Dilek Ozcengiz

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The experiments were done on frog sciatic nerves, using a sucrose-gap recording technique. The aim of our study was to investigate and to compare the tonic and phasic conduction blocking potency of tramadol and lidocaine on whole nerve and their interactions with Ca(2+). The concentration of a tramadol solution producing the same amount of tonic and phasic(More)
Fentanyl-induced hyperalgesia and antinociception after systemic administration has been shown in previous clinical and experimental studies. However, there is very little evidence regarding the local possible effects of fentanyl. The purpose of this study was to assess whether local (intraplantar) fentanyl administration can produce antinociception and(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the action of lidocaine and tramadol on the abnormal impulse characteristics of injured peripheral nerves. The ultrastructure of nerves was studied with electron microscopy and the action of lidocaine and tramadol on intact and injured rat sciatic nerves was examined by using the sucrose gap recording(More)
Divalent cations, such as calcium and magnesium, are constantly present in extracellular compartment of most organisms. Modification of extracellular concentrations of divalent ions causes changes in physiologic functions, such as excitability and conduction of the nerves. The present study was designed to investigate and compare the effects of calcium and(More)
In clinical practice, using the lowest doses of drugs for anesthesia or analgesia is the main goal. Opioid combinations with local anesthetics can be preferable for achieving adequate anesthesia or analgesia. The primary purpose of this study was to examine possible thermal antinociceptive effects of the opioid -fentanyl and the amide local anesthetics(More)
We evaluated patients admitted to the intensive care units with the diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) regarding initial radiographic findings. A multicenter retrospective study was held. Chest x ray (CXR) and computerized tomography (CT) findings and also their associations with the need of ventilator support were evaluated. A total of 388(More)
BACKGROUND In this prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled study, we investigated the sensory, motor and analgesic block characteristics of S(+) ketamine, fentanyl and saline given intrathecally (IT) in addition to 0.5% plain bupivacaine (10 mg) for spinal analgesia. METHODS Ninety ASA I or II adult patients undergoing Caesarean section were(More)
Abnormal impulses in peripheral nerves play a critical role in neuropathic pain syndromes. The voltage-gated Na+ channels that underlie the action potential are main targets for clinically useful drugs in the pain therapy. Systemic tramadol has been shown to have clinical efficacy against some forms of neuropathic pain. Therefore, we investigated the(More)
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