Sezgin Ulukaya

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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)
Ascites is one of the main features of liver decompensation in cirrhosis, and it is considered to be a dynamic process. In this study, we aimed to (1) measure the reabsorption rate of ascites; (2) evaluate whether these findings were related to features of ascites, hemodynamics, and serum measurements; and (3) examine morphologic changes in the diaphragm of(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)
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)
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)
AIM The aim of this prospective study was to investigate whether the neuromuscular response to rocuronium is affected by the presence of type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS Neuromuscular functions were measured after the administration of 0.6 mg/kg rocuronium with train-of-four stimulations in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM, N=14) and without(More)
Diaphragmatic hernia after OLT is a rare surgical complication. We here report successful diagnosis and treatment of two cases with right-sided diaphragmatic hernia developed after OLT both utilizing left-sided allografts. Combination of factors related to the surgical techniques and patient characteristics might explain the pathophysiology behind the(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)
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)