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Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a vasculitis of small-sized blood vessels, resulting from immunoglobulin-A-mediated inflammation. It is the most common acute systemic vasculitis in childhood and mainly affects skin, gastrointestinal tract, joints, and kidneys. The characteristic rash of HSP consists of palpable purpuric lesions 2 to 10 mm in diameter(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Adhesion formation after abdominal surgery or incisional hernia repair with prosthetic materials may cause chronic pain, intestinal obstruction, enterocutaneous fistulae, difficulty in reoperative procedures and infertility in females. The aim of this study was to compare different modalities in terms of adhesion prevention in a rat model of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of postoperative local anesthesia in tonsillectomy patients using an intra-individual study design. METHODS Thirty patients aged 5-15 were included in a prospective study. Patients received a local infiltration of 0.5% bupivacaine solution on the right tonsillar bed, and received a local infiltration of normal(More)
This is a review of ectopic localizations of the parathyroid gland in one case. A hard mobile mass (2 x 2.5 cm) was detected on the right side of the neck of a patient who had previously been given a diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism. Computed tomography showed an adenoma (25 x 35 mm) in the paratracheal region on the right side of the neck. Scintigraphy(More)
BACKGROUND Red cell distribution width (RDW) is one of the standard parameters with blood cell counts. Much previous research has indicated that it increases in cases of systemic inflammation or cardiametabolic incident. However, information on the relation of RDW with solid tumors causing systemic inflammation is limited. In the present research, we(More)
Nasal packing may influence the mucociliary clearance of the nose in the postoperative healing phase. In an attempt to overcome some of this problem, a haemostatic septal suturing technique was conceived. In this prospective study, we aimed to investigate the effects of nasal packing and septal suturing technique on mucociliary clearance by(More)
BACKGROUND Cytological examination of pleural effusions is very important in the diagnosis of malignant lesions. Thoracentesis is the first investigation to be performed in a patient with pleural effusion. In this study, we aimed to compare traditional with cell block methods for diagnosis of lung disease accompanied by pleural effusion. MATERIALS AND(More)
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