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Pycnogenol(®) has excellent radical scavenging properties and enhances the production of antioxidative enzymes which contributes to the anti-inflammatory effect of the extract. Irradiation delivered to the abdominal region, typically results in severe damage to the intestinal mucosa. The effects of ionizing radiation are mediated by the formation of free(More)
BACKGROUND Acute cholecystitis is a common cause of emergency hospital admission. Ultrasonography (US) plays a significant role in the prompt diagnosis of this medical condition. However, it is difficult to find a radiologist in attendance for performing gallbladder US "beyond daytime and on weekends." With this standpoint, we decided to assess(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of tadalafil against pentoxifylline in rat model of ischemic colitis (IC). MATERIAL-METHODS Thirty-two Wistar albino rats were subjected to laparotomy and left colon devascularization to create an IC model and then randomly placed into four groups. Group-1 (sham group) was administered 0.9%(More)
As part of the vascular access procedures, venous ports, commonly referred to as catheters, are placed under the skin to enable safe and easy vascular access for administration of repeated drug treatments. 122 patients who had received a venous port catheter insertion procedure in the general surgery department between January 1012 and January 2014 were(More)
OBJECTIVE Intraabdominal adhesion is a frequently encountered condition after surgery and can end up in important complications. The objective of this study is to test whether the antiadhesiogenic effect of heparin could be antagonized by administration of protamine in a rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS A laparotomy with caecal abrasion model was used in(More)
OBJECTIVE Cancers of the proximal colon are often diagnosed in advanced stages with iron deficiency anemia and nonspecific symptoms. Aspirin and clopidogrel are commonly used antiaggregant agents for various clinical conditions. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of antiaggregant medication on the early diagnosis of proximal colon cancer.(More)
Bezoar is the accumulation and mass formation of indigestible materials inside the gastrointestinal tract on account of several factors. Bezoars are relatively infrequent, with a reported incidence of 0.07% to 0.4% [1]. Bezoars are classified into several types according to their composition: plant and vegetable fibres (phytobezoars), hair (trichobezoars),(More)
A 45-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital with dyspeptic symptoms. Imaging studies had revealed 2 cm of mesenteric cyst 5 years previously. In the course of his controls the patient was referred to our hospital because of enlargement of the cyst by size and development of a solid component of the cyst content. Physical examination was normal.(More)
BACKGROUND Radiation therapy is an essential therapeutic modality in the management of a wide variety of tumors. We aimed to investigate the short-term effects of pelvic irradiation on the healing of colon anastomoses and to determine the potential protective effects of β-glucan in this situation. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty Wistar albino rats were(More)