Sakir Aslan

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BACKGROUND Oxidative stress is reportedly associated with several cardiovascular diseases. The antioxidant ability of high density lipoprotein (HDL) is, at least in part, attributable to the pleiotropic serum paraoxonase (PON1). The aim of the study was to investigate the body oxidant/antioxidant balance in patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) and aortic(More)
A 63-year-old man who had had a history of rheumatoid arthritis presented with shock and hemoperitoneum, without a history of trauma. An emergency laparatomy revealed hemoperitoneum and splenic rupture with massive bleeding. Splenectomy was performed. Histopathological examination of the spleen revealed amyloid deposition in the wall of the vessels. Rectal(More)
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