Mustafa Emmiler

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Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) contributes to the secretion of anti-inflammatory cytokines that mediate the inflammatory response observed during open heart surgery. In addition to many factors, type of anesthesia management affects immune response and central nervous system in cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of propofol versus(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the effects of preoperative administration of beta-blockers on the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after cardiothoracic surgery and the resulting morbidity and mortality. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 181 patients who underwent operations between May 2004 and December 2007. We divided the patients into 2 groups(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy on pain during the first 24 hours after a cardiac surgical procedure. METHODS A total of 60 patients who had undergone median sternotomy (MS) for coronary artery bypass graft (n = 55) or valve repair surgery (n = 5) were randomized to receive TENS and(More)
We describe the case of a 37-year-old patient with mycotic aneurysm of the right peroneal artery associated with episodes of endocarditis. There are only 7 cases of mycotic aneurysms of the crural arteries reported in the literature. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a mycotic aneurysm of the peroneal artery in an adult.
OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate whether surgical intracoronary shunt protects myocardium in patients with moderate left ventricular dysfunction (MLVD). METHODS Thirty-nine patients consisted the shunt group and 43 patients consisted the shuntless group. Troponin I, CK, and CK-MB were measured preoperatively, and at 6 and 24h postoperatively. Cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVE We compared the effectiveness of continuous transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and intermittent TENS in the management of pain after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS We randomized 100 patients who had undergone median sternotomy for CABG into 4 groups with 25 patients each: (1) continuous TENS (CTENS) and(More)
The plasma concentrations of homocysteine and lipoprotein A are independent risk factors for atherosclerotic vascular disease. Nitric oxide (NO) and folate values are also important in atherogenesis. The authors aimed to evaluate these parameters in patients having coronary artery bypass surgery (CABS) before 50 years of age and in their children. In 31(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this experimental study was to investigate the possible protective effect of dantrolene on neuronal injury induced by aortic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). METHODS Nineteen rabbits were divided into three groups: sham (group 1, n = 5, no I/R), control (group 2, n = 7, only I/R) and dantrolene (group 3, n = 7, dantrolene + I/R).(More)
Coronary arteriovenous fistula is an uncommon anomaly, representing an incidental finding in 0.1% to 0.2% of coronary angiograms. A 46-year-old man presented with a five-month history of palpitation and atypical stabbing chest pain on exertion and/or at rest. The electrocardiogram showed normal sinus rhythm, incomplete right bundle branch block with normal(More)
We present a case with median and radial nerve injuries together with brachial artery occlusion after a dog bite that is seen rarely in the literature. A 26 year-old man was admitted to our emergency department with a complaint of dog bite and weakness of fingers at the left upper extremity. There were bite impressions at the left arm. The physical(More)