Nazif Aksoy

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The Pentalogy of Cantrell (PC) is a rare association of defects involving the lower sternum, abdominal wall, diaphragm, pericardium and heart. We report two rare cases of the PC (variant form), showing fatal progression. Case 1 only survived two hours because of severe cardio-respiratory failure. Physical examination showed midline abdominal and thoracic(More)
Most previous reports have shown that the basic mechanism of inguinal hernia involves insufficient collagen strength and metabolism. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether joint hypermobility is involved in the development of inguinal hernia in children and to investigate oxidative stress parameters and prolidase activity in tissue samples from(More)
INTRODUCTION With the appropriate indications, puncture, aspiration, injection and reaspiration (PAIR) is the most effective minimal invasive method used in the treatment of hydatic cysts. Hemobilia is the hemorrhagia in bile ducts in consequence of any reason. In literature there is no case with hemobilia because of PAIR. This is the first case with(More)
Pentoxifylline (PTX), a xanthine derivative used in the treatment of circulatory insufficiency, has been found to have protective effects in different models of sepsis. We hypothesized that this drug might either increase oxygen delivery (DO2) and/or increase tissue oxygen -extraction to meet oxygen demand in sepsis. We studied the effects of PTX on the(More)
AIM The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine whether pilonidal sinus is influenced by hormones that stimulate body hair growth. Currently, there are insufficient data on the presence of hormonal abnormalities in pilonidal sinus disease. METHOD Hormone levels (including those of thyroid-stimulating hormone, follicular-stimulating hormone,(More)
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