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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904247/biliary-interventions-tools-and-techniques-of-the-trade-access-cholangiography-biopsy-cholangioscopy-cholangioplasty-stenting-stone-extraction-and-brachytherapy
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Osman Ahmed, Sipan Mathevosian, Bulent Arslan
Therapeutic access to the biliary system is generally limited to endoscopic or percutaneous approaches. A variety of percutaneous transhepatic biliary interventions are applicable for the diagnosis and treatment of biliary system pathologies, the majority of which may be performed in conjunction with one another. The backbone of nearly all of these interventions is percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography for opacification of the biliary tree, after which any number of therapeutic or diagnostic modalities may be pursued...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869244/multi-instrument-assessment-of-physical-activity-in-female-office-workers
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Sema Can, Nevin Gündüz, Erşan Arslan, Elżbieta Biernat, Gülfem Ersöz, Bülent Kilit
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the multi-instrument assessment of physical activity in female office workers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty healthy women (age (mean ± standard deviation): 34.8±5.9 years, body height: 158±0.4 cm, body weight: 61.8±7.5 kg, body mass index: 24.6±2.7 kg/m<sup>2</sup>) workers from the same workplace volunteered to participate in the study. Physical activity was measured with the 7-day Physical Activity Assessment Questionnaire (7-d PAAQ), an objective multi-sensor armband tool, and also a waist-mounted pedometer, which were both worn for 7 days...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622405/real-time-sonoelastography-of-the-patellar-and-quadriceps-tendons-pattern-description-in-professional-athletes-and-healthy-volunteers
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Ayse Nur Sirin Ozcan, Sinan Tan, Nuray Gulden Tangal, Saliha Cıracı, Savas Kudas, Suleyman Bulent Bektaser, Halil Arslan
AIMS: The comparison of elastographic features of quadriceps and patellar tendons in a group of professional athletes and healthy volunteers and the description of elasticity characteristics of these tendons. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-nine professional athletes (22 male, 17 female; mean age 18.5 years) and 35 healthy volunteers (21 male, 14 female; mean age 19 years) were included. They were divided into two groups by gender. Quadriceps tendon, patellar side of the patellar tendon, and tibial side of the patellar tendon elasticity patterns and strain ratios were investigated with real-time ultrasound elastography...
September 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598583/effects-of-transpositional-muscle-flaps-transfected-with-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-gene-in-the-treatment-of-experimental-osteomyelitis
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Mahir Aliyev, Andaç Aykan, Muhitdin Eski, Nuri Arslan, Bülent Kurt, Mustafa Şengezer
BACKGROUND: Based on the angiogenetic and stimulating effects of bone healing and formation of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), the present study was designed to assess the efficacy of VEGF gene application in the management of experimentally induced osteomyelitis. METHODS: Thirty-two male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into 4 groups, and osteomyelitis was induced in the left tibial bones. Group 1 (n=8) was designated as a control group, and, after the induction of osteomyelitis, no treatment was applied for a period of 4 weeks...
May 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551169/modified-primary-closure-method-for-the-treatment-of-pilonidal-sinus
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Sukru Arslan, Erdem Karadeniz, Gurkan Ozturk, Bulent Aydinli, Muhammed Cagri Bayraktutan, Sabri Selcuk Atamanalp
OBJECTIVE: Pilonidal sinus (PS) is considered to be the acquired disease of especially in the sacrococcygeal region. Various primary or secondary or flap methods, accompanied by one of local curettage, phenol application, electro-cauterization and total sinus excision methods, are used for the treatment of pilonidal sinus. However, currently there is not a single widely accepted treatment method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-eight patients who had operation for PS in Atatürk University, Department of General Surgery between January 2012 and August 2014 were included in this study...
June 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27513415/n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-levels-in-children-with-allergic-rhinitis
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Hasibe Artaç, Hüsamettin Vatansev, Derya Çimen, Derya Arslan, Fatma Kaya, Seyit Ali Kayiş, Bülent Oran
BACKGROUND/AIM: Persistent upper airway obstruction may lead to increased pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP). The aim of this study was to evaluate N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations and PAP values in children with allergic rhinitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-six patients with allergic rhinitis and 22 healthy children were prospectively enrolled in this study. Plasma NT-proBNP levels were measured at first admission and after treatment...
2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27511485/how-to-close-open-choledochotomy-primary-closure-primary-closurewith-t-tube-drainage-or-choledochoduodenostomy
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Bülent Aydinli, Gürkan Öztürk, Sabri Selçuk Atamanalp, Bünyami Özoğul, Şükrü Arslan, Ercan Korkut, Abdullah Kisaoğlu, Abdulmecit Kantarci, Rüstem Berhan Pirimoğlu, Mehmet İlhan Yildirgan, Nurhak Aksungur
BACKGROUND/AIM: Although common bile duct stones are generally treated endoscopically, surgery is required if endoscopic removal is impossible. The aim of this study was to compare the surgical options in such patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 282 patients with common bile duct stones underwent open choledochotomy; primary closure was applied in 48 (17.0%), primary closure with T-tube drainage in 81 (28.7%), and choledochoduodenostomy in 153 (54.3%) patients...
February 17, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503137/association-of-nerve-conduction-impairment-and-insulin-resistance-in-children-with-obesity
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Onur Akın, İbrahim Eker, Mutluay Arslan, Serdar Taşdemir, Mehmet Emre Taşçılar, Ümit Hıdır Ulaş, Ediz Yeşilkaya, Bülent Ünay
AIM: The objective of our study was to investigate nerve conduction in normoglycemic obese children. METHODS: A total of 60 children with obesity (30 female and 30 male) and 30 healthy children (15 female and 15 male) were enrolled in the study. Insulin resistance (IR) and other metabolic disturbances were investigated and nerve conduction was measured in all participants. Obese children were divided into groups according to the presence of IR. All results were compared between these subgroups...
August 9, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27423997/role-of-stent-grafts-and-helical-woven-bare-metal-stents-in-the-superficial-femoral-and-popliteal-arteries
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Sreekumar Madassery, Ulku C Turba, Bulent Arslan
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a devastating medical problem that may lead to significant life alterations for patients, from simply limiting their daily activities to potential loss of limbs and eventual demise. Superficial femoral and popliteal arteries are significantly common locations for PVD sequelae to present itself, and owing to their length and mobile nature, treatment of these segments are quite challenging. Indications for PVD treatment include lifestyle-limiting claudication that is not responding to medical management, ischemic rest pain, nonhealing ulcers, and lower extremity gangrene...
June 2016: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27320825/coincidence-of-nicolau-syndrome-and-rhabdomyolysis-report-of-a-forensic-autopsy-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Murat Nihat Arslan, Deniz Oguzhan Melez, Arzu Akcay, Adem Gur, Bulent Sam, Suheyla Guven Apaydın
Nicolau syndrome (NS) is a dermatological adverse reaction of intramuscular injections and is caused by several mechanisms. The etiopathogenesis remains unclear, and several hypotheses have suggested a vascular origin. Rhabdomyolysis (RM) is the destruction of striated muscle, with the subsequent release of muscle cell contents into circulation. NS and RM diagnoses may overlap. Herein, we present the autopsy findings of a 40-year-old female with NS complicated with RM. On clinical follow-up, creatine kinase (CK) was 7146 IU/L, and urea and creatinine levels were elevated on the third day after intramuscular diclofenac injection...
September 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27314948/significant-associated-mri-findings-in-patients-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-stump-entrapment
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Ozgur Tosun, Ali Ocguder, Gokce Annac, Bulent Bektaser, Nurdan Cay, Utkan Karaman, Halil Arslan
OBJECTIVE: Objective of this study was to determine the relationship between development of stump entrapment (SE) lesions and associated injuries in patients with knee extension deficits who underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 79 patients who had an arthroscopy-proven ACL rupture causing knee extension loss. Presence and type of the SE lesions, injuries of collateral-cruciate ligaments and bones, and tears of the menisci were evaluated and recorded on magnetic resonance imaging...
September 2016: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27264564/association-of-wider-neck-circumference-and-asthma-in-obese-children
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Onur Akın, Erkan Sarı, Mutluay Arslan, Ediz Yeşilkaya, Bulent Hacihamdioglu, Suleyman Tolga Yavuz
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a well-established risk factor for asthma. Previous studies have reported that central obesity is associated with asthma. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between fat distribution, which is determined by anthropometric measures, including neck circumference (NC), and asthma in school-aged children. METHODS: Children diagnosed as having asthma were enrolled along with controls who were admitted to our outpatient department with allergic symptoms, such as rhinitis, urticaria and atopic dermatitis...
June 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27236449/scn1a-gene-sequencing-in-46-turkish-epilepsy-patients-disclosed-12-novel-mutations
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Sunay Usluer, Seda Salar, Mutluay Arslan, Uluç Yiş, Bülent Kara, Pınar Tektürk, Betül Baykan, Cihan Meral, Dilşad Türkdoğan, Nerses Bebek, Özlem Yalçın Çapan, Aslı Gündoğdu Eken, S Hande Çağlayan
PURPOSE: The SCN1A gene is one of the most commonly mutated human epilepsy genes associated with a spectrum of phenotypes with variable degrees of severity. Despite over 1200 distinct mutations reported, it is still hard to draw clear genotype-phenotype relationships, since genetic and environmental modifiers contribute to the development of a particular disease caused by an SCN1A mutation. We aimed to initiate mutational screening of the SCN1A gene in Turkey and advance further our understanding of the relationship between the SCN1A sequence alterations and disease phenotypes such as GEFS+, DS and related epileptic encephalopathies...
July 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27211942/delayed-retrograde-ascending-aortic-dissection-after-endovascular-repair-of-descending-dissection
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Nikola Dobrilovic, Bulent Arslan, Walter J McCarthy, Robert J March, Ulku C Turba, Lauren Michalak, Maja Delibasic, Jaishankar Raman
We report the case of a 34-year-old woman who developed delayed retrograde ascending aortic dissection after previous endovascular repair of her descending thoracic aorta. Preoperative computed tomography imaging specifically highlights the interaction of endograft springs with the dissection flap and surrounding aortic tissues. Intraoperative findings are presented for comparison and further discussion.
June 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27208606/parasitic-myomas-and-an-adenomyoma-obstructing-the-ureter-after-power-morcellation-of-myomas-and-endometriotic-nodule-resection
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Bulent Urman, Baris Ata, Tonguc Arslan, Sertan Aksu, Cagatay Taskiran
BACKGROUND: The use of power morcellation (PM) in abdominal and pelvic surgery has been discouraged and even banned in some institutions because of the risk of spreading malignant cells, although some authorities maintain that PM can be an appropriate tool for selected patients deemed to be at low risk of malignancy. CASE: A 42-year-old woman developed parasitic myomas and an adenomyoma obstructing the right ureter after laparoscopic excision of multiple myomas and deep infiltrating endometriosis using PM...
April 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27073138/intravenous-lipid-emulsion-prolongs-survival-in-rats-intoxicated-with-digoxin
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Bülent Serhan Yurtlu, Şule Özbilgin, Derya Arslan Yurtlu, Nilay Boztaş, Gonca Kamacı, Mahmut Akaltun, Volkan Hancı, Osman Yılmaz
BACKGROUND: Intravenous lipid emulsion eliminates the toxicity-related symptoms of several drugs. We hypothesized that intravenous lipid emulsion prolongs the survival time in digoxin-intoxicated rats. METHODS: Electrocardiograms of 14 anesthesized Wistar rats were monitored. All of the rats received digoxin infusion at a rate of 12 mL/h (0.25 mg/mL). Five minutes after the start of digoxin infusion, animals were treated either with 12.4 mL/kg intravenous lipid emulsion (group L) or saline (group C)...
June 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27049658/colchicine-induced-rhabdomyolysis-an-autopsy-case
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Murat Nihat Arslan, Ayşe Özgün, Taner Daş, Durmuş Kumru, Bülent Şam, Sermet Koç
Colchicine is derived from Colchicum autumnale and Gloriosa superba and is used to treat acute gout and familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). Musculoskeletal adverse effects range from myopathy to rhabdomyolysis. An 18-year-old woman, with a 2-year history of FMF treated with colchicine, took 9 colchicine pills (4.5 mg) to relieve severe abdominal pain. On the sixth day of hospitalization, the patient's condition worsened, and she died. As this was a case of fatal poisoning, a forensic autopsy was performed, and the cause of death was determined to be complications of muscle destruction due to colchicine intoxication with the findings of myocytolysis, positive antimyoglobin antibody staining kidney tubules...
June 2016: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27006058/laparoscopic-repair-of-cesarean-scar-defect-isthmocele
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Bulent Urman, Tonguc Arslan, Sertan Aksu, Cagatay Taskiran
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the technique of laparoscopic repair of a large cesarean scar defect (isthmocele). DESIGN: Case report (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING: Cesarean scar defect, also known as an isthmocele, is the result of incomplete healing of the isthmic myometrium after a low transverse uterine incision performed for cesarean section. Although mostly asymptomatic, it may cause menstrual abnormalities (typically postmenstrual spotting), chronic pelvic pain, and secondary infertility...
September 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26992728/safety-and-efficacy-of-single-incision-sling-for-female-stress-urinary-incontinence-3%C3%A2-years-results
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Güner Yildiz, Yasin Ceylan, Oktay Ucer, Deniz Arslan, Orçun Çelik, Bülent Gunlusoy
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to investigate the success and complication rates of single-incision sling for treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI), with a 3-year follow-up. METHODS: This study comprised 173 female patients with SUI or mixed urinary incontinence (MUI) with dominant SUI who underwent minisling procedure. All patients had positive cough stress test preoperatively; they were followed up for 3 years after surgery (1, 3, 6, 12 months, and yearly)...
March 18, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26980940/a-cause-of-mortal-massive-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-aortoesophageal-fistula
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Mete Akin, Tolga Yalcinkaya, Erhan Alkan, Gokhan Arslan, Yasar Tuna, Bulent Yildirim
INTRODUCTION: Aortoesophageal fistula is an uncommon but mortal cause of massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The most common causes are thoracic aortic aneurisym, foreign body reaction, malignancy and postoperative complication. It can be seen in different pattern on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. There are surgical, endoscopic and interventional radiological treatment options, however, definitive treatment is surgical intervention. Diagnosis and treatment desicion should be made quickly because of rapid and mortal course...
February 2016: Medical Archives
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