Remziye Gül Sivaci

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BACKGROUND Free radicals induced by several diseases can trigger oxidative stress, leading to the production of malondialdehyde (MDA) and protein carbonyl content (CB). Volatile agents are able to increase the extent of oxidative status. However, the effects of these agents together with pneumoperitonium (Pp) have not been reported. We aimed to investigate(More)
This prospective study investigated the levels of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients with various types and severity of multiple trauma, and their relationship to trauma-related complications. Adult multiple-trauma patients (n = 113) admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) in the first 24 h after trauma were included. The Injury(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to investigate the effects of inhaled anesthetic agents on respiratory mechanics with low flow anesthesia in laparoscopic abdominal surgery. Two inhaled anesthetics, desflurane and sevoflurane, have a lower solubility in blood and tissues than all previous volatile anesthetics, and have become the preferred volatile(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present investigation is to examine whether induced hypotension with propofol or sevoflurane anesthesia improves the dryness of surgical field in endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). METHODS The study was performed between 1999 and 2002 in Celal Bayar University and Afyon Kocatepe University Hospitals, Turkey. Thirty-two patients(More)
Laparoscopic surgery is performed by carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation, but this may induce stress responses. The aim of this study is to compare the level of inflammatory mediators in patients receiving low tidal volume (VT) versus traditional VT during gynecological laparoscopic surgery. Forty American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status 1(More)
Airborne fungal pathogens such as Penicillium, Aspergillus, Cladosporium, Trichophyton, and Alternaria may cause health problems. In this research, the fungal flora at different bakeries and their potential allergenic effects on the workers were investigated. We investigated 148 workers at 17 industrial type bakeries and 62 workers at 17 home type bakeries(More)
In pain control after laparoscopic cholecystectomy, subhepatic administration of bupivacaine immediately after the creation of pneumoperitoneum has been shown to be more effective than administration before the withdrawal of the trocars. We aimed to investigate the effect of intraperitoneal bupivacaine administration to the subhepatic area before the(More)
Comparison of entropy (state entropy [SE] and response entropy [RE]) with the bispectral index (BIS) during propofol sedation in monitored anaesthesia care (MAC) was carried out in patients undergoing hand surgery. Thirty candidates for elective hand surgery were pre-medicated with midazolam 0.06 mg/kg and atropine 0.01 mg/kg. Sedation was induced with(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effects of systemic fentanyl analgesia in preventing the pain related to the administration of retrobulbar anesthesia and cataract surgery. SETTING Departments of Ophthalmology and Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, Kocatepe University, Afyon, Turkey. METHODS One hundred twenty patients with American Society of(More)