Kağan Kamaşak

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The aim of the present study was to identify nosocomial infections (NIs), and their associated risk factors, in patients treated in the neurosurgery intensive care unit (NICU) of our hospital. Patients determined to have NIs between January 2008 and December 2012 were included in the study. Each patient's age, gender, microbiological culture results,(More)
The aim of this experiment was to investigate whether nebivolol and zofenopril have protective effects against oxidative damage and apoptosis induced by cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). There were seven groups of rats, with each containing eight rats. The groups were: the control group, I/R group, I/R plus zofenopril, I/R plus nebivolol, I/R plus(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is the investigation of the effects of intrathecally injected dexmedetomidine and methylprednisolone and their dominancy over one another in rats with generated Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). METHODS 40, female, adult Wistar Albino rats weighing 220-260 g were included in the study. The rats were fixed with Intrathecal(More)
Corticosteroids are extensively used in treatment of many diseases. In neurosurgery practice, dexamethasone (DEX) is commonly used particularly in cerebral edema secondary to brain tumors, head trauma, and central nervous system infections. There are some uncertainties surrounding the secure use of DEX in patients with epilepsy or seizures induced by(More)
BACKGROUND Studies related to the use of various antioxidant and anti-inflammatory drugs to decrease the toxic side effects related to MTX have been carried out. However, since no medicine providing full protection against the side effects of MTX has been discovered, the discovery of new agents is required. AIM The aim of this study was to determine(More)
INTRODUCTION Spondylodiscitis (SD) is an uncommon but important infection. The aim of this work was to study the risk factors, bacteriological features, clinical, laboratory and radiological findings of SD, and to shed light on the initial treatment. METHODOLOGY A total of 107 patients who underwent treatment for SD were evaluated. The diagnosis of SD was(More)
PURPOSE To examine the effect of intrathecally given caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) on peroxidation and total oxidant and antioxidant systems, and the effect of intrathecally given methylprednisolone (MP) in spinal cord injury (SCI) models. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four groups of 10 rats were formed: (1) Laminectomy, intrathecal saline injection, no SCI(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effects of erythropoietin, dextran/saline and erythropoietin in combination with dextran/saline on brain edema and lipid peroxidation following traumatic brain injury in rats. METHODS In the study, 40 male 3-month-old albino Wistar rats, weighing 250-340 g, were divided into four groups,(More)
Turgay BULUT, Mehmet Ali EKİCİ*, Bülent TUCER, Seyit Kaan BAŞARSLAN, Kağan KAMAŞAK, Ali KURTSOY Department of Neurosurgery, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey Department of Neurosurgery, Şevket Yılmaz Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of our study was to determine the therapeutic effects of thymoquinone in a dose-dependent manner in a model of neuropathic pain following an experimentally applied spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS Fifty female adult Wistar albino rats weighing between 220 and 260 g were included in the study and were divided into 5 groups as follows:(More)