Mehmet Refik Mas

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Study Protocol After the stabilization period, 45 male rats were randomly divided into three groups. Rats in group I (control group; n = 15) underwent laparotomy with manipulation of the pancreas (sham procedure) and received 10 ml/kg saline intravenously (single dose). Groups II and III underwent laparotomy with induction of ANP. Rats in group II (positive(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)
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)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Fibrosis and cirrhosis are common complications of chronic liver diseases. An imbalance between fibrogenesis and fibrolysis results in scarring of the liver parenchyma. We aimed to investigate the possible antifibrotic effectiveness of a newly modified interferon molecule peginterferon alpha2b (PEG-IFNalpha2b) which has better antiviral(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been suggested that the oral cavity and dental plaque might be a reservoir for Helicobacter pylori (Hp). In this study, our aims were to detect the prevalence of Hp colonization in dental plaque and tongue scrapings of patients with chronic gastritis and to investigate the effect of systemic treatment upon this colonization and eradication(More)
INTRODUCTION Ciprofloxacin and meropenem have effects on intestinal bacteria that are responsible for pancreatic infection, and on the basis of recent data it has been argued that probiotics, especially those used in the food industry, could improve efforts to prevent and treat secondary pancreatic infections by inhibiting bacterial translocation. AIMS To(More)
PCR is a rapid, sensitive and accurate method for the specific detection of Helicobacter pylori from gastric biopsy specimens. In our study, 104 gastric tissue specimens from symptomatic adult patients were examined by staining, culture, PCR and nested PCR methods for detection of H. pylori. According to our results, positivity was achieved in 24% (25/104)(More)
Appendicitis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis is extremely rare and its presentation is atypical [1]. We describe a patient with peritoneal tuberculosis (TB) and perforated tuberculous appendicitis, who was investigated for vague abdominal distention and weight loss. The presentation of types of TB of the appendix and the role of cancer antigen-125(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)
BACKGROUND Most malignancies with peritoneal infiltration, especially ovarian cancers and chronic liver diseases associated with ascites give rise to high serum CA-125 levels. Tuberculous peritonitis is another cause for high serum CA-125 levels. AIM To investigate the relation between serum CA-125 level and response to treatment in tuberculous(More)