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Caspase-cleaved cytokeratin 18 fragments (M30 antigen) can be detected in the circulation of patients with carcinoma and are believed to reflect cell death of tumors of epithelial origin. M30 antigens cleaved at Asp396 are detected using an epitope-specific antibody (M30 antibody). We here measured the levels of such fragments in patients with lung cancer(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to provide an overview of morbidity and mortality among patients admitted to the Hospital of the Medicine Faculty of Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey, after the 1999 Marmara earthquake. METHODS Retrospective analysis of the medical records of 645 earthquake victims. Patients' demographic data, diagnosis, dispositions, and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and tolerability of reboxetine in the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) and MDD with anxiety features to venlafaxine XR. METHOD Patients with MDD, aging 18 between 65 years, were randomly allocated to two groups receiving either open-label venlafaxine XR capsules (n = 50) or reboxetine(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and side effect profile of ketoprofen as well as compliance with respect to the taste of the drug and compare these parameters with those of acetaminophen and ibuprofen. METHODS A total of 301 patients between 1-14 years of age who applied to emergency rooms of three medical centers with the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to analyse the factors affecting emergency department (ED) cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) outcome. METHODS A standard CPR protocol was performed in all patients and certain pre and postresuscitation parameters including age, sex, initial arrest rhythm, primary underlying disease, initiation time of advanced cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Radiographs are vital diagnostic tools that complement physical examination in trauma patients. A study was undertaken to assess the performance of residents in emergency medicine in the interpretation of trauma radiographs. METHODS 348 radiographs of 100 trauma patients admitted between 1 March and 1 May 2007 were evaluated prospectively.(More)
Rehabilitation goals after traumatic brain injury are improving function, increasing the level of independence as high as possible, preventing complications and providing an acceptable environment to the patient. Several complications can be encountered during the rehabilitation period which lead to physical, cognitive and neurobehavioral impairments that(More)
AIM To investigate whether serum levels of two soluble forms of extracellular cytokeratin 18 (M30-antigen and M65-antigen) may differentiate nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) from simple steatosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS A total of 83 patients with suspected NAFLD and 49 healthy volunteers were investigated.(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment with anticholinergic agents is the mainstay of therapy for detrusor instability (DI), a chronic and morbid condition characterized by urge urinary incontinence. The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness and tolerability of tolterodine and oxybutynin in children with DI. METHODS A total of 60 children with DI were enrolled,(More)
AIM Fragmented QRS (fQRS) complex is an ECG parameter that has recently been introduced and investigated. It is assumed that fQRS occurs because of disruptions in ventricular conduction due to ventricular infarction and ischemia. Therefore, in this article, we aimed to investigate the relationship between the detection of infarction and ischemia on(More)