Nezahat Kurt

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AIM The aim of this study was to examine the changes in the levels of interleukine-1 beta (IL-1 β ), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF- α ), malondialdehyde (MDA), nitric oxide (NO), and 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) in saliva and IL-1 β , TNF- α , and NO in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) samples of patients with fixed orthodontic appliances. MATERIAL(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of etoricoxib on oxidative injury induced with ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) in rat kidney tissue in terms of biochemistry and immunohistochemistry. Male Albino Wistar rats were divided into renal I/R (RIR), 50 mg/kg etoricoxib+RIR (ETO-50), 100 mg/kg etoricoxib+RIR (ETO-100) and sham operation (SG)(More)
The haemodynamic effects of increased intra-abdominal pressure during laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 22 patients were compared with those in 11 patients undergoing open cholecystectomy; bioimpedance cardiography was used for monitoring at predetermined time intervals. In the laparoscopy group stroke volume, cardiac and ejection velocity indices were(More)
Obesity is a multifactorial disease developing following impairment of the energy balance. The endocrine system is known to be affected by the condition. Serum thyroid hormones and trace element levels have been shown to be affected in obese children. Changes in serum thyroid hormones may result from alterations occurring in serum trace element levels. The(More)
In recent years, adipokines have been reported to play an important role in chronic inflammatory diseases. In this study, our aim was to investigate the salivary levels of visfatin, chemerin, and progranulin and their relationship with periodontal health and disease. A total of 72 patients were included in the study, 23 of which were periodontally healthy,(More)
AIM Obesity is known to be associated with many diseases in the long and short terms. Elevated oxidative stress contributes to the development of such obesity-related diseases as dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Levels of the endogenous antioxidants paraoxonase and arylesterase have been shown to decrease in such diseases. The purpose of(More)
OBJECTIVE Helicobacter pylori infection can cause disease from mild to severe that may be accompanied by micronutrient deficiencies. We aimed to investigate serum zinc, copper, magnesium and selenium levels in Helicobacter pylori positive children. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-four children, with chronic abdominal pain and diag-nosed to be Helicobacter(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The addition of alfentanil or atracurium to lidocaine solution for intravenous regional anaesthesia of the arm may have advantages with respect to improved muscle relaxation and better analgesia. The study investigates these possibilities. METHODS We investigated 33 patients. Plain lidocaine solution was administered to Group 1 (n(More)
Obesity is known to lead to complications involving several systems. The basic mechanism in obesity-related complications is chronic inflammation and increased oxidative stress. Trace element levels in obese children may vary due to poor nutritional habits. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between serum paraoxonase (PON1) and(More)
The objective of our study is to research biochemically and histopathologically the effect of nimesulide on oxidative damage inflicted by ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) on the rat renal tissue. Twenty-four albino Wistar type of male rats were used for the experiment. The animals were divided into groups as: renal ischemia-reperfusion control (RIR),(More)