Hasan Tahsin Keçeligil

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BACKGROUND Cognitive dysfunction (as an indicator of cerebral dysfunction after open heart surgery) was observed in as many as 70% of patients who underwent cardiopulmonary bypass. S-100beta protein is a sensitive indicator of cerebral injury. We aimed to compare the effects of hydroxyethyl starch and Ringer lactate prime solutions in the protection of(More)
In this study, we present a 55-year-old female patient who suffered from atrial septal defect (ASD) and retrosternal toxic goitre simultaneously. The patient had been treated with a 300 mg/day dose of propylthiouracil for 20 days prior to operation. This patient has been operated on for both disorders and has recovered.
Between January 1983 and December 2000, 78 patients underwent primary repair of a ventricular septal defect. There were 42 males (54%) and 36 females (46%) of whom 13 (17%) were under 1 year old, 50 (64%) were aged 1-10 years, 11 (14%) were aged 10-20 years, and 4 (5%) were over 20 years old. The ventricular septal defect was a perimembranous type in 60(More)
In this study, we examined the adherence of slime-producing standard Staphylococcus epidermidis strain ATCC 12228 to Dacron and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts in in vitro medium either containing salicylate or not. Dacron and PTFE graft pieces of standard size were placed in trypticase soy broth either containing 5 mM acetylsalicylic acid solution or(More)
INTRODUCTION Peripheral arterial aneurysms (PAA) may rupture, cause emboli and ischemia, and local symptoms due to compression. METHODS A total of 109 patients who underwent surgery for PAA were analyzed retrospectively, including clinical presentation, surgical procedures used, and postoperative follow-up data obtained 10 days after discharge. RESULTS(More)
A case of extracranial internal carotid artery aneurysm Aneurysms of the extracranial internal carotid artery are uncommon but can be responsible for serious complications such as rupture, thrombosis, or embolism. The underlying causes of aneurysm include atherosclerosis, fibromuscular dysplasia, trauma, previous carotid artery surgery, infection,(More)
An increasing number of patients are found to be unsuitable for revascularization by conventional approaches to the epicardial vessels. Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMR) is a treatment choice for patients who have refractory angina pectoris when bypass surgery or percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is not indicated. Transmyocardial laser(More)
OBJECTIVE Placement of an external support has been reported to prevent intimal hyperplasia of vein grafts. In this study, we investigated the effect of HA/CMC on intimal hyperplasia in a rabbit model. DESIGN Right jugular vein to common carotid artery bypass grafting was performed in 24 female New Zealand white rabbits (2.5-3.0 kg). Animals were divided(More)
PURPOSE The reliability of poly-p-dioxanone (PDS) suture for sternal closure was tested on 264 consecutive sternotomies in the authors' department from April 1987 to May 1998. METHODS The reason for sternotomy was tetralogy of Fallot in 65 cases (24.6%), ventricular septal defect (VSD) in 38 cases (14.4%), atrial septal defect (ASD) in 77 cases (29.2%),(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare thrombosis rates in antegrade (catheter directed toward the hand) versus retrograde (catheter directed toward the elbow) cannulation of the radial artery. Our secondary objectives were to compare these two techniques in terms of success rate, differences in noninvasive versus invasive blood(More)