Hasan Koçoğlu

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BACKGROUND The objective of this prospective hospital-based study was to evaluate the rate and characteristics of acute human poisoning in our province (Gaziantep City, Turkey). METHODS All cases of acute human poisonings admitted to the emergency department of the Gaziantep University Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey, between January 2000 and December 2001,(More)
The short-term and the long-term effects of abdominoplasty on the respiratory function of healthy adults are not known because of a lack of studies on this subject. Theoretically one might suggest that abdominoplasty can cause respiratory decompensation resulting from musculofascial plication, which reduces the respiratory reserve by decreasing(More)
To the Editor: We report a 57-year-old female patient who underwent a correction of surgical scar and sagging of the abdominal skin by plastic surgeons. She was 155 cm and 95 kg, with body mass index 37.5 kg/m. She had a history of arterial hypertension for 5 years. General anesthesia was induced by propofol 3 mg/kg and fentanyl 1 lg/kg. Endotracheal(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the addition of magnesium to levobupivacaine will decrease the postoperative analgesic requirement or not, and to investigate the possible preventive effects on laryngospasm. METHODS Seventy-five children undergoing elective tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy surgery. The drug was prepared as only(More)
The development of less invasive methods for myocardial revascularization such as “off-pump” cardiac surgery, and new methods of anesthesia and postoperative care protocols such as “fast-track recovery” (FTRC), have contributed to a significant reduction in postoperative intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital length of stay after cardiac surgical(More)
Acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning may cause cardiotoxicity. The natriuretic peptides, including atrial natriuretic peptide, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), N-BNP, and NT-proBNP (N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide), are endogenous cardiac hormones that may be secreted upon myocardial stress. The aim of this study was to assess the plasma NT-proBNP(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Epidural analgesia is the most effective method for pain relief during labour. The aim was to elucidate the efficacy of ropivacaine 0.05% and bupivacaine 0.05%, which were both combined with fentanyl 0.00015% to provide analgesia in labour. METHODS Forty nulliparous females were enrolled into the study. After insertion of an(More)
OBJECTIVE Patient satisfaction, an indicator of the quality of care provided by emergency department (ED) personnel, is a significant issue for EDs. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with patient satisfaction and dissatisfaction, and to describe demographic characteristics of those surveyed in a university hospital ED. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective in this study was to compare the accuracy of the tympanic membrane infrared thermometer with the other conventional temperature measurement options. METHODS One hundred and ten randomly selected pediatric patients who admitted to our emergency room were included in the study. Each child underwent simultaneous temperature(More)
UNLABELLED Abstract. BACKGROUND Monitored anesthesia care (MAC) may be applied for septoplasty or endoscopic sinus surgery in which an adequate sedation and analgesia without respiratory depression are desired for comfort of both the patient and the surgeon. Several combinations with different agents have been used for this purpose in these patients.(More)