Sezgin Ulukaya

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Cytokines, which play important roles in allograft rejection, show variable production among individuals. These variations may be related to genetic polymorphisms within the regulatory regions of the cytokine genes. We investigated the association between the role tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta),(More)
OBJECTIVE The postreperfusion syndrome (PRS) occurrence was evaluated in patients undergoing liver transplantation in our institution to determine the relationship between PRS and associated variables. METHODS Of the 185 consecutive liver transplants, pediatric patients, patients with uncompleted data or retransplantations were excluded. The remaining 145(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to determine the effects of intraperitoneal administration of levobupivacaine on pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. METHODS In all patients, infiltration of levobupivacaine 0.25% (15 mL) was used prior to skin incisions for trocar insertion. After(More)
UNLABELLED The molecular basis underlying the clinical response to acute liver stress remains to be clarified. Postreperfusion syndrome (PRS) occurring after the meeting of grafted liver with the recipient blood is characterized by hemodynamic instability that develops immediately after reperfusion of an orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Cytokines(More)
Objective: To review the clinical profiles and therapies instituted for patients with acute amitraz intoxication. Design: Retrospective study. Setting: Multidisciplinary intensive care unit (ICU) of a university hospital. Patients: Ten patients admitted to the ICU of Ege University Hospital. Results: Ten patients between 4 and 34 years of age were(More)
Keeping patients on mechanical ventilation after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) has been a standard anesthetic approach since the first utilization of liver transplantation. Advances in anesthetic management, surgical techniques and patient preparation, in addition to improved postoperative care and the reported advantages of early postoperative(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to investigate the effects of cardiac valve dysfunction on perioperative management of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) among a retrospective cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three hundred forty-six patients underwent echocardiographic (ECHO) examination prior to OLT. Data of patients with valvular dysfunctions were compared to(More)
Postoperative pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy is an ongoing problem. To relieve this pain, practitioners have used many anesthetic and analgesic drugs. This study was undertaken to assess the effects of incisional and intraperitoneal administration of ropivacaine on postoperative pain and stress response in patients undergoing laparoscopic(More)
A total of 112 living donor hepatectomies (LDHs) performed from October 1999 to April 2003 at Ege University Hospital Organ Transplantation Center were reviewed and perioperative anesthetic courses and complications were determined. There was no perioperative mortality. Mean duration of operations was 333 +/- 77 minutes (range, 160 to 540 minutes) for right(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Cytokines play important roles in the regulation of immune response. The aim of the study was to investigate the association of the cytokine gene polymorphisms with persistence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and the development of end-stage liver disease (ESLD) due to HBV infection. METHODS The study involved 27 patients with(More)