Gokhan Ozerdem

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OBJECTIVE P-selectin is an adhesion molecule that plays a role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to assess whether or not the treatment with fluvastatin for 3 weeks preoperatively would reduce the levels of circulating P-selectin in patients with coronary heart disease undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of bone scintigraphy for the assessment of graft viability following vascularized bone grafts in patients with mandibular reconstruction. METHODS We investigated 16 patients with vascularized grafts from the fibula (13 patients) and iliac crest (3 patients) in the last 8 years. For the follow up of all(More)
Fifteen patients with various scalp defects resulting from contact electrical burns to the head, were reconstructed between the periods of January 1989 and October 2004 in our burns unit. The incidence of scalp burns in our patient population was 2.99% for electrical injuries and 0.95% for all burns during the study period. We present here a clinical series(More)
In this paper, we selected eight patients who had cubital fossa electrical burns with exposure or damage of the brachial artery, during the period 2000 to 2004 and formulated an algorithm to salvage upper limbs. We demonstrated the effectiveness of the algorithm to rescue the extremity from amputation and to restore the functional ability combined with(More)
From January 1984 to December 1993 a total of 154 patients (89 men and 85 women) required 160 reoperations for prosthetic heart valve dysfunction. Four patients required a second, two patients a third reoperation. Age was (mean +/- SD [range]) 38.8 +/- 10.2 (17 to 64) years. The primary operation was mitral valve replacement in 105 patients, aortic valve(More)
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive techniques have gained recent interest in the realm of cardiac surgery. This report describes our initial experience with graft replacement of ascending aortic aneurysms using a superior mini-sternotomy approach. METHODS Between March 1997 and October 1997, four patients underwent operation for ascending aortic aneurysm via(More)
BACKGROUND Left main coronary artery (LMCA) stenosis is a risk factor in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Although improved outcomes of off-pump CABG have been well documented, LMCA stenosis is often perceived as a contraindicationfor off-pump CABG. In this study, we compared on-pump and off-pump techniques in high-risk patients with LMCA disease. (More)
Methods 61 patients undergoing valve surgery were managed with V-atriotomy incision because of inadequate exposure of the mitral valve and subvalvular apparatus. 37 patients were male (60.7%) and 24 patients were female (39,3%) with a mean age of 64.7±10,2. Standart left atriotomy incision was made primarily and in cases of bad exposure, caval snares were(More)