Serdar Kuru

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OBJECTIVES Muscle volume in patients with muscle disease is an index of disease progression. The aim of this study was to demonstrate a new method of muscle volumetry using CT of thigh muscles. DESIGN Observational study. PARTICIPANTS (1) For muscle volumetry using CT and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), 13 patients with muscle disease(More)
BACKGROUND Montelukast is a cysteinyl-leukotriene type 1 (CysLT1) selective receptor antagonist. In recent years, investigations have shown that montelukast possesses secondary anti-inflammatory activities and also antioxidant effects. For this reason, we aimed to determine the possible effects of montelukast on liver damage in experimental obstructive(More)
AIM This study was designed to evaluate the efficiency of montelukast as a novel radioprotective agent against sodium [131I]iodide or potassium [131I]iodide (131I)-induced salivary gland damage in a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS The function and structure of salivary glands in 50 albino Wistar rats were evaluated with technetium-99m pertechnetate(More)
Ankaferd Blood Stopper(®) (ABS) is a folkloric medicinal plant extract used as a haemostatic agent in traditional Turkish medicine. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of ABS on the healing of dermal wounds in a rat model. Twenty Wistar albino rats were divided into two groups. Standard full-thickness skin defects were created on the back(More)
BACKGROUND Leakage from colonic anastomoses leads to mortality and morbidity. Fibrin adhesives can be used to increase the strength of the anastomosis. In this study, we evaluated the early effects of fibrin sealant and hyaluronic acid-carboxymethylcellulose on colonic anastomosis in rats. METHODS Anastomoses were made in the descending colon of 38 female(More)
This study aimed to determine the possible preventive effects of dexmedetomidine on postoperative intra-abdominal adhesions. Dexmedetomidine is a highly selective and potent α2 adrenergic agonist with sedative, analgesic, anxiolytic, sympatholytic, hemodynamic, and diuretic properties. In recent years, investigations have shown that dexmedetomidine(More)
Porcine acellular dermal collagen (PDC), which is a biological material derived from processing porcine dermis, has already been used for urologic, gynecologic, plastic, and general surgery procedures up to now. The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of PDC on wound healing as a dermal substitute in the rat model. Twenty Wistar albino(More)
We evaluated the effects of the oral nutritional supplement containing arginine, glutamine, and hydroxymethylbutyrate (Abound®) on healing of colonic anastomoses in experimental rat model. Seventy Wistar-Albino male rats were divided into seven groups. Colon transection and anastomosis were performed in all groups except for the sham group. In groups 2 and(More)