Gokhan Cakmak

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We report a case of a 63-year-old female patient who underwent a total knee arthroplasty in which the knee later became infected with Brucella melitensis. Diagnosis was made by positive culture of a sinus tract discharge. Radiological views of the knee did not show signs of implant loosening. The patient was successfully treated with rifampicin and(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated and compared the efficacy of ozone (O(3)) and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapies in an experimental rat model of osteomyelitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-eight male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into sham, osteomyelitis (control), vancomycin (V), vancomycin + HBO (VHB), vancomycin + O(3) (VO), and vancomycin + HBO + O(3) (VOHB)(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of inorganic bone matric/Pepgen P-15 (ABM/P-15) on the healing of a critical sized segmental defect in a rat radius using a radiological and histological grading system. METHODS We carried out this study at the Research Laboratories, Gazi University School of Medicine in 2004. Critical sized segmental defects were created(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to compare and evaluate the effect of adding lornoxicam or nitroglycerine as adjuncts to lidocaine in intravenous regional anesthesia (IVRA). METHODS 60 patients were randomly separated into three groups, lidocaine group (group L), lidocaine+lornoxicam group (group LL), and lidocaine+lornoxicam+transdermal(More)
The effects of gender and various anthropometric variables were previously reported as significant predictors of plantar fascia thickness. Although a strong correlation between either the body weight or body mass index (BMI) and plantar fascia thickness were not demonstrated, a moderate relation was stated. We retrospectively investigated the role of(More)
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