Ulaş Savaş Yavaş

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The objective of this study is to investigate the association between clinical and laboratory prognostic factors, radiographic severity, and functional limitations in Turkish patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). One hundred and two patients with AS were included in this study (66 male patients, 65%). All the necessary information regarding predictor(More)
OBJECTIVE We wanted to prospectively evaluate the interobserver agreement between radiology residents and expert radiologists for interpreting CT images for making the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS We assessed 112 consecutive patients, from April 2007 to August 2007, who were referred for combined CT pulmonary angiography and(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to compare two scoring methods to predict the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) as diagnosed with computed tomography angiography (CTA) and/or CT venography (CTV). METHODS Prospectively over a 8-month period, emergency department patients and hospital inpatients with suspected PE were consecutively examined and their(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic usefulness of determining retrograde flow in the penile cavernosal-spongiosal communications (CSCs) with Doppler sonography. METHODS Thirty-two consecutive men with erectile dysfunction (mean age, 40 years; range, 19-61 years) underwent penile color Doppler sonography. All patients were(More)
The association of intramuscular myxoma and fibrous dysplasia is a rare disease known as Mazabraud's syndrome. We present a case of Mazabraud's syndrome coexisting with a uterine tumor and resembling an ovarian sex cord tumor (UTROSCT). This uterine tumor showed a high mitotic index and cytological atypia. To the best of our knowledge, the coexistence of(More)
AIM To prospectively compare the vascular attenuation achieved with 100ml iohexol (350mgI/ml) 75% with that achieved with 150ml iohexol (350mgI/ml) 75% for computed tomography (CT) venography, which was performed after CT pulmonary angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 122 patients were included in the study. Group A, comprising 52 patients (mean(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the breast arterial calcification (BAC) detected by mammograms and the hypertensive retinopathy (HR) in hypertensive women who underwent ophthalmologic examination. MATERIALS AND METHODS Screening mammography was performed in 99 hypertensive women and these women also(More)
OBJECTIVE This prospective study was conducted to examine the factors that affect swallowing during thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). METHODS Consecutive patients who were to undergo FNAB were approached for inclusion in the study. The depth and size of the nodule were measured in all patients. In a random fashion, patients were told not to(More)
Primary hyperoxaluria is a rare autosomal recessive disorder resulting in diffuse deposition of insoluble oxalate crystals in multiple organs. Two-thirds of patients have nephrolithiasis by 5 years of age and 80% die of renal failure by 20 years of age. Rarely, the disease will present in adulthood, with the onset of symptoms occurring as late as the sixth(More)
Buerger's disease, or thromboangiitis obliterans, is a nonatherosclerotic, noninflammatory, segmentally occlusive disease of unclear etiology. We report a case of late-onset Buerger's disease in a 57-year-old man with erectile dysfunction, an uncommon symptom that occurred shortly after intermittent claudication.
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