Hasan Esat Yucel

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Platelet abnormalities in diabetes mellitus (DM) and atrial fibrillation (AF) may underline the etiology of a prothrombotic state in these conditions. Increased mean platelet volume (MPV) is a marker of abnormal platelet function and activation. We aimed to investigate the possible association of chronic AF with MPV in patients who have type 2 DM. Patients(More)
D-dimer is a fibrin degradation product, and is implicated in pathologies of cardiovascular system. Thrombosis within the vascular system in relation with inflammation and stasis might be associated with poor prognosis in patients with systolic heart failure (HF). In this study we aimed to investigate for relationship between d-dimer levels and(More)
BACKGROUND There are several studies evaluating the cardiac effects of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning during the acute period; however, the number of studies evaluating the long-term cardiac effects is limited. OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of blood carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) levels, elevated due to CO poisoning on the long-term(More)
The central nervous system (CNS) toxicity of fluoroquinolones is well known but usually occurs benign. In the literature, there are a few number of severe CNS toxicity cases related to fluoroquinolones. Levofloxacin is a third-generation fluorinated quinolone antibiotic, is the active levo stereoisomer of ofloxacin, and has one of the most favorable adverse(More)
BACKGROUND Increased γ-glutamyl transferase (GGT) level is associated with increased oxidative stress, all-cause mortality, the development of cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome. However, its role in acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is unknown. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between GGT and early mortality in patients with(More)
In Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW), presence of accessory pathways causes various tachyarrhythmias that lead to different symptoms and clinical conditions in patients. Atrial fibrillation is observed in about 20-30% of this group of patients. Life threatening malignant ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac deaths are observed in patients having(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the association between neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the development of retinal vein occlusion (RVO). METHODS Forty patients were included in the study. Forty age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers were recruited as the control group. The RVO diagnosis was made clinically, based on the findings of fundus examination. The NLR(More)
BACKGROUND The perioperative use of antithrombotic therapy is associated with increased bleeding risk after cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation. Topical application of tranexamic acid (TXA) is effective in reducing bleeding complications after various surgical operations. However, there is no information regarding local TXA application(More)
OBJECTIVES ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is an important cause of the morbidity and mortality in coronary artery disease. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between hematologic parameters and post primary PCI coronary no-reflow. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 145 consecutive STEMI patients (mean age=58.2±12.3(More)
Amikacin is a frequently used antibiotic in the treatment of peritoneal dialysis (PD)-related peritonitis. Ototoxicity is a well-known complication of amikacin for which increased oxidative stress and free oxygen radicals are thought to be responsible. In this study, the effect of N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) on cochlear function and oxidant situation in the(More)