Publications by authors named "Hicran Acar"

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Comparison of adverse perinatal outcomes after single-needle and double-needle CVS techniques.

J Perinat Med 2017 Feb;45(2):199-203

Objective: To determine the impact of the chorion villus sampling (CVS) technique on adverse perinatal outcomes.

Methods: In this case-control study, 412 women who underwent CVS at 11-14 weeks of gestation and 231 women who did not undergo any invasive procedure were retrospectively evaluated. The women in the CVS group were further divided into two groups according to the use of single-needle technique (n=148) vs. double-needle technique (n=264). The adverse outcomes were compared between controls and the two CVS groups, and regression analysis was used to determine the significance of independent contribution.

Results: The rate of preeclampsia for the control group was 2.2%, for the double-needle group was 3% and for the single-needle group was 8.1%. CVS with single-needle technique was found to be an independent and statistically significant risk factor for preeclampsia [odds ratio (OR)=2.1, 95% confidence interval (CI); 1.4-2.7, P=0.008].

Conclusion: The risk of preeclampsia after CVS appears to be increased with single-needle technique compared with double-needle technique.
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February 2017

Ramadan fasting and pregnancy: implications for fetal development in summer season.

J Perinat Med 2015 May;43(3):319-23

Aims: In the Islamic religion, Ramadan is a month in the year that is passed by fasting. Healthy adult individuals are prohibited to eat, drink, and smoke from sunrise to sunset. In the present study, our aim was to assess the relation of Ramadan fasting with fetal development and maternal-fetal Doppler indices in pregnant women.

Methods: This is a prospective case-control study carried out in the month of Ramadan in 2013 (9 July-7 August). One hundred and six pregnant women at the second and third trimesters of pregnancy were enrolled into the study. The sample size of the fasting group was 83 and the non-fasting group sample size was also 83. Fetal biometric measurements, such as biparietal diameter, head circumference, abdominal circumference, femur length, estimated fetal weight, amniotic fluid index, and Doppler indices of both uterine and umbilical arteries were evaluated by gray scala and color Doppler ultrasound at the beginning and end of Ramadan.

Results: At the end of the Ramadan, increase in biparietal diameter, head circumference, and femur length showed a statistically significant difference from initial measurements (P<0.05). When fasting and non-fasting groups were compared separately, an increase in amniotic fluid index was statistically significant in the non-fasting group (P<0.05).

Conclusion: We demonstrated some adverse effects of Ramadan fasting on fetal development. In the Islamic religion, pregnant individuals have the privilege of not fasting; therefore, they should consider postponing fasting to the postpartum period, especially in the summer season. If they are willing to do so, an appropriate nutritional program should be recommended.
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May 2015

Remission of endometriosis by hyperbaric oxygen treatment in rats.

Reprod Sci 2011 Oct;18(10):941-7

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

We designed this prospective, randomized controlled animal study to determine the effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) on experimentally induced endometriosis in a rat model. Surgical induction of endometriosis was performed in 40, nonpregnant, female, Wistar-Albino rats at the Experimental Medicine Research Center of Istanbul University (DETAE). Four weeks later, the first and second laparotomies for volume measurement and peritoneal fluid (PF) collection were performed, and the rats were divided randomly into the study and control groups. The study group was exposed to HBO treatment for 6 weeks. Then, a third laparotomy was performed on all of the rats. The volume, histopathologic scores, Ki-67 labeling of the endometriotic implants, and the levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in the PF were measured. The mean volume of the endometriotic implants in the study group was significantly lower than that of the control group at the end of the study (57.4 ± 12.5 vs 94.6 ± 17.2 mm(3)). The mean histopathological scores (1.60 ± 0.50 vs 2.42 ± 0.51), Ki-67 immunohistochemical scores (1.50 ± 0.51 vs 2.37 ± 0.49) of the endometriotic implants, and the TNF-α levels (5.33 ± 1.02 vs 8.16 ± 1.76 pg/mL) were significantly lower in the study group than in the control group. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment for 2 hours a day for 6 weeks resulted in significant remission of endometriosis in rats.
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October 2011