Perihan Ergin Ozcan

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UNLABELLED In this clinical, randomized, prospective study, we compared the effects of three different analgesia techniques (thoracic epidural analgesia [TEA] with and without preoperative initiation and IV patient-controlled analgesia [IV-PCA]) on postthoracotomy pain in 69 patients. In two groups, a thoracic epidural catheter was inserted preoperatively.(More)
INTRODUCTION In this prospective, randomized controlled study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of IgM-enriched immunoglobulin treatment on progression of organ failure and septic shock in patients with severe sepsis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-two patients with severe sepsis were enrolled in the study. Patients in the study group (n = 21) received an(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the response to sustained inflation and postinflation positive end-expiratory pressure varies between acute respiratory distress syndrome with pulmonary (ARDS(exp)) and extrapulmonary origin (ARDS(exp)). DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING Multidisciplinary intensive care unit in a university hospital. PATIENTS(More)
Procalcitonin (PCT) is increasingly recognised as an important diagnostic parameter in clinical evaluation of the critically ill. This prospective study was designed to investigate PCT as a diagnostic marker of infection in critically ill patients with sepsis. Eighty-five adult ICU patients were studied. Four groups were defined on the basis of clinical,(More)
BACKGROUND In this clinical randomized study, the effects of four anaesthesia techniques during one-lung ventilation [total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) with or without thoracic epidural anaesthesia (TEA) (G-TIVA-TEA and G-TIVA), isoflurane anaesthesia with or without TEA (G-ISO-TEA and G-ISO)] on pulmonary venous admixture (Qs/Qt) and oxygenation (OLV)(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to follow critically ill patients prospectively in intensive care units (ICUs) to determine risk factors for mortality and outcome associated with nosocomial bacteraemia (NB). SUBJECTS AND METHODS A case-control study of 176 patients was conducted to identify the risk factors for mortality of NB in ICU patients. The(More)
The presence of PER-1- and OXA-10-like beta-lactamases was investigated by PCR in 49 ceftazidime-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from patients hospitalised in the 24-bed general intensive care unit of the Istanbul Faculty of Medicine during a 12-month period between February 1999 and February 2000. The clonal relatedness of the isolates was(More)
INTRODUCTION Artificial liver support systems represent a potential useful option for the treatment of liver failure. The outcomes of patients treated with the fractionated plasma separation and adsorption (FPSA) system are presented. PATIENTS AND METHODS FPSA was performed 85 times for 27 patients (median 3 treatments/patient) with liver failure [85.2%(More)
BACKGROUND Apneic oxygenation (AO) is applied during surgery and in intensive care units. Even with AO, apnea is associated with progressive hypoxemia, limiting the tolerable amount of time in AO. This experimental study evaluates the effects of a recruitment maneuver (RM) on oxygenation, CO2 retention, and survival times during prolonged apnea, supported(More)
Aspiration pneumonia due to gastroesophageal reflux is a frequent complication in ICU. The most commonly chosen method for long-term enteral access is gastrostomy and this method also reduces the risk of aspiration and shortens the hospital stay. We evaluated 31 patients in whom PEG was performed between 1997-98 in our unit. Indication of PEG was long-term(More)