Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital

İstanbul, Turkey

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İstanbul, Turkey

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Sahin C.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | Can U.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | Eryildirim B.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | Sarica K.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital
Urolithiasis | Year: 2016

To evaluate the short term effects of transient AP medication cessation on the safety of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and evaluate them with normal cases in a comparative manner. 71 cases undergoing PCNL for renal pelvic stones were divided into two groups: Group 1 (n: 35) Cases under AP medication (100 mg/day acetyl salicylic acid) in whom the medication was stopped for 7 days before PCNL procedure. Group 2 (n: 36) Cases without any AP medication prior to PCNL. Coagulation test parameters were normal in all cases prior to stone removal. Treatment related parameters with an emphasis on post-operative course were evaluated between two groups. While prolonged macroscopic hematuria (mean 3.5 days) was present in a 25.7 % of the cases in Group 1; it was 5.7 % in Group 2 (mean 2 days). Mean duration of nephrostomy tube was longer in Group 1 (3.49 vs 2.64 days respectively). Additionally, hospitalization period was longer in cases under antiplatelet therapy when compared with the others. No statistically significant difference was noted between two groups regarding post-operative Hb drop rates, transfusion, fever, embolization rates. Lastly, of all the risk factors evaluated; use of AP medication was found to increase the risk of macroscopic hematuria 5.8-fold on logistic regression analysis. Our findings demonstrated that despite the cessation of the antiplatelet agents with an appropriate regimen; these cases should be followed for the risk of prolonged hematuria and tube drainage after PCNL in a very close manner. © 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg


Sarica K.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | Kafkasli A.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | Narter F.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | Ozturk O.,Istanbul University | And 4 more authors.
Urolithiasis | Year: 2016

To evaluate the potential protective effects of a calcium channel blocker (Verapamil) on the oxidative stress related changes with an emphasis on the antioxidant capacity of the kidneys an experimental study in rats was performed. A total of 44 rats have been included. Hyperoxaluria was induced in Group 1 by continuous administration of ethylene glycol (EG). Animals in Group 2 received Verapamil in addition to EG. Animals in Group 3 constituted the control group. In addition to the evaluation of tissue and serum levels of three scavenging enzymes, NO, MDA and T-AOC; the presence and degree of crystal formation in renal parenchyma were evaluated in all animals after 7 and 28 days. Our data demonstrated that in addition to the lower level of all three scavenging enzymes (SOD, CAT and GSH) particularly during late phase evaluation (4 weeks); the total antioxidant capacity (T-AOC) of these kidneys were also higher when compared with the animals receiving EG only. Tissue and serum levels of both NO and MDA indicated the preventive effect of Verapamil on the oxidative stress induced changes. Very limited or no crystallization in the kidneys treated with verapamil during early and late phase examination was observed when compared with considerable crystal formation in Group 2 animals. Verapamil treatment may preserve the oxidant capacity of the kidneys and subsequently limit the crystal deposition induced by hyperoxaluria. Verapamil could therefore be considered in the management of kidney stone formation particularly in cases with recurrent kidney stone disease. © 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg


Sahin C.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | Eryildirim B.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | Cetinel A.C.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | Faydaci G.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | And 3 more authors.
International Urology and Nephrology | Year: 2015

Methods: A total of 480 men underwent prostatic biopsy due to elevated prostate-specific antigen levels and/or abnormal digital rectal examination. Patients were divided into two subgroups with respect to the presence or absence of MetS. Patients in both groups were closely followed with respect to infectious complications after biopsy and the possible effect of MetS as a certain risk factor on these complications was evaluated with a multivariate analysis.Purpose: To evaluate the possible association between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and infectious complications after prostate biopsy.Results: Infectious complications were observed in 33 cases (6.8 %), while urinary tract infection (UTI) was detected in 30 (6.2 %) cases, sepsis occurred in three (0.6 %) cases. The percentage of the cases with infectious complications was 11.0 and 3.4 % in men with and without MetS, respectively (p = 0.002). These rates were 3.7 versus 1.5 %, respectively, for UTI (p < 0.003) and 0.9 versus 0.4 %, respectively, for sepsis in both groups (p = 0.594). Multivariate analysis of the data confirmed that MetS was associated with an increased risk of infective complications (odds ratio 3.44 and 95 % CI 1.56–7.58, p < 0.002) after this procedure.Conclusions: MetS could pose a certain increased risk for infectious complications after prostate biopsy. Patients with MetS should be considered as risk cases for this procedure, and they should be evaluated and followed in a very close manner with respect to these complications. © 2015, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.


Sahin C.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | Eryildirim B.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | Kafkasli A.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | Coskun A.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | And 3 more authors.
Urolithiasis | Year: 2015

To evaluate the predictive value of some certain radiological as well as stone-related parameters for medical expulsive therapy (MET) success with an alpha blocker in ureteral stones. A total 129 patients receiving MET for 5 to 10 mm ureteral stones were evaluated. Patients were divided into two subgroups where MET was successful in 64 cases (49.61 %) and unsuccessful in 65 cases (50.39 %). Prior to management, stone size, location, position in the ureter, degree of hydronephrosis, diameter of ureteral lumen proximal to the stone, ureteral wall thickness along with patient’s demographics including body mass index (BMI) values were evaluated and recorded. The possible predictive values of these parameters for stone expulsion (and stone expulsion time) were evaluated in a comparative manner between two groups. The overall mean patient age and stone size values were 38.02 ± 0.94 years and 40.31 ± 1.13 mm2, respectively. Regarding the predictive values of these parameters for MET-success, while stone size and localization, degree of hydronephrosis, proximal ureteral diameter and ureteral wall thickness were found to be highly predictive for MET-success, patients age, BMI values and stone density had no predictive value on this aspect. Our findings indicated that some stone and anatomical factors may be used to predict the success of MET in an effective manner. With this approach unnecessary use of these drugs that may cause a delay for stone removal will be avoided and the possible adverse effects of obstruction as well as stone-related clinical symptoms could be minimized. © 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Gumus M.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | Ustaalioglu B.O.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | Garip M.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | Kiziltan E.,Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital | And 6 more authors.
Breast Care | Year: 2010

Background: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Primary treatment is surgery, with breast conserving surgery (BCS) being widely used for early-stage disease. Due to changes in body image, depressive symptoms can occur after surgery. Here, we evaluate factors that affect patients' decision on surgery, and investigate differences in the level of depression after mastectomy or BCS in a population of Turkish patients. Patients and Methods: One hundred breast cancer patients who had undergone mastectomy or BCS and were followed up at our institution between 2007 and 2008 were included. Patients were questioned about their involvement in surgical decision-making. Depression was diagnosed according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III) criteria via a Structural Clinical Interview for DSM (SCID). Severity of depression was evaluated by using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Results: Patients who were older than 50 years, had more than 1 child, a history of lactation, and a positive family history of breast cancer mostly preferred mastectomy. However, patients who sought a second opinion and further information on BCS preferred BCS (p < 0.005). There was no statistical correlation between marital status, first childbearing age, and educational status and the decision on surgery type (p > 0.005). Mastectomy patients were prone to depression, but this was not statistically significant (p = 0.099). Conclusion: Age, parenthood, lactation, and positive familial history, as well as thorough information about the type of surgery were important factors for the patients' decision. After breast cancer surgery, patients might experience depression affecting treatment and quality of life. Therefore, adequate information and communication are essential. Copyright © 2010 S. Karger AG.


PubMed | Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital and Istanbul University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Urolithiasis | Year: 2016

To evaluate the potential protective effects of a calcium channel blocker (Verapamil) on the oxidative stress related changes with an emphasis on the antioxidant capacity of the kidneys an experimental study in rats was performed. A total of 44 rats have been included. Hyperoxaluria was induced in Group 1 by continuous administration of ethylene glycol (EG). Animals in Group 2 received Verapamil in addition to EG. Animals in Group 3 constituted the control group. In addition to the evaluation of tissue and serum levels of three scavenging enzymes, NO, MDA and T-AOC; the presence and degree of crystal formation in renal parenchyma were evaluated in all animals after 7 and 28days. Our data demonstrated that in addition to the lower level of all three scavenging enzymes (SOD, CAT and GSH) particularly during late phase evaluation (4weeks); the total antioxidant capacity (T-AOC) of these kidneys were also higher when compared with the animals receiving EG only. Tissue and serum levels of both NO and MDA indicated the preventive effect of Verapamil on the oxidative stress induced changes. Very limited or no crystallization in the kidneys treated with verapamil during early and late phase examination was observed when compared with considerable crystal formation in Group 2 animals. Verapamil treatment may preserve the oxidant capacity of the kidneys and subsequently limit the crystal deposition induced by hyperoxaluria. Verapamil could therefore be considered in the management of kidney stone formation particularly in cases with recurrent kidney stone disease.


PubMed | Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Urologia internationalis | Year: 2016

The study aimed to evaluate the true safety of transient cessation of the antiplatelet medication before extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) on bleeding-related complications.Forty cases undergoing SWL for renal pelvic stones were included and depending on the use of antiplatelet medication they were divided into 2 groups namely: group 1, cases under antiplatelet medication in whom the medication was stopped before ESWL; and group 2, cases without any antiplatelet medication. Comparative evaluation of patient, stone and treatment-related parameters were done in both groups.Although microscopic hematuria was present in all cases, the incidence of macroscopic hematuria was higher in cases undergoing antiplatelet medication when compared with the other cases. Regarding the microscopic hematuria again, the mean number erythrocytes per field of analysis was significantly higher in group 1 cases. The mean value of the hematoma size was similar in both groups.Our findings indicate that SWL can be applied safely in patients under antiplatelet therapy following the cessation of medication for a certain period of time. However, among the cases treated with this concept in our study, we clearly observed that the incidence of procedure-related hematoma formation and macroscopic hematuria were more common in such cases than in the normal ones.


PubMed | Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital
Type: | Journal: Urolithiasis | Year: 2016

To evaluate the short term effects of transient AP medication cessation on the safety of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and evaluate them with normal cases in a comparative manner. 71 cases undergoing PCNL for renal pelvic stones were divided into two groups: Group 1 (n: 35) Cases under AP medication (100mg/day acetyl salicylic acid) in whom the medication was stopped for 7days before PCNL procedure. Group 2 (n: 36) Cases without any AP medication prior to PCNL. Coagulation test parameters were normal in all cases prior to stone removal. Treatment related parameters with an emphasis on post-operative course were evaluated between two groups. While prolonged macroscopic hematuria (mean 3.5days) was present in a 25.7% of the cases in Group 1; it was 5.7% in Group 2 (mean 2days). Mean duration of nephrostomy tube was longer in Group 1 (3.49 vs 2.64days respectively). Additionally, hospitalization period was longer in cases under antiplatelet therapy when compared with the others. No statistically significant difference was noted between two groups regarding post-operative Hb drop rates, transfusion, fever, embolization rates. Lastly, of all the risk factors evaluated; use of AP medication was found to increase the risk of macroscopic hematuria 5.8-fold on logistic regression analysis. Our findings demonstrated that despite the cessation of the antiplatelet agents with an appropriate regimen; these cases should be followed for the risk of prolonged hematuria and tube drainage after PCNL in a very close manner.


PubMed | Dr Lutfi Kirdar Research And Training Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Urolithiasis | Year: 2015

To evaluate the predictive value of some certain radiological as well as stone-related parameters for medical expulsive therapy (MET) success with an alpha blocker in ureteral stones. A total 129 patients receiving MET for 5 to 10 mm ureteral stones were evaluated. Patients were divided into two subgroups where MET was successful in 64 cases (49.61%) and unsuccessful in 65 cases (50.39%). Prior to management, stone size, location, position in the ureter, degree of hydronephrosis, diameter of ureteral lumen proximal to the stone, ureteral wall thickness along with patients demographics including body mass index (BMI) values were evaluated and recorded. The possible predictive values of these parameters for stone expulsion (and stone expulsion time) were evaluated in a comparative manner between two groups. The overall mean patient age and stone size values were 38.02 0.94 years and 40.31 1.13 mm(2), respectively. Regarding the predictive values of these parameters for MET-success, while stone size and localization, degree of hydronephrosis, proximal ureteral diameter and ureteral wall thickness were found to be highly predictive for MET-success, patients age, BMI values and stone density had no predictive value on this aspect. Our findings indicated that some stone and anatomical factors may be used to predict the success of MET in an effective manner. With this approach unnecessary use of these drugs that may cause a delay for stone removal will be avoided and the possible adverse effects of obstruction as well as stone-related clinical symptoms could be minimized.

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