Mehmet Refik Mas

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The optimal time for the operation of hip fractures in elderly is not clear. Most of the data indicate that early operation is associated with better prognosis and improved health quality. We aimed to investigate the effect of timing of surgical intervention on the frequency of post-operative complications, recovery of weight bearing ability, total(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 We aimed to investigate the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on bacterial translocation and acinar cell ultrastructure in a rat model of acute necrotizing pancreatitis. METHODS Forty-eight male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups. Acute pancreatitis was induced in groups II and III. Groups I and II did not receive(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS One of the most important complications of acute pancreatitis is the secondary bacterial infections of the pancreas and gut. Translocation of bacteria from the gut is accepted as being responsible for the development of septic complications in acute pancreatitis. In this study, our aim was to investigate the effect of PARP inhibition via(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)
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)
The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between the carotid wall intima media thickness (IMT) and atheroma plaques due to atherosclerosis and platelet aggregation among elderly. The first stage of the study was performed by analyzing platelet aggregation in a total of 28 elderly patients divided into two groups. The first group consisted of 14(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)
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 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)