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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 use of mesh in hernia repair has become common, because of lower recurrence rate and simple application. Data from the meta-analysis and the multi-central studies support the use of meshes in hernia repair. One of the complications due to the hernia repair with mesh is the infection. The incidence range is between 1 and 10%. Triclosan embedded(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with extensive burns, all unburned areas can be used as donor sites. In male patients with small burns, preputial skin graft may be a good choice in order to avoid donor site problems. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 12 patients treated in our burn center from January 1997 to August 2007 with preputial skin grafting. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is now the treatment of choice for symptomatic gallstone diseases. However, besides its great benefits, perhaps the most disappointing complication of this operation is missed malignancies. In this study, patients who had missed malignancies that were diagnosed shortly after laparoscopic cholecystectomy were(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)
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)
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)