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Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) has recently become a noteworthy treatment option for significant stenosis involving the vertebral artery (VA) in selected patients. We conducted a prospective study to evaluate the efficacy, safety and mid-term follow up results of 206 cases received PTA with or without stent implant to treat their symptomatic(More)
The most serious complications of carotid artery stenting (CAS) are related to the release of particles into the cerebral circulation. Although embolic protection devices may reduce the incidence of cerebral embolization, their use may be associated with additional complications including spasm or dissection. In this report, we present our experience with(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of parenteral vitamin E on renal ischemia-reperfusion injury. METHODS Twenty German rabbits weighing 1.5-1.9 kg were selected and divided randomly into study and control groups. Each group contained 5 male and 5 female rabbits. Intravenous vitamin E was administered to the study group 5 minutes before left renal artery(More)
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a potentially serious disease, with nonspecific clinical symptoms and an unpredictable outcome. Despite adequate anticoagulation, a patient's clinical condition can rapidly deteriorate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of local thrombolysis in these patients. Consecutive patients with progressive(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of intravesically applied amikacin for the prophylaxis of urinary tract infections (UTIs) occurring in the first 3 months after kidney transplantation. METHODS In a prospective, randomized, controlled trial, 200 consecutive renal transplant recipients were randomly divided into two equal groups. The bladders of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Endovascular treatment of aneurysms has been introduced as a less invasive method for decreasing the rate of aneurysm rerupture and subsequent subarachnoid hemorrhage. The outcome and complication rate for endovascular treatment of very small (≤3 mm) and very large (15-25 mm) intracranial aneurysms has been controversial. Here we report our(More)
Background. Intracranial artery dissections are rare and many controversies exist about treatment options. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the endovascular approach in patients with an intracranial dissection presenting with different symptoms. Methods. We prospectively evaluated the clinical features and treatment outcomes(More)
Ocular symptoms are regularly observed in patients with cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistulas (cDAVF). We aimed to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of endovascular approaches in patients with cDAVF presenting with different ocular symptoms. In a prospective study between June 2008 and March 2013, 46 patients with ocular symptoms due to(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of intradetrusor Dysport (a type of botulinum toxin type A) injection in patients with idiopathic or neurogenic detrusor overactivity, who were refractory to antimuscarinic drugs, and to compare the efficacy of Dysport injection in both groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve patients with neurogenic detrusor overactivity(More)