Publications by authors named "Ali Olmezoglu"

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Fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery for vestibular schwannomas using cyberknife: A single institution experience.

J Pak Med Assoc 2016 09;66(9):1089-1093

Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Objective: To assess tumour control, hearing preservation status, and complication ratio after fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy by using CyberKnife device in patients with vestibular schwannomas.

Methods: This retrospective study was conducted at Izmir Ataturk Research and Tranining Hospital, Turkey, and comprised data of vestibular schwannomas patients treated with stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy from March 2010 to December 2013. The patients were subjected to a dose ranging from 12 to 30Gy using CyberKnife system with an average of three fractions. SPSS 17 was used for data analysis. Paired t-test and Pearson's chi-square test were used to compare clinical parameters between groups. P<0.05 was considered significant.

Results: Of the 41 patients, 26(63.4%) were women and 15(36.6%) were men. The median follow-up duration after stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy was 25 months (interquartile range: 9-44 months). Radiographic control evaluation ratio was 95.7% with a median follow-up of 3 years (IQR: 18.5 months). Results of 23(56%) patients showed stabile response, 17(42%) regression response and 1(2%) progression response. There were no statistically significant changes between pre- and post-stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy symptoms (p>0.05). One (2.4%) patient reported new onset facial paresis.

Conclusions: Stereotactic radiosurgery/radiotherapy treatment of vestibular schwannomas resulted in a good ratio of tumour control. Hearing preservation status and ratios of toxicity were comparable to published literature.
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September 2016

Efficacy of stereotactic radiotherapy as salvage treatment for recurrent malignant gliomas.

J BUON 2014 Oct-Dec;19(4):1029-34

Inonu University School of Medicine, Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Radiation Oncology, Malatya, Turkey.

Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of CyberKnife stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) for recurrent glial tumors previously treated with high-dose radiotherapy.

Methods: CyberKnife SRT was performed in 37 patients with recurrent glial tumors who presented to our hospital between January 2007 and March 2012. The patients were subjected to a dose ranging from 20 to 28 Gy using the CyberKnife system with an average of two fractions. The median follow-up duration after SRT was 14 months (range 1.8-57).

Results: The median survival time of the patients after recurrence was 22.3 months (95% confidence interval/95% Cl 12.5-32). The median survival times of the high- and low-grade patients were 29 and 19 months, respectively. No significant toxicity due to radiation was noticed during the follow-up period. No factor influencing mortality was found in either the univariate or multivariate analysis.

Conclusion: SRT using CyberKnife is an effective and safe treatment choice for recurrent glial tumors. SRT achieves a more favorable outcome in the treatment of recurrent tumors, particularly in high-grade ones.
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June 2018

Practice patterns for oropharyngeal cancer in radiation oncology centers of Turkey.

Tumori 2014 May-Jun;100(3):284-8

Aims And Background: The aim of the study was to review the current clinical practices of radiation oncologists involved in the treatment of oropharyngeal cancer.

Methods And Study Design: The daily practices of radiation oncology centers for patients diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer in 2010 were evaluated by a two-part questionnaire that separately assessed the information of the participating center and the charts of the treated patients.

Results: A total of 22 centers participated in the study, and 105 oropharyngeal cancer patients reported for our review. The use of positron emission tomography was a common practice in staging and radiotherapy planning. Multidisciplinary head and neck cancer clinics were available in 14 (64%) centers and were absent in 8 centers. Thirty-six of the 105 patients were not evaluated by a multidisciplinary clinic before the initiation of therapy, and adjuvant radiotherapy administration was found to be higher in this group. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement was not a routine practice in any of the centers. Seventy-five patients received chemotherapy - 46 concurrently with radiotherapy and 29 as induction chemotherapy. Two centers administered conventional radiotherapy alone, 20 centers conformal radiotherapy, and 7 centers were able to provide intensity-modulated radiotherapy.

Conclusions: Across all the centers there were small differences in the pretreatment evaluation of patients with oropharyngeal cancer. The greatest difference was in the technical delivery of radiation, with most of the centers using conformal radiotherapy despite the increasing availability of intensity-modulated radiotherapy. The use of chemotherapy has more readily adopted the current international standards in the treatment of oropharyngeal cancer.
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November 2014

Seroprevalence of hepatitis B and C among oncology patients in Turkey.

J Health Popul Nutr 2011 Dec;29(6):652-5

Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Tepecik Education and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of the public-health issues worldwide. Approximately two billion people are infected with HBV, and about 350 million people are chronic carriers globally. About 3% of the world population is infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Oncology patients receiving packed red blood cell suspensions and other blood products usually are in the high-risk group for infections due to these viruses. The aim of the study was to detect the seroprevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C among chemotherapy patients at the Oncology Department of the Tepecik Education and Research Hospital. HBsAg, anti-HBs, anti-HBcIgM, anti-HBc total and anti-HCV assays were studied by enzyme immunoassay method (Diasorin, Italy) in serum samples of patients (n = 448) referred to the Department of Oncology of the Tepecik Education and Research Hospital during 1 June 2006-1 January 2007. Of the 448 patients, 19 (4.2%) were HBsAg-positive, and three (0.7%) had anti-HCV positivity. In this study, the seroprevalence of HBV was similar to previous data in Turkey. This could be due to widespread vaccination programmes. The seroprevalence of low anti-HCV may be because of controlled blood transfusion. Oncology patients should be monitored for their protective antibody levels against HBV, and they must be included in the vaccination programme. Their anti-HCV status should also be checked as well.
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December 2011

Solitary bone metastasis in the tibia as a presenting sign of endometrial adenocarcinoma: a case report and the review of the literature.

Clin Exp Metastasis 2007 16;24(2):87-92. Epub 2007 Mar 16.

S.B. Izmir - Tepecik Educational and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

Background: Metastasis to bone from endometrial adenocarcinoma is rare, when metastasises it usually locates in axial skeleton. Metastasis to extremities is extremely rare. Additionally the detection of the bone metastasis as a presenting feature is uncommon. In the present study we report the 10th cases of bone metastasis in the literature which located at tibial diaphysis and originated from endometrial adenocarcinoma as a presenting feature of the primary disease.

Case: Single tibial lesion was observed in a 70 years old woman. Biopsy confirmed metastatic adenocarcinoma of the unknown origin. We couldn't find the primary origin with aggressive work-up. Tibial lesion regressed with radiotherapy. Endometrial adenocarcinoma is detected after the end of disease-free one year with the symptom of vaginal bleeding. After 47 months from initial tibial lesion and 35 months from gynaecologic operation, patient is still alive and disease free.

Discussion: Patients with endometrial adenocarcinoma presenting an isolated skeletal metastasis may exhibit an unusual group with a better prognosis.
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June 2007