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The treatment techniques for pilonidal disease are either associated with high recurrence rates or complex procedures. This prospective randomized study compared the outcome of excision and marsupialization technique with sinus excision technique. A total of 40 consecutive patients with limited, chronic pilonidal sinus disease were operated with either(More)
Acute pancreatitis is rare cause in pregnancy and gallstones are clearly the most common cause of pancreatitis during pregnancy. Only a small percentage of women with acute pancreatitis are associated with hypertriglyceridemia and it is most often noted during the last two trimesters of pregnancy. Hypertriglyceridemia is a rare cause of pancreatitis in(More)
Adiponectin is a peptide hormone secreted from the adipose tissue, affecting the proliferation and insulin sensitivity in different cell types. The levels of adiponectin have been found to be decreased in hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistant states, such as obesity. The previous studies have suggested that plasma adiponectin levels are decreased in(More)
PURPOSE Adiponectin is secreted from adipose tissue and is characterized by hyperinsulinemia which is related with obesity. Although serum adiponectin levels in patients with breast cancer have been studied previously, adiponectin levels in the serum, tumor and normal tissue of the same patients have not been simultaneously investigated. The aim of this(More)
AIM Postoperative intra-abdominal adhesion formation is a significant cause of morbidity. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of heparin and Seprafilm, which is considered the gold standard, on the prevention of intra-abdominal adhesions. METHOD Four groups consisting of 25 rats each were formed. Cecal abrasion was performed in all animals.(More)
Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease characterized by noncaseating granulomas. Thyroid involvement is rare in sarcoidosis. In this paper, two sarcoidosis patients who demonstrated cold thyroid nodules are presented. A 42-year-old woman presented with multinodular goiter and was diagnosed as having sarcoidosis when noncaseating granulomas were observed during(More)
AIM The aim of this study is to show the effect of simvastatin on intra-abdominal adhesion formation. METHOD Adhesion formation was achieved by scratching the cecum and anterior abdominal wall following median laparotomy. Three different groups of 10 rats each were formed. In group I, 0.57 mg/kg/day simvastatin was injected intraperitoneally right after(More)
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is one of the treatment options for patients with locally advanced breast cancer (LABC). Preoperative chemotherapy potentially may reduce the extent of the surgery and offers the opportunity to assess the chemosensitivity of the tumor in vivo. Herein, we evaluated the results of NAC in Turkish LABC patients. We retrospectively(More)