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BACKGROUND Recently, two placebo-controlled studies have shown that topical metronidazole was effective in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis. OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of metronidazole 0.75% gel with that of ketoconazole 2% cream in the treatment of facial seborrheic dermatitis. METHODS A total of 60 consecutive patients with(More)
A forty-one-year-old man who, sought evaluation for a sudden hip flexion contracture and groin pain with a history of mechanical mitral valve replacement, had been misdiagnosed and treated as having lumbar discopathy for two days. This patient finally was diagnosed with compressive femoral neuropathy due to warfarin-induced retroperitoneal hematoma and(More)
BACKGROUND Reports investigating the predictive value of red cell distribution width (RDW) on major cardiac and cardiovascular event (MACCE) following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have major limitations, including lack of elimination of common factors affecting RDW levels, such as anemia. The purpose of this study is to identify the real effect of(More)
OBJECTIVE Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a life-threatening and morbid pathology. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of an early thrombolysis procedure using a rotator thrombolysis device. METHODS Sixty-seven patients with acute proximal DVT were enrolled in the study. Patients' data were recorded retrospectively. Initially, an infrarenal(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to compare short-term outcomes and long-term major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) -free survival and independent predictors of long-term MACE after off-pump (OPCAB) versus on-pump beating-heart (ONBHCAB) coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed data of all consecutive patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Many previous studies have reported that women who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting have higher perioperative morbidity and mortality rates than men. The use of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) has been suggested to decrease morbidity and mortality because the deleterious effects of cardiopulmonary bypass, particularly in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the vascular complication incidence related to intra-aortic balloon pump usage during coronary bypass surgery and possible risk factors. METHODS The retrospective study was conducted at Uludog University Hospital, Turkey, and comprised 147 cases in which intra-aortic balloon pump was used during coronary artery bypass surgery between(More)
The efficacy, safety, required duration of treatment, and patient preference for oral fluconazole 150 mg/week in the treatment of 521 patients with cutaneous candidosis, tinea corporis, tinea cruris or tinea pedis were assessed in an open, multicentre, noncomparative trial. Patients received weekly doses of fluconazole 150mg for an average of 4.65 weeks.(More)
An increasing number of reports reveal the safety and efficacy of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation therapy even in patients with a history of prosthetic heart valve. This case report presents a 60 year old female patient who had a prosthetic mitral paravalvular leak as a complication of radiofrequency ablation. Surgery revealed a 15 mm hole and(More)