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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to compare efficacy, early postoperative morbidity and patient comfort of two laser wavelengths and fibre types in treatment of great saphenous vein (GSV) incompetence resulting in varicosities of the lower limb. DESIGN Prospective randomised clinical trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty patients (106 limbs) were(More)
AIM Recent data has shown that vitamin D increases insulin sensitivity; however, there is little evidence about the effects of this treatment on elderly people with impaired fasting glucose. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of vitamin D treatment on insulin sensitivity and metabolic parameters in elderly people with impaired(More)
BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to compare the in vivo effects of isoflurane, sevoflurane, and propofol anesthesia on ischemia- and reperfusion-mediated free-radical injury and oxidative stress during coronary artery bypass graft surgery. We also compared the effects of these anesthetic agents on levels of end products of lipid peroxidation and nitric(More)
False aneurysms originating from mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa are clinically very rare. A 22-year-old male patient without overt heart disease was admitted to the cardiology department of the Gulhane Military Academy of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey, with a false aneurysm located between the left ventricular outflow tract and the anterior left atrium. The(More)
BACKGROUND Use of the radial artery (RA) as a conduit in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has become increasingly popular in recent years. The aim of this study was to compare the results of two different RA harvesting techniques. Use of the harmonic scalpel is suggested to be safe and additionally reduces spasm rates. MATERIAL AND METHODS From(More)
BACKGROUND N-acetylcysteine, beta-glucan, and coenzyme Q(10) were shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on reperfusion injury. The aim of our study was to determine and evaluate the effects of these agents on ischemia reperfusion injury of limb. MATERIAL AND METHOD Forty-four New Zealand white rabbits, all female, weighing between 2.3 to(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to investigate the cardioprotective effect of Taurine on the donor hearts during cold ischemic period. METHODS 32 rats were divided into four groups (sham, taurine, ischemia, treatment group, 8 rats in each). All rats were fed with rat food for three weeks. Taurine and treatment groups were given a 200 mg/kg/day(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to show the impact of leukodepletion on renal function in patients undergoing on-pump coronary revascularization. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty patients awaiting elective on-pump coronary revascularization with normal preoperative cardiac functions and with plasma creatinine levels ranging between 1.5 and 2.0 mg/dL were prospectively(More)
OBJECTIVE This study measured the effectiveness of magnesium sulfate during and after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) on postoperative pain and respiratory functions, and compared it with 2 other well-known and widely used analgesic agents: codeine and diclofenac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). DESIGN Prospective unblinded study. (More)
OBJECTIVES The small saphenous vein (SSV) lies in close relationship with sural nerve and is at risk of damage during surgery or vein ablation procedures on this vein. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of puncture site for SSV endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) on the rate of post-operative sural nerve injury. DESIGN Randomised controlled(More)