Gurkan Tellioglu

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PURPOSE Excision followed by natal cleft depth reduction should be performed, with no leftover midline scar tissue, to prevent recurrence of pilonidal sinus, which is the main problem in the treatment of this disease. We investigated the potential advantages of this advancing flap technique, which we developed. METHOD An S-type incision together with a(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Temporary loop ileostomies constructed to protect distal anastomoses are generally closed at 8 to 12 weeks, a period long enough to encounter stoma-related complications, which reduces the quality of life. Early closure may be considered to overcome these adverse effects. This prospective study was designed to investigate the reliability of(More)
PURPOSE Patients with very low rectal cancer were treated by intersphincteric rectal resection employing partial internal anal sphincter resection. They then underwent smooth muscle plasty to restore internal anal sphincter function. We assessed the functional and oncological outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients were selected if their biopsies revealed(More)
AIM Cytokines are early predictors of graft dysfunction. In this study we evaluated pretransplant cytokine levels and graft outcomes among renal transplant recipients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Donor selection was based on results of blood group matching and negative crossmatches. A panel of 35 human serum samples from patients (female/male = 0.4) awaiting(More)
The aim of this study was to identify the predictors of early postoperative hypocalcemia after a total/near total thyroidectomy in order to select patients for prompt treatment to prevent symptomatic hypocalcemia. Patients with hypocalcemia within 24 h of surgery were identified as Group I and normocalcemic patients as Group II. The perioperative serum(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the quality of life of renal donors during long-term follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS The short form health survey (SF-36) questionnaire was compared between renal donors and the general population. We evaluated the relationship to postoperative complications and preoperative information with the quality(More)
We have developed a replaceable bioartificial pancreas to treat diabetes utilizing a unique cocontinous amphiphilic conetwork membrane created for macroencapsulation and immunoisolation of porcine islet cells (PICs). The membrane is assembled from hydrophilic poly(N,N-dimethyl acrylamide) and hydrophobic/oxyphilic polydimethylsiloxane chains cross-linked(More)
Polycystic liver disease is characterized by multiple cystic lesions on the liver. It is an uncommon autosomal dominant disease. The cysts' diameters range from 20 to 30 cm to small microscopic nodules. Generally, more than half of the liver parenchyma is covered. The mass effect of the liver created by the large cysts can cause life-threatening symptoms(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the dermatologic lesions and possible effects of immunosuppression treatment and p53 gene mutations on dermatologic findings in renal transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 163 renal transplant recipients. After dermatologic examination, cultures, and histopathologic and genetic analyses were performed. A(More)
AIM The incidence of urologic complications after renal transplantation has been reported to be between 2.5% and 27%. The aim of this study was to evaluate urologic complications of and their surgical treatment in our series of renal transplantations. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated urologic complications among 395 renal transplant(More)