Gultekin Ozan Kucuk

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OBJECTIVES Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is rare but life threatening soft tissue infection characterized by a necrotizing process of the subcutaneous tissues and fascial planes. The Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis (LRINEC) score has been verified as a useful diagnostic tool for detecting necrotizing fasciitis. A certain LRINEC score might(More)
Although colchicines are the only effective treatment of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), resistance to colchicines (CR) which is observed in up to 30% of the patients is still a problem. Clinically, resistance to colchicine is defined as three or more attacks within the last 6 months period while using ≥2 mg/day colchicine. Previous studies have shown(More)
Parathyroid cysts constitute 0.08-3.41% of all parathyroid masses. Intrathyroidal parathyroid cysts, however, are rare conditions with only a few cases being reported. Most of the parathyroid cysts are found to be nonfunctional and functional cysts are generally thought to be due to cystic degeneration of parathyroid adenomas. A cystic, smooth contoured(More)
AIM The current study reports technical and social details aiming to evaluate difficulties faced while performing laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) in a rural hospital as well as providing solutions. METHODS Patients who underwent LA with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis between April 2009 and December 2010 were included in this study. Demographic details,(More)
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