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Kahyaoglu I.,Zekai Tahir Burak Womens Health Research and Education Hospital | Yilmaz N.,Zekai Tahir Burak Womens Health Research and Education Hospital | Timur H.,Zekai Tahir Burak Womens Health Research and Education Hospital | Inal H.A.,Konya Research and Education Hospital | Erkaya S.,Zekai Tahir Burak Womens Health Research and Education Hospital
Cytokine | Year: 2015

Evidence is accumulating in the literature about the potential role of serum and follicular fluid (FF) granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) as a non-invasive biomarker of oocyte competence and embryo selection in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of serum and FF G-CSF levels on IVF outcome in non-hyperandrogenic, non-obese patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Twenty-two patients with PCOS (Group I), and 22 patients with the etiology of male factor infertility (Group II) undergoing IVF treatment were included. Demographic features, controlled ovarian stimulation parameters, neutrophil count (NC), neutrophil/leukocyte (N/L) ratio, serum and FF G-CSF levels of the two groups were compared. Serum E2 level on the day of hCG (2982.5±171.4 vs. 2279.0±207.2pg/mL), total number of retrieved oocytes (14.7±0.9 vs. 11.5±1.3) and mature oocytes (11.6±0.8 vs. 9.1±1.1) were significantly higher in group I when compared to group II (p<0.05). On the day of oocyte retrieval, both the mean serum (54.8±1.7 vs. 48.1±0.9pg/mL) and FF G-CSF levels (48.8±1.4 vs. 44.1±0.5pg/mL), NC (4.4±0.2×103 vs. 3.6±0.3×103/μL) and N/L ratio (63.6±1.4 vs. 56.1±1.7) in group I were found to be significantly higher than group II ((p<0.05). Despite the increased levels of G-CSF both in the serum and follicular microenvironment in patients with PCOS, a relation between G-CSF and good ovarian response or clinical pregnancy rates could not be demonstrated in this study. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Odev K.,University of Konya | Guler I.,Konya Research and Education Hospital | Altinok T.,University of Konya | Pekcan S.,University of Konya | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Clinical Imaging Science | Year: 2013

A number of diseases produce focal or multiple thin-walled or thick-walled air-or fluid-containing cysts or cavitary lung lesions in both infants and children. In infants and children, there is a spectrum of focal or multifocal cystic and cavitary lung lesions including congenital lobar emphysema, congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation, pleuropulmonary blastoma, bronchogenic cyst, pulmonary sequestration, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, airway diseases, infectious diseases (bacterial infection, fungal infection, etc.), hydatid cysts, destroid lung, and traumatic pseudocyst. For the evaluation of cystic or cavitary lung lesion in infants and children, imaging plays an important role in accurate early diagnosis and optimal patient management. Therefore, a practical imaging approach based on the most sensitive and least invasive imaging modality in an efficient and cost-effective manner is paramount. We reviewed the conventional radiographs and computed tomography findings of the most common cystic and cavitary lung lesions in infants and children. Source

Guler I.,Konya Research and Education Hospital | odev K.,University of Konya | Kalkan H.,University of Konya | Simsek C.,University of Konya | And 2 more authors.
International Braz J Urol | Year: 2015

Purpose: We studied the use of magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of penile fracture. Materials and Methods: Between 1997 and 2012, fifteen patients (age range 17-48 years, mean age 37 years) with suspected penile fracture underwent MRI examinations. Ten patients were injured during sexual intercourse, whereas four patients were traumatized by non-physiological bending of the penis during self manupilation, one patient was traumatized falling from the bed. Investigations were performed with 1.5T MR unit. With the patient in the supine position, the penis was taped against the abdominal wall and surface coil was placed on the penis. All patients were studied with axial, coronal, sagittal precontrast and postcontrast T1-weighted TSE(TR/TE:538/13 msn) and T2-weighted TSE(5290/110 msn) sequences. All patient underwent surgical exploration. The follow-up ranged from 3 months to 72 months. Clinically all patients showed normal healing process without complications. In 11 patients a shortening and thickening of tunica albuginea was observed. Three patients have post traumatic erectil disfunction. Results: In all patient corpus cavernosum fractures were clearly depicted on a discontinuity of the low signal intensity of tunica albuginea. These findings were most evident on T1WI and also depicted on T2W sequences. Images obtained shortly after contrast medium administration showed considerable enhancement only in rupture site. Subcutaneous extratunical haematoma in all patients were also recognizable on T2 WI. MRI findings were confirmed at surgery. Conclusions: Magnetic resonance imaging is of great value for the diagnosis of penile fracture. Furthermore this method is well suited for visualising the post-operative healing process. Source

Zor M.H.,Gazi University | Acipayam M.,Mustafa Kemal University | Bayram H.,Ataturk Research and Education Hospital | Oktar L.,Gazi University | And 2 more authors.
Surgery Today | Year: 2014

Purpose: Although various techniques have been described, the ideal reconstructive procedure for treating massive sternal fragmentation and necrosis is still a matter of debate. Sometimes, reconstruction is so challenging that repetitive operations are required, particularly when complicated by mediastinitis and sternal osteomyelitis. Methods: Five patients (three males, two females, median age 66) with severe osteomyelitis and sternal destruction after receiving myocardial revascularization underwent partial or radical sternal resection, omental flap transposition, titanium mesh implantation and rectus abdominis muscle flap transposition. The final procedure involved single-stage closure. Results: One patient died 9 days after the final procedure due to pneumonia and septicemia. The other patients received antibiotics for at least 6 weeks postoperatively. The mean hospital stay was 36 days. Optimal wound healing was observed, with acceptable cosmetic disorders. Conclusions: Although lateral sternal support is the first-line surgical treatment for sternal dehiscence, performing primary closure of complicated defects is often impossible. Aggressive treatment modalities are required in such cases for anterior chest wall defects. This technique provides the ability to perform rigid and stable sternal closure in complicated cases. © 2013 Springer. Source

Guler I.,Selcuk University | Alkan E.,Konya Research and Education Hospital | Nayman A.,Selcuk University | Tolu I.,Konya Research and Education Hospital
Journal of Emergency Medicine | Year: 2016

Background Amyand's hernia is described as the presence of an appendix vermiformis in the inguinal hernia sac. The incidence of Amyand's hernia is approximately 1% of all inguinal hernias. Amyand's hernia is diagnosed intraoperatively or preoperatively with radiologic examinations. Case Report Two cases of Amyand's hernia, with and without acute appendicitis, are reported here. Why Should an Emergency Physician Be Aware of This? Amyand's hernia is a rare entity, and physical signs, laboratory results, and symptoms are not always helpful in diagnosis. Preoperative diagnosis of Amyand's hernia is not straightforward, and is generally an incidental finding during surgery. Imaging modalities, including ultrasound, can be very useful for making this rare diagnosis. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. Source

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