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A screening program was initiated and performed at five hospitals in Konya, Turkey from 1988 to 1990. Four thousand one hundred seventy-three infants aged 3-24 months were examined. With this study, we hoped to determine the incidence of and contributing factors to the etiology of congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH) in the central region of Turkey. The(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia and associated with adverse outcomes and increased risk for thromboembolic events. Warfarin is still the most extensively prescribed oral anticoagulant in AF to prevent ischemic complications. We aimed to determine the differences at platelet indices with warfarin usage layered by(More)
Background — Recent data indicate increasing rates of mortality from cardiovascular (CV) disease in Turkey. This study aimed to evaluate CV disease risk factors among university students in Northern Turkey. Methods — In this cross sectional descriptive study, 302 students were randomly recruited (171 females (57%) and 131 males (43%), mean age of 20±2.1(More)
Background — Mean platelet volume (MPV) is an indicator of platelet activation. The pathophysiology of the primary and secondary Raynaud’s Phenomenon (RP) have not been completely established. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between MPV and RP. Materials and Methods — Our study was a prospective randomized study(More)
Purpose — Platelet volume indices are associated with poor cardiovascular outcomes. The Duke Treadmill Score (DTS) is a composite index that is based on the results from the exercise test. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the DTS and platelet volume indices in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD).(More)
OBJECTIVES The European Action on Primary and Secondary Prevention by Intervention to Reduce Events (EUROASPIRE III) Study in coronary artery disease had been undertaken between the years of 2006 and 2007, with the participation of 22 countries in Europe including Turkey (76 centers). In this study, the situation in the management of coronary artery disease(More)
1Kayseri Educating and Training Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kayseri, Turkey 2Dr. Siyami Ersek Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, İstanbul, Turkey 3Giresun University of Medical School, Department of Cardiology, Giresun, Turkey 4Erzurum State Educating and Training Hospital, Department of(More)
Liver transplantation is a technically complex and long surgical procedure. A large quantity of various materials such as catheters, sutures, needles and clips are frequently used during the procedure. These materials may enter in the liver from the vascular or biliary orifices inadvertently. A 50-year-old patient who had hepatic failure due to HBV(More)
Objective ― This study was conducted to determine whether HbA1c is a predictor of short term mortality and morbidity after coronary artery bypass graft operation. Methods ― The coronary artery bypass graft operation was performed on the patients between January 2009 and January 2013. Each patient's medical record was retrospectively reviewed. The patients(More)