Hatice Pasaoglu

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OBJECT Lamotrigine is an antiepileptic drug that inhibits presynaptic voltage-gated sodium channels and reduces the presynaptic release of glutamate in pathological states. Neuroprotective effects of this drug have already been demonstrated in cerebral ischemia models. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of presynaptic glutamate(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the effects of isoflurane and sevoflurane in a warm liver ischemia-reperfusion (IR) model on cytokines, hepatic tissue blood flow (HTBF), energy content, and liver structure. METHODS Seventy-two Wistar rats were randomly assigned into 1 of 3 groups: Control group, no volatile anesthetics; sevoflurane group, 2% sevoflurane;(More)
In our study, the short-term effects of caffeine on L-arginine metabolism in the brains of rats were investigated. Caffeine was given orally at two different doses: 30 mg/kg and 100 mg/kg (a high non-toxic dose). Brain tissue arginase activity in rats from the caffeine-treated groups decreased significantly compared with the control group. Malondialdehyde(More)
Objective. To evaluate the vitamin D status of our critically ill patients and its relevance to mortality. Patients and Methods. We performed a prospective observational study in the medical intensive care unit of a university hospital between October 2009 and March 2011. Vitamin D levels were measured and insufficiency was defined as <20 ng/mL. Results.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) has a growing incidence in which renal vasoconstriction and medullary hypoxia are important mechanisms. Therapeutic approaches are very restricted and there is a considerable interest in advancing preventive strategies. Adrenomedullin is a relatively novel peptide having antioxidant, vasoactive and(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is characterized by recurrent inflammation of serosal and synovial membranes. Despite the fact that it is a genetic disease, environmental factors, including infections, are shown to be triggering factors associated with the precipitation of attacks in FMF. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are components of innate immunity(More)
Hypothyroidism is associated with changes in bone metabolism. The impact of hypothyroidism and the associated autoimmunity on the mediators of bone turnover in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is not known. In this study, we assessed the levels of OPG, RANKL, and IL-6 along with markers of bone formation as osteocalcin (OC) and markers of bone resorption as(More)
OBJECTIVES An impaired heart rate response during exercise (chronotropic incompetence) and an impaired heart rate recovery (HRR) after exercise are predictors of cardiovascular risk and mortality. Cystatin C is a novel marker for cardiovascular disease. We aimed to investigate exercise electrocardiographic responses in patients with metabolic syndrome who(More)
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