ABSTRACT: Pseudoaneurysm of lumbar artery is a rare and late complication of penetrating trauma. We report the Doppler ultrasonography and multidetector computed tomography angiography findings and endovascular embolization treatment of a pseudoaneurysm of lumbar artery in a 14-year-old girl following a gunshot wound.
Diagnostic and interventional radiology (Ankara, Turkey) 10/2009; 16(2):162-4. · 1.10 Impact Factor
ABSTRACT: The University of Iowa Child Protection Program collaborated with Turkish professionals to develop a training program on child abuse and neglect during 2002-2006 with the goals of increasing professional awareness and number of multidisciplinary teams (MDT), regional collaborations, and assessed cases. This paper summarizes the 5-year outcome.
A team of instructors evaluated needs and held training activities in Turkey annually, and provided consultation when needed. Descriptive analysis was done via Excel and SPSS software.
Eighteen training activities were held with 3,570 attendees. Over the study period, the number of MDTs increased from 4 to 14. The MDTs got involved in organizing training activities in their institutions and communities. The number of medical curriculum lectures taught by MDTs to medical students/residents, conferences organized by the MDTs, and lectures to non-medical professional audiences increased significantly (R(2)=91.4%, 83.8%, and 69.2%, respectively). The number of abuse cases assessed by the MDTs increased by five times compared to pre-training period.
A culturally competent training program had a positive impact on professional attitudes and behaviors toward recognition and management of child abuse and neglect in Turkey. The need to partner with policy makers to revise current law in favor of a greater human services orientation became clear.
Pioneers in developing countries may benefit from collaborating with culturally competent instructors from countries with more developed child protection systems to develop training programs so that professional development can improve recognition and management of child abuse and neglect.
Child abuse & neglect 05/2009; 33(4):247-55. · 2.34 Impact Factor
ABSTRACT: The management of the esophageal atresia and tracheo-esophageal fistula (EA/TEF) with right-sided aortic arch (RAA) is controversial. The preoperative diagnostic techniques may fail to show RAA associated with EA/TEF. Surgeon may need to make a decision to change the side of thoracotomy. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the possibility of preoperative diagnosis of RAA and the primary anastomosis through right chest.
A retrospective review was performed in EA/TEF patients between February 2001 and 2008. A total of 79 patients (35 female, 44 male) with EA/TEF were reviewed. Eleven (13%) patients (5 female, 6 male) had an RAA. Echocardiography was performed in 10 of 11 patients with RAA. The chest was accessed through the right side in all patients.
The incidence of RAA was found to be higher in our study than previous studies (13%). Right thoracotomy was performed successfully in all patients. Three patients died due to multiple congenital anomalies and 1 patient due to bleeding postoperatively. Five of 10 had normal echocardiography findings. Only one patient with RAA has been successfully diagnosed by preoperative echocardiographic examination. Seven patients had no complication after operation. Their follow-up was uneventful.
Preoperative recognition of RAA with echocardiography is unlikely in patients with EA/TEF but the presence of RAA does not decrease the success rate of EA/TEF repair through the right thoracotomy.
Pediatric Surgery International 04/2009; 25(5):423-5. · 1.25 Impact Factor