Ismet Parlak

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BACKGROUND Major work has been carried out on the psychological well-being of emergency room doctors in the US, Canada and in other developed countries, but little has been published regarding the same in the countries in economic transition. OBJECTIVE To determine the level of, and the factors related to, depression and anxiety among doctors working in(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effects of midazolam, which is a fast and short-acting benzodiazepine, and diphenhydramine, which is a widely used anticholinergic agent, in clinical practice for the treatment of metoclopramide-induced akathisia. METHODS All adults older than 17 years given metoclopramide for nausea and vomiting or for headache and who had(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the extent to which oximetry, spirometry and dyspnea scoring can reflect hypoxemia and hypercapnia among patients admitted to the emergency department (ED) with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Spirometry, oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry (SpO2), arterial blood gas analysis and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of the rate of metoclopramide infusion on akathisia incidence, severity, onset of symptoms, and duration in patients with headache, and/or nausea/vomiting in the emergency department (ED) setting. METHODS Prospective, double blind, randomised clinical study comparing two rates of intravenous infusion of metoclopramide(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of metoclopramide infusion in emergency department (ED) patients complaining of nausea to determine the changes in its therapeutic effect and prevention of side effects such as akathisia and sedation. METHODS A prospective, randomised, double blind trial, from 1 March 2007 to 1 May 2008 in the ED of Pamukkale University(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare analgesic effects of metoclopramide (MTP), pethidine (PET), and combination of metoclopramide-pethidine (M-PET) in the treatment of adult patients with acute primary vascular and tension type headache admitted in the emergency department (ED). METHODS All consecutive adult patients admitted into a university hospital ED in six(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the therapeutic effect (alleviation of vascular type headache) and side effects of a slow intravenous metoclopramide infusion over 15 min compared with those effects of a bolus intravenous metoclopramide infusion over 2 min in the treatment of patients with recent onset vascular type headache. MATERIAL AND METHODS All adults treated(More)
BACKGROUND Cardioversion (CV), a painful procedure, requires sedation and analgesia. Although several sedation agents currently are in use for CV, data on age-specific efficacy and side effects of midazolam and propofol have been limited. OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy and side effects of midazolam and propofol in patients of two different age groups,(More)
BACKGROUND There is no specific laboratory method for the diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI). In this study, we aimed to determine the efficacy of the D-dimer test in selected cases prior to multi-detector angio-CT, which is expensive and has side effects. METHODS Patients, over 65, with abdominal pain were included in this study. The D-dimer(More)
OBJECTIVES This work was conducted to study the prophylactic efficacy of 2 topical antibiotic ointments (mupirocin and nitrofurazone) against wound infection in experimental contaminated crush wounds. METHODS Male Wistar rats underwent two 2-cm incisions at the back side and randomized into 3 groups--placebo (n = 14), mupirocin (n = 14), and nitrofurazone(More)