Hülya Ellidokuz

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BACKGROUND To determine practices of Turkish anaesthesiologists with regard to withholding and withdrawal of life support from the critically ill. METHODS An anonymous questionnaire consisting of 18 questions was mailed to 439 members of the Turkish Society of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation. RESULTS Three hundred and 69 questionnaires were returned(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of alfentanil, remifentanil, and saline in minimizing the propofol injection pain. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS 175 ASA physical status I and II, adult female patients undergoing minor gynecological procedures with general anesthesia. INTERVENTIONS Unpremedicated(More)
Migraine is a significant health problem due to its frequency and accompanying morbidity, which includes disability and loss of performance. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of migraine and assess the disability and preferences of treatment among university students in Afyon, a Turkish city. This is the first cross-sectional prevalence study of migraine(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to investigate the effects of inhaled anesthetic agents on respiratory mechanics with low flow anesthesia in laparoscopic abdominal surgery. Two inhaled anesthetics, desflurane and sevoflurane, have a lower solubility in blood and tissues than all previous volatile anesthetics, and have become the preferred volatile(More)
Many checkpoint proteins that are involved in the control of the cell cycle and apoptosis have been investigated, but only a few studies have evaluated the prognostic significance of multiple factors only in rectal carcinomas. The aim of this study was to determine the role of p53, p21, and p27 protein expression as a prognostic factor in rectal carcinomas.(More)
INTRODUCTION Helicobacter pylori is the major agent causing peptic ulcer, gastric cancer and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) gastric lymphoma. A simple stool polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method was performed and compared with the gold standards for the diagnosis of H. pylori infection. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 54 adult patients (mean(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic exposure to cement dust has been reported to lead to several health problems. Acute and chronic exposure to quartz are associated with the provocation of an inflammatory response and triggers an extensive host defense mechanism. These inflammatory reactions result in the secretions of cytokines, eicosanoids, lytic enzymes, chemotactic(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate occupational history taking, as a detailed occupational history is the most effective means for proper diagnosis of occupational illness. METHODS In order to determine the attitudes of 66 physicians working in Dokuz Eylül Medical Faculty Hospital about taking occupational history, 269 patient records were examined. RESULTS It was(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyse the genetic and non genetic risk factors for cisplatin ototoxicity. METHODS This study was conducted on 72 children who received cisplatin based chemotherapy. Brock and Muenster classifications were used to evaluate ototoxicity seen in these children. 6 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP); ERCC1 rs 11615,(More)
We evaluated the effects of hospital stay on nutritional anthropometric data in children of various age groups and investigated the effects of admission undernutrition on nutritional anthropometric data in children who were hospitalized in our university hospital in Turkey. The adverse effect of hospitalization on nutritional status was shown to be most(More)