Muzaffer Akkoca

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AIM Laparoscopy is the gold standard procedure in the surgery of gall bladder. Harmonic scalpel and bipolar vessel sealer are the other instruments for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness and safety of the three instruments for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS A total of 60 patients were included into(More)
At present there is no widely accepted biomarker for monitoring of vascular functions. The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate the association of some blood biomarkers with vascular reactivity in patients with peripheral arterial diseases (PAD). A prospective evaluation was made of 3 groups comprising a control group of healthy individuals,(More)
In our clinical practice, we also use the CT tractography in the same way as Uzunosmanoğlu et al. [1]. However, we are aware that both stab wounds and tractography techniques are painful for the patients despite local anesthesia. In some patients, pain results in muscular rigidity which may block the contrast agent’s passage and it may lead to false(More)
A 64-year oldmanwith a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was admitted via the emergency clinic with respiratory failure. He was intubated and hospitalized in the intensive care unit. Because of difficulty weaning him from mechanical ventilation, a tracheostomy was performed. On the 20th day of hospitalization, a percutaneous endoscopic(More)