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Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological illness in childhood and adolescence. The aim of this study was to investigate paraoxonase and arylesterase activities along with oxidative status parameters in children with intractable epilepsy. The study comprised 42 subjects with intractable epilepsy and a control group of 35 healthy subjects. Serum(More)
OBJECTIVE The relationship between the frequency of autonomic dysfunction (AD) and the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has not been exactly known, despite its importance in the pathogenesis of COPD. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between the clinical stage severity of the disease and the frequency of AD in COPD(More)
OBJECTIVE Breath-holding spells are common paroxysmal events in children. Although the spells have a benign prognosis in the long term, they may be complicated by loss of consciousness, tonic-clonic movements, and occasionally seizures. Hence, this study aimed to measure the levels of serum S-100B proteins and neuropeptide-Y in the blood of children who(More)
BACKGROUND In the present study, the effects of fever and hyperthermia, and different anti hyperthermia treatment modalities on the brain by was investigated by using experimental animal model MATERIALS AND METHODS Endogenous hyperthermia (41 degrees C) was induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection, and the signs of probable neuronal damage were(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim was to investigate a possible relationship between Chlamydia pneumoniae and Parkinson's disease (PD). STUDY DESIGN Serum samples obtained from a cohort of 51 patients with PD and from 37 age- and sex-matched controls were assessed for the presence of antibodies. The control group was selected from healthy people. In both groups, 5 mL of(More)
OBJECTIVE Vitamin B12 deficiency may be asymptomatic or present with a wide range of neurological and hematological disorders. Our aim in this study is to evaluate visual (VEP) and somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) parameters in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency who had no clinical evidence of visual impairment or neurological syndrome findings and(More)
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