Mehmet Refik Mas

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Increased serum insulin levels and reduced peripheral insulin activities seen in insulin resistance syndrome are associated with age-dependent cognitive impairment and Sporadic Alzheimer's Disease (SAD), suggesting a disturbance in the insulin signalling system in the brain and possibly being one of the causes of dementia. Therefore, the streptozotocin(More)
After publication of this work [1] we noticed the following errors: The surname of the first author was incorrectly written as 'Yamenel' and should be 'Yamanel.' In the Study Protocol section of the materials and methods, the units for APC dosage should be 'µg/kg' not 'mg/kg.' Please see the corrected section below. After the stabilization period, 45 male(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular risk factors are blamed as being involved in the pathogenesis of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly. Alzheimer's disease or vascular-type dementia could be part of a metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether there is any relation between insulin resistance and cognitive status of the elderly regarding normal,(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute pancreatitis is a local inflammatory process that leads to a systemic inflammatory response in the majority of cases. Bacterial contamination has been estimated to occur in 30-40% of patients with necrotizing pancreatitis. Development of pancreatic necrosis depends mainly on the degree of inflammation and on the microvascular circulation(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) plus 3-aminobenzamide (3-AB) cotreatment on tissue oxidative stress parameters (TOSp), tissue histopathology scores (THSc), and bacterial translocations (Bact-Trans) in an experimental model of severe acute pancreatitis (AP). METHODS Seventy-five Sprague-Dawley rats were(More)
The application of stereologic techniques to the analysis of the nervous system has greatly contributed to the evaluation of the normal and pathological anatomy of the aging brain. Currently, the hippocampus still holds secrets about the aging process. Experimental researches on hippocampus morphology may contribute to the future researches. This study(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Translocation of bacteria from the gut is an important factor in the development of septic complications and mortality in acute pancreatitis (AP). The present study was designed to assess the effects of infliximab treatment on bacterial translocation (BT) in experimental acute necrotizing pancreatitis. METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley(More)
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