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BACKGROUND Although the effect of locally applied ischemia-reperfusion (I-R) injury on gastrointestinal anastomoses has been studied, to our knowledge there is no previous study that investigates the effect of remote I-R injury on gastrointestinal anastomotic healing. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the effects of local I-R injury and(More)
BACKGROUND Although surgery is the recommended treatment for liver hydatid disease, percutaneous treatment has been introduced as an alternative to surgery. No previous studies have been reported for patients who have not been suitable for percutaneous treatment and undergone surgery. The aim if this study was therefore to evaluate the patients who have(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the activity of three different catheters against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213 and the slime-producing Staphylococcus epidermidis ATCC 35984 (RP62A). Three central venous catheters were evaluated: one impregnated with silver sulfadiazine-chlorhexidine, one to which minocycline/rifampin is bonded and a novel one into(More)
We investigated characteristics of burns in children aged up to seven years and hospitalized at our Burn Unit between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2007 in order to detect risk factors and prepare a program for prevention of burn injuries in children. There were 119 boys and 81 girls (ratio 1:0.67) and the mean total body surface area burned was 16.6 +/-(More)
OBJECTIVE Antibiotically coated or impregnated catheters are effective in eliminating gram-positive bacteria from their surfaces. However, their activity against gram-negative bacteria is not well known. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the adherence, persistence and colonization of Klebsiella pneumoniae on catheter surfaces and also to(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the relationship between the prognostic factors of postoperative peritonitis and mortality. METHODS Data from 56 patients re-operated for postoperative secondary peritonitis in our hospital between 1991 and 2001 were collected retrospectively. Demographic features, comorbidity, malignancy, organ failure, type and timing of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of endotoxaemia on rat mesenteric vascular bed and plasma nitrite concentrations, the possible beneficial effect of aminoguanidine (the selective inducible nitric oxide synthase inhibitor) compared with N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) (non-selective nitric oxide synthase inhibitor). DESIGN Randomised(More)
Multiple organ failure is common among critically ill patients who have a prolonged stay in the intensive care unit or die. Apart from causing significant morbidity and mortality, the treatment for multiple organ failure requires use of limited and costly resources. Although the epidemiology and progression of multiple organ failure are well described, it(More)
Complications of the Meckel's diverticula are well-known and defined. However, acute inflammation and perforation secondary to a calculus is a rare clinical presentation. A case of acute calculous Meckel's diverticulitis with perforation in a 58-year old man is presented and possible pathological conditions are discussed. Location of the perforation, apical(More)