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Mesh usage in repair of acutely incarcerated hernia is still a concern owing to infectious complications. The aim of this prospective clinical observational cohort study was to evaluate factors that increase the risk of bowel necrosis and to document the clinical outcome of the patients with acutely incarcerated groin hernias treated by non-absorbable mesh.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The association between systemic inflammatory response and tumor biology has been well documented over the last decade. The aim of this study is to investigate the prognostic role of neutrophilto- lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). METHODOLOGY A prospectively recorded database of 67 patients who underwent(More)
Acute humoral rejection (AHR) is generally less responsive to conventional anti-rejection treatment with consequent allograft losses. Therapeutic options include antilymphocyte antibody (ATG), intravenous immunglobulin (IVIG), plasmapheresis, or immunoadsorption with protein A together with intensification of immunsuppression with a tacrolimus/mycophenolate(More)
BACKGROUND Subclinical hepatic dysfunction after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has been described in the literature. However, this alteration is not encountered in all patients. In order to address this situation, a prospective study was conducted to investigate the effect of abdominal perfusion pressure (APP) on liver function tests after LC performed(More)
Fifty-three patients with complete clearance of all gallstone fragments after combined extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) oral litholytic therapy were included in the study. Eight patients had recurrence of gallstones within the first year at follow-up evaluation. The rate of gallstone recurrence was 15.2 percent within the first year. Four of(More)
Patients with systemic amyloidosis often have symptoms related to impared gastrointestinal motility due to delayed gastric emptying, which results from autonomic nerve or smooth muscle infiltration with amyloid. There is no current report about gastric delaying secondary to amyloidosis due to familial Mediterranean fever. In this report, we have described a(More)
INTRODUCTION The impact of obesity, a frequent problem after renal transplantation, which has been associated with poor graft and patient survival, was evaluated on renal function and cyclosporine (CsA) blood levels. PATIENTS We retrospectively evaluated the data of adolescent renal recipients between 1994 and 2004. Patients with serum creatinine > or =(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary hyperoxaluria type-1 (PH1) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by impaired activity of the hepatic peroxisomal alanine-glyoxilate aminotransferase, which leads to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and requires combined liver-kidney transplantation (CLKT). Herein, we have reported 3 children diagnosed with PH1 who received CLKT. CASE(More)
BACKGROUND In this experimental study, we aimed to investigate the results of different surgical repair methods for delayed reconstruction of severe experimental duodenal defects. METHODS A large duodenal defect with irregular and tagged margins covering about 50% of the circumference was created in the second part of duodenum of male Wistar rats. The(More)
Osteopoikilosis is a rare benign sclerosing bone dysplasia that is asymptomatic and often diagnosed incidentally. Multiple small, round or oval sclerotic foci are found, particularly in the pelvis and epiphyses and metaphyses of the long bones. It has an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance [1]. It is commonly associated with small subcutaneous fibrous(More)