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OBJECTIVE To compare the anaesthetic and convulsive effects of sevoflurane/remifentanil versus propofol/remifentanil combination in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). METHODS In this prospective, randomized double-blind study, patients diagnosed with treatment-resistant depression were included for ECT. Prior to treatment, 1 µg/kg remifentanil was(More)
PURPOSE This study was intended to investigate the effect of dexmedetomidine on oxidative stress response in pneumoperitoneum established in rats. METHODS Animals were randomized into three groups, group S: with no pneumoperitoneum, group P: with pneumoperitoneum established, and group D: given 100 mcg intraperitoneal dexmedetomidine 30 min before(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the effects of dexmedetomidine on pneuomoperitoneum-related ischaemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in rat ovarian tissue. STUDY DESIGN Animals were randomized into three groups: Group S (n=8), no pneumoperitoneum; Group C (n=8), pneumoperitoneum; and Group D (n=8), 100μg intraperitoneal dexmedetomidine 30min before pneumoperitoneum.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the effects of propofol and N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) on tourniquet-induced ischaemia-reperfusion injury by determining malonyldialdehyde, ischaemia-modified albumin, lactate, blood gas and haemodynamic levels in arthroscopic knee surgery. METHODS Sixty ASA I or II patients were randomized into(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Reactive oxygen radicals that cause remote organ injury are increased after the one-lung ventilation frequently used in thoracic surgery. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of one-lung ventilation on the liver and ileum. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty rats were divided into five groups: a sham group; 3- and 4-h mechanical(More)
PURPOSE This study examined the effectiveness of dexmedetomidine in preventing lung injury resulting from pneumoperitoneum in a ventilated rat model. METHODS Animals (n=18) were allocated randomly into 3 groups: control group, no pneumoperitoneum; sham group, pneumoperitoneum with intra-abdominal pressure of 12 mm Hg for 60 minutes; and dexmedetomidine(More)
Neonates with inguinal hernia face a relatively high risk of incarcerated hernia and bowel obstruction and this therefore requires surgical treatment. Complications following general anesthesia even for minor surgery are more common in low birth weight neonates than in term neonates. Caudal epidural anesthesia without adjunct general anesthesia has been(More)
Following the removal of a hydatiform mole in a 34-year-old, 14-week pregnant patient, thyrotoxicosis and respiratory insufficiency attacks were twice unexpectedly repeated. The symptoms were resolved with the administration of plasmapheresis, antithyroid and β-blocker drugs and non-invasive mechanical ventilation; however, she was again operated due to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Glanzmann's thrombasthenia (GT) is an autosomal recessively inherited platelet disorder. There is not any specific treatment. Platelet transfusion is currently the standard treatment when bleeding does not respond to local measures and/or antifibrinolytic treatment, although it may result in alloimmunization. Recombinant activated(More)