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There is morphologic evidence of subclinical atherosclerosis in Behçet’s disease (BD) patients obtained by high-resolution B-mode ultrasonography (US). Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent angiogenetic factor and a marker for endothelial dysfunction. VEGF could contribute to the pathological events in BD. VEGF could also be an important(More)
Yöntem ve Gereç: Modifiye radikal mastektomi yap›lan hastalar flep disseksiyonu için elektroketer (n = 18) ve bistüri (n = 20) kullan›lanlar fleklinde iki gruba ayr›ld›. Tüm hastalar›n peroperatif kan kay›plar›, drenaj süreleri ve miktarlar›, seroma oluflumu ve di¤er komplikasyonlar› kaydedildi. Tüm hastalar›n postoperatif 24. saatte dren s›v›lar›ndan(More)
BACKGROUND The present study aimed to investigate whether the inflammatory and antioxidant lycopene has a therapeutic effect against renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, 24 Wistar-Albino rats, weighing from 200 to 250 g, were divided into four groups. All rats underwent median laparotomy under anesthesia. No(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common disorder characterized by numerous episodes of absence of respiratory flow during sleep, which can be followed by a decrease in SaO2, which is rapidly normalized when ventilation resumes. We hypothesize that this hypoxia-reoxygenation phenomena may affect the generation of(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the effect of eritoran, a Toll-like receptor 4 antagonist, on retinochoroidal inflammatory damage in an endotoxin-induced inflammatory rat model. METHODS Endotoxin-induced inflammatory model was obtained by intraperitoneal injection of 1.5 mg/kg lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Group 1 had control rats; in groups 2-3 LPS and 0.5 mg/kg(More)
OBJECTIVES In addition to its roles in the stimulation of growth hormone secretion and the regulation of appetite and metabolism, ghrelin exerts immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions in several organ systems. In this study, we investigated the effects of ghrelin on the healing of experimental colonic anastomoses. METHODS Wistar rats(More)
AIM Lower respiratory tract infections including mainly pneumonia represent an important public health problem leading to high mortality and mobidity rates in children aged below five years in developing countries including our country. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with increased risk of rickets/osteomalacia, various cancers, autoimmune(More)
Objective Heart fatty acid binding protein (HFABP) is a low-molecular-weight free protein that is abundant in the intracytoplasmic space of myocytes. Due to its unique features, serum HFABP levels may increase in myocardial ischaemia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of myocardial ischaemia induced by dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE)(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM This study aimed to investigate the effects of early adverse life events and being raised by an ambivalent mother on rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS The rats were separated into four groups: 1) the control group (n = 12), which was raised under standard care; 2) the early handling (EH) group, which was raised using an EH model (n = 16); 3) the(More)
INTRODUCTION Hyperbilirubinemia is a common health problem in newborns. Its effects can be different according to the level and duration of the hyperbilirubinemia. The toxic effect of bilirubin on the auditory system can be seen as a sensory neural hearing loss or auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD). OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to(More)