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Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is the most common cause of acute viral hepatitis in the world. Rarely, acute infection may persist for a long time. Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) may provide anti-HAV IgM positivity detection for a prolonged time. On the other hand, HAV as an infectious agent may also trigger AIH. Here we presented a case which seemed like a simple(More)
To evaluate chronic ethanol toxicity on erythrocyte membrane and preventive action of betaine as a methyl donor, 24 male Wistar albino rats were divided into three groups: control, ethanol and ethanol plus betaine group. Animals were fed 60 ml diet per day for two months. Rats in the ethanol group were fed ethanol 8 g/kg/day. The ethanol + betaine groups(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Hepatic steatosis and fibrosis are common histological findings in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. In this study we sought to determine whether serum levels of three adipokines (leptin, adiponectin and resistin) show any biochemical correlation with hepatic steatosis and fibrosis in patients with chronic HCV(More)
OBJECTIVE This study has dealt with the effects of gemfibrozil and vitamin E (vit E) therapies on lipoprotein levels, lipid peroxidation and antioxidant statuses of the elderly and young hyperlipidemic subjects. METHODS This study took place in the Internal Medicine Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, Osmangazi University, Turkey between 2004-2005. This study(More)
BACKGROUND During hepatocyte apoptosis, intermediate filament protein cytokeratin 18 is cleaved by caspases at Asp396 which can be specifically detected by the monoclonal antibody M30 (M30-antigen). In this study, we sought to determine whether serum M30-antigen levels can serve as a useful biomarker of liver injury in the clinical spectrum of HBV(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the value of systemic evaluation of extrathoracic extension of non-small cell lung cancer and to assess the value of the clinical evaluation in detecting extrathoracic metastases. METHODOLOGY The study included 90 patients [87 men, three women; mean age 57.5 years (range 28-76)] with potentially(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy of methylprednisolone, coenzyme Q(10) and combined methylprednisolone and coenzyme Q(10) treatments on experimental spinal cord injury. METHODS Thirty-two male Sprague-Dawley rats (200-250 g) were divided into four groups. Spinal cord injury (SCI) was performed by placement of an aneurysm clip,(More)
Melatonin (MEL) and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) both display antioxidant and free radical scavenger properties. In the present study, the effect of MEL and CoQ10 on the oxidative stress and fibrosis induced by ochratoxin A (OTA) administration in rats was investigated. Rats were divided into five equal groups, each consisting of seven rats: (1) controls; (2)(More)