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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between oxidative stress markers and the duration of ischemia in rat mesenteric and peripheral ischemia models. METHODS Forty rats were divided into five equal groups, as follows: rats in Group I (control group) were sacrificed to determine the baseline characteristics of the serum markers;(More)
OBJECTIVE Myocardial ischemia severely reduces myocyte longevity and function. Extensive interstitial edema and cell damage occur as a result of myocardial reperfusion injury. Current therapies are directed at prevention of ischemia-induced damage to cardiac tissue. Iloprost is a novel pharmaceutical agent for the treatment of ischemia. METHODS Twenty(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE The development of acute renal injury (ARI) is an important indicator of clinical outcomes after cardiac surgery. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) has been certified as a predictive biomarker of hypoxic ARI. The present study aimed to determine the predictive role of NGAL in coronary bypass graft (CABG) surgery. (More)
BACKGROUND Ventricular shunts are used to drain cerebrospinal fluid into extra-cranial spaces. Ventriculoatrial (VA) shunts are provided to transfer cerebrospinal fluid from the cerebral ventricle into the right atrium of the heart. A single center experience of indications, procedure, and clinical outcomes in VA shunt was presented in current study. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the predictive value of serum nitrate (nitrogen oxide: NOx) levels in the detection of peripheral and mesenteric ischaemia durations. METHODS Rats were sacrificed for determining the basal serum values of NOx in Group I without any intervention. The superior mesenteric artery was clamped in Groups II and III and blood samples were(More)
BACKGROUND Calcium dobesilate (CaD) is a member of the synthetic veno-active drug family. Only a small number of reports are available that describe the micro-angiogenic effects of CaD in the current literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS The antiangiogenic potential of CaD was compared with bevacizumab (Bb), which is a potent angiogenesis inhibitor, in a chick(More)
Ischemia reperfusion injuries can be threatening to end organ viability and can progress, with mortal and morbid outcomes. In particular, neural tissues are highly sensitive to hypoxia and reperfusion stress. This study aimed to determine the neuroprotective effects of rosuvastatin on spinal cord ischemia reperfusion injury. Forty male Sprague- Dawley rats(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study is to evaluate whether blood count parameters differ according to the stages of Fontaine's classification and to investigate the relationship between hemogram parameters and the severity of the disease. METHOD Eighty-two peripheral arterial disease patients were examined prospectively. Patients were classified(More)
Factor-Xa inhibitors are often used for prophylaxis and for the treatment of thrombotic vascular disorders. However, it is not known whether they are beneficial during the recanalization of the thrombotic vascular segment and during tissue reperfusion. Herein, we describe an animal study that was designed to investigate the possible protective effects and(More)
BACKGROUND Acute mesenteric ischaemia is an emergency condition that requires urgent and expeditious diagnosis and immediate surgical or medical intervention. The initial hours are critical for the recovery of the affected bowel segment. Thus, its clinic diagnostic biomarkers are important when it comes to reducing mortality and morbidity rates. METHODS(More)