Mustafa Içer

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BACKGROUND Falls from height are among the most common trauma cases presenting to emergency departments and often cause mortality and morbidity. In the present study, we aimed to determine the factors that effectively reduce mortality caused by falls from height. METHODS Data from 2252 trauma patients who presented to Dicle University Emergency Service(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to evaluate gallbladder function in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients. METHODS The functions of gallbladder were investigated every 30 min for 4 h. In addition, ejection fraction of the gallbladder was calculated from the fasting and post-prandial volumes. RESULTS In IBS patients and healthy controls,(More)
A disaster can be defined as a situation where the affected society cannot overcome its own resources. Our aim was to present the case of a fire disaster caused by a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanker-based explosion on the Diyarbakır-Bingöl road in Lice to determine the various kinds of challenges and patient groups that an emergency department faces and(More)
This is a case report of juvenile gastrointestinal polyposis involving the gastrointestinal system from the stomach to the rectum. Only few cases have been reported and extra-intestinal manifestations of this syndrome include macrocephaly, hepatosplenomegaly, hypotonia, clubbing of fingers, anemia and protein-losing enteropathy. The disease usually has a(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging to diagnose acute appendicitis. METHODS Abdominal ultrasonography (US) and ARFI imaging were performed in 53 patients that presented with right lower quadrant pain, and the results were compared with those obtained in 52 healthy(More)
This study investigated whether goji berry extract (GBE), a known antioxidant, reduces ischemic reperfusion injury when administered to rats exposed to experimental testis torsion. A total of 32 Sprague-Dawley male rats were randomized into 4 groups, including the control (sham), goji, torsion, and torsion-goji groups. The treatment groups received(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the hepatoprotective and antioxidant effects of Lycium barbarum (LB) extract against paracetamol-induced acute oxidative stress and hepatotoxicity in rats. The subjects were divided into 6 groups of 8 rats each. The rats in the LB group were administered a dose of 100 mg/kg LB extract dissolved in saline via(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effects of L-glutamine (GLN) against liver and kidney injury caused by acute toxicity of deltamethrin (DLM). MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-two rats were indiscriminately separated into 4 groups with 8 rats each: control group (distilled water; 10 ml/kg, perorally [p.o.]), DLM group (35 mg/kg(More)
There are insufficient data on pre-screening for pancreatic pseudocysts (PC) following pancreatic trauma. This study investigated the use of radiological and laboratory testing for predicting the development of pancreatic pseudocysts after trauma. The clinical records of all pediatric patients presenting with pancreatic trauma between January 2003 and(More)