Koray Ak

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OBJECTIVE In our experimental study, we aimed to test the effect of FK506, azathioprine and L-carnitine on protection of spinal cord injury due to ischemia-reperfusion. METHODS Twenty-seven Sprague-Dawley male rats were randomly divided into five groups. They were subjected to spinal cord ischemia by clamping the abdominal aorta for 45 min. Thirty minutes(More)
BACKGROUND Innovative cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) settings have been developed in order to integrate the concepts of "surface-coating," "blood-filtration," and "miniaturization." OBJECTIVES To compare integrated and nonintegrated arterial line filters in terms of peri- and postoperative clinical variables, inflammatory response, and transfusion needs. (More)
  • C Selim Isbir, Koray Ak, Vernon Jc, M Gowda, Jc Lundell, Bethea Bt +5 others
  • 2003
We thank Dr Toumpoulis for his nice comments regarding our article entitled 'Ischemic preconditioning and nicotinamide in spinal cord protection in an experimental model of transient aortic occlusion'. He highlights the important point that keeping the blood pressure above 100 mmHg reduces the postoperative neurological dysfunc-tion during the aortic(More)
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