Murat Koloǧlu

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BACKGROUND/AIMS There are several scoring systems designed to predict mortality in patients with peritonitis, which need validation in different patient populations. Our aim was to evaluate Mannheim Peritonitis Index (MPI) and Peritonitis Index of Altona (PIA II) in patients with postoperative peritonitis and other causes of secondary peritonitis. (More)
A high prevalence of postpartum thyroid dysfunction has been reported in several countries, but there have been no systematic studies of its prevalence in Britain. Among a group of 901 consecutive, unselected pregnant women thyroid autoantibodies were detected in 117 (13%) at booking. The clinical course of postpartum thyroid dysfunction, factors associated(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the standard operative procedure for cholelithiasis, but there are still some patients requiring conversion to open cholecystectomy mainly because of technical difficulty. Our aim was to develop a risk score for prediction of conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy. METHODS Preoperative(More)
HYPOTHESIS The prediction of an intrabiliary rupture of a hepatic hydatid cyst using associated clinical factors is important for early diagnosis and proper management. DESIGN Case series of patients with hepatic hydatid cysts treated between January 1, 1992, and January 1, 2000, in a single institution. SETTING A tertiary care teaching hospital. (More)
In the course of a population study of thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy and the post-partum period, 65 women, considered to be antibody-positive (microsomal and thyroglobulin), and 82 antibody-negative women were assessed for postnatal depression at 6-8 weeks post partum. The women were also assessed for the development of post-partum thyroid dysfunction.(More)
BACKGROUND Although the effect of locally applied ischemia-reperfusion (I-R) injury on gastrointestinal anastomoses has been studied, to our knowledge there is no previous study that investigates the effect of remote I-R injury on gastrointestinal anastomotic healing. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the effects of local I-R injury and(More)
BACKGROUND The adverse effects of elevated intraabdominal pressure (IAP) on abdominal organs are realized, but its influence on anastomotic healing has not been studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of elevated IAP on healing of colonic anastomoses. METHODS Thirty rats, which all had right colonic anastomoses, were divided into five(More)
BACKGROUND We previously developed a risk score for conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy (RSCLO). The aim of this study is to validate this scoring system in a new patient population and test its use in case selection for resident training. METHODS The data of 1,000 laparoscopic cholecystectomies (LC) that had been performed in our clinic(More)
Nine-hundred-and-one women presenting in an antenatal clinic at the 60th week of pregnancy were tested for antithyroid antibodies. A group of 113 antibody-positive women and 108 antibody-negative age-matched controls were HLA typed and followed prospectively at 6-weekly intervals through pregnancy and for 12 months postpartum. Forty-five of the women(More)
BACKGROUND Scoring systems are generally used for predicting prognosis in the intensive care unit, but there is no score being used frequently for predicting prognosis in gastric cancer. The aim of this study was to develop a prognostic score for gastric cancer patients. METHODS Demographic, clinical, laboratory, radiologic, histopathologic data, and(More)