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This study was conducted to evaluate the demographic, causative, and biologic characteristics of patients with organophosphate (OP) poisoning who were admitted to tertiary teaching and research hospitals at 2 different universities. All patients admitted to the emergency departments of Cukurova University Hospital in Adana, Turkey, between 2001 and 2003 and(More)
The chemical composition of essential oils obtained from the leaves of Pistacia vera, Pistacia terebinthus, Pistacia lentiscus and the resin of Pistacia lentiscus were analyzed by GC and GC-MS. alpha-Pinene, beta-pinene, limonene, terpinen-4-ol and alpha-terpineol were found to be the major components. The antifungal activities of the above oils and P.(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the aortic elastic properties and the left ventricular diastolic function measured by tissue Doppler echocardiography (TDE) in asymptomatic type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS Fifty-seven asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes (33 women, mean age: 49 +/- 6 years) and 25 healthy(More)
OBJECTIVES Cyclosporine A (CsA) is used for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. However, CsA-induced nephrotoxicity remains an important clinical problem, and oxidative stress has been implicated as a possible responsible mechanism. We assessed the protective ability of N-acetylcysteine (NAC), an antioxidant, against CsA-induced(More)
The crude extracts obtained from the leaves of Pistacia vera, Pistacia terebinthus and Pistacia lentiscus were tested for antifungal activities against three pathogenic agricultural fungi, Phythium ultimum, Rhizoctania solani and Fusarium sambucinum. The extracts significantly inhibited the growth of P. ultimum and R. solani. However, the antifungal(More)
Cisplatin, one of the most active cytotoxic agents against cancer, has several toxicities. Hepatotoxicity is one of them occurred during high doses treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of erdosteine against cisplatin-induced liver injury through tissue oxidant/antioxidant parameters and light microscopic evaluation. The rats were(More)
This study was aimed at evaluating the feasibility, effectiveness, and toxicity of palliative chemotherapy/supportive care in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer being treated on an outpatient basis. A retrospective analysis was performed on 127 consecutive, unselected patients with advanced pancreatic cancer in four community-based oncology group(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study is to investigate the efficiency of colchicine in the experimental rat ovarian torsion model in the light of histological and biochemical data. STUDY DESIGN A total of 35 Wistar albino female rats were randomly divided into 5 groups, group 1: (control-sham operated, n = 7); group 2: (torsion/detorsion, n = 7) 2 hours(More)
Mineral and metal contents of 24 wild mushroom species collected from Anatolia were analysed by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry. Eight minerals (Na, Mg, Ca, Mn, Fe, Zn, P and K) and six metals (Cr, Ni, Ag, Co, Cu and Pb) were studied. The mineral content of mushroom samples ranged 77.1-1061.2 mg/kg for Na, 268.1-1927.9 mg/kg for Mg,(More)
P wave dispersion (PWD) is a sign for the prediction of atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim of this study was to assess P wave dispersion and its relation with clinical and echocardiographic parameters in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Thirty RA patients (mean age 49 +/- 10 years) and 27 healthy controls (mean age 47 +/- 8 years) were included in(More)