Fikret Maltepe

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An appropriate hemostatic dressing for prehospital use should lower mortality due to uncontrolled hemorrhage. In this study, the investigators explored the hemostatic effects of Microporous Polysaccharide Hemosphere (MPH) applied in a rat model with severe femoral artery bleeding. Twelve rats were randomly assigned to MPH and control groups: The femoral(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple-dose activated charcoal may enhance the enterocapillary clearance of vancomycin. CASE REPORT A 17-day-old female neonate born with congenital meningomyelocele and Arnold-Chiari malformation was iatrogenically overdosed with a 500 mg intravenous bolus of vancomycin during a shunt operation. The Red Man's Syndrome developed within(More)
BACKGROUND Accidental intravenous exposure to bupivacaine is highly cardiotoxic and may lead to death. Positive inotropic agents are usually utilized in resuscitative efforts. We have compared the efficacy of levosimendan, a novel inotropic agent, with dobutamine and their combination in a rat model of bupivacaine intoxication. METHODS Twenty-eight male(More)
This prospective, randomized, double-blind study was designed to compare the recovery characteristics of remifentanil and fentanyl in combination with propofol for direct current cardioversion. Patients undergoing elective cardioversion received either intravenous fentanyl 1 microg/kg (n=33) or remifentanil 0.25 microg/kg (n=30) and propofol was titrated to(More)
UNLABELLED Many drugs are tested intrathecally to investigate alternatives to opioids. We aimed to explore the analgesic and possible neurotoxic effects of chronic intrathecally-administered ketorolac tromethamine in rats. Catheters were placed via atlantoaxial interval in 28 Wistar rats under anesthesia of intraperitoneally-injected thiopental 30 mg/kg.(More)
Vascular malformations located in the posterior mediastinum are extremely rare. Most of them are found coincidentally during routine examinations. Only a small percentage of these posterior mediastinal arteriovenous malformation cases may cause symptoms such as dyspnea due to compression of surrounding tissues. Radiologic imaging can be insufficient in some(More)
BACKGROUND Patent ductus arteriosus is a common congenital cardiac condition. Its importance is mostly underestimated and accepted as an "easy" heart disease. Physiological consequences of pulmonary overflow may cause severe mortality in premature neonates. Accurate timing of surgical intervention is essential to decrease the mortality in very low birth(More)
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