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OBJECTIVES Spinal cord injury is a devastating complication after aortic surgery. The aim of the present study is to examine the effects of ischemic preconditioning (IPC) and nicotinamide containing perfusate in transient aortic occlusion in the rat. METHODS Thirty-two male Spraque-Dawley rats under general anesthesia were randomly assigned to four groups(More)
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/AIM Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a unique life-support modality offered to patients unresponsive to optimal medical therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate early experiences with ECMO support in 2 tertiary Turkish pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated a total of 10(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)
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