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Adiyaman University

Nurettin Aktas, Umut Gulacti, Ugur Lok, İrfan Aydin, Tayfun Borta, Murat Celik
Objective: To identify errors in forensic reports and to describe the characteristics of traumatic medico-legal cases presenting to the emergency department (ED) at a tertiary care hospital. Methods: This study is a retrospective cross-sectional study. The study includes cases resulting in a forensic report among all traumatic patients presenting to the ED of Adiyaman University Training and Research Hospital, Adiyaman, Turkey during a 1-year period. We recorded the demographic characteristics of all the cases, time of presentation to the ED, traumatic characteristics of medico-legal cases, forms of suicide attempt, suspected poisonous substance exposure, the result of follow-up and the type of forensic report...
January 2018: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
Ibrahim Hakan Bucak, Habip Almis, Samet Benli, Mehmet Turgut
OBJECTIVE: Migration is a problem affecting all family members, but particularly children. Child refugees are the highest risk group for the health systems of receiving countries. We investigated the health of 104 Syrian child refugees presenting to a tertiary hospital in Turkey. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A retrospective study was conducted in the pediatric clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical files of Syrian refugee children (0-18 years) presenting to Adiyaman University Hospital, Pediatric Clinic between 01 and 30 November 2015, were investigated...
July 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
Umut Gulacti, Ugur Lok, Haci Polat
The aim of this study was to evaluate the demographic and clinical characteristics of Emergency Department (ED) visits made by Syrian refugees and to assess the cost of their healthcare. This retrospective study was conducted in adult Syrians who visited the ED of Adiyaman University Training and Research Hospital, Adiyaman Province, Turkey, between 01 January and 31 December 2015. We evaluated 10,529 Syrian refugees who visited the ED, of whom 9,842 were included in the study. The number of ED visits significantly increased in 2015 compared with 2010; the increase in the proportion of total ED visits was 8% (n = 11,275, dif: 8%, CI 95%: 7...
July 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
Seyho Cem Yucetas, Necati Uçler
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the predisposing factors and outcomes of surgical management of encephaloceles at our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 32 occipital encephaloceles managed operatively at the Neurosurgery Department Clinics of the Faculty of Medicine, Adıyaman University, was performed between 2011 and 2015. RESULTS: Among the study population, 19 mothers had been exposed to TORCH infections (toxoplasma, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus), 18 were in consanguineous marriages, and 3 had regular prenatal screening...
2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
Ruslan Abdullayev, Ömer Burak Küçükebe, Recai Kaya, Bülent Çelik, Hatice Kuşderci, Mehmet Duran, Öznur Uludağ, Mesut Öterkuş, Aysel Buyrukcan, Ülkü Sabuncu, Abdullah Arpacı
OBJECTIVE: Pseudocholinesterase (PChE) is an enzyme responsible for the hydrolysis of succinylcholine. In case of its deficiency, the effect of succinylcholine that is approximately 5-10 min is prolonged up to few hours. The use of succinylcholine has been declined recently. However, it is still actively used in some special conditions and in developing countries. In this study, incidence of PChE enzyme deficiency around Adiyaman city was investigated and presented with the literature review...
December 2015: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Aysun Kalenderoglu, Ayse Sevgi-Karadag, Mustafa Celik, Oguzhan Bekir Egilmez, Behice Han-Almis, Murat Eren Ozen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the ganglion cell layer (GCL) volume and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in bipolar patients and controls using optic coherence tomography to demonstrate neurodegeneration in bipolar disorder. METHODS: This study involved 43 euthymic bipolar I patients who were being followed by the Psychiatry Department of Adiyaman University Medical School and 43 healthy volunteers as controls. Optic coherence tomography (OCT) measurements were performed for both groups...
May 2016: Comprehensive Psychiatry
Aysel Sunnetcioglu, Mahmut Sunnetcioglu, Fırat Adıyaman, Irfan Binici
BACKGROUND: Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is a biomarker that is increasingly used for evaluation of systemic inflammation. The present study was carried out to investigate whether suPAR may possess a diagnostic value in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). METHODS: This clinical study was performed in the anesthesia ICUs of our university. In addition to descriptive data, WBC, serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and suPAR prior to and after development of VAP were noted and compared in 31 patients (22 men, 9 women) diagnosed with VAP and 19 patients without VAP in intensive care unit...
December 19, 2015: Clinical Respiratory Journal
Ulku Karaman, Nilgun Daldal, Ali Ozer, Ozgur Enginyurt, Omer Erturk
BACKGROUND: Cyclospora species are rare among other Coccidia parasites and can cause recurrent gastroenteritis. Cyclospora spp. can infect reptiles, insects, rodents, and mammals. OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to determine the epidemiology of Cyclospora spp. in Malatya province and its neighboring provinces. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Totally, 2281 stool samples taken from patients with digestive system complaints who referred to the polyclinics affiliated with Inonu University, Faculty of Medicine in Malatya Province and its neighboring provinces, in 2006, and whose stool specimens were submitted to the parasitology department were examined...
July 2015: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
Mustafa Kaplanoglu, Dilek Kaplanoglu, Mustafa Gokhan Usman
AIM: We aimed to evaluate the postpartum contraception preferences of adolescent women in this study. MATERIALS & METHOD: This descriptive study was prepared after a retrospective analysis of file records of primigravida women who had given birth at the Adiyaman University School of Medicine Training and Research Hospital Department of Obstetric and Gynecology between January 2010 and June 2012. More than 12 months had passed after birth. The adolescents who were included in the study and the control group women were called by phone and invited to our clinic...
September 28, 2014: Global Journal of Health Science
Nazlım Aktuğ Demir, Mustafa Çelik, Servet Kölgelier, Sua Sümer, Selçuk Aksöz, Lütfi Saltuk Demir, Ahmet Çağkan İnkaya
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relative contribution of chronic illness and the physical effects such illness on the mental status of chronic hepatitis B patients by comparing them to inactive hepatitis B carriers, based on Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) and Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS) scores. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 444 participants: 249 HBsAg-positive inactive carriers (IC group) and 195 chronic hepatitis B patients (CH group) that were undergoing follow-up at Adiyaman University Research and Education Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases Department...
2013: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
Tuncay Celik, Servet Kölgelier
OBJECTIVE: In this study, malaria cases were determined in Adıyaman with active and passive surveillance studies by Local Health Authority, Centre for Struggle against malaria between the years 2000-2011. METHODS: In 312.125 blood samples, obtained with the method of active and passive surveillance from the region where malaria is common, malarial parasite was investigated by the method of thin and thick blood smears. RESULTS: In the observed samples, 184 malaria cases were determined; 38 (21...
2012: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Merve Aydın, Gülcan Adıyaman, Funda Doğruman-Al, Semra Kuştimur, Seçil Ozkan
OBJECTIVE: Cystic echinococcosis (hydatid cyst) is one of the most important parasitic zoonoses that affect both humans and animals and has been known since prehistoric times. The cystic echinoccosis is a major health problem in our country as well as in many countries worldwide, and serological methods, in addition to imaging techniques, are used in the diagnosis of hydatid cyst. In the present study, anti- Echinococcus antibodies were investigated by ELISA in patient's serum samples, which were routinely delivered to the Medical Microbiology Laboratory of Gazi University Faculty of Medicine due to suspected hydatid cyst...
2012: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
D G Dechering, H M E Kruis, A Adiyaman, Th Thien, C T Postma
BACKGROUND: Patients with a renal artery stenosis (RAS) >50% carry an increased risk for future cardiovascular (CV) events. Experimental literature on this topic suggests that this might as well be true for subjects with lower-grade RAS. METHODS: Recruitment in this longitudinal cohort study was conducted from 1982 to 2002 in a Dutch University Hospital. Included in this study were 301 hypertensive patients clinically suspected of having RAS. Study participants were radiologically classified as having no, a low-grade (<50% lumen narrowing) or high-grade (> or =50%) RAS...
March 2010: Journal of Internal Medicine
Pelin Bilir Adiyaman, Gonul Ocal, Ergun Cetinkaya, Nejat Akar, Ali Uysal, Turker Duman, Olcay Evliyaoğlu, Zehra Aycan, Serge Lumbroso, Charles Sultan, Merih Berberoğlu
5 alpha steroid reductase 2 (5 alpha SR2) deficiency is an autosomal recessive enzyme defect causing male pseudohermaphroditism (MPH) because of an abnormally low peripheral conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is required for the normal differentiation of external male genitalia. The present report describes the distribution of 5 alpha steroid reductase gene mutations in the Turkish population in the light of published reports from different centers. Eight Turkish patients from unrelated Turkish families and a large pedigree of one of these patients are also discussed...
August 2006: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
Mucide Ak, Elif Keleş, Ferit Karacasu, Bayram Pektaş, Feridun Akkafa, Servet Ozgür, Saime Sahinöz, Birgül Ozçirpici, Ali Ihsan Bozkurt, Turgut Sahinöz, E Günay Saka, Ali Ceylan, Ersen Ilçin, Hamit Acemioğlu, Yilmaz Palanci, Kadri Gül, Nezahat Akpinar, Trevor R Jones, Mehmet A Ozcel
OBJECTIVES: The physical alterations put in place by the Southeastern Anatolia Project will undoubtedly provide a remarkable economical growth and a social development in the area. In addition, the influence that formation of dam ponds, enlargement of irrigation areas, change of product and the way of cultivation, urbanization and industrialization will have an impact on the environment. To minimize the adverse effects of this process on human beings, a Community Health Project was completed by the teams participated by Ege, Dicle, Gaziantep and Harran Universities under the Directorate of Turkish Parasitology Association and by Southeastern Anatolia Project Regional Development Administration between 2001 and 2003...
July 2006: Parasitology Research
Metin Er, Ahmet Feridun Işik, Mehmet Kurnaz, Ufuk Cobanoğlu, Serkan Sağay, Irfan Yalçinkaya
BACKGROUND: In this retrospective study, we aimed to emphasize that thoracentesis is a fast and safe method to evaluate indication for thoracotomy in patients with thoracic trauma who have preshock or shock findings, without losing time by other examinations such as X - ray studies. METHODS: File records of 424 patients who were admitted to Thoracic Surgery Deparments of Adiyaman State Hospital and Medical School of Yuzuncu Yil University between December 1994 and March 2002, were investigated...
October 2003: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
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