Murat Kesim

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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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND In this study, we aimed to investigate the possible effects of sertraline on blood glucose and lipid levels as risk factors for cardiovascular disease in depressive patients. METHODS Eight male and twelve female depressive patients, diagnosed according to DSM-IV criteria, were included in this study. The subjects aged 19-50 years, did not(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)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of simvastatin on picrotoxin-induce seizures in mice in order to understand the impact of gabaergic system on neuronal cell death. METHODS The study was held between July and September 2011, at the Karadeniz Technical University in Trabzon, Turkey. Balb/c mice weighting 20-40g were randomly selected and divided into five(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)
Psychotropic drug exposure during pregnancy is a common problem. Among the 601 cases exposed to drugs during pregnancy, who were followed by our Toxicology Information and Follow-up Service, 124 cases had used psychotropic drugs for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disorders. As the control group, 248 women, who did not use any drugs were selected. Of the(More)
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