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BACKGROUND Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare disease which appears to be most common in East Asia. However, the disease has been reported to be worldwide. The clinical features of the disease can show variations in different geographical areas. The aim of this study is to evaluate clinical, laboratory and radiological features and the outcome of patients(More)
BACKGROUND Additional antegrade pulsatile pulmonary blood flow obtained by leaving the main pulmonary artery patent during bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt has been shown to give additional benefits to the bidirectional Glenn cavopulmonary anastomosis. We retrospectively evaluated our 20-patient pulsatile Glenn series in order to find out whether these(More)
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a technique which is commonly performed without any problem in cardiac surgery. CPB can also be used in patients with a tumoral mass adherent to the great vessels, in patients with critically narrowed airway, if cross-table intubation of the distal trachea is not feasible and in patients necessitating re-do surgery with(More)
Kirschner pins are being increasingly used by orthopedic surgeons in the treatment of skeletal fractures after severe bodily injuries. As a result, there have been reports in the literature about the various complications caused by the Kirschner pin, such as wound laceration or hematoma. However, to our knowledge, pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery due(More)
The aim of the study is to determine the impact of Chlamydial seropositivity on atherosclerosis in a group of patient requiring coronary and/or carotid revascularization. A population of 30 diabetic patients (group 3) and 26 nondiabetic patients (group 2) with angiographically documented coronary and/or carotid artery disease were enrolled for the study.(More)
This report describes a patient who had dizziness and loss of balance. During routine investigation, a mass located on the anterior mitral valve leaflet was detected on transthoracic echocardiography. The patient underwent surgery for a mass located on the mitral valve, and histopathologic examination determined the mass was a myxoma.
BACKGROUND This study aims to assess the frequency of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) following congenital heart surgery and risk factors associated with this clinical syndrome. METHODS Charts of all patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease in a single institution over a five-year period were analyzed retrospectively. The(More)
The intimal damage of the axillary artery due to an acute, single blunt trauma is very rare without concomitant bone, brachial plexus, venous and soft tissue injuries. Early diagnosis and appropriate management of the arterial injury is essential to avoid permanent disability. The clinical signs are usually occult and do not become manifest until a long(More)