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The extinct aurochs (Bos primigenius primigenius) was a large type of cattle that ranged over almost the whole Eurasian continent. The aurochs is the wild progenitor of modern cattle, but it is unclear whether European aurochs contributed to this process. To provide new insights into the demographic history of aurochs and domestic cattle, we have generated(More)
PURPOSE Different surgical techniques for pilonidal disease have been described in the literature. In this study our aim was to evaluate the influence of routine cavity drainage in the Karydakis flap technique. METHODS Fifty patients with pilonidal sinus who underwent the Karydakis flap operation were evaluated prospectively. The patients were assigned(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of an absorbable polylactic acid film barrier in preventing postoperative intra-abdominal adhesions, inflammation, and fibrosis in an animal model. METHODS Thirty Wistar albino rats were divided into treatment and control groups. All rats underwent laparotomy with subsequent cecal wall(More)
BACKGROUND It has been claimed that inguinal hernia is not a local disease; it is a local manifestation of a systemic disorder of collagen metabolism. Previous studies have shown that patients with inguinal hernia have some anomalies in collagen metabolism and changed ratio of collagen types. AIM To search the changes in collagen and elastic fiber(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of two absorbable film barriers, polylactic acid and sodium hyaluronate–carboxymethyl cellulose, in preventing postoperative intra-abdominal adhesions, inflammation, and fibrosis in an animal model. Forty Wistar albino rats were grouped as polylactic acid, sodium hyaluronate–carboxymethyl cellulose, and(More)
We investigated the relationship between acute coronary ischemia and the presence of Helicobacter pylori DNA in aortic regions that were absent macroscopic atheromatous plaques. The study group (Group 1) consisted of 42 patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting. Biopsy samples were obtained from 2 different locations: from regions of the aorta(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to investigate the effects of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting, pulsatile cardiopulmonary bypass, and non-pulsatile cardiopulmonary bypass techniques on the inflammatory response and the central nervous system in the current study. METHODS A total of 32 patients who were scheduled for elective coronary artery bypass graft(More)
Amebic colitis perforation is a rare clinical form of amebiasis characteristically associated with high morbidity and mortality. We here present our series of eight patients with amebic colitis perforation. These patients represent 5% of 150 patients hospitalized during the same period for chronic amebic colitis. Only 50% of our patients had a correct(More)