Zeliha Ozer Altunkan

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II and Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS) II scoring systems for organophosphate poisoning (OPP) in an intensive care unit (ICU). The following data were collected on all consecutive patients who were admitted(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Levosimendan has a cardioprotective action by inducing coronary vasodilatation and preconditioning by opening KATP channels. The aim of this study was to determine whether levosimendan enhances myocardial damage during hypothermic ischaemia and reperfusion in isolated rat hearts. METHODS Twenty-one male Wistar rats were divided(More)
BACKGROUND Intrathecal morphine has been used in hopes of providing long-lasting postoperative analgesia in patients after cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of 7 micro/kg intrathecal morphine administration in coronary bypass surgery in the postoperative period. METHODS We conducted a prospective, randomized, blinded, and(More)
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