Murat Arslan

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OBJECTIVE To critically discuss the current protocols for the management of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in assisted reproduction technology. DESIGN Review of the literature and presentation of our experience. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S) Ovarian response (peak serum estrogen levels, number of oocytes retrieved, quality of oocytes and embryos) and(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify effective factors in the survival of patients with Fournier's gangrene and to determine the accuracy of the Fournier's gangrene severity index score. METHODS In our clinic, 25 patients with Fournier's gangrene were treated between 1995 and 2000. Data were collected about medical history, symptoms, physical examination findings,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aneurysm of the membranous septum (AMS) has often been considered as benign in the minds of many previous investigators. We have analyzed the complications with AMS in adult patients. METHODS Fifty-one cases (20%) of AMS in 254 adult patients with perimembranous ventricular septal defect (VSD) are described. The diagnosis of AMS was based on(More)
AIM To investigate the activity and toxicity of irinotecan (CPT-11) as a single agent in patients with advanced gastric cancer after failure of previous 5-fluorouracil-based combination chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixteen patients with advanced gastric received CPT-11, 350 mg/m2 every 21 days. The median age of the patients was 54.6 years; ECOG(More)
The M30-monoclonal antibody recognizes a neo-epitope of cytokeratin 18 which is formed after caspase-cleavage during apoptosis. Caspase-cleaved cytokeratin 18 is released from apoptotic cells into circulation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between M30-antigen level and chemotherapy response in neoadjuvant treatment of breast cancer.(More)
The reproductive characteristics of 2 brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations were examined in 2 tributaries, the Anuri and Cenker streams, of the Çoruh River, north-eastern Turkey. Sampling was carried out by electrofishing monthly from November 2000 to October 2002. Age varied from 0 to 6 in the Anuri Stream, and from 0 to 7 in the Cenker Stream. Fork(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether there was a relationship between H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) infection positivity and characteristics (time and duration) of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) symptoms. Forty-seven pregnant women with HG and 39 pregnant controls at the same gestational weeks without any gastrointestinal symptoms were included(More)
PURPOSE A major advantage of transperineal sonography (TPUS) is its ability to evaluate the cervix without causing any distortion. This study was performed to compare transvaginal sonography (TVUS) and TPUS at 24 weeks of gestation in predicting preterm delivery in low-risk pregnancy. METHODS Three hundred fifty-seven pregnant women underwent TVUS and(More)
UNLABELLED Chemotherapy provides palliation and modest prolongation of symptom-free survival in metastatic breast cancer. Taxane containing regimens are commonly considered to be among the initials in metastatic setting due to earlier use of anthracyclines in the course of breast cancer. Therefore, we conducted this Phase II study to assess efficacy and(More)
Preeclampsia affects 7-10% of all pregnancies, and is a major cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Although enhanced apoptosis is well known in placentas with preeclampsia, the role of transcription factor nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kappa B) in the process is still being debated. In this work, we investigate the relationship between NF-kappa(More)