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BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to investigate the cardioprotective effect of Taurine on the donor hearts during cold ischemic period. METHODS 32 rats were divided into four groups (sham, taurine, ischemia, treatment group, 8 rats in each). All rats were fed with rat food for three weeks. Taurine and treatment groups were given a 200 mg/kg/day(More)
BACKGROUND Proanthocyanidin is a bioflavonoid known to have protective effect against oxidative injury. We investigated the cardioprotective effect of proanthocyanidin. MATERIAL/METHODS Thirty-two Rattus Norvegicus rats were categorized equally as the control group (CG), proanthocyanidin group (PCG), ischemia group (IG) and proanthocyanidin-treated group(More)
The patients with cancers in the remnant stomachs after previous partial resections for benign diseases constitute a peculiar subset of the patients with gastric cancer. They are generally at advanced stages on admissions due to disregarding the symptoms related to cancer. Twenty six patients with cancer arising from the remnant stomach were analyzed.(More)
A case is reported of an inferior mesenteric artery aneurysm that starts approximately 1 cm from its origin and ends at the proximal portion of the bifurcation of the sigmoidal and left colic arteries accompanied with complete absence of the celiac axis and superior mesenteric arteries. Additionally, left renal artery stenosis existed. The diagnosis was(More)
Taurine, the major intracellular free amino acid found in high concentrations in mammalian cells, is known to be an endogenous antioxidant and a membrane-stabilizing agent. It was hypothesized that taurine may be effective in reducing ischemia–reperfusion injury after lung transplantation and an experimental study was conducted in a rat model. The number of(More)
INTRODUCTION Surgical strategy in patients with haematological malignancies must be planned and carried out with the specific aim of decreasing postoperative complications. The aim of this study was to present our experience on patients previously diagnosed with haematological malignancies who subsequently underwent cardiac surgery. We include data to(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal cord injury is still a devastating complication after surgical repair of thoracoabdominal aortic pathologies. In this study, we investigated the protective effect of cilostazol, a type III phosphodiesterase inhibitor, against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced spinal cord injury in rats. METHODS Twenty-four rats were assigned to 3(More)
A 21-year-old man with a history of antiphospholipid syndrome presented with superior vena cava syndrome. Echocardiography showed left ventricular mass and ejection fraction of 30%. Coronary angiography showed a large pseudoaneurysm in the proximal left anterior descending (LAD) artery and occlusion of the LAD (Supplementary Video 1). Supplementary material(More)