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Acutely increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) may lead to abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS), which ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury plays an important role. The main goal of the management of ACS is to lower the intra-abdominal pressure despite reperfusion injury. Octreotide (OCT), a synthetic somatostatin analogue, lowers the splanchnic perfusion.(More)
Oxygen free radicals are considered to be important components involved in the pathophysiological tissue alterations observed during ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). Based on the potent antioxidant effects of melatonin, we investigated the putative protective role of melatonin against I/R-induced oxidative remote organ injury. Wistar albino rats were subjected(More)
Acutely increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) can lead to multiple organ failure. As blood flow to intra-abdominal organs is reduced by high venous resistance, ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury plays an important role in the pathogenesis of abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) following IAP. Melatonin, a secretory product of the pineal gland, is known to(More)
Changes in the activity of the microsomal enzyme gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) were examined in liver and serum following subacute and chronic haloperidol administration to rats. Haloperidol increased both serum and liver GGT levels. The enzymatic activity returned to baseline values on the sixth day after withdrawal of the drug. It is concluded that(More)
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