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Re-expansion pulmonary edema (RPE) is an acute, rare and potentially lethal complication. Its beginning is sudden and dramatic. The mechanism is not yet fully understood. Some authors suggest that it may occur after rapid re-inflation of a collapsed lung. It was reported by other authors that it may relate to surfactant depletion or may result from hypoxic(More)
BACKGROUND Chemical pleurodesis is widely recommended in the treatment of refractory pleural effusion or pulmonary air leak of different etiologies. Although several agents have been used, many questions have remained unanswered about their toxicity. Talc is the most commonly used agent for the treatment, with rare, serious complications reported.(More)
INTRODUCTION We investigated the role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of reexpansion pulmonary edema (RPE) and effect of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) in the prevention of RPE. MATERIAL AND METHODS There were 4 groups consisting of 10 rats in each group; control group (CG), α-lipoic acid group (ALAG), reexpansion pulmonary edema group (RPEG),(More)
AIM Nitrogen Mustard (NM) is an alkylating agent that damages cellular nuclear DNA after penetrating tissue. This results in cytostatic, mutagenic and cytotoxic effects. We used the electron microscope to investigate the effect of NM gas administered through the dermal and respiratory routes to rats on the brain cortex and also tried to show whether the(More)
This study aims to reveal a reliable and efficient method for predicting the monthly evaporation. For this purpose, the accuracy of machine learning algorithms, MLA, that include k-nearest neighbor, k-NN, was used in modeling monthly evaporation. The tenfold cross-validation approach was employed to determine the performances of prediction methods for MLA.(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to investigate the preventive effect of Proanthocyanidine (PC) in the prevention of RPE formation. METHODS Subjects were divided into four groups each containing 10 rats. In the Control Group (CG): RPE wasn't performed. Then subjects were followed up for three days and they were sacrificed after the follow up period. Samplings were(More)
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