Tufan Çiçek

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of spinal anesthesia (SA) vs general anesthesia (GA) administration on the safety and efficiency of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 1478 patients who underwent PCNL in our clinic between 2004 and 2011. We excluded the patients with bilateral PCNL, renal abnormality, or solitary(More)
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are currently one of the most popular reversible contraception methods used world wide. Uterine perforation is a rarely observed complication. The bladder is one of the organs that an IUD can migrate to because of its close proximity to the uterus. There are about 70 cases in the literature of IUDs that have migrated into the(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) in infants and small children (12-36 months). METHODS The PNL applications conducted in children <3 years of age in two centers were evaluated. Whereas pediatric PNL instrumentation was used in the first center, adult-size instrumentation was utilized in the(More)
PURPOSE In this study, we present our experience using balloon and Amplatz dilatation to establish a percutaneous tract. We also discuss advantages and risk factors of both techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed medical records of 229 patients who had undergone 235 percutaneous nephrolithotomy procedures. The nephrostomy tract had(More)
PURPOSE The present study evaluates the efficiency and reliability of a hemostatic agent ABS (Ankaferd Blood Stopper(®)) in tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 90 patients were divided into two subgroups. The first group had ABS applied during the intervention, whereas the control group underwent regular tubeless(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility and safety of supracostal access in tubeless and stentless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). PATIENTS AND METHODS From March 2005 to June 2007, 10 patients underwent tubeless and stentless PCNL via supracostal access. Patients requiring more than 2 percutaneous tracts, or those with significant intraoperative(More)
A 39-year-old man underwent percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for bilateral renal stone without stent and tube insertion. To our knowledge, this is the first report of bilateral simultaneous tubeless and stentless PCNL. The advantage of this technique in renal stone surgery is discussed.
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of vardenafil HCl on testicular germ cell apoptosis and the expressions of iNOS and eNOS within the bilateral testes after unilateral torsion/detorsion (T/D) in a pig model. METHODS 12 male pigs weighing 50-55 kg were divided randomly into three groups (n = 4). Sham operation and T/D was performed in groups 1 and 2,(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the feasibility and morbidity of tubeless, totally tubeless, and standard percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) with nephrostomy tube in a single center with selected patient population. METHODS Between July 2006 and February 2008, PNL was performed in 176 patients in this retrospective study. Patients with no serious bleeding or(More)
Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL) has become the preferred first-line approach to most patients with symptomatic urolithiasis. The purpose of this study is to assess the ideal patient position during SWL for the treatment of distal ureter stones. A total of 342 patients included in this retrospective study. 148 (108 men, 40 women) patients were included in the(More)