Serkan Yilmaz

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to validate an algorithm recommended by current literature for the patients with acute flank pain and evaluate the validity of bedside ultrasonography (US) performed by emergency physicians (EP) as a part of this algorithm. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective validation study was carried out over a 5 month period(More)
BACKGROUND Measuring and monitoring end-tidal carbon dioxide (PETCO2) is an important aspect of caring for critically ill patients. The 2 methods used for PETCO2 measurement are the mainstream and sidestream methods. OBJECTIVE To assess the agreement between PETCO2 measurements performed by mainstream and sidestream methods with the PaCO2 values. (More)
The neurological complications of lightning injury are not infrequent. However, scarce data are available on cerebellar infarction attributable to lightning injury. A 45 year old man was admitted to the emergency department because of lightning injury. The patient had a Glasgow coma scale score of 13/15 on arrival at hospital with accompanying dysarthria(More)
An efficient and a practical genetic algorithm tool was developed and applied successfully to Burnable Poisons (BPs) placement optimization problem in the reference Three Mile Island-1 (TMI-1) core. Core BP optimization problem means developing a BP loading map for a given core loading configuration that minimizes the total Gadolinium (Gd) amount in the(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous studies have demonstrated that ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) is a useful marker for the diagnosis of ischemic events. This study aimed to determine the value of ischemia-modified plasma albumin in the early diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischemia in an experimental model. METHODS The study was performed on 32 Wistar albino rats(More)
UNLABELLED OBJECTIVE. Anxiety is an important cause of acute blood pressure (BP) elevation. However, the role of anxiolysis in this situation is still controversial. In this study, the relationship of anxiety with BP and the effect of anxiolytic treatment on BP were investigated. METHODS. Emergency department (ED) patients with an initial systolic BP (SBP)(More)
This article reports on two patients with unsuspected oesophageal foreign body ingestion, with chest pain as the main symptom. The patients had extensive cardiac evaluation to rule out myocardial ischaemia. Further evaluation showed an impacted oesophageal foreign body. Oesophageal foreign bodies should be considered as factors in chest pain.
OBJECTIVES In 2009, the Ministry of Health in Turkey mandated a three-level emergency triage scale coded with the colours red, yellow and green in descending order of acuity. This study was conducted to assess the reliability and validity of this mandatory emergency triage instrument in Turkey. METHODS This prospective study was conducted in the ED of an(More)
BACKGROUND Dietary and lifestyle changes during Ramadan may affect the appearance rate of emergency health problems or increase emergency department (ED) use. OBJECTIVE This study's aim was to investigate Ramadan's effects on ED use. METHODS The study group consisted of patients admitted to the ED during Ramadan, and the control group consisted of(More)