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PROJECT Noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus is supposed to be associated with fluctuations in the plasma levels of several trace elements. There is accumulating evidence that the metabolism of several trace elements is altered in patients with noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus and that these nutrients might have specific roles in the pathogenesis(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of alpha-tocopherol on distraction osteogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Right tibias of 30 New Zealand white rabbits were distracted at a rate of 0.5 mm/day for 20 days with a circular external fixator. Experimental group rabbits (n = 15) were administered i.m. 20 mg/kg/day alpha-tocopherol for(More)
Hair analysis is a promising tool for routine clinical screening and diagnosis of heavy metal exposure and essential trace element status in the human body. Systemic intoxications have been identified by anomalously high values of toxins in hair samples. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the relationship between smoking habit of the family members(More)
Free radicals, generated especially by electron leakage from mitochondrial electron transport chain (ETC), are accepted as one of the possible causes of aging. Long-term caloric restriction (CR) is known to increase the species specific average and maximum life spans. Thus it provides a means for investigating mechanisms of aging. There is evidence(More)
Slight-to-moderate impairments may be observed in mental and motor developments of infants with iron- deficiency anemia. Brainstem auditory-evoked potentials provide a noninvasive means of examining the auditory aspect of the central nervous system functions. In this study the effect of iron-deficiency anemia on auditory functions was investigated by using(More)
OBJECTIVE The recognition, follow-up, and early treatment of neonatal jaundice has become more difficult, since the earlier discharge of newborns from hospitals has become common practice. This prospective study was undertaken to identify the newborns at risk for developing significant hyperbilirubinemia later during the first days of life by measuring the(More)
Aim: To compare three methods for measurement of blood HbA1c as to reliability, ease and time consumption. " Method: Measurements of HbA1c were made in blood from 120 patients with pre-diabetes and diabetes using a turbidimetric inhibition immunoassay (TINIA), which also required measurement of total hemoglobin, a particle-enhanced immunoturbidimetric assay(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the impact of photobiomodulation (PBM) on the healing of the donor palatal area following free gingival graft (FGG) harvesting by examining changes in transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB, and interleukin (IL)-8 levels in palatal wound fluid (PWF). MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty patients(More)
BACKGROUND In order to apply the right treatment for hemostatic disorders in pediatric patients, laboratory data should be interpreted with age-appropriate reference ranges. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determining age-dependent reference range values for prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), fibrinogen tests,(More)
HYPOTHESIS To investigate effects of dexamethasone and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on proinflammatory cytokines and hearing levels in the noise-exposed cochlea of rats. BACKGROUND There is an arising concern about negative effects of early initiation of HBOT on hearing in noise-induced hearing loss. Furthermore, effects of HBOT and dexamethasone on(More)