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BACKGROUND This study aimed to quantify changes in acid-base balance, potassium and lactate levels as a function of administration of different crystalloid solutions during kidney transplantation, and to determine the ideal fluid for such patients. METHODS In this double-blind study, patients were randomized to three groups (n = 30 each) to receive either(More)
INTRODUCTION The appropriate anesthesia for renal transplantation requires minimal toxicity for patients and for the transplanted organ, as well as sufficient pain relief and maintenance of vital functions. The aim of this study was to determine how the anesthetic technique influences the outcome in patients after renal transplantation in terms of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Previous studies in adults have demonstrated a clinically useful correlation between central venous pressure (CVP) and peripheral venous pressure (PVP). The current study prospectively compared CVP measurements from a central versus a peripheral catheter in kidney recipients during renal transplantation. METHODS With ethics(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the first-year results of the first human uterus transplantation case from a multiorgan donor. DESIGN Case study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) A 21-year-old woman with complete müllerian agenesis who had been previously operated on for vaginal reconstruction. INTERVENTION(S) Uterus transplantation procedure(More)
We investigated the anesthetic and analgesic effectiveness of adding dexamethasone to lidocaine for IV regional anesthesia (IVRA). Seventy-five patients undergoing ambulatory hand surgery were randomly assigned to one of three groups: group L received 3 mg/kg lidocaine, group LD received 3 mg/kg lidocaine + 8 mg dexamethasone, and group LDc received 3 mg/kg(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS We aimed to present the experience of the first 100 liver transplantations carried out at Akdeniz University. METHODS The data of 100 patients in pediatric and adult age groups who underwent liver transplantation at Akdeniz University Organ Transplantation Center between January 2000 and January 2007 were examined retrospectively. The(More)
Choice of the anesthestic technique can reduce or even eliminate stress responses to surgery and decrease the incidence of complications. Our aim was to compare a combination of epidural anesthesia+general anesthesia with general anesthesia alone as regards perioperative insulin resistance and inflammatory activation among renal transplant recipients.(More)
BACKGROUND Our purpose was to evaluate the effect of intrathecal fentanyl 25 microg added to 18 mg of 6 mg ml(-1) hyperbaric ropivacaine on the characteristics of subarachnoid block and postoperative pain relief in patients undergoing TURP surgery. METHODS The patients were randomly assigned into two groups: Group S (saline group, n=16) received 3 ml of(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the technique for uterus retrieval and transplantation from a multiorgan donor. DESIGN Video presentation of our case report. The video uses animation to demonstrate the technique. Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval was obtained. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) A 21-year-old woman with complete müllerian(More)