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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149155/therapeutic-drug-monitoring-on-the-safety-of-sirolimus-in-transplant-patients
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COMMENT
Edibe Minareci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149154/pseudoexfoliation-material-accumulation-on-intraocular-lens-after-cataract-surgery
#2
İlknur Akyol Salman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149153/subcutaneous-facial-and-neck-emphysema-as-first-sign-of-intestinal-perforation-in-a-female-patient-after-a-routine-colonoscopy
#3
Dimitrios Anyfantakis, Miltiades Kastanakis, Paraskevi Karona, Alexandros Papadomichelakis, Emmanouil Bobolakis
Colonoscopy is a safe procedure for the diagnosis and management of colorectal diseases. Colonic perforation due to colonoscopy represents an uncommon complication. Here we present an unusual case of iatrogenic bowel perforation resulting in subcutaneous facial and neck emphysema, pneumomediastinum and pneumoretroperitoneum. Taking a detailed recent medical history information is always required when encountering patients with subcutaneous emphysema after invasive examination procedures. Alertness on iatrogenic complication eventualities may improve prognosis and avoid life-threatening conditions...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149152/lenalidomide-induced-late-onset-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#4
Adem Karaman, Mevlana Omeroglu, Mucahit Emet, Bugra Kerget, Irmak Durur Subasi, Fatih Alper
A 77-year-old man with multiple myeloma (MM) presented with shortness of breath to the emergency department. He also had history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic pulmonary embolism and nephrectomy due to malignancy 10 years ago. He had been treated for 9 months with lenalidomide because of MM. He diagnosed with adult respiratory distress syndrome due to lenalidomide. We aimed to demonstrate late onset and destructive effects of lenalidomide on the lungs.
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149151/multiple-intestinal-perforation-and-necrosis-due-to-magnet-ingestion
#5
Tamer Sekmenli, Ilhan Ciftci
Among the few foreign bodies swallowed, multiple magnets are very rare. Ingestion of Multiple Magnets may lead to a number of dire complications. The present case report is about the ingestion of multiple singing magnets by 4-year-old child leading to intestinal segmental necrosis and perforations.
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149150/ventricular-tacyhcardia-in-a-patient-with-a-previous-history-of-endocarditis-and-ankylosan-spondylitis-a-challenging-case
#6
Yavuzer Koza, Muhammed Hakan Taş, Ziya Şimşek, Fuat Gündoğdu
Cardiac conduction defects are commonly observed in patients with ankylosing spondylitis, infective endocarditis, and aortic valve replacement. Each of these clinical situations can also present with ventricular tacyhcardia by different mechanisms. Here we report the case of a 53-year-old man with a medical history of untreated ankylosing spondylitis and aortic valve replacement who presented with ventricular tachycardia and underwent successful catheter ablation. Most ventricular tachycardia episodes were intermittent and drug resistant, which could have been caused by abnormal automaticity rather than re-entry...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149149/how-can-new-imaging-modalities-help-in-the-practice-of-radiology
#7
REVIEW
Berhan Pirimoglu, Recep Sade, Hayri Ogul, Mecit Kantarci, Suat Eren, Akın Levent
The purpose of this article was to provide an up-to-date review on the spectrum of new imaging applications in the practice of radiology. New imaging techniques have been developed with the objective of obtaining structural and functional analyses of different body systems. Recently, new imaging modalities have aroused the interest of many researchers who are studying the applicability of these modalities in the evaluation of different organs and diseases. In this review article, we present the efficiency and utilization of current imaging modalities in daily radiological practice...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149148/pediatric-liver-transplantation-our-experiences
#8
Ahmet Basturk, Aygen Yılmaz, Ersin Sayar, Ayhan Dinçhan, İbrahim Aliosmanoğlu, Halil Erbiş, Bülent Aydınlı, Reha Artan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to evaluate our liver transplant pediatric patients and to report our experience in the complications and the long-term follow-up results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients between the ages of 0 and 18 years, who had liver transplantation in the organ transplantation center of our university hospital between 1997 and 2016, were included in the study. The age, sex, indications for the liver transplantation, complications after the transplantation, and long-term follow-up findings were retrospectively evaluated...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149147/craniofacial-characteristics-of-thalassemia-major-patients
#9
Sacide Karakas, Ayfer Metin Tellioglu, Mehmet Bilgin, Imran Kurt Omurlu, Sercin Caliskan, Salih Coskun
OBJECTIVE: Thalassemias major are the most common autosomal recessive disorders; they are characterized by anomalies in the synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin and are often associated with varying degrees of craniofacial anomalies. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the craniofacial dimensions of β-thalassemia patients and to identify differences by comparing them to those of a control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised 43 thalassemia major patients and 26 age- and sex- matched healthy control subjects...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149146/antifungal-susceptibility-and-risk-factors-in-patients-with-candidemia
#10
Cigdem Mermutluoglu, Ozcan Deveci, Saim Dayan, Emel Aslan, Fatma Bozkurt, Recep Tekin
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the antifungal susceptibility, typology, and risk factors of candidemia among adult and pediatric inpatients at a university hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control study was designed, and data collected between December 2013 and December 2014 were retrospectively evaluated. The case group consisted of patients with candidemia. The control group was selected from the inpatients that did not develop candidemia but were admitted in the same clinic and during the same period as the candidemia group...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149145/endometrial-and-ovarian-cancer-with-mr-imaging-importance-of-serum-he4-and-ca-125-levels-in-the-extent-of-disease-at-evaluation
#11
Emsal Pınar Topdağı Yılmaz, Yakup Kumtepe
OBJECTIVE: Currently, no clinically useful tumor marker is available for primary diagnosis in endometrial cancer. Human epididymis protein-4 (HE-4) has high sensitivity and specificity as a tumor marker. Further, HE-4 has been shown to be elevated in early stage endometrial cancer and is more sensitive than CA 125. In our study, CA 125 and HE-4 reputation as a tumor marker for diagnosis of ovarian and endometrial cancer with the use of both the availability and affect the way we investigated the rate of diagnosis...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149144/effect-of-cervical-lidocaine-gel-for-pain-relief-in-pipelle-endometrial-sampling
#12
Ibrahim Karaca, Omer Erkan Yapca, Mehmet Adiyeke, Emrah Toz, Suna Yildirim Karaca
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of cervical lidocaine gel in reducing patient discomfort during Pipelle endometrial sampling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From September 2012 to January 2013, 137 patients were evaluated with Pipelle endometrial biopsy. For group 1 (77 women), 2% lidocaine gel was applied to the cervical canal 3 min before endometrial sampling. For group 2 (60 women), a placebo gel was applied. The pain experienced by the patients during biopsy was evaluated using a 100 mm visual analog scale...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149143/comparison-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-loteprednol-etabonate-0-5-tobramycin-0-3-with-dexamethasone-0-1-tobramycin-0-3-following-strabismus-surgery
#13
İlknur Akyol Salman
OBJECTIVE: To compare the anti-inflammatory efficacy and safety of 0.5% loteprednol etabonate/0.3% tobramycin (LE/T) and 0.1% dexamethasone/0.3% tobramycin (DM/T) ophthalmic suspensions following strabismus surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of 40 patients who were treated with either LE/T or DM/T following strabismus surgery were retrospectively reviewed. The recorded signs and symptoms of inflammation and intraocular pressure of the patients at 1 day, 1 week, and 3 weeks after the surgery were evaluated and compared between the groups...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149142/correlation-of-rk39-specific-antibodies-and-thyroid-function-in-patients-with-visceral-leishmaniasis
#14
Ali Ibrahim Ali Al-Ezzy, Walaa Najm Abood
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine whether anti-rK39 antibodies were diagnostic markers for visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) and to evaluate the correlation between age and gender in disease occurrence in Iraqi patients. In addition, it aimed to evaluate the correlation between thyroid hormones, i.e., thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), triiodothyronine (T3), and thyroxine (T4) and anti-rK39 antibodies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunochromatographic technique used for anti-rK39 antibodies detection...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149141/are-transitional-vertebra-and-spina-bifida-occulta-related-with-lumbar-disc-herniation-and-clinical-parameters-in-young-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
#15
Emine Eda Kurt, Aysegul Kuçukali Turkyilmaz, Yeliz Dadali, Hatice Rana Erdem, Figen Tuncay
OBJECTIVE: Lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LSTV) and spina bifida occulta (SBO) are widespread within the lumbosacral spine. Their connection to lumbar disc herniation (LDH) and/or lower back pain has been debated in the current literature; however, there is no consensus. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between the frequency of LSTV and SBO with that of LDH among young patients with chronic lower back pain. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149140/demand-for-self-employed-health-insurance
#16
Sara Emamgholipour, Mohammad Arab, Javad Ebrahimzadeh
OBJECTIVE: Health insurance provides financial support for health care expenditures. There are two types of health insurance: compulsory and voluntary. Voluntary health insurance can be divided into two categories: self-employed and supplementary. In this study, the main factors that affect the demand for self-employed health insurance in Iran were determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, data were derived from the 2013 Household Income and Expenditure Survey from the Statistical Center of Iran...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149139/can-we-perform-distal-nerve-block-instead-of-brachial-plexus-nerve-block-under-ultrasound-guidance-for-hand-surgery
#17
Ilker Ince, Mehmet Aksoy, Mine Celik
OBJECTIVE: Distal nerve blocks are used in the event of unsuccessful blocks as rescue techniques. The primary purpose of this study was to determine the sufficiency for anesthesia of distal nerve block without the need for deep sedation or general anesthesia. The secondary purpose was to compare block performance times, block onset times, and patient and surgeon satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent hand surgery associated with the innervation area of the radial and median nerves were included in the study...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149138/role-of-procalcitonin-in-evaluation-of-the-severity-of-acute-cholecystitis
#18
Yucel Yuzbasioglu, Hikmet Duymaz, Ceren Sen Tanrikulu, Huseyin Cahit Halhalli, Mirac Ozturk Koc, Meral Tandoğan, Figen Coskun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between procalcitonin (PCT) level and the severity of acute cholecystitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 200 patients diagnosed with acute cholecystitis. To diagnose and assess the severity of acute cholecystitis; physical examination and abdominal ultrasound findings were evaluated and blood samples were taken to determine white blood cell (WBC) count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and levels of coagulation factors, blood gas, C-reactive protein (CRP) and PCT...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149137/clinico-epidemiological-analysis-of-hiv-aids-patients
#19
Baris Ertunc, Selcuk Kaya, Iftihar Koksal
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine clinico-epidemiological properties of HIV/AIDS patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this purpose, 115 HIV/AIDS patients monitored in our clinic between January 1, 1998, and December 31, 2013, were retrospectively evaluated. RESULTS: For the 115 patients with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS that we monitored, the mean age at the time of presentation was 34.5±13.21 (10-79) years. Eighty-nine (76.5%) patients were male and 27 (23...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551183/erratum
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[This corrects the article on p. 130 in vol. 47, PMID: 26180498.].
June 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
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