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INTRODUCTION The diagnosis of sepsis in critically ill patients is challenging because traditional markers of infection are often misleading. The present study was conducted to determine the procalcitonin level at early diagnosis (and differentiation) in patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis, in comparison with C-reactive(More)
Growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) are closely related molecules. Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) is a main molecule that binds IGF-I. GH, IGF-I and IGFBP-3 have important roles in growth and development. In this study, we investigated the effects of exercise during pregnancy on maternal plasma levels of GH,(More)
Effects of calcium channel blocker flunarizine on spinal monosynaptic reflexes were investigated in spinal cats. Flunarizine was administered locally into the spinal cord (10, 50, 100 microM) and intraperitoneally (5, 10, 20 mg/kg). Adult cats (n = 10), weighing 1.5-3 kg were anesthetized with ketamine (50 mg/kg, i.m.) and artificially ventilated. Animals(More)
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