Kenan Kaygusuz

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BACKGROUND Dexmedetomidine, because it has both sedative and analgesic properties, may be suitable for conscious sedation during painful procedures. Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a minimal to mildly painful procedure that requires conscious sedation. We thus evaluated the utility of dexmedetomidine compared with propofol during an ESWL(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Pancuronium, vecuronium, mivacurium and rocuronium are nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents, which are competitive antagonists against acetylcholine at nicotinic receptors, and considered to have no direct actions on vascular smooth muscle. We aimed to investigate the relaxant effects and possible underlying mechanisms of(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for pediatric patients often requires deep sedation or anesthesia because they must remain completely immobile for a relatively long period to obtain high-quality images. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of propofol i.v. or inhalation of sevoflurane anesthesia with the laryngeal(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE This randomized, double-blinded clinical study was designed to compare the efficacy and safety of remifentanil and morphine administered using intravenous (i.v.) patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) for postoperative analgesia after major abdominal surgery during the first 24 postoperative hours. METHODS Sixty-nine patients were(More)
  • K. Ak, S. Gursoy, +5 authors Caner Mimaroğlu
  • Medical principles and practice : international…
  • 2013
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of thoracic paravertebral block (PVB) on pain control and morphine consumption in percutaneous nephrolithotomy operations. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This randomized controlled clinical study was performed on 60 American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) I-II patients between the ages of 18 and 60 years who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Although several studies have described effects of dexmedetomidine on peripheral nerve blocks, to date there is limited knowledge available on the impact of dexmedetomidine adjunct to levobupivacaine in axillary brachial plexus block. OBJECTIVE In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of adding dexmedetomidine to levobupivacaine for(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Intravenous regional anaesthesia (IVRA) is a simple and cost-effective technique that is ideally suited for surgery involving the distal arm. This study compared the effect of lornoxicam or dexmedetomidine in IVRA with prilocaine in patients who underwent hand or forearm surgery. M ethods: This randomized, double-blind study(More)
We investigated the effects of alfentanil and different doses of remifentanil on intraocular pressure (IOP) and hemodynamic responses during laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation in 60 patients. IOP values decreased significantly from 30 seconds before the intubation to 5 minutes after intubation measurements compared to baseline values in all the(More)
We designed a randomized, double-blinded study to determine the efficacy and safety of 0.5 mg/kg intravenous ephedrine for the prevention of hypotension during spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery. Patients were randomly allocated into two groups: ephedrine group (n=21) and control group (n=21). Intravenous preload of 15 mL/kg lactated Ringer's solution(More)
OBJECTIVE To present special clinical and laboratory features of 45 cases (44 adult cases) who were intoxicated through oral route. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Intensive care unit (ICU) of a university hospital. PATIENTS Forty-five patients admitted to the ICU of Cumhuriyet University Hospital. RESULTS Forty-five patients between 4 and 97(More)