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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)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and complications of pneumatic lithotripsy (PL) in the treatment of ureteral stones in different locations. PATIENTS AND METHODS From February 2001 to October 2006, a total of 1296 patients underwent PL for treatment of ureteral stones. Of these patients, 471 (36.4%) were women and 825 (63.6%) were men, with a mean age of(More)
10720 Background: Trastuzumab provides significant clinical benefit in HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer. Gemcitabine and cisplatin (GC) combination is attractive treatment options for anthracyclines-taxanes-pretreated metastatic breast cancer. These agents demonstrated synergistic activity and minimal overlapping toxicity. On the other hand,(More)
Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA)-rich and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-6 PUFA)-rich vegetable oils are increasingly used as fish oil replacers for aquafeed formulation. The present study investigated the fatty acid metabolism in juvenile European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax, 38.4 g) fed diets containing fish oil (FO, as the control treatment) or(More)
AIMS To determine the frequency of anaphylactic deaths at autopsies performed in Turkey between January 2001 and June 2006 and to review the circumstances of death and autopsy findings. METHODS The Council of Forensic Medicine database in Istanbul was searched for anaphylactic deaths. Postmortem reports and medical records were reviewed to determine the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence of recurrence and progression in patients with stage T1, grade-3 carcinoma of the bladder treated with endovesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) after complete transurethral resection. MATERIAL AND METHODS From May 1995 to June 2002, 937 patients with superficial bladder cancer underwent transurethral resection. 46(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated whether a delay in time until surgery, in terms of hours, has any effect on the overall long-term results of surgical repair of penile fractures. METHODS Between 2001 and 2009, we operated on 56 patients with penile fractures. We evaluated 43 patients sorted into 3 groups according to the time interval until surgery. We applied(More)
AIM OF STUDY To evaluate the necessity and efficacy of quinidine fumarate, verapimil, or amiodarone prophylaxis for sinus rhythm maintenance in patients who experienced atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery. METHODS Between 1992 and 1995, this prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled study examined 120 patients in whom atrial(More)
INTRODUCTION Surgical strategy in patients with haematological malignancies must be planned and carried out with the specific aim of decreasing postoperative complications. The aim of this study was to present our experience on patients previously diagnosed with haematological malignancies who subsequently underwent cardiac surgery. We include data to(More)
INTRODUCTION We analyze our recent results and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of bilateral single-session ureterorenoscopy (URS) for bilateral ureteral stones. PATIENTS AND METHODS 55 patients underwent URS with pneumatic lithotripsy (PL) for bilateral stones. 61 (55.5%), 28 (25.4%) and 21 (19.1%) stones were located in the lower, middle and(More)