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The purpose was to determine the effects of oral zinc sulphate along with radiotherapy on anti-oxidant enzyme activities in patients with head and neck cancer. Thirty patients with head and neck cancer were randomly assigned to receive either zinc sulphate capsules (including 50 mg zinc) (n = 15) or placebo (n = 15) three times a day, starting on the day of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate plasma homocysteine (Hcy), malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione (GSH) levels, glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and glutathione-S-transferase (GST) activities and liver tissue S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) and S-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH) levels in control and vitamin B6-deficient rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Adenosine deaminase (ADA) is involved in purine metabolism and plays a significant role in the mechanisms of the immune system. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between the activity of total ADA (tADA) and isoenzymes ADA1 and ADA2 and clinical activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS The study(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, the effect of perioperative uses of low dose ketamine on post-operative wound pain and analgesic consumption in patients undergoing elective Cesarean section was evaluated. METHODS In randomized, double blind clinical trial, 52 women with American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class I-II identification undergoing elective(More)
OBJECTIVE Axillary plexus block is one of the widely used technique for upper extremity surgery. In this study, we retrospectively evaluated the single injection axillary plexus block technique we used in our rutine anesthesia practice, between August 2010-March 2011. METHODS Medical records of ASA I-III, 40 17 female and 23 male patients who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE This prospective randomised study was designed to compare the Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) Classic, LMA Fastrach and LMA Supreme regarding ease of insertion and insertion time as primary outcomes and reposition, success rate of trials, effects on haemodynamic parameters, provision of an adequate and safe airway, amount of leakage and oropharyngeal(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of esmolol (β-blocker) and dexmedetomidine (α-2-agonist) on patients' clinical course and cost of application of controlled hypotension during middle-ear surgery. METHODS Fifty ASA I-II patients scheduled for tympanomastoidectomy were enrolled in the study and were randomized into two groups. Bispectral Index (BIS) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of propofol and thiopental on haemodynamics, awareness and newborns in pregnant women undergoing elective caesarean section. METHODS Seventy pregnant women were assigned into two equal groups. For anaesthesia induction, 2 mg kg(-1) propofol (Group P) and 5 mg kg(-1) thiopental (Group T) were administered. Maternal(More)