Retrospective analysis of decompressive craniectomy performed in pediatric patients with subdural hematoma.
CONCLUSION: Early DC for pediatric subdural hematoma patients, independent of their initial GCS, was recommended. Larger studies are needed to define the indications, surgical techniques, and timing of DC in the pediatric population. PMID: 31297771 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Taşkapılıoğlu MÖ, Özmarasalı Aİ, Ocakoğlu G Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Comparison of the effects of two different marine-derived omega-3 fatty acid sources, krill oil, and fish oil, on the healing of primary colonic anastomoses after colectomy applied Wistar albino rat model.
CONCLUSION: Both KO and FO supplementation in patients before colorectal surgery may reduce some risk of anastomotic leakage; and KO might be a better alternative and excellent omega-3 source. PMID: 31297772 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ferhatoğlu MF, Kıvılcım T, Vural G, Kartal A, Filiz Aİ, Kebudi A Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Role of angiotensin-converting enzyme as prognostic marker in thoracic trauma: A prospective observational study.
CONCLUSION: Our study demonstrates that serum ACE levels are increased in thoracic trauma patients with higher levels, indicating the severe nature of trauma in concordance with increased TTSS scores. PMID: 31297773 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kumar S, Pal AK, Suman AK, Kumar S, Yadav GC, Ahmad MK Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Examining implant superiority in the treatment of simple pertrochanteric fractures of the proximal femur in elderly patients.
CONCLUSION: Our findings demonstrated that although PFNA was superior with regard to the perioperative data, DHS and PCCP were superior in maintaining the reduction and the abductor muscle strenght. All three implants were similar and had satisfactory functional outcomes. PMID: 31297774 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Talmaç MA, Görgel MA, Armağan R, Sönmez MM, Özdemir HM Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Effect of temporary vascular shunting as a previous intervention on lower extremity arterial injury: Single center experiences in the Syrian Civil War.
CONCLUSION: We think that it may be beneficial for patients to consider a TVS to reduce DoI and gain time for surgical revascularization. As a result, the present study demonstrates that the use of TVS may successfully serve as a bridge between initial injury and definitive repair with a reduction in amputation rates. PMID: 31297775 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hasde AI, Baran Ç, Gümüş F, Kış M, Ozcinar E, Cakici M, Yazıcıoğlu L, Kaya B Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Comparison of Ankaferd Blood Stopper and silver sulfadiazine use in burn wounds: An experimental study.
uuml; Y Abstract BACKGROUND: The present study was designed to compare the effectiveness of topical silver sulfadiazine (SSD) and Ankaferd Blood Stopper® (ABS) usage in experimental partial-thickness burns in rats. METHODS: Twenty-one male Wistar albino rats weighing 250-290 (range: 270+-19) g were used in the present study. A round brass probe that was specifically designed (3×3 cm diameter) was used to induce the burns in rats. After the presence of partial-thickness burns was confirmed, the rats were divided into three groups: Group 1 (ABS group) Ankaferd Blood Stopper® pad, Group 2 (SSD grou...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ay S, Ünlü Y Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Effectiveness of conservative approach in right colon diverticulitis.
VO Abstract BACKGROUND: Approximately 10%-25% of patients with colon diverticular disease experience colonic diverticulitis during their lives. Right-sided diverticulosis is a rare condition in Western countries, but it is common among Asian countries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and treatment outcomes in our patients with right colon diverticulitis. METHODS: Demographic and clinical data of 22 patients with a diagnosis of cecum and right-sided colon diverticulitis between 2014 and 2017 were analyzed. The Hinchey staging was applied according to the radiological evaluation and clinical...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Destek S, Gül VO Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Relationship between arterial oxygen tension and mortality of patients in intensive care unit on mechanical ventilation support.
CONCLUSION: There was no significant association between mortality and oxygen and carbon dioxide of patients in ICU on mechanical ventilatory support. PMID: 31297778 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kaydu A, Orhun G, Çakar N Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Spontaneous transvaginal small bowel evisceration following hysterectomy: a case report.
Abstract Transvaginal small bowel evisceration is a rare, life-threatening condition, requiring urgent surgical intervention. In our case, ischemia developed in the intestinal segment with evisceration, with a laceration in the small intestine of the mesentery, and finally, a small bowel resection was required. An 89-year-old woman was brought to the hospital with a sudden onset of abdominal pain, which lasted for 4 hours. Upon the examination, it was found that approximately 50 cm of the small intestine was eviscerated from the vagina, with its mesentery. The intestines were edematous, and also there were signs o...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Yanar F, Oner G, Ozcinar B, Gok AFK, Ertekin C Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

The protective and anti-inflammatory effect of methylene blue in corrosive esophageal burns: An experimental study.
CONCLUSION: MB is effective in treating tissue damage caused by corrosive esophageal burns and in preventing esophageal stenosis. Complication rates of corrosive esophageal burns may be decreased by using MB in the initial treatment stage. PMID: 31297780 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Şen Tanrıkulu C, Tanrıkulu Y, Kılınç F, Bahadır B, Can M, Köktürk F, Kefeli A Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Role of ultrasonography in determining the cricothyroid membrane localization in the predicted difficult airway.
il;amcı AE Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the success rates of ultrasound (US) and palpation methods in identifying the cricothyroid membrane (CTM), and compare the results with the gold standard method-computed tomography (CT) scan. METHODS: A total of 110 patients were included into the study. The midline was estimated by a single investigator using both the US and palpation methods from the prominence of the thyroid cartilage to the center of the sternal notch, and the distance was measured (in millimeters) between the two points: Point A (the midpoint of CTM) and Point B (t...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Altun D, Ali A, Koltka K, Buget M, Çelik M, Doruk C, Çamcı AE Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Assessing the therapeutic effect of resveratrol in heart failure following blunt chest trauma and the potential role of endocan as a biomarker of inflammation using rats.
üncü Ş Abstract BACKGROUND: The present study investigated the therapeutic effect of resveratrol on cardiac injury resulting from blunt chest trauma and the utility of endocan as a biomarker of the inflammation process using rats. METHODS: The rats were randomly divided into the following four groups (n=7 in each group): a control group (no treatment or trauma); trauma-induced group (trauma group); resveratrol group (resveratrol 0.3 mg/kg administered via the intraperitoneal [i.p.] route group); and resveratrol + trauma group (resveratrol 0.3 mg/kg administered via the i.p. route 1 hour prior to th...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Çağlar Torun A, Tütüncü Ş Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Mapping and prediction of organ procurement in cases resulting in mortality due to traumatic injuries: A matched cohort analysis.
ml; Abstract BACKGROUND: The prediction of posttraumatic potential organ donors is a complex process. The aim of this study is to evaluate the organ procurement process in trauma-related injuries and determine the medical markers in organ donors and posttraumatic mortal patients at the first level emergency, in emergency surgical service, and surgical intensive care departments. METHODS: In this retrospective study, after the approval of the ethics committee, the records of the patients in the emergency surgery unit, the operating room, and the organ donors in surgical intensive care unit between the years 20...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Albuz Ö Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Steel rod impalement injuries involving the spine: A case report and literature review.
We report a case of steel rod impalement involving the spinal canal and review the literature to enhance the management strategies and to identify the risk factors for possible complications, particularly infection. A 37-year-old male construction worker presented to our emergency department due to falling onto a concrete reinforcing steel rod that penetrated through his perineum to the L4 vertebra. Examination revealed paralysis and sensory loss of the left foot. The rod was removed in the operating room (closed removal) under general anesthesia, followed by laparotomy. Rectal laceration was primarily repaired, and colost...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sarica C, Yucetas SC, Ucler N, Balli S, Turgut K, Topcu Sarica L, Kilinc S Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Comparison of ultrasound and physical examination with computerized tomography in patients with blunt abdominal trauma.
In this study, our objective was to compare the accuracy of ultrasonography (US) and physical examination in blunt abdominal trauma patients to the gold standard CT in order to prevent unnecessary CT examinations. METHODS: In this retrospective study, the files and images of 2248 patients, who applied to the emergency department of our hospital were screened. A total of 535 adult patients who underwent CT scanning after the ultrasonographic and physical examinations were included in the study. The findings of the US and physical examinations, the intraabdominal free fluid, and organ lacerations were compared to the re...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hekimoğlu A, Ergun O, Özkan S, Arslan ED, Hekimoğlu B Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Effects of psychological factors on the clinical outcomes of fifth metacarpal neck fractures and their relation to injury etiology.
CONCLUSION: Sociodemographic factors and the etiology of intentional injuries could not be detected, but psychological factors play a role in the clinical sequelae of intentional fifth metacarpal fractures, their effects thereof on the hand function and the pain course after treatment. PMID: 31297786 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Adıyeke L, Aydogmus S, Sabuncuoğlu M, Bilgin E, Duymus TM Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

How necessary is the computerized brain tomography in minor head trauma?
cedil; Ş Abstract BACKGROUND: Head trauma is a health problem that may be observed in all age groups, and it may cause significant losses in terms of health and economy. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the abnormal computerized brain tomography (CBT) prevalence and the rate of admission to brain surgery clinics in patients who applied to the Emergency Service Department for CBT due to minor head trauma. METHODS: In the present study, the patients who were admitted to Afyonkarahisar Health Sciences University, Faculty of Medicine Hospital, Emergency Service Department between January 1st, 2017, and De...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - July 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Yıldızhan S, Boyacı MG, Özdinç Ş Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Use of angiographic embolization in trauma-induced pediatric abdominal solid organ injuries.
l;ı A, Arslan AK, Demircan M Abstract BACKGROUND: Knowledge of the utility of angiographic embolization (AE) in pediatric cases of blunt abdominal solid organ trauma injuries is limited. The current study is an examination of AE as an effective and reliable method to control bleeding in patients with persistent bleeding due to blunt trauma-induced abdominal solid organ injury. METHODS: This was a retrospective examination of patients
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Gürünlüoğlu K, Ceran C, Yıldırım İO, Kutlu R, Saraç K, Yıldız T, Bayrakçı E, Taşçı A, Arslan AK, Demircan M Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Acute biliary pancreatitis during pregnancy and in the post-delivery period.
CONCLUSION: Acute biliary pancreatitis related to pregnancy is not limited to pregnant women, and the incidence of these cases was greater than expected. Acute biliary pancreatitis related to pregnancy can be successfully managed with conservative treatment because it usually has a mild to moderate clinical course. However, the surgeon should keep an early cholecystectomy in mind for patients other than those in the first trimester. PMID: 31135938 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hot S, Eğin S, Gökçek B, Yeşiltaş M, Karakaş DÖ Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Role of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio in identifying complicated appendicitis in the pediatric emergency department.
The objective of this research was to evaluate the potential clinical utility of baseline hematological parameters measured on admission as adjuncts in the identification of complicated and uncomplicated appendicitis in children. METHODS: The records of a total of 334 pediatric patients who underwent curative surgery for acute appendicitis (AA) between 2015 and 2016 were retrospectively investigated. The patients were categorized as complicated or uncomplicated appendicitis based on the histopathological reports. The clinical features and baseline hematological parameters of leukocyte count, neutrophil percentage, thr...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Celik B, Nalcacioglu H, Ozcatal M, Altuner Torun Y Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

SAPS III or APACHE IV: Which score to choose for acute trauma patients in intensive care unit?
CONCLUSION: The performance of the SAPS III was more sensitive and discriminative than the APACHE IV scoring system for multi-trauma ICU patients. PMID: 31135940 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Korkmaz Toker M, Gülleroğlu A, Karabay AG, Biçer İG, Demiraran Y Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

23-gauge transconjunctival vitrectomy for posterior segment intraocular foreign bodies.
CONCLUSION: 23-G TV is seen as an effective and minimally invasive technique to remove posterior segment IOFBs. PMID: 31135941 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ozdamar Erol Y, Tekin K, Yilmazbas P Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Etiology, management, and survival of acute mechanical bowel obstruction: Five-year results of a training and research hospital in Turkey.
CONCLUSION: Adhesions, tumors, and hernias are the most common etiologies of AMBO. The incidence of femoral/inguinal hernia have decreased while that of incisional hernia has increased, and it was further observed that peritoneal carcinomatosis has now become as common as hernia as a cause. PMID: 31135942 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Karakaş DÖ, Yeşiltaş M, Gökçek B, Eğin S, Hot S Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

The role of heparin-binding protein in the diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischemia.
ZD Abstract BACKGROUND: Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is associated with a high mortality rate, yet diagnostic difficulties persist. Although many biomarkers have been investigated for diagnostic purposes, as well as imaging methods, a sufficiently specific and sensitive marker has not been identified. This research was designed to examine whether heparin-binding protein (HBP), which has a role in the early phase of inflammation, could be useful in the diagnosis of AMI. METHODS: Serum samples obtained from a previously performed rabbit model of AMI were used in the study. HBP, C-reactive protein (CRP) and ...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kocak S, Acar T, Ertekin B, Güven M, Dundar ZD Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Prehospital emergency thoracotomy performed by helicopter emergency medical service team: A case report.
Abstract Emergency thoracotomy can be a life-saving procedure in critically injured patients who present with chest injuries. Currently, the indications for an on-the-scene thoracotomy are penetrating trauma of the chest or upper abdomen with cardiac arrest that has occurred in the presence of an emergency team or within 10 minutes prior to their arrival. The indications for an emergency thoracotomy in blunt chest trauma are less clearly defined. In the present case, a helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) team performed an emergency thoracotomy at the scene. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first des...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Darocha T, Kosinski S, Serednicki W, Derkowski T, Podsiadlo P, Szpor J, Sanak T, Galazkowski R Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Outcomes of salvage total hip arthroplasty after failed osteosynthesis for collum femoris fractures.
This study is an investigation of the outcomes of salvage total hip arthroplasty (THA) to treat collum femoris fractures that resulted in complications or failure after osteosynthesis. METHODS: Twenty patients (6 male, 14 female; mean age: 56.7 years) who underwent salvage total hip arthroplasty (THA) between 1988 and 2012 due to failure developing after closed reposition and osteosynthesis in the treatment of collum femoris fractures were included in the study. The type of osteosynthesis, and the length of time until failure and before THA application after collum femoris fracture were recorded. Cementless acetabular...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Akgul T, Birişik F, Polat G, Sen C, Kılıçoğlu Öİ Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Role of Alvarado score and biological indicators of C-reactive protein, procalicitonin and neopterin in diagnosis of acute appendicitis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The determination of a definitive preoperative diagnosis of acute appendicitis (AA) remains a challenge; however, delays in diagnosis increase complication rates. The aim of this study was to investigate the contribution of the Alvarado score (AS) alone and the AS combined with the use of the biological indicators of C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT) and neopterin (NP) in the diagnosis. METHODS: Serum was collected from 100 patients who were admitted to the general surgery clinic of Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty between March 4, 2014 and July 29, 2015 with th...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dal F, Cicek Y, Pekmezci S, Kocazeybek B, Tokman HB, Konukoglu D, Şimşek O, Taner Z, Sirekbasan S, Uludağ SS Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

A rare case of fatal venous and cerebral air embolism.
This report is the description of the case of a 3-year-old child who developed a fatal venous and cerebral embolism during neurosurgery for the treatment of skull fractures with epidural and subdural bleeding due to blunt head and chest trauma resulting from a television falling on her. The pathophysiology of death and notes regarding the medico-legal autopsy procedure in such cases are discussed. Meticulous autopsy techniques must be used to determine the presence of an air embolism in cases of blunt trauma, especially in patients with blunt trauma to the head who die during neurosurgery, and possible future malpractice c...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Petekkaya S, Celbiş O, Oner BS, Turan Ö, Yener Z Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Extension-block pinning to treat bony mallet finger: Is a transfixation pin necessary?
CONCLUSION: Satisfactory clinical and radiological outcomes were obtained with the pin-orthosis extension-block technique. Future prospective and randomized studies are justified to confirm the efficacy of this technique. PMID: 31135948 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Çapkın S, Buyuk AF, Sürücü S, Bakan OM, Atlihan D Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

The correlation between Injury Severity Score, vital signs, and hemogram values on mortality in firearm injuries.
This study was an assessment of the contribution of vital signs, hemogram values, and trauma severity scores recorded at initial admission in the prediction of mortality in patients with firearm trauma wounds. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study. Patients with gunshot injuries who were admitted to the emergency department (ED) of a single facility between December 2015 and March 2016 were included in the study. Statistical software was used to perform bivariate analyses using a t-test or the Mann-Whitney U test for continuous variables, depending on the distribution of variables, and logistic regression ana...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Turan O, Eryilmaz M, Albuz O Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Strangulated inguinal hernia accompanied by paratesticular leiomyosarcoma.
Abstract Sarcomas that arise from the spermatic cord constitute 2.1% of soft tissue sarcomas and are observed at a rate of 1% to 2% in the genitourinary system. A 74-year-old patient presented at the emergency department with complaints of groin pain and swelling persisting for 3 days. On physical examination, a firm mass that was approximately 5x5 cm in size and could not be reduced was observed at the right inguinal area as well as a right inguinal hernia. Computed tomography revealed a large hernia sac in the right inguinal area and a mass that was 77x55 mm in size within the hernial sac. A radical orchiectomy ...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Agca B, Iscan Y, Aydin T, Şahin A, Memisoglu K Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Effects of dapagliflozin in experimental sepsis model in rats.
car M, Okuyan B Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible protective effects of dapagliflozin in an experimental sepsis model in rats. METHODS: Saline (1 mL/kg, p.o.) or dapagliflozin (10 mg/kg, p.o.) was administered to Sprague-Dawley rats for 5 days prior to the surgical procedures. Under anesthesia, sepsis was induced by cecal ligation puncture, while sham control groups underwent laparotomy only. Blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, and glucose levels were measured in serum samples and the levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione (GSH), myeloperoxidase (MPO), tumor necrosis f...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kingir ZB, Özdemir Kural ZN, Cam ME, Cilingir OT, Şekerler T, Ercan F, Bingöl Özakpınar Ö, Ozsavci D, Sancar M, Okuyan B Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Finite element analysis of the effect of intramedullary nail compression amount on fracture union in distal tibial diaphyseal fractures.
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between the stress values on the fracture surface and union periods seen in cases of different compression amounts used to manage distal tibial diaphyseal fractures treated with intramedullary nailing (IMN). METHODS: Ninety-five patients (mean age: 33.99+-10.65 years; male: n=78, female: n=17) with tibial shaft fracture were included in the study. The patients were divided into 3 groups: No compression was used in Group 1 (33 patients), and dynamic compressive fixation was performed with IMN in Group 2 (1 mm, 32 patients) and Group 3 (1.5 mm, 30 patients)...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - May 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Turhan S Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Surgical treatment of post-transplant encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis: A single-center experience.
CONCLUSION: It can be especially devastating for patients with a long-term PD history to have EPS after a successful transplant. Because EPS is a challenging condition, its management should be done in experienced clinics to decrease its mortality and morbidity rates. PMID: 30892663 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bayraktar A, Gök AFK, Emiroğlu S, Bakkaloğlu H Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Penetrating keratoplasty in patients with traumatic corneal scarring.
CONCLUSION: In cases of eye injuries due to trauma, the eyes subjected to combined vitrectomy and PK had poor visual prognosis and high graft rejection rate compared to those subjected to PK as the only treatment. PMID: 30892664 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Özek D, Kemer ÖE, Önen M, Karaca EE Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Comparison of subacute and delayed free flap reconstruction in the treatment of open lower extremity fractures.
CONCLUSION: Both subacute and delayed reconstruction for lower extremity traumatic defects can be performed with favorable results with appropriate wound preparation and precise preoperative planning. PMID: 30892665 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Arslan H, Demiröz A Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Contribution of the appendix sphericity index in predicting perforated acute appendicitis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the diagnostic value of the appendiceal sphericity index (SI) and appendix diameters in cases of perforated and non-perforated acute appendicitis. METHODS: Eighty-one patients who underwent computed tomography (CT) in our clinic and who were diagnosed with acute appendicitis after histopathological assessment between January 2015 and August 2017 were included in the study. According to their histopathological findings, the patients were divided into two groups: perforated and non-perforated appendicitis. The patients' CT images were re-e...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Şirik M, İnan İ Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Neuroendocrine tumor of the appendix: Twelve years of results from a single institution.
CONCLUSION: The incidence of appendiceal NET in our study is consistent with that stated in the literature. The results of our research suggest that further surgical procedures for NETs that occur coincidentally in patients of the AA cohort are often unnecessary. In addition, the study revealed that disease-free survival (100%) was good over a mean follow-up of 59.2 months. PMID: 30892667 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Eğin S, Kamalı G, Kamalı S, Gökçek B, Yeşiltaş M, Hot S, Karakaş DÖ Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Lightning-strike-induced acute lung injury: a case report.
Abstract Lightning strike is an environmental electrical injury with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Lightning strike injuries are also considered to be high-voltage injuries. Respiratory injuries associated with lightning strikes include pulmonary edema, pulmonary contusion, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and pulmonary hemorrhage. In addition to direct damage, the affected patients are also exposed to secondary trauma; similarly, many other mechanisms associated with lightning injury have the same risk. It will therefore always be a rational approach to evaluate patients as multiple trauma patients. ...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Uzel Şener M, Demir A, Şener A Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Cranial and spinal injuries in motorcycle accidents: A hospital-based study.
CONCLUSION: A detailed report of motorcycle accident-associated central nervous system injuries is provided. The use of protective equipment, such as helmets, significantly reduced the rate of cerebral injury and death. PMID: 30892669 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Özdöl Ç, Gediz T, Aghayev K Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Factors associated with mortality in acute subdural hematoma: Is decompressive craniectomy effective?
CONCLUSION: The results indicated that there was a higher mortality rate among older patients and those with a GCS score of
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Yılmaz İ, Ertem DH, Kılıç M, Altaş K, Mirhasilova M, Ozdemir B, Tanriverdi O, Yilmaz A Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Morphometric analysis of significant vascular structures in posterior disc surgery with computed tomography angiography.
CONCLUSION: The L4-5 IDL RCIA was located at the midline and at a 30° angle position. The LCIV was located between them. The L5-S1 IDL located at LCIA left at 60° position was quite close to ALL with LCIV. When the distance from the ALL was compared and the frequency of fat planes between the ALL and the CIAs are considered, it can be noted that the RCIA in the L4-L5 IDL (p
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Altunrende EM, Ekin EE Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

A successful case of surgical intervention for traumatic globe luxation in a child: From light perception to full visual acuity.
This study reports the case of an 8-year-old girl with traumatic globe luxation due to falling from her bicycle. Her visual acuity (VA) decreased light perception. The condition was promptly managed with urgent lateral canthotomy and inferior cantholysis. At the one-month post-trauma follow-up, VA was 20/20 on the Snellen chart; no limitations in eye movement in any position of gaze were noted. PMID: 30892672 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Zandi A, Pourazizi M, Radmanesh P, Alemzadeh-Ansari MH Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Effects of Hyalobarrier gel and Seprafilm in preventing peritendinous adhesions following crush-type injury in a rat model.
Abstract BACKGROUND: In the present study, the aim was to evaluate the effects of Hyalobarrier gel (Anika Therapeutics S.r.l., Abano Terme, Italy) and Seprafilm adhesion barrier (Genzyme Corporation, Cambridge, MA, USA) in the prevention of peritendinous adhesions following a crush-type injury. METHODS: Twenty five female Wistar Albino rats, weighing 230 to 270 g and 7 to 9 months of age were randomized into 5 groups. Group 1 was the control group, Group 2 comprised the Hyalobarrier gel group, Group 3 was made up of the Seprafilm-treated subjects, Group 4 was the tendon repair and Hyalobarrier gel group, and ...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Yurdakul Sıkar E, Sıkar HE, Top H, Aygıt AC Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Validity of bone scans to detect missed injury in patients with major trauma.
CONCLUSION: BS showed high sensitivity and high NPV. Further large-scale studies might add more validity to the use of BS in patients with MT. PMID: 30892674 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kim M, Hong TH, Cho HJ Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Is IL-8 level an indicator of clinical and radiological status of traumatic brain injury?
CONCLUSION: IL-8 may be a beneficial indicator for monitoring the clinical and radiological status of traumatic brain injury. Nonetheless, studies of larger cohorts in which IL-8 levels are measured at all stages of brain injury and follow-up of long-term prognosis are warranted. PMID: 30892675 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Polat Ö, Uçkun ÖM, Tuncer C, Belen AD Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

The effects of ketamine and lidocaine on free radical production after tourniquet-induced ischemia-reperfusion injury in adults.
CONCLUSION: The administration of both ketamine and lidocaine infusions significantly decreased skeletal muscle IRI-related high lactate and IMA levels. These results suggest the possibility of the clinical application of ketamine or lidocaine infusions in cases of skeletal muscle-related IRI. PMID: 30892676 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Peker K, Ökesli S, Kıyıcı A, Deyişli C Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Management of foreign body ingestion and food impaction in adults: A cross-sectional study.
This study was a retrospective evaluation of the management of adult patients with such a history. METHODS: This study included adult patients admitted to a tertiary medical center with foreign body ingestion or food impaction between January 2012 and January 2018. The demographic and clinical data were recorded pro forma for statistical analysis. RESULTS: Of the 122 patients included in this study, 53.2% were male, and the mean age was 46.68+-18.64 years. In 84 of the patients (68.8%), the ingested object was food. Thirty patients were managed solely through laryngoscopy, while 61 patients (50%) underwent a flex...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Okan İ, Akbaş A, Küpeli M, Yeniova AÖ, Esen M, Özsoy Z, Daşıran MF, Daldal E Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

The therapeutic effects of thalidomide and etanercept on septic rats exposed to lipopolysaccharide.
CONCLUSION: Restoration of cytokine balance and oxidant status to normal levels following treatment with selected therapeutic agents suggests that thalidomide and etanercept can help to avoid the potentially devastating effects of sepsis. PMID: 30892678 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: İlhan N, Susam S, Gül HF, İlhan N Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research

Role of increased immature granulocyte percentage in the early prediction of acute necrotizing pancreatitis.
CONCLUSION: An increased IG% is a simple, fast, and effective marker in the early prediction of ANP. METHODS: This retrospective study was carried out on 96 adult patients who were hospitalized with a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. Demographic data of the patients were recorded. White blood cell count, neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio, IG%, C-reactive protein and amylase levels were determined. Furthermore computed abdominal tomography was applied to the patients and the length of hospital stay was recorded. The patients were divided into two groups as acute edematous pancreatitis and acute necrotizing pancreatitis accor...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - March 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ünal Y, Barlas AM Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research