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The antioxidant activities, reducing powers, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) scavenging activities, amount of total phenolic compounds, and antimicrobial activities of ether, ethanol, and hot water extracts of the leaves and seeds of Rumex crispus L. were studied. The antioxidant activities of extracts increase with increasing amount of extracts(More)
The antioxidant activity of the water extract of Tilia argentea Desf ex DC was determined by the thiocyanate method. The antioxidant activity of the water extract increased with the increasing amount of lyophilized extract (50-400 microg) added into the linoleic acid emulsion. Statistically significant effect was determined in 100 microg and higher amounts.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the incidence, risk factors and the etiology of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in surgical emergency intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS We conducted this prospective cohort study in the surgical emergency ICU of Istanbul Medical Faculty between December 1999 and May 2001. We included 100 mechanically ventilated(More)
We undertook a prospective study of all new central venous catheters inserted into patients in the intensive care units, in order to identify the risk factors and to determine the effect of glycopeptide antibiotics on catheter – related infections. During the study period 300 patients with central venous catheters were prospectively studied. The catheters(More)
The success rate of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may differ from institution to institution, even within different sites in the same institution. A variety of factors may influence the outcome. In this study, we assessed the adequacy of CPR attempts guided by the current standards and aimed to define the factors influencing the outcome following(More)
Isolated congenital heart block, frequently seen in mothers who have connective-tissue disease, can be transmitted to the fetus through transplacental passage of anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB autoantibodies. Even if the antibodies appear transiently in the fetal circulation, the block is permanent and can require pacemaker implantation. Complete congenital(More)
Woven coronary artery disease is an extremely rare congenital abnormality with unusual findings of branching thin channels and distal reanastomosis. This pathologic finding was reported earlier in a few adult patients. In Kawasaki disease, coronary arterial system is commonly affected, which causes a necessity of cardiac imaging. We report a 9-month-old(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of the presence of laryngeal edema on outcome and the other potential prognostic factors in patients with supraglottic larynx carcinoma treated with radiotherapy after partial laryngectomy. DESIGN A retrospective analysis. SETTING Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University. METHODS Seventy-nine patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE Milky spots in the human omental tissue are known to be consisting of lymphocytes, macrophages and mast cells. Our goal was to evaluate the relationship of lymphoid cells and macrophages with vasculature and stromal components. METHODS In this study we examined the biopsy specimens obtained from the adult patients whom were operated for(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of urinary follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) compounds on the electrical activity of myometrium using signal-processing techniques. Thirty animals were involved in the experiment. After two successive normal estrous cycles, 15 of these animals were put into three equal subgroups. Group 1 was the control;(More)