Hasan Kafali

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BACKGROUND Our objective was to develop a new animal model for the study of polycystic ovaries by using the non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor, letrozole. METHODS Thirty four rats were divided into four groups, including a control group of 10 rats that received vehicle only (1% aqueous solution of carboxmethlycellulose [CMC]) once daily orally (p.o.) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of gum chewing on postoperative bowel function after cesarean section. MATERIAL AND METHODS Women who underwent cesarean section were randomized to either a gum-chewing group (n = 74) or a non-gum-chewing group (n = 76). The two groups were compared with respect to the return of bowel activity, postoperative analgesic and(More)
Hormonal and physical changes during pregnancy are associated with some sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) such as snoring and sleep apnea, and SRBD are associated with recurrent episodes of oxyhemoglobin desaturation and increased sympathic activity. We aimed to search the incidence of self-reported snoring and witnessed apnea in the third trimester(More)
OBJECTIVES Serefeddin Sabuncuoglu is known to be the author of the first illustrated surgery book, Cerrahiyyetu'l Haniyye (Imperial Surgery), which was written in Turkish in 1465 a.d. at the age of 80. The purpose of this paper is to describe his contributions to pediatric otorhinolaryngology. RESULTS Cerrahiyyetu'l Haniyye consists of three chapters(More)
Serafeddin Sabuncuoglu (1385-1470) was the author of the first illustrated surgical textbook Cerrahiyyet'ül Haniyye (Imperial Surgery) in the Turkish-Islamic literature. In the obstetric section he gave detailed descriptions of normal and abnormal presentation, surgical manipulation of intrauterine foetal death and retained placenta. He wrote about(More)
Serefeddin Sabuncuoglu (AD 1385-1468) was the author of the first illustrated surgical textbook in the Turkish-Islamic literature, Cerrahiyyet'ul-Haniyye (Imperial Surgery), written in old Turkish in 1465. Cerrahiyyet'ul-Haniyye, consists of three chapters and 193 sections which include coloured miniatures of surgical procedures, incisions, and instruments,(More)
Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) is defined as having four or more symptomatic vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) attacks within a year. This study aimed to investigate whether Human Dectin-1 Y238X Gene Polymorphism plays a role in RVVC pathogenesis. In order to examine and explore this aim, an experimental study was undergone. The clinical study(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate whether endometriosis can be diagnosed clinically by assessing the differences between serum CA125 levels during menstruation and during the rest of the menstrual cycle. METHODS The study was performed in 28 patients who underwent laparoscopy to check for pelvic causes of infertility. Patients with endometriosis were selected as the(More)