Çelik S. | Taşdemir N. | Öksüzoglu A. | Dirimeşe E. | Koçaşli S.
Makale | 2018 | Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing37 ( 1 ) , pp.3 - 11
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the emergence of pain in critical-care nurses and the prognostic risk factors. Design: This study is a cross-sectional descriptive research. Setting and Subjects: This study was conducted with the participation of 111 critical-care nurses in Zonguldak province, Turkey. Interventions: The data were collected using a survey form and the Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire between August and November 2015. The data were evaluated using frequency, average, Pearson correlation analysis, ?2, logistic regression, and odds ratio tests. Results: The critical-care nurses wer . . .e found to experience pain mostly in their lower backs (88.3%), upper backs (77.5%), right (76.6%) and left (78.4%) feet, necks (73.9%), and most infrequently in the right (28.8%) and left (28.8%) lower arms. Changing bed linens while the patient remained in bed and lifting, pulling, or pushing heavy materials caused those nurses who felt despondent and tired to feel significant pain in the shoulder, neck, upper arm, wrist, and knee (P <.05). Conclusions: These results were significant for placing emphasis on maintaining body mechanics while caring for patients, providing appropriate environmental conditions, and ensuring ergonomics to preserve the health of critical-care nurses who work in hospitals. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved Daha fazlası Daha az
Kale A. | Aydogmuş E. | Açikgöz B.
Makale | 2016 | Neurosurgery Quarterly26 ( 3 ) , pp.259 - 262
Traumatic leptomeningeal cysts, also known as growing skull fractures, are a rare but serious complication of childhood cranial fractures and a very rare complication following head traumas in adults. We present the case of a 35-year-old woman with drug-resistant epileptic seizures caused by a traumatic leptomeningeal cyst from the head injury she suffered at the age of 18 months. Surgical treatment was performed with the removal of the leptomeningeal cyst, dural repair, and cranioplasty. She had no more epileptic seizures at her follow-ups. Although it is rare, after head trauma in childhood, adult patients have often complained of . . . epileptic seizure. Surgical treatment is necessary to control the illness. Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved Daha fazlası Daha az
Erdogan Z. | Kurçer M.A.
Makale | 2019 | Holistic Nursing Practice33 ( 3 ) , pp.155 - 162
This study was conducted to determine the dietary supplement (DS) use in gastrointestinal symptom management, and its effect on hopelessness levels in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The universe of this cross-sectional study consisted of 132 patients presenting at the polyclinic, while the sample consisted of 127 patients who meet the inclusion criteria to study. Data were collected using a patient identification form including sociodemographic characteristics and DS use, the Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale, and the Beck Hopelessness Scale. The frequency of DS use in the last year among patients with IBS was 73. . . .2%. Younger, women, those with graduate education, and those with better economic status were found to prefer more DS (P <.0001). Nausea and decreased passage of stools were predictors of DS use with a rate of 40.9% (R 2 = 0.409, P <.0001). The patients were found to use mint oil (35.6%), mint juice (24.6%), lemon (20.5%) for nausea, and apricots (48.2%) and dietary fibers (16.9%) for decreased passage of stools. Patients who did not use DSs were found to be more hopeless (P <.03). It was found that 73.2% of patients with IBS used DSs. Patients who did not use DSs were found to be more hopeless. DSs with proven effectiveness can be integrated into medical treatments. © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc Daha fazlası Daha az
Kargi E. | Hosnuter M. | Babuccu O. | Babuccu B.
Mektup | 2002 | Annals of Plastic Surgery49 ( 2 ) , pp.220 - 221
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Aras M. | Erdil T.Y. | Dane F. | Gungor S. | Ones T. | Dede F. | Inanir S.
Makale | 2016 | Nuclear Medicine Communications37 ( 1 ) , pp.9 - 15
Aim To compare response assessment according to the WHO, RECIST 1.1, EORTC, and PERCIST criteria in patients diagnosed with malignant solid tumors and who had received cytotoxic chemotherapy to establish the strength of agreement between each criterion. Materials and methods Sixty patients with malignant solid tumors were included in this retrospective study. The baseline and the sequential follow-up fluorine- 18-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/computed tomography (CT) of each patient were evaluated according to the WHO, RECIST 1.1, EORTC, and PERCIST criteria. PET/CT images were used for both metabolic and anatomic evaluation. The concurren . . .t diagnostic CTand MRI images (performed within 1 week of PET/CT) were also utilized when needed. The results were compared using the ?-statistics. Results The response and progression rates according to the WHO criteria were 37 and 38%, respectively. The same ratios were also found for RECIST 1.1 (?=1). The response and progression rates according to the EORTC criteria were 47 and 40%, respectively. When PERCIST criteria were used, one patient with progressive disease was upgraded to stable disease (?=0.976). As we found the same results with WHO and RECIST 1.1 criteria, we used WHO criteria to compare the anatomic and metabolic criteria. When we compared the WHO and EORTC criteria, there was an agreement in 80% of the patients (?=0.711). With WHO and PERCIST criteria, there was an agreement in 81.6% of the patients (?=0.736). Conclusion Significant agreement was detected when the WHO, RECIST 1.1, EORTC, and PERCIST criteria were compared both within as well as between each other. © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved Daha fazlası Daha az
Çalişkan S. | Ugurbaş S.C. | Alpay A. | Ugurbaş S.H.
Makale | 2016 | Journal of Glaucoma25 ( 11 ) , pp.891 - 895
Background/Aims: To evaluate the changes in the choroidal thickness (CT) and axial length (AL) upon systemic mannitol infusion in glaucoma patients with asymmetric intraocular pressure (IOP). Materials and Methods: Forty glaucoma patients with asymmetric IOP, with the IOP of 1 eye ?40 mm Hg and the fellow eye
Bozkurt T.K. | Acar B. | Kilavuzoglu A.E. | Akdemir M.O. | Hamilton D.R. | Yurteri C.B.C. | Acar S.
Makale | 2017 | Eye and Contact Lens43 ( 6 ) , pp.364 - 370
Objectives: Study aims to evaluate the indications and surgical techniques for corneal transplantation and to report changes in trends for preferred keratoplasty surgical techniques. Methods: Clinical records of 815 consecutive corneal transplantations between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2014 in Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital Eye Clinic were analyzed and classified into seven broad groups according to indications. Main outcome measures were change of leading indications and trends for surgical techniques. Results: Leading indications for keratoplasty were keratoconus (KCN) (27.7%), bullous keratopathy (BK) (23 . . .%), postinfectious corneal scars (13.5%), regrafts (13.1%), corneal dystrophies (12.1%), and noninfectious corneal scars (5.4%). Regrafts were the only indication with a significantly increasing trend (P,0.01). Since the introduction of lamellar keratoplasty (LK) techniques including deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), there was a significant increasing trend in number and percentage of both LK techniques (DALK; Daha fazlası Daha az
Velioglu N. | Akova T. | Ozkomur A.
Makale | 2016 | Implant Dentistry25 ( 1 ) , pp.114 - 121
Purpose: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of diamond-like carbon (DLC) and titanium (Ti) nitride coatings over Ti surfaces on the adhesion of early colonizer bacteria. Materials and Methods: Specimens were divided into 3 groups (n 10) according to different surface modifications: titanium nitride (TiN)-coated Ti discs (experimental group 1), DLC-coated Ti discs (experimental group 2), and uncoated polished Ti discs (control group). Discs were incubated in bacterial cell suspension (Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sanguis) for 1 hour, and the single colonies formed by adhering bacteria were counted . . . by fluorescence microscopy. Surface roughness and topography were examined by atomic force microscopy. Results: The surface roughness of DLC was lower than TiN coating and the control group. Statistically significant reduction of the number of adherent bacteria was observed on DLC-coated surfaces. Conclusions: DLC coating over Ti surfaces strongly inhibits the adhesion of early colonizer oral bacteria. © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc Daha fazlası Daha az
Eliçora S.S. | Güven M. | Varli A.F. | Yilmaz M.S. | Alponat S.
Makale | 2016 | Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology38 ( 2 ) , pp.152 - 154
Cases of posterior pharyngeal masses are quite rare, and are typically derived from schwannoma or encephalocele, or are of vascular or infectious origin. They are clinically significant due to their tendency to cause airway obstruction. The aim of this study was to present a rare atypical marginal hyperplasia case of a posterior pharyngeal wall mass. A 10-year-old male was admitted to our clinic with dyspnea. A plane-surfaced 4 × 3 × 3 cm mass was observed on the posterior pharyngeal wall upon physical examination. The patient underwent magnetic resonance imaging and surgical treatment. Following excision of material from the patien . . .t's mass, a pathologic diagnosis of atypical marginal zone hyperplasia was made. Atypical marginal zone hyperplasia of the posterior pharyngeal wall has not yet been reported in the literature. Marginal zone hyperplasia associated with a lymphoproliferative disease should be considered when making differential diagnoses of posterior pharyngeal wall masses. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved Daha fazlası Daha az
Oguz F. | Yildiz I. | Varkal M.A. | Hizli Z. | Toprak S. | Kaymakci K. | Saygili S.K.
Makale | 2018 | Pediatric Emergency Care34 ( 3 ) , pp.169 - 173
Aim The aim of the study was define the normal values of tympanic and axillary body temperature in healthy children. Methods This observational cross-sectional study was performed in healthy children aged 0 to 17 years who visited the ambulatory general pediatric of Istanbul Medical Faculty. Results Of 1364 children, 651 (47.7%) were girls and 713 were boys, the mean (SD, range) age was 72.5 (53.6, 1-204) months. The mean (SD) axillary body temperature was 36.04°C (0.46°C; minimum, 35.0°C; maximum, 37.6°C). The 95th and 99th percentiles were 36.8°C and 37.0°C, respectively. The mean (SD) tympanic body temperature was 36.91°C (0.46°C . . .; minimum, 35.15°C; maximum, 37.9°C). The 95th and 99th percentiles were 37.6°C and 37.8°C, respectively. There were statistically significant differences between sexes for only tympanic body temperatures. Both axillary and tympanic body temperatures were statistically higher in 0 to 2 months compared with other age groups. For this age group, the 99th percentile was 37.5°C for axillary and 37.85°C for tympanic temperature. Conclusions Axillary and tympanic body temperatures should be considered as fever when they are more than 37.0°C and 37.8°C, respectively. For 0 to 2 months, fever is 37.5°C and 37.85°C in axillary and tympanic temperatures, respectively. © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved Daha fazlası Daha az
Semiz I. | Tokgöz O. | Tokgoz H. | Voyvoda N. | Serifoglu I. | Erdem Z.
Makale | 2014 | Ultrasound Quarterly30 ( 1 ) , pp.33 - 40
Objectives: Our aim was to evaluate the effect of clinical varicocele on testicular microcirculation measured by spectral Doppler analysis and investigate the correlation between Doppler ultrasonographic findings and semen parameters. Methods: Fifty patients who received a diagnosis of clinical varicocele in the Urology Department of our university hospital were enrolled in this prospective study. Varicocele grades were determined according to sonographic parameters, and a scrotal vein with a diameter of 2.5 mm or greater on color Doppler ultrasonography was included in the study. Spectral Doppler measurements of testicular arteries . . . (peak systolic [PSV]/end-diastolic velocity [EDV], resistivity index [RI], pulsatility index [PI]) were measured from capsular and intratesticular branches of testicular arteries. All the patients were also assessed by semen analysis. Results: Mean age was 29.08 ± 5.42 years (range, 18-45 years). Among the whole study population, 22 men had isolated left varicocele, and 28 had bilateral varicoceles. No statistically significant correlation was found between the Doppler parameters: RI, PI, and EDV, and semen analysis parameters: count, motility, volume, and morphology. On the other hand, both in unilateral and bilateral varicocele cases, PSV was found to be significantly correlated with sperm count (P < 0.05). Conclusions: Spectral Doppler analysis can provide valuable information as a noninvasive method to assess the hemodynamic changes and testicular microcirculation status in cases of clinical varicocele. However, RI, PI, and EDV values of capsular and intraparenchymal branches of testicular arteries may not be used as indicators of semen parameter deterioration. Hopefully, PSV measurement may give more conclusive data to predict sperm count. In addition, the cutoff value for this index has to be determined for future studies. Copyright © 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Daha fazlası Daha az
Türer C.C. | Türer A. | Durmuşlar M.C. | Önger M.E.
Makale | 2017 | Journal of Craniofacial Surgery28 ( 1 ) , pp.143 - 146
Pueraria, the root of Pueraria lobata, is a commonly used herb in alternative medicine. This study evaluates the effect of puerarin and autogenous graft material combination on bone regeneration in calvarial critical-sized bone defects. Twenty-four rats were randomly divided into 3 groups of 8 rats each. A 5-mm diameter critical-sized defect was created in the calvarium of each animal. In group C, defects were left unfilled and were allowed to heal spontaneously without the use of any grafting material. Critical-sized bone defect created in animals receiving no treatment. In group ABG, defects were filled with autologous bone graft . . .only. In group P-ABG, defects were filled with autologous bone graft and puerarin combination. All animals were euthanized at 28 days postoperative. Stereologic analyses were performed. New bone area and connective tissue volumes were measured. Stereologic analysis showed that the difference between grafted groups (P-ABG and ABG) and group C was statistically significant with a mean bone formation of 1.13±0.09, 1.11±0.11, and 0.31±0.09mm3 respectively (P?0.05). The connective tissue volumes were also statistically higher in groups P-ABG and ABG (P?0.05). Puerarin has positive effect on new bone formation in autogenous grafted critical-sized bone defects Daha fazlası Daha az