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BACKGROUND We sought to evaluate the effects of on-pump beating-heart versus conventional coronary artery bypass grafting techniques requiring cardioplegic arrest in patients with coronary artery disease with left ventricular dysfunction. METHODS We report the early outcomes associated with survival, morbidity and improvement of left ventricular function(More)
BACKGROUND Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the most important vascular access method for hemodialysis (HD). In this study, the relationship between AVF success and inflammation in patients who had HD due to end-stage renal failure (ESRF) was investigated. MATERIAL AND METHOD In the study, a total of 658 patients, who started HD for ESRF, were evaluated(More)
Aggressive fibromatosis is a rare soft tissue tumor. Although it lacks metastatic potential, it can grow aggressively in a locally infiltrating pattern. The tumors frequently recur after surgical excision, which remains the treatment of choice. Optional combinations of radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy have been used postoperatively for recurrent disease(More)
OBJECTIVE There are various reasons for renal dysfunction after cardiac surgery; however, activation of the renin-angiotensin system has an important role following cardiac surgery. We investigated the effect of preoperative angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors on renal functions after cardiovascular surgery. MATERIAL-METHODS Three hundred(More)
A 66-year-old male patient was admitted to our clinic because of shortness of breath and chest pain. A grade 4/6 diastolic murmur was heard on auscultation. Physical examination revealed signs of congestive heart failure and poor peripheral perfusion. There was a diagnosis of type II ascending aortic dissection in the history of the patient. He had refused(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to evaluated the primary and secondary (after reoperation) patency rates and some effect factors in fistula patency for hemodialysis patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Over a 10-year period, 1529 arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) were fashioned in 1003 (611 males, 392 females; median age range 7-72) patients using the native(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pharmacomechanical thrombectomy performed by using a rotational thrombectomy device for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis. METHODS Between April 2012 and November 2014, 17 patients with acute deep vein thrombosis underwent pharmacomechanical thrombolysis. The thrombectomy(More)
BACKGROUND We retrospectively examined the records of 822 patients who underwent a total of 901 operations for acute peripheral arterial occlusion of the upper or lower extremities between 1999 and 2009. We analyzed the effects of atherosclerotic structure, the time of admission to hospital, and re-embolectomies on amputation in the early postoperative(More)
We successfully performed coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve replacement in a 72-year-old man who had undergone a left pneumonectomy 13 years previously due to a malignant mass. The patient was admitted to our clinic with symptoms of dyspnoea, palpitations, chest pain and fatigue. He was diagnosed with mitral valve disease and two-vessel(More)