Hülya Akgün

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BACKGROUND The aim of this experimental study was to investigate the effects of melatonin and phospholipid on adhesion formation and the correlation with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression in rats. METHODS Sixty Wistar-Albino rats were divided into four groups as sham, control and two study groups, each including 15 rats. In the sham(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The main objective of this study was to compare the effects of olive oil to those of soybean oil on liver tissue regeneration following hepatic resection in rats. METHODS Seventy albino Wistar rats were randomly assigned to seven groups which contained 10 rats each. Group 1 was the sham-treated group; groups 2 and 3 received total(More)
Head trauma is a frequent cause of mortality and morbidity in the pediatric population. Chronic subdural hematoma is the most common traumatic lesion in head injury. Chronic subdural hematomas are rare in children older than 2 years old; they are more frequent during adolescence. Calcified or ossified chronic subdural hematoma is a rare entity that usually(More)
PURPOSE Melatonin, the most potent scavenger of toxic free radicals, has been found to be effective in protecting against pathological states due to the release of reactive oxygen species. This study was performed to establish the effect of high dose melatonin on protection against ischemia- reperfusion (I/R) injury in rat hearts. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation on the peritoneal morphology and inflammation markers in rat models of peritoneal dialysis (PD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Wistar albino rats were divided into two groups: control (C) (n = 8) and experimental groups (n = 50). PD solution was given to the(More)
In the present study, we aimed at comparing the efficacies of intravitreal piperacillin/tazobactam and ceftazidime applications in the treatment of experimental Pseudomonasaeruginosa endophthalmitis in rabbit eyes. Twenty-four New Zealand white albino rabbits were divided into three groups (n=8 in each), and the right eyes received 0.1 ml intravitreal(More)
Solitary fibrous tumor is a spindle cell neoplasm mostly originating from pleura; however, it has also recently been reported to be extrapleural. A 57-year-old man presented with left lumbal pain. Ultrasonography and computed tomography showed a cystic lesion of 14× 11 cmwith solid areas and septations inmiddle and lower poles of the left kidney. Radical(More)
OBJECTIVE Nicotine, one of the most dangerous substances in tobacco, can pass the placenta and affect the fetal hemodynamics. The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effects of melatonin on hearts of nicotine exposed newborn rats whose mothers received nicotine. METHODS This is an experimental, randomized, controlled study. Study groups were(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to compare the possible healing effects of intraperitoneal (IP) and intravenous (IV) mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation on ultrafiltration failure (UFF) in a chronic rat model of peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS Rats were initially divided into two groups. The UFF-group received once-daily IP injections of 20 mL(More)