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Galectin-3 is a galactose-binding lectin that has been found in several mammalian tissues. Galectin-3 gene is expressed in a wide range of normal and tumoral cells. In the case of myeloid cells, its expression correlates with the differentiation of monocytes to macrophages. In the case of cancer cell lines, its expression correlates with tumorigenicity and(More)
This study was designed to examine the relationship between pericardial fluid and plasma CRP levels, and to alterations in other biochemical parameters in patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG). The study group consisted of 96 Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) patients who were referred to our clinic for a CABG procedure and from whom(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited data to determine the impact of subarachnoid blockade with local anesthetics on perioperative pulmonary function. The effects of local anesthetics used in spinal anesthesia are very important in terms of respiratory function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to(More)
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