Mutlu Çobanoğlu

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The well-established elevation in left ventricular filling pressures during exercise in patients after transplantation may contribute to decreased exercise tolerance. A proposed mechanism for this increase in filling pressures is an abnormal pressure-volume homeostasis of the transplanted heart. Twenty-three patients undergoing routine 1-year evaluations(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to demonstrate how much examination findings and laboratory values can be helpful in the diagnosis of osteomyelitis in patients with diabetic foot infections. MATERIAL/METHODS Data of 46 consecutive inpatients prospectively followed up according to a specially designed "Diabetic Foot Follow-up Form" were analyzed. Following(More)
A method of monitoring was developed to directly measure the intramyocardial pressure and to objectively assess the viability and contractility of a heart allograft before it is harvested, during its period of preservation and following its implantation. Intramyocardial pressure was measured in the subendocardial and subepicardial regions using implantable(More)
Serial M-mode and two-dimensional echocardiograms were performed on 10 patients at 1 week, 1 month, and 3 months after heart transplantation to determine early structural and functional changes in the allograft. Standard M-mode echocardiographic measurements of at least five cardiac cycles were averaged. Right ventricular size and function were assessed by(More)
BACKGROUND Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with ST autograft is sometimes unsuccessful because of harvested thin graft. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be a useful tool to evaluate the thickness of the graft. This study is performed to evaluate whether there is any correlation between diameters and cross-sectional area (CSA) of the(More)
The prognosis of patients with coronary artery disease and severe left ventricular dysfunction (ischemic cardiomyopathy) is grim and medical therapy has not significantly altered its course. To evaluate the results of aortocoronary saphenous vein bypass grafting in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy, 51 consecutive patients with left ventricular ejection(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the changes in the vertebral body and spinal canal area in a group of patients who had pedicle screw fixation under age 5 for the treatment of congenital spinal deformity at least 5 year follow-up. 11 patients who had been operated due to spinal deformity under age 5 with who had a CT examination at least(More)
Ipsilateral shoulder and elbow dislocation is very rare and only six articles are present in the literature mentioning this kind of a complex injury. With this presentation we aim to emphasise the importance of assessing the adjacent joints in patients with trauma in order not to miss any accompanying pathologies. We report a case of a 43-year-old female(More)
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OBJECTIVES This study aims to evaluate the outcomes of mild and moderate slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) treated with in situ pinning. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighteen hips of 15 patients (11 boys, 4 girls; mean age 12 years; range 9 to 15 years) with chronic stable SCFE were treated with in situ pinning. Immediate immobilization and internal(More)