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Bronchoscopic removal of foreign bodies in children: retrospective analysis of 822 cases.
At the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery of Hacettepe University, a total number of 822 pediatric bronchoscopies were performed from 1984 through 1990 for suspected foreign bodyExpand
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Perioperative hyperglycemia is a strong correlate of postoperative infection in type II diabetic patients after coronary artery bypass grafting.
This study was planned to assess the relationship of perioperative glycemic control to the subsequent risk of infectious complications and to compare early clinical outcomes of coronary artery bypassExpand
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Atrial Fibrillation After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Predictors and the Role of MgSO4 Replacement
Abstract Background: Supraventricular arrhythmias continue to complicate the postoperative course of patients undergoing myocardial revascularization. The aim of the study was to identify factorsExpand
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Preoperative fibrinogen levels as a predictor of postoperative bleeding after open heart surgery.
BACKGROUND Open heart surgery still involving major bleeding continues to be a major challenge after cardiac surgery and is also a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Most hemostaticExpand
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A retrospective review of 228 episodes of infective endocarditis where rheumatic valvular disease is still common.
Two hundred and twenty-eight episodes of infective endocarditis in adult patients (mean age 36 years) were reviewed retrospectively. There were 183 episodes (80%) of native valve, 15 (7%) earlyExpand
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A very rare anatomic variation of the left brachiocephalic vein: left retro-aortic brachiocephalic vein with tetralogy of Fallot
An anomalous course of the left brachiocephalic vein behind the aortic arch was identified in a patient with tetralogy of Fallot. A 6-year-old male patient had been admitted to the hospital with aExpand
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Right ventricular hydatid cyst causing recurrent pulmonary emboli.
A hydatid cyst of the heart is rare. Surgical treatment is the preferable method in the treatment of cardiac echinococcosis. A 27-year-old patient with right ventricular hydatid cyst causingExpand
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Predictive significance of plasma levels of interleukin-6 and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery.
BACKGROUND Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) plays a major role in the determination of hemodynamic deterioration and can be associated with cardiovascular events after coronary artery surgery.Expand
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Changes in the circulating endothelin and atrial natriuretic peptide levels during coronary artery bypass surgery.
To evaluate the behavior of circulating endothelin and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, blood samples from patients with coronary artery disease (nExpand
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A simple management of mediastinitis.
Between January 1, 1986 and December 31, 1993, 6940 open heart procedures were performed via median sternotomy at Hacettepe University Medical Center. Mediastinitis developed in 55 patients (0.79%).Expand
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