Emine Kilic-Toprak

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PURPOSE To establish the effect of systemic oxidative stress on the pathogenesis of keratoconus by measuring serum total oxidant status (TOS) and total antioxidant status (TAS) in patients with keratoconus. METHODS Twenty-five patients with keratoconus (keratoconus group) and 25 age-sex-matched healthy subjects (control group) were enrolled in the study.(More)
BACKGROUND Hemorheological responses to swimming exercise have never been investigated in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the effects of moderate intensity swimming exercise followed by detraining on erythrocyte deformability and aggregation in SHR. METHODS SHR and WKY rats were randomized into sedentary,(More)
BACKGROUND Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is defined as elevated serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration associated with normal serum-free thyroxine levels. Effects of hypothyroidism on hemorheology had widely attracted the attention of researchers during the last decade. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to determine alterations in(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to explore the effects of progressive resistance exercise training (PRET) on hemorheology. MATERIAL/METHODS Exercise sessions included 1-3 sets of 8-12 repetitions at 40-60% of 1-repetition maximum (1-RM) for 3 weeks and at 75-80% of 1-RM during weeks 4-12. Red blood cell (RBC) deformability and aggregation were determined by(More)
Apelin is a hypotensive peptide. Red blood cell (RBC) deformability and aggregation were previously demonstrated to be altered in various hypertension (HT) models. In the present study, we investigated possible alterations in RBC deformability and aggregation in response to apelin in DOCA-salt hypertensive rats. Rats were randomly divided into 4 groups:(More)
OBJECTIVE At present, the precise pathophysiology of the slow coronary flow phenomenon (SCFP) is still unknown and there is no consensus as to how it should be treated. The rheological factors affect the clinical course of various cardiovascular diseases. We studied the intrinsic properties of blood in the SCFP. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-six SCFP(More)
We aimed to investigate the effects of vitamin B12 deficiency on hemorheological parameters, and the changes in these parameters following vitamin B12 treatment. 33 patients (mean-age:7 ± 5.7 years) diagnosed as nutritional vitamin B12 deficiency, and 31 age and sex matched controls (mean-age:7.1 ± 5.2 years) were enrolled. Erythrocyte deformability and(More)
This study aimed to investigate the effects of moderate intensity swimming exercise (10 weeks) followed by detraining (for five and 10 weeks) on oxidative stress levels of heart, lung, kidney, and liver tissues and systolic blood pressure (SBP) of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). SHR and control rats were randomized into sedentary, exercised,(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the effects of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and vitamin B12 deficiency coexisting with IDA which is called as mixed anemia (MA) on hemorheological parameters, to compare them with each other and healthy controls, and to assess the changes in hemorheological parameters after treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS 32 IDA patients(More)
BACKGROUND Hemorheological properties are important determinants of tissue oxygenation. Although hemorheological alterations in various lung diseases have been well-defined, no information is available about the effects of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) on hemorheological parameters. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate(More)