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OBJECTIVES Percutaneous closure of secundum atrial septal defects (ASD) has become an important alternative treatment to surgery. We evaluated our clinical experience with, and short-term results of transcatheter closure of ASDs with the Amplatzer septal occluder in adult patients. STUDY DESIGN The study included 52 patients (36 women, 16 men; mean age(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to investigate the hispathological, biochemical, and clinical efficiency of Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS) in preventing postoperative intraabdominal adhesions. METHOD A total of 40 Wistar albino species female rats were randomly separated into 4 groups. For the control group, 1 mL normal saline was administered; and for(More)
Prompt recognition of electrocardiographic signs of acute coronary occlusion is essential for timely restoration of flow. ST-segment elevation or new onset left bundle-branch block are the most common electrocardiographic changes seen in acute phase of coronary occlusion. However, some patients may present with atypical electrocardiographic signs, and early(More)
OBJECTIVE Arterial stiffness parameters including pulse wave velocity (PWV) and augmentation index (AIx) are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. A close relationship has been demonstrated between vitamin D deficiency and cardiovascular disease. The aim of the present study was to investigate effects of vitamin D deficiency and(More)
Radiotherapy and concomitant/adjuvant therapy with temozolomide are a common treatment regimen for children and adults with high-grade glioma. Although temozolomide is generally safe, it can rarely cause life-threatening complications. Here we report a case of a 31-year-old female patient who underwent surgical resection followed by radiotherapy plus(More)
Granulocytic sarcomas are rare tumors composed of neoplastic blood cells, typically occurring during the course of acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia or before its onset. We present a case of a 23-year-old young adult man with metachronous granulocytic sarcoma of the testis without hematologic manifestations who was diagnosed with granulocytic sarcoma (GS).(More)
We describe the case of a 72-year-old male patient who was suffering from Pagetoid spread to the esophageal mucosa from adenocarcinoma located in the distal esophagus and proximal stomach. Esophageal Paget's disease is rare. The histogenesis of extramammary Paget's disease has remained controversial. In the majority of cases, it originates from a primary(More)