Muhammet Gözdemir

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OBJECTIVES Cervical radiculopathy is widespread in society, and the methods used in the treatment cover a wide range from conservative treatment to surgical treatment. There is not yet a full consensus on the use of invasive approaches for the optimal treatment of radicular pain. However, cervical epidural steroid injection (CESI) has been used in patients(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate whether sedo-analgesia with alfentanyl/fentanyl, using a patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pump, may have positive outcomes in terms of safety, postprocedural workload, and expectations of the colonoscopist, nurse, and patients in elective colonoscopy. PATIENTS One hundred American Society of(More)
AIM Low back pain after lumbar epidural anesthesia remains an important clinical problem. Possible causes of the back pain associated with epidural anaesthesia are localized trauma, aseptic periosteitis, tendonitis, inflammation of the ligaments, and osteochondritis. Lornoxicam is a new nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that has been shown to be(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of sonography for verifying tracheal tube placement within 3 seconds in adult surgical patients. METHODS This was a blinded prospective randomized study. The anesthesiologist placed the tracheal tube randomly in the trachea (n = 75) or in the esophagus (n = 75) with direct laryngoscopy. A(More)
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a neuropathic pain syndrome characterized by severe unilateral paroxysmal facial pain. Pain attacks are usually stimulated by tactile irritation within the region of the trigeminal nerve. TN pain typically remits and relapses, even when patients are on conventionally used treatments, resulting in a major source of disability and(More)
PURPOSE Postlaparoscopic surgery pain management can reduce the discharge and recovery time. Thus conventional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids have been used for this purpose. The aim of this trial was to compare the analgesic and opioid-sparing efficacy of diclofenac sodium intramuscular (IM) with diclofenac transdermal patch in the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare pH meter and neck ultrasonograph for evaluation of nasogastric tube (NGT) position. METHODS A total of 35 adult patients who required NGT insertion were included. The NGT was inserted by an anesthetist after endotracheal intubation, and the transducer was placed transversely on the neck, just superior to the(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate effects of the positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) application of 10 cm H2O on the plasma levels of cytokines during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS A prospective study was conducted on 40 patients who presented to the Department of General Surgery, Medical Faculty, Turgut Özal University, Ankara, Turkey scheduled for(More)