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BACKGROUND No data exist on regarding possible improvement will occur in right ventricular (RV) functions after successful recanalization of right coronary artery chronic total occlusions (RCA CTOs). AIM Our aim was to evaluate the revascularization induced changes in RV functions by novel echocardiographic techniques like tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and(More)
Previous studies revealed that the rat retina contains numerous membrane-located water channels, the aquaporins (AQPs). Protein expression patterns of AQP1-4, 6 and 9 were examined by immunohistochemistry. In the present study, we investigated the immunolocalization of AQP1-4, 6 and 9 during postnatal development in the rat retina and examined the effect of(More)
Endocan is a soluble proteoglycan, secreted by human vascular endothelial cells. Endocan is a marker for vascular pathologies and an important mediator of angiogenesis, strongly associated with inflammation, vascular endothelial dysfunction, and atherosclerosis. The relationship between coronary artery ectasia (CAE) and endocan has not been evaluated. We(More)
Intracortical injection of iron salts causes seizures. Oxidation of lipids in neural membranes by reactive oxygen species is involved in the mechanism responsible for iron-induced seizures as a model of posttraumatic epilepsy. In this study, we examined the effect of trimetazidine (TMZ) and deferoxamine (DFO) on lipid peroxidation after cortical injection(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM We aimed to analyze serum hepcidin level in children with chronic liver disease (CLD) and its relationship with serum cytokines level, liver function tests, hepatic iron content, and liver fibrosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 34 children with CLD, and 15 age- and gender-matched healthy children. Serum hepcidin, ferritin, iron(More)
PURPOSE To determine if the paraoxonase 1 L55M and paraoxonase 1 Q192R gene polymorphisms have an effect on the risk of having a retinal vein occlusion (RVO). METHODS This case-control prospective study included 120 patients with RVO and 84 control subjects. All subjects were screened for age, gender, hypertension, diabetes, body mass index, fibrinogen,(More)
AIM To evaluate retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness analysis of peripapillary optic nerve head (PONH) and macula as well as ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) thickness in obese children. METHODS Eighty-five children with obesity and 30 controls were included in the study. The thicknesses of the PONH and macula of each subject's right eye(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the thickness of the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and retinal ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) in children with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). METHODS The study included 39 FMF patients and 36 healthy controls. After detailed ocular examination, the thickness of the peripapillary RNFL and GCIPL were(More)
Central corneal thickness and dry eye tests were evaluated in a study population consisting of 68 ankylosing spondylitis patients diagnosed according to the modified New York criteria, and 61 age-matched controls without ankylosing spondylitis. A full ophthalmological evaluation was performed on each subject. All subjects were screened for age, gender,(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the bispectral index (BIS) guided depth of anesthesia to inhibition of the oculocardiac reflex (OCR) during pediatric strabismus surgery. Patients between the ages of 3 and 16 years who were scheduled for elective strabismus surgery were randomly assigned to two groups. In Group 1 (n: 32), the BIS(More)