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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors associated with the principal outcomes in acute appendicitis during pregnancy: appendix-perforation, and maternal and fetal mortality and maternal morbidity. METHODS Fifty-two pregnant women who were diagnosed and operated upon acute appendicitis in Dicle University Hospital, Diyarbakir,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of an anti-inflammatory and capillary regulator drug, micronized purified flavonoid fraction (MPFF), in the prevention of postoperative formation of adhesions. DESIGN A double-blind, controlled study evaluated the efficacy of MPFF in reducing postoperative adhesion formation in a rat model. SETTING Animal care facility(More)
In this study, efficacy of the angiotensin II type 1 receptor blocker telmisartan given as monotherapy was compared with that of perindopril monotherapy in patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension. After a 2-week, single-blind, placebo run-in period, 60 patients were randomised to double-blind, once-daily treatment with telmisartan 80 mg or perindopril 4(More)
A 26-year-old male patient presented to our rheumatology clinic with pain, swelling and limitation of movement in his right ankle, and also purpuric skin lesions in the lower extremity pretibial region. He was asked questions, and he said that he had been having chronic low back pain and morning stiffness for the last few years. His physical examination(More)
OBJECTIVES Although the pathophysiology of syndrome X (angina pectoris, positive ECG test findings and normal coronary arteriogram) is unclear, it is generally accepted that intracellular metabolic changes resulting from abnormal constriction of prearteriolar vessels due to endothelium-dependent vasodilation abnormalities may play a role in the(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative atrial fibrillation is common after cardiac surgery. In this study, we aimed to investigate the value of interatrial conduction time for the prediction of early postoperative atrial fibrillation, using intra-operative transoesophageal echocardiography. METHODS A total of 65 patients undergoing cardiac surgery in our hospital(More)
Introduction. Sarcoidosis, which is a chronic inflammatory granulomatous disease, can mimic different rheumatologic diseases including connective tissue diseases. Antinuclear antibodies are the markers used for connective tissue diseases. Aim. To determine antinuclear antibody frequency and any possible correlation with clinical and laboratory data in(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy over 1 year of of felodipine ER 5 and 10 mg once daily (od) in 12 Caucasian patients with left ventricular hypertrophy secondary to primary hypertension. After a placebo period of 20 days, a physical examination and an echocardiography were performed in each patient. All patients started treatment with(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterised by erosive arthritis. Sarcoidosis is a chronic disease characterised by formation of non-calcified granulomas. Our case, a 35-year-old woman, presented with metacarpophalangeal, proximal interphalangeal (PİP) joints and arthritis of both ankles, of 6-month duration. She had morning(More)