Tevfik Yılmaz

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Spinal cord trauma is a prominent cause of mortality and morbidity. In developed countries a spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs every 16 min. SCI occurs due to tissue destruction, primarily by mechanical and secondarily ischemic. Primary damage occurs at the time of the injury. It cannot be improved. Following the primary injury, secondary harm mechanisms(More)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to social and psychological problems in patients and requires costly treatment and care. In recent years, various pharmacological agents have been tested for acute SCI. Large scale, prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trials have failed to demonstrate marked neurological benefit in contrast to their success in the(More)
In neurosurgery practice glucocorticoids are commonly used. Steroids may have central nervous system side effects affecting whole body, including steroid-induced mental agitation and psychosis. In experimental and clinical studies conducted by using dexamethasone (DEX), it has been reported that DEX adversely affects learning and memory skills.(More)
Corticosteroids are extensively used in treatment of many diseases. In neurosurgery practice, dexamethasone (DEX) is commonly used particularly in cerebral edema secondary to brain tumors, head trauma, and central nervous system infections. There are some uncertainties surrounding the secure use of DEX in patients with epilepsy or seizures induced by(More)
Lumbosacral nerve root anomalies are the leading cause of lumbar surgery failures. Although co-occurrence of lumbar spondylolysis and disc herniation is common, it is very rare to observe that a nerve root anomaly accompanies these lesions. A 49-year-old male patient presented with sudden-onset right leg pain. Examinations revealed L5/S1 lumbar(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (CAPE) on proinflammatory cytokines, IL-1ß and TNF-α, and explore its healing effect after acute spinal cord injury. METHODS Forty-eight male Wistar-Albino rats were used in this study which was planned as three groups. All groups were divided into two(More)
Correspondence: Tevfik Yılmaz, Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, Diyarbakır, TURKEY Email: kartaltevfik@hotmail.com Received: 27.08.2013, Accepted: 01.12.2013 Copyright © JCEI / Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations 2014, All rights reserved JCEI / 2014; 5 (1): 1316 Journal of Clinical and Experimental(More)
özet 1 Oregon Health and Science Universitesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Bölümü 2 Wisconsin Üniversitesi, Nörosirurji Bölümü 3 Ankara Özel Acıbadem Hastanesi, Nöroşirurji Bölümü Vural Hamzaoğlu1, Tevfik Yılmaz2, Ulaş Çıkla3, Hakan Özalp3 DOI: 10.16899/ctd.15027 Spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality (SCIWORA) in an adult SCIWORA in an adult(More)
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