Osman Alper Onbasili

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This study was conducted to investigate the prophylactic effects of carnitine against contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) and its relation to oxidant/antioxidant status in kidney, liver, heart, spleen and lung tissues in a CIN rat model. Twenty-eight adult male Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups, the control, contrast media (CM), carnitine and contrast(More)
OBJECTIVES C-reactive protein (CRP) is a prototypic marker of inflammation. The effect of tirofiban on CRP levels in patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) was investigated. METHODS The present study was prospective and randomized. Patients with NSTEMI received aspirin, clopidogrel, statin, and unfractionated heparin. Patients with(More)
In this paper, we report two cases of acute massive pulmonary thromboemboli with pulmonary artery thrombus, in which disappearance of thrombus followed fibrinolytic therapy were documented at transthoracic echocardiographic follow-up. Data from these limited experiences suggest that, transthoracic echocardiography might be useful as a first diagnostic(More)
PURPOSE Echocardiographic Doppler methods widely used in assessment of the severity of aortic regurgitation (AR) are considered sensitive and reliable. However, they all have limitations for quantitation of AR. The color M-mode Doppler flow propagation velocity (FPV) method has been shown to provide useful insights in the evaluation of left ventricular(More)
In this article we reported a 33-year-old female patient who was referred to our emergency department with atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, and cardiogenic shock. In her transthoracic echocardiography, a free-floating ball-type mass was seen in the left atrial cavity with a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. An emergency open-heart surgery was(More)
OBJECTIVE Ultrasonic tissue characterization, based on the measurements of integrated backscatter (IBS) analysis, has the potential to provide quantitative information which could characterize the functional and structural state of cardiac muscle. In this study we aimed to determine whether the integrated backscatter is measurable and quantifiable in left(More)
Mitral stenotic patients with left atrial spontaneous echo contrast (LA SEC) are associated with high risk of thromboembolism. The aim of this study was to predict thromboembolic risk in mitral stenotic patients. Femoral artery signal intensity alteration (%) was compared among the groups. Group 1 had severe mitral stenosis with LA SEC and group 2 slight(More)
OBJECTIVE The determination of high risk patients for sudden death and sustained ventricular tachycardia after acute myocardial infarction constitutes the main goal to decrease morbidity and mortality. Every attempt that decreases the frequency of late potentials (LPs) on signal averaged ECG (SAECG) and corrected QT dispersion (QTc-d) may improve prognosis(More)
The purpose of this study was to validate whether dipyridamole stress ultrasonic tissue characterization with cyclic variation of integrated backscatter (CVIBS) compared with dipyridamole stress echocardiography and dipyridamole stress Tc99m-MIBI SPECT myocardial perfusion scintigraphy could predict myocardial ischemia in patients with chronic coronary(More)
OBJECTIVE Integrated backscatter (IBS) is an objective method to measure spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) quantitatively. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the quantitative values of left atrial SEC measured by using IBS with its qualitative gradation as well as the left atrial appendix (LAA) functions and LAA tissue(More)