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AIM To determine the influence of rapid diagnosis of influenza on antibiotic prescribing to children presenting with influenza-like illness in the emergency department in a inner city hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. METHODS Patients aged 3 to 14 years presenting to an urban children's teaching hospital emergency department were screened for fever and cough,(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most lethal forms of cancer in humans, with a median survival of 10 to 12 months. Glioblastoma is highly malignant since the cells are supported by a great number of blood vessels. Although new treatments have been developed by increasing knowledge of molecular nature of the disease, surgical operation remains the(More)
The aim of this study is to elucidate the architecture of these fine structures in human fetuses. The histological examination of medial wall (MW) and lateral wall (LW) was performed in 15 normal human fetuses. Eleven fetuses were female and four were male. The gestational age ranged between 14 and 35 weeks. The weight ranged between 180 and 1750 g. The(More)
Penetrating head and neck trauma with construction nails are uncommon life-threatening injuries and an important problem in developing countries. Assessment of the neurovascular and systemic physical status is a first requirement, and the decision concerning which surgical approach to perform for the removal of the nail is of critical importance. A(More)
Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) is not an uncommon clinical problem in children. The aim of this retrospective study is to document our experience on the surgical treatment of TCS in childhood. The data of 162 children who underwent surgical treatment for TCS in a 15-year period were reviewed retrospectively. Their demographic, clinical, radiological, and(More)
Objectives Anterior skull base defects are potentially lethal and surgical treatment must be performed as soon as possible. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether our technique is effective or not in long-term period. Design Retrospective chart review of all patients whose data were entered into the Hospital Registry System between 1995 and 2015.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the oxidative, hemodynamic, and analgesic effects of local lidocaine infiltration, or intravenous (IV) fentanyl injection, or a combination of lidocaine and IV fentanyl during head fixation in a 3-pin headrest in patients undergoing elective craniotomy. DESIGN Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled(More)
Tethered cord syndrome (TCS) manifests with neurological and urological complaints. Surgical detethering is the main treatment for TCS. Children with urological symptoms are required objective pre- and postoperative evaluations in order to predict urological outcome. The aims of this study are to investigate the effects of detethering procedure on the(More)
AIM The atrium (trigone) is the most common site for intraventricular lesions. The parieto-occipital interhemispheric precuneal approach (POIPA) is one of the particular ways to reach these lesions. The aim of this study was to draw specific attention to the surgical difficulties of these lesions and to present our experience with this operative approach.(More)
AIM Sciatic nerve injury is the most frequent and serious complication of intramuscular gluteal injection. This study aims to highlight the incidence and causes of this continuing problem and to discuss the relevant literature. < p < MATERIAL and METHODS: A total of 217 subjects who were diagnosed with sciatic nerve injury in our neurophysiology laboratory(More)