Yilmaz Buyukuncu

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OBJECTIVE To compare the surgical outcomes of stapled and handsewn closures in loop ileostomies. METHODS The data of 225 patients requiring loop ileostomies from 2002 to 2007 were retrospectively evaluated. The patients underwent partial small-bowel resections and either handsewn or stapled anastomoses for the ileostomy closures. They were followed up(More)
BACKGROUND Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) is a ligand dependent transcription factor involved in various processes, including carcinogenesis. We aimed to investigate any possible association of the PPARγPro12Ala (rs1801282) polymorphism with risk of developing gastric cancer (GC). PATIENTS AND METHODS A hospital based case(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to assess the effects of the surgeon's learning curve on the short-term outcome of laparoscopic resections performed for rectal cancer. METHODS A total of 284 patients who underwent laparoscopic resection for rectal cancer performed by 3 different surgical teams between 2005 and 2008 were included in the study. The(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery for liver hydatidosis can result in serious morbidity and mortality. The role and efficacy of ERCP in the management of these complications was reviewed. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 79 patients with liver hydatidosis who underwent ERCP for postoperative complications. RESULTS All patients with biliary fistulas (n = 50) were(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have demonstrated that Kisspeptin, the product of the metastasis suppressor gene KiSS-1, could have a role in tumor progression and invasion. In this pilot study, we investigated the association of plasma Kisspeptin-54 level with colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS Plasma Kisspeptin-54 levels were quantified using enzyme-immunoassay(More)
RESULTS: The study group consisted of 124 men and 101 women with a mean age of 49.12 years. The ileostomy closure was performed with handsewn in 129 patients and with stapled in 96 patients. The mean time to the first postoperative flatus was 2.426 days in the handsewn group and 2.052 days in the stapled group (p,0.05). The mean time to the first(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This article describes the surgical techniques and preliminary results of a prospective trial of videoendoscopic bilateral truncal vagotomy without a drainage procedure in a series of selected patients with chronic non-obstructive intractible duodenal ulcer. METHODOLOGY Video laparoscopic and videothoracoscopic truncal vagotomy of chronic(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is increasingly being performed for therapeutic purposes. This report reviews our experience in an attempt to determine the role and efficacy of ERCP in the management of postoperative complications following surgery for gallstones. METHODS This study analyzes ERCP records of 418 patients(More)
Aim. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is frequently used for the diagnosis and treatment of hepatic, biliary tract, and pancreatic disorders. However, failure during cannulation necessitates other interventions. The aim of this study was to establish parameters that can be used to predict failure during ERCP. Methods. A total of 5884(More)
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