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OBJECTIVES Although association between angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism and cardiovascular diseases was reported by many studies, the relation between ACE I/D polymorphism and coronary collateral circulation (CCC) has not been studied yet. The aim of the present study was to investigate a possible relationship(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to investigate the usefulness of rose essential oil as a supplementary and adjunctive therapy for the relief of renal colic, specifically because rose essential oil is soothing and can act as a muscle relaxant. MATERIALS Eighty patients who were diagnosed with renal colic in the emergency room were included in the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between mildly decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and coronary collateral circulation (CCC). HYPOTHESIS There would be an association between mildly decreased GFR and CCC. METHODS Patients who had an occlusion in at least 1 major coronary artery were included in this study.(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to determine the levels of plasma pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in pre-eclampsia and their association with the mean arterial blood pressure (MAP). MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty-seven women with pre-eclampsia symptoms were matched with 56 normal pregnant controls for gestational age,(More)
To evaluate the degree of pain associated with renal colic and primary dysmenorrhea using objective and subjective measurements. In total, 60 subjects participated in this study. There were 20 subjects in the renal colic group (average age 24.45 ± 2.35 years), 20 subjects in the primary dysmenorrhea group (average age 23.75 ± 1.86 years), and 20 subjects in(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association of manganese-superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase 1 polymorphisms with susceptibility to recurrent tonsillitis and tonsillar hypertrophy. METHODS The study consisted of 103 patients with recurrent tonsillitis, 105 patients with tonsillar hypertrophy and 106 control subjects with similar age and sex.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM In the present study, we aimed to compare the potential protective effects of thymoquinone and melatonin by using equivalent dose, on oxidative stress-induced ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury in the intestinal tissue of rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was performed using 32 male Wistar-Albino rats (weighing 180-200 g) randomly divided(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on testicular tissue and serum malondialdehyde (MDA) levels in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 40 male Wistar albino rats, 5.5-6 months old, were equally divided at random into five groups: group 1 was the control group, group 2 received(More)
AIM To investigate and analyze the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant efficacy of curcumin in experimentally induced middle ear infection. METHOD Twenty-four Wistar albino rats with otomicroscopic examination findings within normal limits were included in the study. Study groups were established after Streptococcus pneumoniae was inoculated into the middle(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the acute toxic effects of high-dose toluene and its mechanisms on the liver tissue of toluene-treated rats. In this study, 16 adult male Wistar albino rats (200-220 g) were divided into two equal groups. Group I was used as a control group, while group II was exposed to high dose of toluene, 5200 mg/kg (6 ml/kg per(More)