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PURPOSE The scar tissue that forms after lumbar dissection is a severe complication and a cause of lumbar and radicular pain. It was recently shown that radiotherapy could inhibit peridural fibrosis after laminectomy. In this study, the efficiency of external irradiation was compared with spinal membrane application. METHOD AND MATERIALS Thirty male New(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors present the results of Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery performed in a series of children with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). METHODS Between June 2005 and January 2014, 75 patients 18 years old or younger received Gamma Knife radiosurgery for AVMs. Of these, 58 patients were eligible for further analysis. The median age of(More)
A prospective analysis of 153 cases of head trauma was conducted with respect to their white blood cell counts. A white blood cell count exceeding 20 x 10(6)/l is associated with a poor clinical grade on admission and with a 96% mortality as opposed to that of a 23% mortality for those with slightly lower or slightly above normal white blood cell count. The(More)
BACKGROUND Extensive research has focused on neuroprotection after spinal cord trauma to alleviate the effects of secondary injury. This study aims to investigate the neuroprotective effects of gabapentin in experimental spinal cord injury. METHODS Thirty-six adult, male Wistar rats received spinal cord injury using the clip compression method. Animals(More)
1. In the present study we have studied the effects of deferoxamine treatment on lipid peroxidation and Na-K ATPase activity after experimental induction of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) in guinea pigs. 2. We assessed the extent of lipid peroxidation by measuring the level of malondialdehyde and Na-K ATPase activity in 3 different groups (sham-operated,(More)
OBJECTIVE One of the important causes of failed back surgery is the extensive peridural fibrosis collecting in the surgical field after spinal surgeries. Today we know that inflammatory mechanisms mediated by the immune system of the body plays an important role in generation of fibrosis. Azithromycin, a macrolide antibiotic, has proven immunomodulatory(More)
Oxygen free radicals may be implicated in the pathogenesis of ischemia-reperfusion damage. It is known that 2-chloroadenosine (2-CADO) has neuromodulatory effects and prevents the neuronal damage seen in the period of postischemia reperfusion. However, direct effects of 2-CADO on lipid peroxidation have not been investigated previously. The attack on the(More)
BACKGROUND Fractures in the region of the sella turcica (ST) are usually associated with severe blunt head trauma and may produce many complications. The true incidence is difficult to assess since there have been only about 30 cases reported in the literature. METHODS A total of 470 computed tomography (CT) sections--with optimum bone window images of(More)
The effect of 2-chloroadenosine, stable adenosine analog, and deoxycoformycin, adenosine deaminase inhibitor on brain ATP level and Na-K ATPase activity in ischemia were studied. The brain ATP level was increased after we administered both 2-chloroadenosine and deoxycoformycin, but Na-K ATPase activity did not change after deoxycoformycin. The results(More)