Publications by authors named "Banu Yigit"

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Evaluation of the Reliability, Utility, and Quality of the Information in Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach Videos Shared on Open Access Video Sharing Platform YouTube.

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2020 Dec 21. Epub 2020 Dec 21.

Department of General Surgery, Health Sciences University, Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

The internet is a broadly preferred source of information both by patients and medical professionals. YouTube™ is a significant information source that may be a useful tool to inform the public, medical students, and residents, and may improve the learning experience if used adequately. In this study, we aimed to estimate the quality and accuracy of videos regarding Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach (TOETVA) aired on YouTube, which is the most popular video platform of the online world. We evaluated the first 50 videos, returned by the YouTube research engine, in reply to the "TOETVA" keyword. The popularity of the videos was assessed using the video power index (VPI). The educational quality, accuracy, and transparency of the content regarding TOETVA were estimated by using the DISCERN questionnaire score (DISCERNqs), benchmark criteria (JAMABC), and global quality score (GQSc). The technical quality was ranked through TOETVA Scoring System (TOETVA-SS) by a TOETVA practicioning endocrine surgeon. The content of the videos were about surgical technique with a rate of 68%. According to sources, videos uploaded by physicians had significantly higher DISCERNqs, JAMABC, GQSc, and TOETVA-SS scores. Unlike, videos uploaded by physicians had a lower VPI than videos uploaded by nonmedical sources. The videos of surgical technique had significantly higher DISCERNqs, JAMABC, GQSc, and TOETVA-SS scores. Surgical technique videos also had higher VPI scores than "" videos. Also, negative correlations were found between the VPI (popularity index) and educational value (GQSc), transparency (JAMABC), and technical quality (TOETVA-SS) scores. The data acquired from YouTube videos regarding TOETVA is of below expected quality and reliability. Nevertheless, the educative potential of the online video platform, YouTube, cannot be underestimated.
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December 2020

Comparison of the emergency and oncological surgery before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. A single-center retrospective study.

Ann Ital Chir 2020 Nov 16;9. Epub 2020 Nov 16.

Aim: The aim of this study is to point out the changes and possible delay in diagnosis or treatment of malignancies and an added risk of COVID-19 exposure emerging from these interventions, as well as to underline the increase of surgical demand once the pandemic measures are eased.

Methods: This study is a retrospective review of the patients operated between 11.03.2020 and 31.05.2020 in a center with a high incidence of COVID-19 infection during the pandemic. The numbers of emergency, elective and oncological surgeries as well as the increasing or decreasing trends of these interventions between March 11 and May 31 of previous years were compared with the corresponding period of 2020 or in other words the pandemic period.

Results: From March 11 to May 31, 2020 there was a progressive reduction in surgical activity, with only 195 operations: 61(31,28%) on a scheduled basis for tumor pathology, 59(30,25%) for benign pathology and 75(38,46%) for emergency indications. When the surgical trends of previous years are considered, all types of oncological surgeries decreased significantly in pandemic period March 11 to May 31, 2020.

Conclusion: One of the most striking changes in medical care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic was observed in surgical management strategies. The most significant among these were the limitation of elective surgical procedures and the prioritization of emergency or non-delayed oncological operations. One may speculate that the standstill of elective surgeries including the oncological surgeries might have long term impacts on the clinical outcomes of patients as well as the healthcare workers and organizations.

Key Words: COVID-19, Emergency, Oncology, Pathology, SARS-CoV-2, Surgery.
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November 2020

Pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia causing severe breast enlargement in a 15-year-old girl: A case report.

J Pak Med Assoc 2020 Jul;70(7):1263-1265

General Surgery Clinic, University of Health Sciences, Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Education & Research Hospital, Turkey.

Pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia (PASH), composed of proliferated stromal mesenchymal cells of myofibroblastic origin, is a benign lesion of the breast. A few cases associated with pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia of the breast have been reported. We report this case of a 15-year-old girl with PASH accompanied by severe enlargement and painful mass in the right breast. There were no other palpable masses or lymph nodes. Biopsy of the mass showed histopathologic features characteristic of fibroadenoma. The palpable mass was around 6x5cm in diameter, while clinical manifestations aroused suspicion of malignancy mimicking sarcoma of the breast. Although, biopsy of the mass showed benign histopathologic features; surgical excision was performed because of the damage caused by enlarging breast tissue and clinical suspicion of malignancy.
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July 2020

Management of Breast Cancer during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Sisli Etfal Hastan Tip Bul 2020 10;54(2):132-135. Epub 2020 Jun 10.

Department of General Surgery, Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Medical Practice and Research Center, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey.

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) arises from the virus SARS-CoV-2 which is similar to the original SARS virus. The most common symptoms of the COVID-19 infection are fever, coughing and shortness of breath. According to the current data, the primary mode of transmission for the COVID-19 virus is between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes. The virus may lead to worse respiratory complications, including pneumonia, especially in older patients and patients with pre-existing illnesses, such as cancer. Cancer patients are at a significantly higher risk of getting infected with COVID-19 since their immune system can be compromised and that reality has to do with both that they have cancer and that they are on therapy for their cancer. COVID-19 crisis has impacted every aspect of the practice, including outpatient, elective, wards, emergency care, conferences, teaching and research. We should make sure cancer patients on active treatment are treated appropriately. In this review, we tried to explain how to prevent the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer patients.
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June 2020