Publications by authors named "Ahmet Yalinkaya"

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Amniotic fluid paraoxonase-1 activity, thyroid hormone concentration and oxidant status in neural tube defects.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2016 Sep 21;42(9):1080-5. Epub 2016 Jun 21.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dicle University, School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the potential association between neural tube defects and paraoxonase-1 activity in amniotic fluid. We studied total oxidant status, total antioxidant capacity, paraoxonase-1 activity and thyroid hormone amniotic fluid concentration in fetuses with neural tube defects.

Methods: The present study was performed at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Department of Clinical Biochemistry of Dicle University between September 2011 and June 2013. The study group included 37 amniotic fluid samples from pregnant women (16-20 weeks of gestation) with fetuses affected by neural tube defects. The control group consisted of 36 pregnant women who were diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy according to first or second trimester aneuploidy screening and were later confirmed on amniocentesis to have genetically normal fetuses.

Results: Amniotic fluid paraoxonase-1 activity and total oxidant status were significantly higher (P = 0.023, P = 0.029, respectively) whereas free T4 was significantly lower (P = 0.022) in fetuses with neural tube defects compared with control subjects. In fetuses with neural tube defects, amniotic fluid paraoxonase-1 activity correlated positively with total oxidant status (r = 0.424**, P = 0.010), and amniotic fluid total antioxidant capacity correlated positively with free t4 (r = 0.381*, P = 0.022).

Conclusion: This is the first study in the literature to show an association between paraoxonase-1 activity and thyroid hormone concentration and neural tube defects.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jog.13026DOI Listing
September 2016

A rare case of acute abdomen: torsionated ovarian myoma.

J Exp Ther Oncol 2014 ;10(4):255-7

Ovarian leiomyoma is a rare ovarian tumor and also rare cause of acute abdomen. A 64 year old, postmenopausal woman applied to our clinic with severe acute abdominal pain. On abdominal examination, there were abdominal tenderness, defense and rebound. On ultrasonographic examination, we detected a 6 cm of pelvic mass. Because she had acute abdomen we performed laparotomy by midline incision and excised a 6cm ovarian mass on right ovary. The mass had been reported as ovarian leiomyoma on frozen section by pathology department.
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January 2015

The comparison of endogenous angiogenesis inhibitors in normotensive and preeclamptic placentas: an immunohistochemical study.

Hypertens Pregnancy 2014 Feb 8;33(1):61-71. Epub 2013 Nov 8.

Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hitit , Corum , Turkey .

Objective: Recently, it has been reported that endogenous angiogenesis inhibitors play a key role in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia. Thrombospondin-1, angiostatin and vasostatin are endogenous angiogenesis inhibitors and so far have not been shown in placenta at the immunohistochemical level. The aim of this study was to compare staining patterns of these endogenous angiogenesis inhibitors immunohistochemically in placentas of preeclamptic and normotensive pregnant women.

Methods: Into the study, placentas from 20 preeclamptic and 20 normotensive pregnant women were included. Central and peripheral tissues were taken from both sides of placentas. Paraffin tissue blocks were prepared and stained for immunohistochemical analysis. Slides were evaluated for syncytiotrophoblasts, cytotrophoblasts, extra-villous throphoblasts and decidual cells. The degree of staining of slides were classified as negative, weak, moderate and strong.

Results: Samples from preeclamptic patients were compared with those of normotensive. Staining of thrombospondin-1 was observed to increase in decidual cells, syncytiotrophoblasts in chorionic and stem villi and stroma of stem villi. Increased staining of thrombospondin-1 was only significant in the amniotic epithelium of the central sections. In addition, increased staining intensity of angiostatin was detected in the amniotic epithelium and chorionic plate of central sections of placenta. In peripheral sections, staining of angiostatin also increased in decidual cells but decreased in chorionic plate. Vasostatin staining in decidual cells, decidual stroma and chorionic villous stroma from peripheral sections decreased, but any difference was not observed in the central sections.

Conclusion: Our results suggest that thrombospondin-1, angiostatin and vasostatin may play a role in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia. Further molecular studies are required to understand this role.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/10641955.2013.837173DOI Listing
February 2014

Misoprostol-induced termination of second-trimester pregnancy in women with a history of cesarean section: a retrospective analysis of 56 cases.

Ginekol Pol 2013 Apr;84(4):277-80

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Objective: To assess the effectivity and safety of misoprostol induced termination of pregnancy in the second trimester in women with a history of previous caesarean section.

Materials And Methods: Retrospective analysis of case records from the obstetrics and gynecology department of a tertiary care center between January 2009 and February 2012 was performed. Data derived from 219 women, who underwent a second trimester termination of pregnancy, was analyzed in terms of demographics, clinical findings, laboratory and procedural data. The study group consisted of 56 women with a previous caesarean section and the control group was composed of 163 women without such a history. Termination of pregnancies was conducted by administration of misoprostol at doses of 50-600 mcg intravaginally or by surgical evacuation in cases of failure of medical measures.

Results: There was no statistically significant difference between two groups in terms of demographics such as age, menarche, number of pregnancies or live births, smoking habit and co-morbidities. Necessity for blood transfusion (p = 0.05) and additional procedure for abortion (p = 0.056) were found to be similar in both groups. However laparotomy (p = 0.004), uterine rupture (p = 0.016), hysterotomy (p < 0.001) were performed more frequently in the study group; while abortion was more likely to occur within 24 hours in the control group (p = 0.031).

Conclusion: Medical abortion must be carefully used for the termination of second trimester pregnancies in women with a history of CS. Increased possibility of uterine rupture and requirement of interventions such as laparotomy or hysterotomy is more likely in these patients.
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April 2013

Imperforate hymen with elevated serum CA 125 and CA 19-9 levels.

J Reprod Med 2013 Jan-Feb;58(1-2):47-50

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Objective: To report the clinical characteristics of 14 patients with imperforate hymen and their levels of tumor markers (CA 19-9 and CA 125).

Study Design: Fourteen patients with imperforate hymen who followed-up between September 2006 and September 2010 in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey, were evaluated retrospectively. The clinical features and the management of the patients are discussed.

Results: The mean age of the patients was 13.8 years. All patients had primary amenorrhea and pelvic pain. The most common clinical symptoms were cryptomenorrhea in 14 patients, pelvic pain in 11, palpable abdominal mass in 6, voiding difficulties in 7, and defecation problems in 2. In 6 patients with palpable pelvic mass, the mean + standard deviation values of tumor markers were as follows: CA 125, 84.0 +/- 23.7 and CA 19-9, 162 +/- 189. One week after surgery we measured CA 125 and CA 19-9 levels once again. The postoperative mean CA 125 level was 13.8 +/- 3.6, and the mean postoperative CA 19-9 level was 17.5 +/- 3.5. Preoperative levels of CA 125 and CA 19-9 were significantly higher than those of the postoperative period (p < 0.001 for both comparisons). Six patients were treated by T-shaped incision and 8 patients by a central surgical incision through the hymenal membrane.

Conclusion: Diagnosis of imperforate hymen is very important before undergoing surgery in a different clinic. Many patients have seen several doctors before receiving a clear diagnosis and have had tumor markers evaluated because the presence of pelvic mass in patients suggests the possibility of a gynecologic malignancy. Imperforate hymen is one of the benign conditions that increase serum CA 125 and CA 19-9 levels and which is not listed in the classical medical textbooks. These markers are not needed for the diagnosis.
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April 2013

Continuous amnioinfusion via an epidural catheter following spontaneous membrane rupture: A case report.

J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2013 1;14(4):238-41. Epub 2013 Dec 1.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey.

Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is seen in 3% of all pregnancies, and is a frequent cause of preterm birth, neonatal mortality and morbidity. The most important complications are maternal and foetal infection, prematurity, umbilical cord compression, hypoxia or asphyxia due to cord prolapse, pulmonary hypoplasia and extremity deformities. The basic approach to PPROM therapy aims to prevent premature birth and the development of foetal distress, and decrease the risk of maternal and foetal infection, and amniotic fluid loss. In compliance with these objectives, alternatives of PPROM therapy demonstrate a wide spectrum, including watchful waiting, amniopatch application, recurrent amnioinfusions and emergency birth. However, repeated amnioinfusions in cases of fluid loss, especially within 6 hours of therapy, provides only minimal benefit. In this case presentation, we attempted to describe a different and cost-effective continuous amnioinfusion technique performed to confer survival benefit for an immature anhydramniotic foetus affected by PPROM at the border of viability.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/jtgga.2013.53367DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3935536PMC
March 2014

Which parameters may influence the duration of hospitalization after vaginal hysterectomy?

J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2013 1;14(1):15-8. Epub 2013 Mar 1.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey.

Objective: To estimate the variables that may affect the duration of hospitalization after vaginal hysterectomy.

Material And Methods: An 11-year retrospective analysis was performed on data derived from 197 patients who underwent vaginal hysterectomy due to non-malignant pathology at a tertiary care center between January 2000 to November 2011.

Results: The average age of the patients in our series was 60.9±11.1 with a duration of hospitalization of 11.6±6.1 days after vaginal hysterectomy. The grouping variables consisted of age, number of pregnancies, abortions, parities and the presence of intra or postoperative complications. Advanced age (>60), increased number of pregnancies (>5) and parities (>5) and occurrence of intra or postoperative complications were found to be correlated with the duration of hospitalization after vaginal hysterectomy. Categorical variables were analyzed by Pearson's chi square or the Fisher exact test. The Mann Whitney U test was used to compare groups, while the correlation of variables was assessed with the Spearman Correlation Analysis.

Conclusion: Vaginal hysterectomy is a safe and effective procedure. Advanced age, increased number of pregnancies and parities and occurrence of intra or postoperative complications may prolong the duration of hospitalization after surgery. Increased experience, careful surgical technique and adherence to aseptic principles may improve the cost-effectivity and decrease the duration of hospitalization.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/jtgga.2013.04DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3881721PMC
March 2014

Intrauterine blood transfusion in immune hydrops fetalis, corrects middle cerebral artery Doppler velocimetry very quickly.

Bosn J Basic Med Sci 2012 Feb;12(1):37-40

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

The aim of our study was to evaluate the middle cerebral artery velocimetry before and after intrauterine blood transfusion in immune hydrops fetalis. The current study was conducted in a tertiary research hospital, from February 2009 to January 2011. Nineteen intrauterine blood transfusions performed during the study period. The factors recorded were age of the mothers, gestational weeks, pre-transfusion fetal hematocrit and post-transfusion fetal hematocrit, and also middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocimetry (MCA-PSV) was detected and recorded before and after intrauterine transfusion. A control group of twenty two cases for normal MCA doppler velocimetry was also included to the study. During the study, a total of eleven rhesus isoimmunized pregnancies underwent intrauterine blood transfusions at our perinatal diagnose unit. Before transfusion seventeen severe and two moderate anemias were detected and mean MoM of MCA-PSV was 1.76±0.38 MoM. Post transfusion mean MoM of MCA-PSV in the patient group and control group were 1.08±0.22 MoM and 0.96±0.21 MoM, respectively. The mean MCA-PSV values were higher in RI fetuses than post transfusion and control group. In current study, we found that MCA-PSV is a valuable parameter in detecting fetal anemia requiring intrauterine transfusion and mean MCA-PSV values is higher than 1.5 MoM in fetuses with anemia. And also decrease in MCA-PSV just after transfusion in anemic fetuses showed the quick response of the fetus to correction of anemia.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4362416PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.17305/bjbms.2012.2532DOI Listing
February 2012

A case of bifocal endometriosis involving a pfannenstiel incision.

Ginekol Pol 2011 Jan;82(1):71-3

Dicle University, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

A 25-year-old woman was referred to our clinic for atypical cyclic pain and masses at both ends of a Pfannenstiel incision scar. Ultrasound of the anterior abdominal wall showed two masses. Both masses were hypoechoic, heterogeneous lesions located at opposite ends of the scar. The lesions were surgically excised with. Microscopic examination revealed endometrial gland structures with endometrial stroma in fibroadipose tissue in sections of both specimens indicative of endometriosis. Incisional endometriosis (IE) is a form of extrapelvic endometriosis especially in scars of obstetric or gynecologic surgery IE may be multifocal at surgical scars. We report the a case of bifocal incisional endometriosis in Pfannesteil scar. Whole scar evaluation should be done for incisional endometriosis and surgical excision should be performed for treatment.
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January 2011

Emergency peripartum hysterectomy: 16-year experience of a medical hospital.

J Chin Med Assoc 2010 Jul;73(7):360-3

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Background: We conducted this retrospective study to evaluate the outcomes and indications of emergency peripartum hysterectomy (EPH) as a life-saving procedure.

Methods: We analyzed a series of 140 cases of EPH, between January 1993 and December 2008 in our clinic, retrospectively. The data were collected from the patients' files. The incidence, demographic characteristics, risk factors, indications and outcomes of hysterectomy, peripartum complications, the operation types, maternal morbidity and mortality and fetal mortality were evaluated.

Results: A total of 26,015 of women were delivered. The incidence of EPH was 5.38 per 1,000 deliveries. The mean age was 34.19 +/- 6.04 years (range, 21-49 years), gravidity was 6.84 +/- 3.38 (1-17) and parity was 5.58 +/- 3.04 (0-15). Of the 140 cases, 90 were delivered by cesarean section [29 (20.71%) of these had had a previous cesarean section] and 50 were vaginally delivered. One hundred and five cases had subtotal hysterectomy and 35 had total abdominal hysterectomy. The most common indications for EPH were uterine atony followed by uterine rupture and abnormal placentation. Mean operation time was 142.23 +/- 43.70 minutes. The average blood transfusion was 4.79 +/- 3.36 (1-14) units. Relaparotomy was performed in 23 cases. Maternal mortality was seen in 13 cases. Seventy-nine of the cases delivered at an outside center and were referred to our clinic for the intensive care unit. Sixty-one of the cases delivered at our clinic and 31 had stillbirths.

Conclusion: This study suggests that the most common indications for EPH are uterine atony, uterine rupture and abnormal placentation. This is probably due to the advanced age of pregnancies and multiparity in our region. Therefore, we believe that the risk of EPH may be decreased with appropriate and closer prenatal care as well as education of the pregnant women.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1726-4901(10)70078-2DOI Listing
July 2010

Parental decisions regarding a prenatally detected fetal chromosomal abnormality and the impact of genetic counseling: an analysis of 38 cases with aneuploidy in Southeast Turkey.

J Genet Couns 2010 Jun 30;19(3):241-6. Epub 2010 Jan 30.

Department of Medical Biology and Genetic, Medical Faculty, University of Dicle, 21280 Diyarbakir, Turkey.

This study investigated parental decision-making to terminate or continue a pregnancy after prenatal diagnosis of a chromosomal abnormality among a sample of patients in Southeast Turkey. Between 2004 and 2007, 1068 amniocentesis tests were performed in the Medical Biology and Genetic Department Laboratory at Dicle University. Aneuploidy was found in 38 cases (3.56%). Genetic counseling was provided for the couples that received abnormal results, and they were later interviewed and asked if they had continued or interrupted the pregnancy after the diagnosis. When confronted with autosomal aneuploidy in which a severe prognosis was expected, 85% of cases decided to terminate the pregnancy. When confronted with sex chromosome aneuploidy with a low risk of an abnormal clinical phenotype 60% of cases decided to continue the pregnancy. Among the diagnoses with aneuploidy, pregnancy was continued in 21.1% of cases due to religious beliefs regardless of whether there was a low or severe risk of an abnormal clinical phenotype. These findings indicate that both severity of abnormality and religiosity play an important role in genetic counseling patients' decision-making processes and outcomes in Turkey. In addition, the findings suggest the need for legislation that reduces the differences in approaches between the physicians and institutions regarding parental decision-making to terminate or continue a pregnancy in our country.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10897-009-9275-3DOI Listing
June 2010

Ultrasound findings in aneuploidy fetusus: Evaluation of 332 cases.

J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2010 1;11(3):145-8. Epub 2010 Sep 1.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey.

Objective: To evaluate the ultrasound findings found on ultrasound examination among cases that had aneuploidy at amniocentesis.

Material And Methods: This prospective study was performed at Dicle University, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 332 cases applied to our department for prenatal diagnosis and amniocentesis (AC) was performed. Of these cases, twenty were found to have aneuploidy evaluated. The factors recorded were; mean age, gestational weeks, AC indications, ultrasound findings (by Toshiba 140A and GE Voluson 730 Pro 4D ultrasound device) and fetal anomalies.

Results: 332 cases have had AC by an experienced specialist, in a two year period. The mean age of the cases was 32.20±6.03 years (22-44), and gestational weeks 16.45±1.46 (13-19). AC indications were; high double and/or triple test with ultrasound findings and abnormal ultrasound findings. In 8 (2.40%) cases there was no reproduction on cell culture. In 14 (4.21%) cases, different types of chromosomal anomalies were detected. In these cases, peripheral blood was taken from the parents and if, at least in one of them this situation was present, this would be accepted as normal. In 20 (6.02%) cases aneuploidy (numerical chromosomal anomalies) were detected and 11 of them (55.00%) were trisomy 21. In all of these aneuploidy cases, different types of ultrasound findings were detected; most of them had multiple ultrasound findings, and some of them had one anomaly. Of all 20 aneuploidy cases; termination of pregnancy was decided in 17 (85%) of them. 3 (15%) of these cases decided to carry on their pregnancy. Of the 3 cases; one baby was delivered spontaneously and live, one had died in utero and labor was induced and the third pregnancy is ongoing.

Conclusion: The importance of ultrasound in fetal anomaly screening is incontrovertible and positive ultrasound findings are the most important indications of amniocentesis. For this reason, before amniocentesis, we advise a detailed ultrasound examination by an experienced specialist.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/jtgga.2010.22DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3939222PMC
March 2014

Prenatal diagnosis of a fetus with androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS).

Prenat Diagn 2007 Sep;27(9):856-7

Dicle University School of Medicine, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study is to describe a fetus with androgen insensitivity syndrome diagnosed at mid-second trimester.

Case And Methods: Nuchal translucency was measured thick and double test was found higher. The patient referred to our center at 16(th) weeks of gestation. Fetal ultrasound examination and amniocentesis was performed.

Results: The nuchal translucency (NT) of fetus in present pregnancy was measured approximately 10 mm at 13 weeks and Down syndrome risk was calculated 1 in 10 by double test. On ultrasound examination; thick nuchal fold (NF) and short fetal limbs were found, and the fetus was seen a female and amniocentesis was performed. Three weeks later the fetal karyotype was reported normal as 46,XY. Thereupon the fetus reexamined for 2D and 4D ultrasound, and confirmed previous findings. The fetus was terminated at 19(th) weeks and seen a female phenotype. The fetal gonads removed in abdomen and testicles confirmed histopatologically.

Conclusion: In generally, diagnosis of AIS is most made postnatally. This is the second case in English literature, which diagnosed mid-second trimester. In this situation, the fetus with thick NT/NF and short limbs may be AIS, therefore appearance of fetal sex on ultrasound should be compared with genetic sex.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pd.1747DOI Listing
September 2007

The relationship between thrombophilic mutations and preeclampsia: a prospective case-control study.

Ann Saudi Med 2006 Mar-Apr;26(2):105-9

Dicle University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Background: Preeclampsia and its association with thrombophilia remain controversial, due to inconsistent results in different studies, which include different ethnic groups, selection criteria, and patient numbers. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between thrombophilia and preeclamptic patients in our region.

Methods: In a prospective case-control study, we compared 100 consecutive women with preeclampsia and eclampsia (group 1) with 100 normal pregnant women (group 2). All women were tested two months after delivery for mutations of factor V Leiden, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), and prothrombin gene mutation as well as for deficiencies of protein C, protein S, and antithrombin III.

Results: A thrombophilic mutation was found in 42 (42%) and 28 (28%) women in group 1 and group 2, respectively (P=0.27, OR 1.5, 95%CI 1.0-2.2). The incidence of Factor V Leiden mutation (heterozygous), prothrombin mutation (heterozygous), prothrombin mutation (homozygous), MTHFR mutation (homozygous) was not statistically significant in group 1 compared with group 2 (P>0.05). Also, deficiencies of protein S, protein C, and antithrombin III were not statistically significant in group 1 compared with group 2 (P>0.05).

Conclusion: There was no difference in thrombophilic mutations between preeclamptic patients and normal pregnant women in our region. Therefore, we suggest that preeclamptic patients should not be tested for thrombophilia.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5144/0256-4947.2006.105DOI Listing
November 2006

Spontaneous rupture of the ovarian artery following spontaneous vaginal birth.

Saudi Med J 2005 Nov;26(11):1826-7

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir 21280, Turkey.

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November 2005

The comparison of amino-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide levels in preeclampsia and normotensive pregnancy.

J Perinat Med 2005 ;33(2):121-4

Dicle University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the levels of amino-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide (Nt pro-BNP) in preeclampsia in comparison with normotensive pregnancy.

Materials And Methods: Women with preeclampsia (proteinuria > or = 300 mg/24 h and at least two readings of systolic blood pressure > or = 140 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure > or = 90 mm Hg) (n = 32 mild preeclampsia and n = 8 severe preeclampsia) were compared with normotensive women (n = 40). Serum Nt pro-BNP was measured using an electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA) method (Nt pro-BNP, Roche) with a Roche modular analytics E170 immunoassay analyzer. Statistical analysis was carried out by the Student t-test, and a P value of <0.05 was accepted as statistically significant.

Results: The median serum Nt pro-BNP was 430+/-28.91 pg/mL in preeclampsia. The levels of serum Nt pro-BNP were 74+/-16.82 pg/mL in normotensive pregnant women (P < 0.001) and significantly higher in women with preeclampsia (P < 0.001).

Conclusion: The higher levels of serum Nt pro-BNP in preeclamptic women may be an indicator of high left-ventricular filling pressure, and indicate left-ventricular diastolic dysfunction.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/JPM.2005.023DOI Listing
July 2005

Delivery of dead fetus from inside urinary bladder with uterine perforation: case report and review of literature.

Urology 2005 Apr;65(4):797

Department of Urology, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

The incidence of cesarean sections has increased radically worldwide in the second half of the 20th century, especially in developing countries. Generally, a trial of labor after a cesarean section is safely accepted. However, a trial of labor may lead to serious complications, including unpredicted ones, such as rupture of the uterus during labor with concomitant injury to the bladder. We report the delivery of a dead fetus through the urinary bladder during labor.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2004.10.016DOI Listing
April 2005

The use of recombinant factor VIla in a primigravida with Glanzmann's thrombasthenia during delivery.

J Perinat Med 2004 ;32(5):456-8

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Glanzmann's thrombasthenia is an inherited hemorrhagic disorder characterized by a severe reduction in, or absence of, platelet aggregation in response to multiple physiologic agonists due to qualitative or quantitative abnormalities of platelet glycoprotein IIb-IIIa. Glanzmann's thrombasthenia is characterized by potentially major mucocutaneous bleeding and prolonged bleeding time. Platelet counts, platelet morphology, prothrombin, and activated thromboplastin times are all within normal ranges in patients with Glanzmann's thrombasthenia. Pregnancy and delivery are rare in Glanzmann thrombasthenia patients and have been associated with immediate postpartum hemorrhage. We describe the peripartum management of a 31-year-old primipara with Glanzmann's thrombasthenia who underwent spontaneous vaginal delivery. Four units of single-donor platelets, two units of packed red blood cells, 36 microg/kg recombinant human coagulation Factor VIIa (rFVIIa) were given during peripartum management.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/JPM.2004.147DOI Listing
January 2005

Accidental epidural injection of ephedrine.

Int J Obstet Anesth 2004 Jan;13(1):58-9

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijoa.2003.07.002DOI Listing
January 2004

Laparoscopy-assisted transinguinal extracorporeal gonadectomy in six patients with androgen insensitivity syndrome.

Fertil Steril 2003 Aug;80(2):429-33

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dicle University Medical School, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Objective: To describe a new surgical technique to treat prophylactic gonadectomy in patients with androgen insensitivity syndrome.

Design: Prospective study. University hospital.

Patient(s): Six patients with androgen insensitivity syndrome.Laparoscopy-assisted transinguinal or suprapubic extracorporeal gonadectomy.

Main Outcome Measure(s): Accessibility, operation time, and cost-effectiveness.

Intervention(s): Laparoscopy-assisted transinguinal extracorporeal gonadectomy under general anesthesia was performed successfully, with no complications, in all patients as a one-day procedure. The operation times were 12 to 22 minutes (average, 16 minutes). Histopathologic examination revealed testicles in all cases. The cost of each operation was approximately dollar 500 to dollar 1000.

Conclusion(s): Laparoscopy-assisted transinguinal or suprapubic and extracorporeal gonadectomy has several advantages over laparotomy and operative laparoscopy, including short operating time, safety, simplicity, and cost-effectiveness.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0015-0282(03)00666-6DOI Listing
August 2003

Aggressive angiomyxoma of the female pelvis and the labium.

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2003 Mar;82(3):298-301

Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dicle University, Medical School, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1034/j.1600-0412.2003.00113.xDOI Listing
March 2003
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