Sibel Koçak Yucel

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This study compared the analgesic efficacy of intrathecal (IT) morphine plus IV patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) morphine with IV PCA morphine alone in 33 patients undergoing thoracotomy randomized to two groups: the IT morphine group (n=17) received 10 microg/kg morphine 1 h before the end of surgery, while the control group (n=16) did not. All patients(More)
Aging population has been increasing worldwide. So the number of elderly patients presenting with kidney disease has also been increasing. In this retrospective study, we assessed biopsy results of elderly patients and their clinical presentations. Native renal biopsy results of 98 elderly patients (≥65 years) were analyzed. These 98 patients consisted of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) induces structural changes in the peritoneal membrane such as fibrosis, vasculopathy and angioneogenesis with a reduction in ultrafiltration capacity. Leukotriene (LT) receptor antagonists have been found to be effective to prevent fibrosis in some nonperitoneal tissues. The aim of this study(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of bupropion-associated thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) syndrome. CASE SUMMARY A 55-year-old man was admitted with complaints of diarrhea, acute renal failure, and confusion ~ 54 days after bupropion initiation for smoking cessation. Subsequently he had a tonic-clonic seizure and had to be intubated because of altered(More)
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