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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)
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 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)
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