Irfan Başpinar

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The prognosis of Fournier’s gangrene (FG) depends on early diagnosis and management. In this study, our objective was to identify the distinct features of FG that may influence the clinical outcome. A retrospective chart review was performed in patients with a diagnosis of FG between January 1999 and December 2003. Etiological and predisposing factors,(More)
The prognosis of necrotizing fasciitis (NF) depends on early diagnosis and management. Idiopathic NF may be more challenging, because it occurs in the absence of a known causative factor. Therefore, our purpose in this study was to identify the distinct features of idiopathic NF that may be important in early recognition of this disease and determine the(More)
There is a perception that asthmatic symptoms may be worsoned by ingestion of certain foods. This study aimed to investigate whether ingestion of cow's milk or egg might induce respiratory symptoms in asthmatic children. Fifty asthmatic children aged 1.5 to 6 years old, with positive Immulite Food Panel FP5 test results were included in the study. Fifty(More)
HYPOTHESIS We hypothesized that surgical treatment would improve respiratory muscle strength in symptomatic hyperparathyroidism (HPT). DESIGN Prospective clinical trial. SETTING A tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Fifteen consecutive patients with symptomatic HPT and 10 with euthyroid multinodular goiter (control group) without a history of(More)
Foreign body ingestion is usually encountered in mentally retarded patients and is a common situation in patients with psychiatric illnesses, but it rarely necessitates surgical intervention. The outcome is usually defecation of the ingested materials. The treatment modality is affected by the number, size and shape of the ingested material(s). One day(More)
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