Marcin Bitel

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The effects of heme oxygenase (HO) inhibitors, zinc-protoporphyrin-IX (ZnPP-IX), and tin protoporphyrin-IX (SnPP-IX) and their interactions with L-arginine/nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and cyclooxygenase (COX) pathways were investigated in postoperative ileus in rats. Intestinal transit was measured as Evans blue migration after skin incision, laparotomy or(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative ileus (PI) is a common surgical complication treated mainly with supportive measures. Tachykinins control gastrointestinal motility and modulate somatic and visceral pain sensation; therefore, the effect of tachykinin receptor antagonists in a rat model of PI using NK(1-3) antagonists, SR140333, SR48968, and SR142801, was(More)
The effects of various statins on platelet aggregation in blood samples from normal and diabetic rabbits were measured. All of the statins used in our study inhibited platelet aggregation by about 20% at 1 microM. Our results show that diabetes increased the rate of platelet aggregation from 48 +/- 5% to 72 +/- 8%, however, statins inhibited the rate of(More)
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