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The aim of this study was to confirm the effect of acute hyperglycemia on the superoxide anion radical (O(2)(-)) generation, using a novel electrochemical O(2)(-) sensor in forebrain ischemia/reperfusion rats. Fourteen male Wistar rats were allocated to a normoglycemia group (n= 7) and a hyperglycemia group (n=7). Hyperglycemia was induced by intravenous(More)
Renal artery pseudoaneurysms are a well-documented complication following trauma or percutaneous urological procedures, but are rare after partial nephrectomy. We present the case of a 34-year-old woman who, after undergoing a left nephrectomy in childhood due to Wilms' tumor, had a pseudoaneurysm in a solitary kidney after laparoscopic right partial(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effects of ulinastatin, a urinary trypsin inhibitor (UTI), on jugular venous superoxide radical (O₂⁻·) generation, oxidative stress, early inflammation, and endothelial activation in forebrain ischemia/reperfusion (FBI/R) rats. METHODS Fourteen Wistar rats were allocated to a control group (n = 7) and a UTI group (n = 7).(More)
In liver cirrhosis, increased resistance of intrahepatic microvasculature contribute to the development of portal hypertension. This study aimed to reveal the alterations to hemodynamics in microvasculature of thioacetamide-induced fibrotic and cirrhotic rat livers, using in vivo microscopy. In fibrotic livers, although intrahepatic blood flow remained(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the hepatic microcirculatory changes in liver cirrhosis, in vivo microscopic findings were assessed quantitatively in cirrhotic rats. METHODOLOGY Using in vivo microscopy, the blood flow velocity through terminal portal venules and terminal hepatic venules, and their diameters were measured. The rats were classified into a(More)
A 74-year-old man presented with hepatocellular carcinoma extending into the main portal vein. Two bare Wallstents were placed to maintain portal vein patency. The main portal vein remained patent for 6 months after treatment. No serious complications were observed during or after treatment.
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of moderate hypothermia (MH) on generation of jugular venous superoxide radical (O2-.), oxidative stress, early inflammation, and endothelial injury in forebrain ischemia/reperfusion (FBI/R) rats. Twenty-one Wistar rats were allocated to a control group (n=7, 37 degrees C), a pre-MH group (n=7, 32 degrees C(More)
A 15-year-old boy, who tumbled from a fourth-floor window, was transported to our hospital. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) 1.5 h after the injury showed a non-contrasted right kidney, and a repeat CT 6 h after the injury showed a growing retroperitoneal hematoma. The angiography showed complete obstruction of the right renal artery and bleeding from the(More)
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