Unsal Vural

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OBJECTIVE using a rabbit vascular graft model we investigated the use of fibrin glue (FG), gelatin-resorcinol-formaldehyde (GRF), and collagen (C) as a means of reducing suture hole bleeding. MATERIALS AND METHODS twenty-eight rabbits were divided into four groups: fibrin glue, gelatin-resorcinol-formaldehyde, collagen and control. A 1 cm incision was(More)
Angiography with a pre-diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome was performed in a 76-year-old female patient presenting to another hospital with symptoms of chest pain and syncope. Upon determination of type III aortic dissection, the patient was referred to our clinic. On CT angiography, the ascending aortic diameter was 57 mm and no dissection flap was(More)
Between 1987 and 2000, we observed retrospectively a series of five cases of surgically treated sinus of Valsalva aneurysms (SVAs) at the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey. The mean age of the five patients was 32.6 years (range, 18-48 years). Three were male and two were female. Aneurysms originated from the right(More)
Trauma of the upper extremity can be a cause of significant morbidity and disability to otherwise productive people. Wounded extremity can be saved by replantation of the amputated parts. Replantation of traumatic amputations can be performed with reasonable success at a regional medical center when experienced surgeons, appropriate and experienced(More)
Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma is a rare primary cardiac tumor. It occurs mainly in the endothelium of cardiac valves. Although cardiac papillary fibroelastomas are benign tumors, they have potential life threatening complications such as sudden death, stroke, and myocardial infarction. A young man who presented two syncope attacks referred to our hospital(More)
INTRODUCTION Oral anticoagulation with warfarin is indicated for patients with prosthetic heart valves. The effects of religious fasting during Ramadan month (in the Islamic calendar) on anticoagulation aren't clear. OBJECTIVES To study the impact of Ramadan fasting on international normalized ratio (INR), quality of anticoagulation, dose of warfarin used(More)
PURPOSE Our aim was to investigate the efficiency of the keyhole transposed brachiobasilic technique in patients with diabetes mellitus and compare the effect of different arteriovenous fistula techniques on the development of complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-eight diabetic, chronic renal failure patients (group 1) had transposed brachiobasilic(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to determine the short- and long-term effects of proximal aortic anastomosis, performed during isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with dilatation of the ascending aorta who did not require surgical intervention. METHODS The study was performed on 192 (38 female and 160 male patients; mean age,(More)
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