Serpil Deren

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To the Editor: We present a case of cerebellar ischemia following a lumbar spinal surgery with prolonged prone position. Acute cerebellar ischemia after lumbar surgery is extremely rare, and its exact cause is not well known [1, 2]. Compression of vertebral arteries as a result of the prone position and unusual neck rotation with prolonged surgery have been(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To compare the effect of dexmedetomidine and fentanyl on hemodynamic changes in chronic male smokers. METHODS This is a prospective, randomized, blinded study. Were selected 60 chronic male smokers (aged 16 to 60 years). The patients were randomly divided into two groups: Group D (n=30) received 1μg.kg(-1) dexmedetomidine and(More)
OBJECTIVE We aim to compare selective spinal anesthesia and general anesthesia with regard to postoperative recovery and fast-track eligibility in day surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHOD Sixty geriatric outpatient cases, with ASA II-III physical status and requiring short-duration transurethral intervention, were enrolled in the study. The cases were split(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the influence of the sedatives propofol and midazolam on cardiovascular parameters in patients undergoing fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB). METHODS 100 patients without a history of cardiac disease undergoing diagnostic FOB were investigated in a prospective-randomized design. After premedication with intramuscular atropine (0.01 mg/kg BW)(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We investigated the effect of Nitrous Oxide (N2O) on controlled hypotension in low-flow isoflurane-dexmedetomidine anesthesia in terms of hemodynamics, anesthetic consumption, and costs. METHODS We allocated forty patients randomly into two equal groups. We then maintained dexmedetomidine infusion (0.1 μg.kg(-1).min(-1)) for 10(More)
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