Haldun Gündoğdu

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BACKGROUND & AIMS We conducted a multicentre study to assess nutritional risk at hospital admission, hospital-associated iatrogenic malnutrition and the status of nutritional support in Turkish hospitals. METHODS A database which allowed for online submission of hospital and patient data was developed. A nutritional risk screening system (NRS-2002) was(More)
The most common cause of esophageal stricture in children is the accidental ingestion of strong corrosive agents. During a 13-year period between 1976 and 1989, 202 patients were diagnosed as having caustic esophageal strictures at the Hacettepe University Children's Hospital Department of Pediatric Surgery. A retrospective clinical study was performed to(More)
Mesenteric and omental cysts are infrequently encountered, benign, intraabdominal tumors. Nineteen new patients were analysed. The most common presenting symptoms were abdominal distension (74%) and abdominal pain (63%). A palpable abdominal mass was found in 58 percent of cases. A correct preoperative diagnosis was established in 91 percent of the patients(More)
Abdominal wall hernias are a common problem in the general population. A Western estimate reveals that the lifetime risk of developing a hernia is about 2%. As a result, hernia repairs likely comprise the most frequent general surgery operations. More than 20 million hernias are estimated to be repaired every year around the world. Numerous repair(More)
Adrenal myelolipoma is a rare, benign and biochemically inactive tumor. It is usually diagnosed incidentally by radiological methods and is known to be associated with obesity, hypertension, endocrinological disorders and some malignancies. We report herein the association of a myelolipoma with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor. To our knowledge this is the(More)
Diffuse nodular lymphoid hyperplasia represents a rare disease that is grossly characterized by the presence of numerous visible mucosal nodules measuring up to, and rarely exceeding, 0.5 cm in diameter. These may involve the entire small intestine, the large intestine, or both. The etiology is unknown. When diffuse nodular lymphoid hyperplasia is found(More)
Although extensive research has been carried out on the respiratory and renal effects of intra-abdominal pressure increase, there is limited research with regard to its effects on bacterial translocation. The objective of this study was to discuss whether the high intra-abdominal pressure due to carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation during laparoscopy leads to(More)