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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the topical to IV tranexamic acid (TXA) administration of the same dose, given at the same time in patients who underwent TKR using an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) regime. METHODS Ninety patients were randomized in control group, and IV and topical application groups received 1 g TXA. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we tried to establish cut-off values for more than one parameters of computerized cardiotocography (c CTG) in the prediction of fetal distress during labor, using a group of pregnant women with low-risk pregnancies. METHOD A retrospective study was performed. Data were collected from 167 patients for measurements of fetal heart(More)
In order to establish the most reliable marker for distinguishing urinary tract infections (UTI) with and without renal parenchymal involvement (RPI), we recorded the clinical features and admission leukocyte count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), and serum procalcitonin (PCT) in 57 children (including 43 girls) aged 2-108(More)
Background and Purpose. Cerebral white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) are regarded as typical MRI expressions of small-vessel disease (SVD) and are common in hypertensive patients. Hypertension induces pathologic changes in macrocirculation and in microcirculation. Changes in microcirculation may lead to SVD of brain and consequently to hypertensive(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To detect validity and reliability of the Questionnaire of Olfactory Disorders (QOD) compared to other quality-of-life (QoL) questionnaires, to explore its ability to reflect olfaction-related QoL changes, and to investigate age- and gender-related effects of olfactory changes on QOD results. STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study.(More)
BACKGROUND Conversion to open cholecystectomy is still required in some patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate preoperative factors associated with conversion to open cholecystectomy in elective cholecystectomy and acute cholecystitis. METHODS The records of 1,804 patients who underwent cholecystectomy from May 1992 to January 2004 were reviewed(More)
BACKGROUND Unlike the functional outcomes of endoscopic sinus surgery, which have been thoroughly studied, the effect of the surgery on olfactory performance and the relative predictive factors have not been adequately assessed by literature. Allergic rhinitis and aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) are examined as potential confounding factors(More)
Although smoking is a widely spread habit, its effect on olfaction has not been clearly established. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of cigarette smoking on the olfactory function, using the "Sniffin' Sticks" test. Sixty-five smokers were studied, with a median period of smoking of 10 years (range: 1-45 years) and a median number of 15(More)
Alterations of c-erbB-2 (neu or HER-2) proto-oncogene have been associated with carcinogenesis and poor prognosis of breast cancer. A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at codon 655 resulting in a G to A transition (Ile655Val) in the transmembrane domain-coding region of this gene has been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. This study(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a correlation between copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) levels in children and their parents, considering their nutritional habits. Cu and Zn concentrations were measured by flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry in the serum of 66 healthy children, aged 3-14 years, and their parents, residing in a region(More)