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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Percutaneous internal ring suturing (PIRS) is a minimally invasive method for repair of pediatric inguinal hernia. In this study we report our experience with PIRS. METHODS All children >10kg presenting to our institute between June 2013 and March 2015 with a diagnosis of indirect inguinal hernia or communicating hydrocele underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE Obesity is an important preventable cause of death and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases as well as skeletal system diseases and malignancies. In many studies, complete blood count (CBC) and ratios derived from its results - such as the neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio, platelet/lymphocyte ratio and systemic immune inflammatory index(More)
OBJECTIVE Smoking commonly leads to death. Although the neutrophil/lymphocyte Ratio, platelet/lymphocyte ratio and platelet indices have been shown to be important for the diagnosis, prognosis and severity of some diseases, the smoking status of patients in these studies has not been well defined. In this study, we compared ratios derived from complete(More)
BACKGROUND Toxicity of calcium channel blockers leads to high patient mortality and there is no effective antidote. The benefit of using 20% lipid emulsion and sugammadex has been reported. The present study measured the effect of sugammadex and 20% lipid emulsion on hemodynamics and survival in a rat model of verapamil toxicity. MATERIAL/METHODS In this(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE In this study we investigated and compared the predictive values of different airway assessments tests including thyromental height measurement test, which has been recently suggested, in difficult laryngoscopy (Cormack and Lehane [C-L] scores 3 and 4). In addition, we compared the effectiveness of methods and C-L scores, by IDS, in terms of(More)
  • Evvah Karakılıç, Elif Kaya, +4 authors Doğan Işcanlı
  • 2017
Objective: Although the action mechanism of intravenous lipid emulsion has not been fully elucidated yet, its use in liposoluble drugs intoxications. In this study, we examined the lipophilic features of causative agents and the success of the treatment ILE therapy in intoxication cases. Methods: We reviewed 765 cases published in PubMed between 1966 and(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanical bowel preparation before colorectal surgery is commonly performed, but its benefits are controversial. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of mechanical bowel preparation on healing of colonic anastomosis and tissue strength. MATERIAL/METHODS After institutional review board approval, 20 adult Wistar albino rats were(More)
PURPOSE Technical advances have led to lower insufflation pressures and shorter anesthesia times for children undergoing laparoscopic procedures. In this study we compared the use of endotracheal tube (ETT) and laryngeal mask airway (LMA) with or without muscle relaxant (MR) in children undergoing laparoscopic repair for inguinal hernia. METHODS Children(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative anxiety may lead to peroperative or postoperative problems when not overcome. AIMS The aim of this study was to examine the effect of seeking information and other factors on the anxiety of patients preoperatively. SETTINGS AND DESIGN This study was a prospective, multicentered survey. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients scheduled(More)
INTRODUCTION Social media as YouTube have become a part of daily life and many studies evaluated health-related YouTube videos. Our aim was to evaluate videos available on YouTube for the conformity to textbook information and their sufficiency as a source for patient information. MATERIAL AND METHOD A search of the YouTube website was performed using the(More)