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STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of normal saline (NS), lactated Ringer's, and Plasmalyte on the acid-base status of dehydrated patients in the emergency department (ED). METHOD We conducted a prospective, double-blind, randomized trial of consecutive adult patients who presented to the emergency department with moderate-severe dehydration. Patients(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular risk factors are blamed as being involved in the pathogenesis of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly. Alzheimer's disease or vascular-type dementia could be part of a metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether there is any relation between insulin resistance and cognitive status of the elderly regarding normal,(More)
After publication of this work [1] we noticed the following errors: The surname of the first author was incorrectly written as 'Yamenel' and should be 'Yamanel.' In the Study Protocol section of the materials and methods, the units for APC dosage should be 'µg/kg' not 'mg/kg.' Please see the corrected section below. After the stabilization period, 45 male(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute pancreatitis is a local inflammatory process that leads to a systemic inflammatory response in the majority of cases. Bacterial contamination has been estimated to occur in 30-40% of patients with necrotizing pancreatitis. Development of pancreatic necrosis depends mainly on the degree of inflammation and on the microvascular circulation(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) plus 3-aminobenzamide (3-AB) cotreatment on tissue oxidative stress parameters (TOSp), tissue histopathology scores (THSc), and bacterial translocations (Bact-Trans) in an experimental model of severe acute pancreatitis (AP). METHODS Seventy-five Sprague-Dawley rats were(More)
Evaluation of the factors affecting the prognosis of patients with solid tumors and hematologic malignancies in the intensive care unit Intr Cancer has an increasing incidence worldwide and has a high mortality rate. Patients diagnosed with cancer need to be admitted to intensive care units for various reasons. As a result of the shortage of beds in(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Translocation of bacteria from the gut is an important factor in the development of septic complications and mortality in acute pancreatitis (AP). The present study was designed to assess the effects of infliximab treatment on bacterial translocation (BT) in experimental acute necrotizing pancreatitis. METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley(More)