Mustafa Ozturk

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To study the effect of atorvastatin on recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after electrical cardioversion (EC), 48 patients with AF lasting 48 hours who were scheduled for EC were randomized to the atorvastatin (group I) and control (group II) groups. Six patients in group I (25%) and 2 patients in group II (8.3%) had spontaneous conversion before EC (p(More)
Using magnesit (MgCO(3)) as a low cost source of magnesium ions in the struvite precipitation for the removal of high ammonium content of leachate was evaluated. Optimum molar concentration and pH conditions were analyzed to minimize the struvite solubility. Since solubility of magnesit in water is low, HCl was used to obtain soluble Mg. Maximum soluble Mg(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the QT intervals at different rest heart rates in healthy middle-aged Turkish men and to compare the known four QT adjusting methods for heart rate. METHODS AND RESULTS The QT intervals were measured in electrocardiograms of 210 healthy men (mean age = 35-60 years). A curve relating QT intervals and heart(More)
BACKGROUND Although there has been a study aimed at magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation of pneumonia in children at a low magnetic field (0.2T), there is no study which assessed the efficacy of MRI, particularly with fast imaging sequences at 1.5T, for evaluating pneumonia in children. PURPOSE To investigate the efficacy of chest MRI with fast(More)
Inferior dislocation of the glenohumeral joint or luxatio erecta humeri is a rare form of injury, accounting for only 0.5% of all shoulder dislocations. Bilateral cases are even less frequent, with only eight cases reported in the literature. We report one case of bilateral inferior dislocation of the shoulder. The patient made a complete functional(More)
Colorectal cancers are one of the most common malignancies associated with coagulation abnormalities ranging from asymptomatic laboratory changes to massive thromboembolism or hemorrhage. It was previously shown that global fibrinolytic was increased in non-metastatic colorectal cancer. In this study global fibrinolytic capacity was measured in patients(More)
Hemostatic disorders in cancer patients range from asymptomatic laboratory changes to massive thromboembolism or hemorrhage. Routine laboratory tests often fail to identify patients at high risk for hemostatic complications. The postoperative risk of thromboembolic events in colorectal cancer was reported as approximately 2% to 5%. A new diagnostic test was(More)
Injuries constitute a major public health problem worldwide. Homes are an important setting for non-fatal unintentional injuries. The aim of this study is to determine the frequency, the characteristics, and the outcome of unintentional non-fatal injuries in the household, and to describe the related risk factors through a community-based survey. The study(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the significance of fascin expression in colorectal carcinoma. METHODS This is a retrospective study of 167 consecutive, well-documented cases of primary colorectal adenocarcinoma for which archival material of surgical specimens from primary tumor resections were available. We chose a representative(More)