Handan Cuhruk

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Preoperative ultrasonographic evaluation of the thyroid gland done by surgeons could let us foresee airway management challenges. The aim of this observational study was to evaluate the effects of thyroid-related parameters assessed preoperatively by surgeons via ultrasonography and chest X-ray on intubation conditions. METHODS(More)
The immunological status of individuals occupationally exposed to low levels of halothane and nitrous oxide has been examined and compared with that of non-exposed controls. No differences in the serum concentrations of IgG, IgM, IgA, peripheral blood lymphocytes and lymphocyte subpopulations between the groups were observed.
UNLABELLED Anesthesiologists have often been confronted with the difficult question of determining which patient will present an increased difficulty for endotracheal intubation. The limits of the previously reported morphometric airway measurements for predicting difficult intubation have inadequately addressed the normal patient population variables. We(More)
Sister-chromatid exchange (SCE) analysis was carried out in 67 operating room personnel (anaesthetists M.D.; anaesthesia nurses and anaesthesia unit technicians) exposed to waste anaesthetic gases such as halothane, nitrous oxide and isoflurane and in 50 healthy unexposed controls. The SCE frequencies were increased significantly in operating room personnel(More)
Case report A 6-year-old boy, weighing 21 kg, was admitted to a local District General Hospital with severe headaches not responding to simple analgesics. His initial blood pressure was recorded as 166/91 mmHg. This was persistently elevated and, subsequently, he developed vomiting, photophobia and bilateral papilloedema. He was referred to our institution(More)
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