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Salmanoglu M.,Izmir Military Hospital | Onem Y.,Gulhane Military Medical Academy Haydapasa Teaching Hospital
European Journal of General Medicine | Year: 2014

Diabetic peripheral sensory neuropathy leading to insensate foot is a well-recognized complication of the diabetes mellitus. Herein, we report a patient with diabetic neuropathy who developed foot ulcer as a result of careless removal of a tape from the patient's skin. Health professionals should bear in mind that diabetic patients are extremely vulnerable to injury and require extreme vigilance. Source


Uzun G.,Gulhane Military Medical Academy Haydapasa Teaching Hospital | Uzun G.,Istanbul University | Mutluoglu M.,Gulhane Military Medical Academy Haydapasa Teaching Hospital | Bakir A.,Istanbul University | Senocak M.S.,Istanbul University
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine | Year: 2013

Introduction: The full-text publication of abstracts presented at any given scientific meeting in peer-reviewed journals is accepted as a measure of scientific quality of that particular meeting. The aim of this study is to determine the full-text publication rate of abstracts presented at the 2005 Scientific Meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). Methods: We identified the scientific abstracts presented at the 2005 UHMS meeting and searched the PubMed database (June 2005 to July 2010) for their corresponding full-text publication. We recorded the following parameters for each of the abstracts: number of authors, number of centers involved in the study, statistical methods used, country of origin of the study, study type, and subject of the abstract. We recorded the time to publication and the title of the journal if the abstract had been published in a peer-reviewed journal. Results: Overall, we identified 187 abstracts presented at the 2005 UHMS meeting. Two of the abstracts were excluded from the study because they had been retracted from the meeting and six more because they had been already published as full-text articles at the time the meeting was held. Of the 179 abstracts, 62 (34.6%) were published as full-text articles within the succeeding five years. The mean (± SD) time to publication was 18.5 (±13.6) months. Multivariate analysis with logistic regression identified "country of origin" and "the subject of the abstract" as independent predictors of full-text publication. Conclusion: We found that only one-third of the abstracts presented at the 2005 UHMS meeting were published as full-text articles within the succeeding five years. Although this rate is consistent with similar studies from various disciplines, further research is needed to identify the specific barriers to full-text publication of abstracts in the field of underwater and hyperbaric medicine. Copyright © 2013 Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. Source


Mutluoglu M.,Gulhane Military Medical Academy Haydapasa Teaching Hospital | Uzun G.,Gulhane Military Medical Academy Haydapasa Teaching Hospital | Ipcioglu O.M.,Gulhane Military Medical Academy Haydapasa Teaching Hospital | Sildiroglu O.,Gulhane Military Medical Academy Haydapasa Teaching Hospital | And 4 more authors.
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice | Year: 2011

Aims: The diagnosis of osteomyelitis is a key step of diabetic foot management. Previous studies showed that procalcitonin (PCT), a novel infection marker, is superior to conventional infection markers in the diagnosis of diabetic foot infection. This study aimed to investigate the serum levels of PCT and other conventional infection markers in diabetic persons with and without osteomyelitis. Methods: Twenty-four patients (18 male, mean age: 61.9 ± 10.8 years) with infected foot ulcers were prospectively enrolled. Clinical characteristics of the wounds were noted. Blood samples were obtained for biochemical analysis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the foot was performed in all patients to diagnose osteomyelitis. Results: Osteomyelitis was found in 13 of 24 (54%) patients. PCT levels were 66.7 ± 43.5. pg/ml in patients with osteomyelitis and 58.6 ± 35.5. pg/ml in patients without osteomyelitis. The difference did not reach statistical significance (p= 0.627). Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, but not C-reactive protein and white blood cell count, was found significantly higher in patients with osteomyelitis. Conclusion: In this group of patients, PCT failed to discriminate patients with bone infection. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate can be used as a marker of osteomyelitis in diabetic persons. © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Source

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