Yunsur Çevik

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OBJECTIVE Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning causes cerebral and generalized hypoxia. This study aimed to assess the possible use of serum glial marker S100B protein and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) as biochemical markers of hypoxic brain damage in acute CO poisoning. METHODS Patients with acute CO poisoning admitted to the ED of 2 training hospitals(More)
OBJECTIVES Chlorine gas is a potent pulmonary irritant that affects the mucous membranes and induces severe disturbances of pulmonary gas exchange within minutes of inhalation. The present study evaluated an extraordinary type of mass inhalational exposure. MATERIAL AND METHODS Clinical reports of 25 soldiers who were admitted to the emergency department(More)
The objective of this study was to describe the demographic and clinical features of patients who were admitted to the emergency department (ED) due to wild mushroom poisoning and to point the importance of mushroom poisonings in our area. This study was performed by examining the files of wild mushroom poisoning patients who were admitted to the ED of(More)
OBJECTIVE Organophosphate compounds are possibly the most widely-used insecticides worldwide. Organophosphate compounds cause poisoning, inhibiting acetylcholinesterase at the cholinergic synapses. Civilian casualties resulted from a terrorist attack with sarin in a Tokyo subway. Recent terrorist activities have also raised concerns that organophosphate or(More)
Although several factors such as cigarette smoking, blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, physical inactivity and dietary factors have been well documented to increase the risk for stroke, there are conflicting data about the role of meteorological variables in the etiology of stroke. We conducted a retrospective study to investigate the(More)
BACKGROUND Patients presenting with chest pain and nondiagnostic electrocardiograms (ECG) in the emergency department (ED) often pose a challenge to physicians. QT dispersion (QTD) is an electrocardiographic marker of myocardial ischemia due to nonhomogenous ventricular repolarization. We hypothesized that QTD could accurately identify patients with acute(More)
INTRODUCTION Accidental carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is a major cause of unintentional poisoning. This study aimed to determine the value of initial lactate levels in patients with CO poisoning and to evaluate its utilization in the emergency department (ED). METHODS A retrospective cross-sectional study was carried out among patients with CO(More)
The hair tourniquet syndrome is a rare disorder. This syndrome has been described as involving the fingers, the toes and even the genitals. We report a case of hair tourniquet syndrome affecting multiple toes of an infant. After the hair fiber was removed there was a fast healing period and no signs of tissue necrosis were seen. The prompt diagnosis and(More)
Objectives: Carbon monoxide (CO) is a potent myocardial toxin. We investigated the association between acute CO intoxication and electrocardiographic QT interval (QTmax/QTmin), corrected QT interval (cQTmax/cQTmin), QT dispersion (QTd) and corrected QT dispersion (cQTd), P wave duration (Pmax/ Pmin) and P wave dispersion (Pd), which were known as predictors(More)