Gülhan Kurtoğlu Çelik

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Valproic acid (VPA) is a conventional antiepileptic drug and, in parallel to its widespread prescription, it has been used in many cases of suicide attempts. VPA intoxication may cause electrolyte disturbances, hepatotoxicity, pancreatitis, bone marrow suppression, and brain edema. However, there is no specific antidote for treatment of VPA overdose. Case(More)
INTRODUCTION Accidental carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is a major cause of unintentional poisoning. This study aimed to determine the value of initial lactate levels in patients with CO poisoning and to evaluate its utilization in the emergency department (ED). METHODS A retrospective cross-sectional study was carried out among patients with CO(More)
We aimed to compare two digital nerve block techniques in patients due to traumatic digital lacerations. This was a randomized-controlled study designed prospectively in the emergency department of a university-based training and research hospital. Randomization was achieved by sealed envelopes. Half of the patients were randomised to traditional(More)
More than half of pregnant women suffer from nausea and vomiting, in 0.5-1% of the pregnant women, if nausea and vomiting are severe and persistent, condition can progress to hyperemesis. We evaluated the fluid volume parameters in pregnant women with hyperemesis gravidarum, before and after treatment using the bioelectrical impedance vectors. A total of 70(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)
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