Suleyman Ganidagli

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BACKGROUND Myoclonic movements are common problems during induction of anesthesia with etomidate. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of pretreatment with dexmedetomidine (0.5 microg/kg) and thiopental (1 mg/kg) on the incidence of etomidate-induced myoclonus and postoperative pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective double-blind study was(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to investigate whether total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) with remifentanil and alfentanil would ensure appropriate analgesia and recovery conditions in anaesthesia for children undergoing abdominal surgery. METHODS Sixty children, scheduled for abdominal operations were randomized to receive, in a double-blind manner, either(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to compare the effects of premedication with dexmedetomidine and midazolam on post-electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) agitation (which patients had experienced previously and had been resistant to treatment). In addition, we aimed to evaluate the duration of convulsion, the propofol requirement, the recovery time, and patients'(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this prospective study was to analyze the rate and characteristics of acute poisoning cases admitted to adult intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS All cases of acute poisoning admitted to ICU of the Harran University Hospital, Turkey, between July 2002 and May 2005, were included in this study. Clinical, laboratory, and demographic(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of oral midazolam and midazolam-diphenhydramine combination to sedate children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS We performed a prospective randomized double-blind study in 96 children who were randomly allocated into two groups. Group D received oral(More)
PURPOSE Dexmedetomidine is approximately 8 times more selective toward the alpha-2-adrenoceptors than clonidine. It induces analgesia in patients and decreases anesthetic requirements by up to 90%. The current study aimed to evaluate the effects of dexmedetomidine premedication on tourniquet pain, intraoperative - postoperative analgesic requirements,(More)
We assessed the effect of music on the level of sedation and the electroencephalograph bispectral index (BIS) during the preoperative period. Fifty-four ASA physical status I-II patients, scheduled for elective septo-rhinoplastic surgery, were included in the study. Subjects were assigned to receive either music (music group; n = 28) or no music (control(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the effects of dexmedetomidine premedication before intravenous infusion of ketamine in agitated children undergoing strabismus surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We enrolled 60 agitated pediatric patients, aged 4.5-11 years. The patients were randomly allocated to one of two anesthesia regimens. Group D patients were(More)
The objective of this study was to compare clinical and postoperative analgesic effects of femoral or psoas compartment blocks in patients undergoing arthroscopies. Fifty patients were randomly assigned to one of the two groups. Either femoral (group F) or psoas compartment (group P) block was applied followed by sciatic nerve block. All nerve blocks were(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effects of intravenous infusion of ketamine and propofol anesthesia in children undergoing strabismus surgery. METHODS Sixty pediatric patients aged 4-11 years were enrolled for the study. Patients in Group K were infused ketamine 1-3 mg/kg/hr (n = 30) and patients in Group P were infused with propofol 6-9 mg/kg/hr (n = 30). After(More)