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OBJECTIVE To determine whether sFas, caspase-3, proteins which propagate apoptosis, and bcl-2, a protein which inhibits apoptosis, would be increased in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to examine the correlation of sFas, caspase-3, and bcl-2 with each other and with clinical variables. METHODS sFas,(More)
BACKGROUND Metastasis in the axillary lymph nodes is the most important known prognostic factor for breast cancer. We aimed to investigate the contribution of the radioisotope tracer method to the dye-only method by performing sentinel lymph node biopsy on the same patient group during a single surgical session. METHODS Forty-two patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Seroma formation is the most common complication after breast cancer surgery. It is an important complication since it prolongs therapy duration, increases cost, and negatively affects patient psychology. Currently, there is no widely accepted method that prevents seroma formation. We tried to investigate impact of local phenytoin application on(More)
BACKGROUND The secondary injury process following spinal cord trauma has been shown to involve different mechanisms such as excessive release of excitatory amino-acids, and induction of free radical induced lipid peroxidation. In this experimental study, the time-level relationship of the nitric oxide and the neuroprotective effects of aminoguanidine were(More)
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