Mahmut Alp Karahan

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Adding novel adjunctive drugs like gabapentinoids to multimodal analgesic regimen might be reasonable for lessening postoperative pain scores, total opioid consumption and side effects after percutaneous nephrolithotomy. We aimed to evaluate the effect of pregabalin on postoperative pain scores, analgesic consumption and renal(More)
Objective To determine whether intraperitoneal silymarin administration has favorable effects on the heart, lungs, kidney, and liver and on oxidative stress in a rat model of supraceliac aorta ischemia/reperfusion injury. Methods Thirty male Wistar albino rats were divided equally into three groups: sham, control, and silymarin. The control and silymarin(More)
Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS) is a rare, autosomal dominant syndrome presenting with mental retardation and physical abnormalities, including broad thumbs, big and broad toes, short stature and craniofacial anomalies. Special attention was paid to the possibilities of difficult airway, aspiration pneumonia and cardiovascular dysfunction during(More)
Levetiracetam, a pyrolidine-derivate analogous to piracetam is a new antiepileptic drug reported to have a high degree of tolerability in both adults and children with epilepsy. It is approved in Europe for monotherapy and adjunctive treatment of partial seizures with or without secondary generalization, as well as for adjunctive therapy of myoclonic(More)
follow-up. She had already had six births, with no previous illness and/or comorbidities. She was in the 16th week of her pregnancy. A mass 10 cm in diameter was determined in her right kidney, following detailed clinical and radiological evaluations (Fig. 1). Moreover, there were no pathological findings in her posterior–anterior lung X-ray. The foetal(More)
objective: Herein, laparoscopic retroperitoneal radical nephrectomy in a pregnant woman is presented. Pathology report revealed renal cell carcinoma and patient was discharged on postoperative day-3. Postoperative follow-up was uneventful and she gave a healthy birth. Laparoscopic retroperitoneal radical nephrectomy is safe and feasible on pregnant patients.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate the effect of 21% and 40% oxygen supplementation on maternal and neonatal oxidative stress in elective cesarean section (CS) under spinal anesthesia. METHODS Eighty term parturients undergoing elective CS under spinal anesthesia were enrolled in the study. We allocated patients randomly to breathe 21% (air(More)
AIM Surgical complications were compared between patients with three or less prior cesarean deliveries and four or more prior cesarean deliveries. MATERIALS AND METHODS Records of 120 patients who had undergone cesarean sections (CSs) in our Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, between August and November 2015, were retrospectively studied. Cases were(More)