Kaan Katircioglu

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To determine if there is any significant difference between the effects of desflurane, isoflurane and sevoflurane on the QT interval, QT dispersion, heart rate corrected QT interval and QTc dispersion of the electrocardiogram. METHODS The study was conducted in a prospective, double blind and randomized manner in a teaching(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated in which anatomic layer (above the fascia [AF] or below the fascia [BF]) wound infusion of bupivacaine has the best effect on postoperative pain after abdominal hysterectomy. METHODS Sixty-two ASA physical status I and II patients undergoing total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy were enrolled into this(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the safety of the routine use of epidural anesthesia by an experienced anesthetic team in a select group of obstetric and gynecologic patients. METHODS All anesthetic records and an obstetric department database from 1993 to 2006 were retrospectively reviewed (n = 35,628 cases). Success rate, major complication rates, and mortality(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Several investigators have described the phenomena of epidural saline washout using bolus injections. This study was designed to determine whether epidural block could be reversed more effectively by infusion of crystalloid solutions via the epidural catheter. METHODS One hundred male patients scheduled for outpatient surgery(More)
BACKGROUND Malnutrition in hospitalized patients is a significant problem. The purpose of this study was to compare 2 assessment tools-the Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 (NRS 2002) and subjective global assessment (SGA)-in predicting development of complications in patients undergoing orthopedic surgery. METHODS Nutrition status was assessed by the SGA,(More)
Forestier's disease, also called diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), is a noninflammatory enthesopathy, ossifying the anterolateral spine and sparing the disc and joint space in elderly men, mostly at thoracic levels. Intubation difficulty and spinal cord injury are potential problems when managing the airway in DISH patients. We report a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Several investigators have described the effect of bolus injections on sensory block during combined spinal epidural anesthesia. This study investigates the effects of the immediate epidural infusion of 0.2% ropivacaine versus 0.9% saline on spinal anesthesia. METHODS Forty-four patients undergoing partial hip replacement were(More)