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M Philippe, P J Krüsmann, L Mersa, E M Eder, H Gatterer, A Melmer, C Ebenbichler, M Burtscher
Acute muscle-damaging eccentric exercise (EE) negatively affects glucose metabolism. On the other hand, long-term eccentric endurance exercise seems to result in equal or superior positive effects on glucose metabolism compared to concentric endurance exercise. However, it is not known if acute non-muscle-damaging EE will have the same positive effects on glucose metabolism as acute concentric exercise (CE). Interleukin-6 (IL-6) released from the exercising muscles may be involved in the acute adaptations of glucose metabolism after CE and non-muscle-damaging EE...
June 2016: Biology of Sport
Elena L E S Wagner, Dominique G Roche, Sandra A Binning, Sharon Wismer, Redouan Bshary
Large disturbances can cause rapid degradation of coral reef communities, but what baseline changes in species assemblages occur on undisturbed reefs through time? We surveyed live coral cover, reef fish abundance and fish species richness in 1997 and again in 2007 on 47 fringing patch reefs of varying size and depth at Mersa Bareika, Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt. No major human or natural disturbance event occurred between these two survey periods in this remote protected area. In the absence of large disturbances, we found that live coral cover, reef fish abundance and fish species richness did not differ in 1997 compared to 2007...
2015: PeerJ
Fatih Kabakaş, Meriç Uğurlar, Derya Bayirli Turan, Nebil Yeşiloğlu, Berkan Mersa, İsmail Bülent Özçelik
The treatment of flexor tenosynovitis in the hand and wrist due to tuberculosis is controversial. Although some authors recommend the antituberculous chemotherapy, the others recommend the surgical treatment. In this article, 12 patients with synovial tuberculosis of the flexor aspect of the hand and the wrist were evaluated with respect to diagnosis and treatment modalities. None of the patients had a history of tuberculosis, concomitant disease, immunosuppressive drug use, drug abuse, and human immunodefficiency virus positivity...
August 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Mersa Saatchi, Marc Behl, Ulrich Nöchel, Andreas Lendlein
Exploiting the tremendous potential of the recently discovered reversible bidirectional shape-memory effect (rbSME) for biomedical applications requires switching temperatures in the physiological range. The recent strategy is based on the reduction of the melting temperature range (ΔT m ) of the actuating oligo(ε-caprolactone) (OCL) domains in copolymer networks from OCL and n-butyl acrylate (BA), where the reversible effect can be adjusted to the human body temperature. In addition, it is investigated whether an rbSME in the temperature range close or even above Tm,offset (end of the melting transition) can be obtained...
May 2015: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Suada Brankovic, Aida Pilav, Seila Cilovic-Lagarija, Mersa Segalo
INTRODUCTION: Hypertension (high blood pressure) is one of the most widely spread diseases of our time and one of the leading risk factors for heart and vascular diseases, particularly stroke and coronary heart disease. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the world of who dies each year about 17 million persons, of which 5 million in Europe. The World Health Organization estimates based on monitoring of demographic trends, trends in mortality and morbidity as economic models, further growth of cardiovascular diseases, especially in developing countries...
April 2014: Materia Socio-medica
Fatih Kabakaş, Ismail Bülent Ozçelik, Meriç Uğurlar, Berkan Mersa, Memet Yazar, Metin Uzun
BACKGROUND: Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injury is the major cause of wrist pain on the ulnar side. In this study, treatment outcomes of arthroscopically repaired peripheral TFCC tears (Palmer type 1B) were evaluated retrospectively. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients (30 males, 8 females; mean age 27.6; range 19 to 42 years) with TFCC tears (Palmer type 1B) who were treated arthroscopically between February 2007-July 2012 were evaluated retrospectively...
May 2014: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
Nebil Yeşiloğlu, Murat Sarici, Gökhan Temiz, Kemalettin Yildiz, Berkan Mersa, Gaye Taylan Filinte
Nasal tip surgery is one of the most important parts of rhinoplasty to achieve an attractive nose. There are numerous techniques focusing on the correction of nasal tip rotation and projection. In this article, a new cartilage support derived from the cephalic border of lower lateral cartilages is used for the adjustment of tip rotation and projection, whereas improving supratip fullness is presented. Bilaterally harvested cartilage extensions are resembled as bird's wings and dedicated to the wings that were created by the world's first scientist who flew from one continent to another: Hezarfen Ahmed Çelebi...
May 2014: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Abdel-Rahman Bashtar, Zain Abd Al Aal, Wael Maarouf, Kareem Morsy, Saleh Al Quraishy
The current study provides the first record of infection with Sarcocystis species in the barber skink Eumeces schneideri schneideri (Scincidae) captured from the north region of Egypt around the cities of El-Hamam and Al-Dabaa, Mersa Matruh Governorate, Egypt. Morphology of the parasite cysts was described using light and transmission electron microscopy. Five out of 80 (6.25%) of the examined skinks were found to be infected. The infection was recorded firstly by light microscopy as spindle-shaped cysts embedded in the muscle tissue...
June 2014: Parasitology Research
Suada Brankovic, Amra Macak Hadziomerovic, Admir Rama, Mersa Segalo
INTRODUCTION: Premature baby (praematurus, neonatus praetemporarius) indicates infant that is born before 37 full weeks of gestation, calculated from the first day of the last mother's menstruation. Premature baby is characterized by immaturity of its organs and tissues, which can lead to an immediate or later threat. Premature children cannot keep the body temperature and very quickly gets hypothermia. This is due to the low creation of heat, but also because of the great loss of heat through the thin skin, which lacks fat...
2013: Medical Archives
Suada Brankovic, Aida Pilav, Amra Macak-Hadziomerovic, Admir Rama, Mersa Segalo
INTRODUCTION: Hypertension (high blood pressure) is one of the most widely spread modern diseases and one of the leading risk factors for heart and blood vessel diseases, particularly stroke and coronary heart disease. The prevalence of hypertension is about 25% in adults. Many studies show that blood pressure tends to have lower values among people with higher education levels. GOAL: To determine the frequency of measurement and control of blood pressure in relation to the level of education of the active working population of the Sarajevo Canton...
2013: Materia Socio-medica
Berkan Mersa, Fatih Kabakas, Hüsrev Pürisa, Ismail Bülent Özçelik, Nebil Yeşiloğlu, Ilker Sezer, Serdar Tunçer
Providing adequate venous outflow is essential in finger replantation surgeries. For a successful result, the quality and quantity of venous repairs should be adequate to drain arterial inflow. The digital dorsal venous plexus is a reliable source of material for venous repairs. Classically, volar digital veins have been used only when no other alternative was available. However, repairing volar veins to augment venous outflow has a number of technical advantages and gives a greater chance of survival. Increasing the repaired vein:artery ratio also increases the success of replantation...
January 2014: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Bülent Ozçelik, Erden Ertürer, Berkan Mersa, Hüsrev Purisa, Ilker Sezer, Serdar Tunçer, Fatih Kabakaş, Samet Vasfi Kuvat
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to construct an alternative classification system for occupational hand injuries based on etiologic mechanisms and to analyze the injury patterns resulting from various mechanisms. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients operated between January 2005 and December 2007 in two hand surgery units staffed by a team of hand surgeons was made. The patient files were retrospectively examined, and mechanisms causing the injuries were analyzed...
January 2012: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
Atakan Aydın, Ahmet Biçer, Türker Özkan, Berkan Mersa, Safiye Özkan, Zeynep Hoşbay Yıldırım
BACKGROUND: The surgical management of obstetrical brachial plexus palsy can generally be divided into two groups; early reconstructions in which the plexus or affected nerves are addressed and late or palliative reconstructions in which the residual deformities are addressed. Tendon transfers are the mainstay of palliative surgery. Occasionally, surgeons are required to utilise already denervated and subsequently reinnervated muscles as motors. This study aimed to compare the outcomes of tendon transfers for residual shoulder dysfunction in patients who had undergone early nerve surgery to the outcomes in patients who had not...
2011: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
B Mersa, A Gürkan, B Ozçelik, S Kaçar, C Varılsüha, V Turunç, S Baş, S Server
PURPOSE: For many years there has been reluctance to use kidneys having multiple arteries of <2 mm diameter, especially where they supply the lower pole. The usage of these kidneys has increased using microsurgical anastomosis techniques. We reviewed the anastomotic techniques among renal transplantations with multiple arteries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2008 and August 2010, we examined the perfusion of 605 live donor kidneys bearing multiple arteries at 1 week and after 3 months using Doppler ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) angiography...
April 2011: Transplantation Proceedings
Serdar Tuncer, Ismail Bulent Ozcelik, Berkan Mersa, Fatih Kabakas, Turker Ozkan
The hand is the body part most frequently injured by broken glass. Glass fragments lodged in soft tissues may result in numerous complications, such as infection, delayed healing, persistent pain, and late injury as a result of migration. Between 2005 and 2010, we removed 46 glass particles from the hands of 26 patients. The injuries were caused by the following: car windows broken during motor vehicle accidents in 11 patients (42%); fragments from broken glasses, dishes, or bottles in 9 (35%); the hand passing through glass in 5 (19%); and a fragment from a broken fluorescent lamp in 1 (4%) patient...
August 2011: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Ismail Bülent Ozçelik, Samet Vasfi Kuvat, Berkan Mersa, Ozgür Pilancı
Synovial chondromatosis is an uncommon condition, characterized by multinodular cartilagineous proliferation of the joint synovium. There are only a few case reports of synovial chondromatosis involving the hand in the literature. A case of synovial chondromatosis of the ring finger is reported in this paper.
2010: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Berkan Mersa, Bülent Ozçelik, Samet Vasfi Kuvat, Ozgür Pilanci
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July 2010: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
Ismail Bülent Ozçelik, Berkan Mersa, Fatih Kabakaş, Bülent Saçak, Samet Vasfi Kuvat
Cross-over replantation is a salvage option for cases with bilateral extremity amputations where the wound conditions do not enable an orthotopic replantation. Here, we present a 24-year-old patient who applied to our center with bilateral transhumeral amputations. Due to the wound conditions, a cross-over replantation was performed. 24 months after the initial operation, the patient exhibits good protective sensation at the distal levels and function to some degree, whereas the active range of motion is not as promising as previously expected...
April 2011: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Berkan Mersa, Ismail Bulent Ozcelik, Fatih Kabakas, Bulent Sacak, Atakan Aydin
Autogenous bone grafts are frequently in use in the field of reconstructive upper extremity surgery. Cancellous bone grafts are applied to traumatic osseous defects, nonunions, defects after the resection of benign bone tumors, arthrodesis, and osteotomy procedures. Cancellous bone grafts do not only have benefits such as rapid revascularization, but they also have mechanical advantages. Despite the proximity to the primary surgical field, cancellous olecranon grafts have not gained the popularity they deserve in the field of reconstructive hand surgery...
September 2010: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Jan D Schmitto, Philipp Kolat, Philipp Ortmann, Aron F Popov, Kasim O Coskun, Martin Friedrich, Samuel Sossalla, Karl Toischer, Suyog A Mokashi, Theodor Tirilomis, Mersa M Baryalei, Friedrich A Schoendube
BACKGROUND: Despite the existence of controversial debates on the efficiency of coronary endarterectomy (CE), it is still used as an adjunct to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This is particularly true in patients with endstage coronary artery disease. Given the improvements in cardiac surgery and postoperative care, as well as the rising number of elderly patient with numerous co-morbidities, re-evaluating the pros and cons of this technique is needed. METHODS: Patient demographic information, operative details and outcome data of 104 patients with diffuse calcified coronary artery disease were retrospectively analyzed with respect to functional capacity (NYHA), angina pectoris (CCS) and mortality...
2009: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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