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PURPOSE We aimed to demonstrate the success and reliability of a novel puncture, aspiration, injection, and reaspiration (PAIR) technique in liver hydatid cysts. METHODS Percutaneous treatment with ultrasonographic guidance was performed in 493 hepatic hydatid cysts in 374 patients. Patients were treated with a new PAIR technique by single puncture method(More)
Alpha thalassemia (α-thal) is one of the most common genetic disorders in the world. It is characterized by the absence or reduced expression of α-globin genes. The frequency of α-thal mutations in the province of Hatay in South Turkey is unknown. Therefore, in the present study, we aimed to investigate the spectrum of α-thal mutations in this province.(More)
<i>Context:</i> Building defect prediction models for software projects is helpful for reducing the effort in locating defects. In this paper, we share our experiences in building a defect prediction model for a large industrial software project. We extract product and process metrics to build models and show that we can build an accurate defect prediction(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this prospective study was to identify the most effective and safest regimen among different thrombolytic treatment strategies. BACKGROUND The best treatment strategies for prosthetic valve thrombosis have been controversial. METHODS Transesophageal echocardiography-guided thrombolytic treatment was administered to 182 consecutive(More)
The essential trace elements play important roles in the maintainance of the normal structure and physiology of cells. Several research groups have demonstrated that they also play important roles in states of cardiovascular diseases. Our aim is to investigate whether there is a relationship between trace elements (Zn and Cu) and the degree of(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between hematologic indices and the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) score in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). A total of 800 patients who consecutively and retrospectively presented with STEMI within 12 hours of symptom onset. After accounting for(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the association of atherogenic index of plasma (AIP), the logarithm of molar ratio of triglyceridemia to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (TG/HDL-cholesterol) with cardiometabolic disorders was investigated in a sample of the Turkish population. METHODS A total of 2676 middle-aged adults were prospectively evaluated with a(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the association between neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and severity of coronary atherosclerosis. A total of 172 patients undergoing coronary angiography were included in the study. Control group consisted of patients with normal coronary arteries. Patients with coronary stenosis were divided into 2 groups by use(More)