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Antidepressant drugs, especially tricyclics have been widely used in the treatment of chronic pain, but not in acute pain. Because of numerous undesirable side effects, the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), with their favorable side effect profile, are preferred nowadays. An activation of the endogenous opioid mechanisms or potentiation of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the ovarian-protective effects of clotrimazole on ovarian ischemia/reperfusion injury in a rat ovarian-torsion model. METHODS 32 Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups: (1) ischemia group (n = 8) in which only left adnexal torsion was performed for 2 h, but no treatment was given; (2) vehicle group (n = 8)(More)
PURPOSE Little is known about the risks associated with prenatal exposure to atypical antipsychotics. Our objective is to present a case of exposure to risperidone and quetiapine in pregnancy, and additionally to some other drugs. CASE Our case (36-year old) has suffered schizophrenia (DSM-IV) for 5 years and used these drugs (risperidone, quetiapine,(More)
Antidepressant drug choice in pregnancy is a complex problem especially for new drugs. Among 590 cases exposed to drugs during pregnancy who were followed by our center, 21 cases used newer antidepressants, i.e., venlafaxine, mirtazapine, nefazodone. We present the gestational findings and fetal outcomes of these cases. Ten cases had used venlafaxine, one(More)
OBJECTIVES Clinical and experimental trials have demonstrated that some of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have some suspicious effects on blood glucose levels in different directions. Especially fluoxetine and sertraline are studied in this point of view. These drugs are also used in treatment of depression and peripheral neuropathy in(More)
Serotonin (5-HT) is known to be an important mediator in pain modulation. Some centrally acting agents, like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), modulate pain. Activation of the endogenous opioid mechanisms or potentiation of analgesic effect by serotonergic and/or noradrenergic pathways might be involved in antinociception of SSRIs. However,(More)
The subject is a diabetic and hypertensive woman treated early during an unplanned pregnancy with a multi-drug regimen that included three drugs with no prior history for use in pregnant women (rosiglitazone, gliclazide, atorvastatin). She was under care for chronic hypertension, which she suffered for 14 years, and diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia,(More)
PURPOSE Many studies have reported both a gender difference in the rates of depression and its treatment by using any of the widely used antidepressant drug groups. Some studies suggest that females respond more poorly to tricyclic antidepressants than males and appear to respond better to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). There is no study(More)
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders but are associated with high incidence of sexual dysfunction such as ejaculation disorders by sertraline and fluoxetine, erection disorders by paroxetine. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of paroxetine, sertraline and fluoxetine on relaxation of smooth(More)
AIM AND SCOPE To determine the acute effects of increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) on the biochemistry, morphology, and contractility of the isolated terminal ileum of rats. BACKGROUND Laparoscopic procedures are used clinically in diagnostic and treatment modalities and experimentally as a model of ischemia-reperfusion injury induced by the(More)