospital's ED during the study period with hand trauma and had suspected(More)
Introduction. The most prominent complications of cocaine use are adverse effects in the cardiovascular and central nervous systems. Free air in the mediastinum and subcutaneous tissue may be observed less frequently, whereas free air in the spinal canal (pneumorrhachis) is a very rare complication of cocaine abuse. In this report we present a case of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigated oxidative stress changes in renal colic patients, and to determine its role in differential diagnosis of renal colic. METHODS The cross-sectional study was conducted at Ankara Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Turkey, from June 2012 to December 2012 and comprised patients with complaints suggesting of renal colic and(More)
Drug-induced hepatotoxicity is a major cause of hepatocellular injury in patients admitting to emergency services with acute liver failure. Hepatic necrosis may be at varying degrees from mild elevations in transaminases to fulminant hepatitis, and even death. The case of a 53-year-old female patient with toxic hepatitis due to levofloxacin and multiple(More)
OBJECTIVE It was aimed to investigate whether neglected and abused pediatric patients are properly recognized and reported by emergency physicians in the emergency department (ED). METHODS This prospective study was conducted on patients between 0 and 6 years of age presenting with trauma to ED. Patients were examined again by an emergency medicine(More)
Damage to lung parenchyma due to blunt thoracic trauma often appears as contusion or hematoma. Cavitary lung lesions or pseudocyst formation due to trauma is a rare phenomenon. In the literature traumatic pseudocysts are also known as pseudocystic hematomas, traumatic lung cavity and traumatic pneumotocel. Traumatic pseudocysts usually have good clinical(More)
INTRODUCTION The end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) measurement was considered as an essential tool for the assessment of several conditions in emergency medicine. However, the diagnostic role of capnography in dyspneic patients still remains unclear. We aimed to analyze the alteration of the ETCO2 levels in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)(More)