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BACKGROUND & AIMS We conducted a multicentre study to assess nutritional risk at hospital admission, hospital-associated iatrogenic malnutrition and the status of nutritional support in Turkish hospitals. METHODS A database which allowed for online submission of hospital and patient data was developed. A nutritional risk screening system (NRS-2002) was(More)
AIM To determine the factors affecting the decision to perform surgery, and the efficiency of ultrasonography (USG) in detecting gallbladder polyps (GP). METHODS Data for 138 patients who underwent cholecystectomy between 1996 and 2012 in our clinic with a diagnosis of GP were retrospectively analyzed. Demographic data, clinical presentation, principal(More)
UNLABELLED We examined whether volume kinetic variables obtained during infusion of a short bolus of 0.9% saline (NS) or 7.5% saline/6.0% dextran 70 (HSD) predict the dilution-time curve resulting from a 20-min infusion of the same fluid. Each of six conscious, splenectomized sheep (mean body weight, 36 +/- 3 kg), on 4 different days, in a random order,(More)
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by the metacestode form of Echinococcus granulosus is a major public health problem especially in animal-raising regions of the world. In the present study, CE cases were determined during 2001-2005 by investigating different hospital and health directorship documents and Health Ministry documents, retrospectively. Our(More)
Serum choline concentrations decrease during and after surgery. We undertook this study to determine whether the decrease of choline is associated with an increase in stress hormones. In 16 patients undergoing abdominal surgery with general anesthesia, circulating choline cortisol, prolactin, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and -endorphin levels were(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the gold standard for the treatment of symptomatic gallbladder stones. As infections are rare in uncomplicated LC, it is widely accepted that prophylactic antibiotics need not be administered, and guidelines do not support routine antibiotic prophylaxis during elective LC. However, routine antibiotic(More)
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