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The cytokine erythropoietin (EPO) possesses potent neuroprotective activity against a variety of potential brain injuries, including transient ischemia and reperfusion. It is currently unknown whether EPO will also ameliorate spinal cord injury. Immunocytochemistry performed using human spinal cord sections showed abundant EPO receptor immunoreactivity of(More)
ate weakness of the right ankle dorsal and plantar flexions (muscle strength 3 and 4/5, respectively) in the right lower extremity. The Achilles reflex was depressed and pinprick sensation was decreased over the right L5 nerve root dermatome. As magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated a central disc herniation at the L5S1 level, causing severe(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of thrombophilia and coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS Under the age of 45 years, 129 patients with MI and 107 control subjects were included into the study. Traditional risk factors of CAD and protein C, S, antithrombin III deficiencies, factor V Leiden (FV Leiden),(More)
BACKGROUND It is yet to be established which factors are responsible for differences among patients with the same degree of coronary artery disease in terms of coronary collateral development (CCD). METHODS Patients who had a greater than or equal to 95% stenosis in at least one epicardial coronary artery were classified into two groups according to their(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate and compare the total antioxidant capacity among fertile and infertile men. Thirty infertile patients and 20 fertility-proven healthy donors with normal sperm analysis were included in the study. Total antioxidant capacity, zinc and fructose levels of seminal plasma, and various sperm parameters were compared among(More)
BACKGROUND QT dispersion has been shown to be associated with fatal arrhythmias and sudden death in coronary artery disease. A recent study indicated that marked QT dispersion in electrocardiograms (ECGs) obtained during acute ischemia demonstrated a significant correlation with ventricular fibrillation. HYPOTHESIS This study investigated the ECG(More)
Although all beta blockers appear to be effective in the prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) following coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), carvedilol was found to be much more effective than metoprolol in this respect as the current study clearly delineated. We believe that the ongoing COMPACT trial will answer the question of whether or(More)
We tested the hypothesis that increased platelet activation may be present in patients with slow coronary flow (SCF) and may contribute to the pathogenesis of slow coronary flow phenomenon (SCFP). Fifty patients angiographically proven normal coronary flow (control group; mean age = 61.3 ± 7.0 years, 43 male) and 50 patients with angiographically proven SCF(More)
Although several operational codes are available for the prediction of plume dynamics of Hall thrusters and their interactions with spacecraft surfaces, their coverage of the range of physical phenomena involved and their ability to model complex geometries and material combinations has tended to be fairly restricted. We have initiated the development of a(More)
Intermittent or newly diagnosed right bundle branch block and right axis deviation can predict the severity of coronary artery disease and also showed the short term clinical outcome or success rate and fate of percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute myocard infarctus.