Idris Mehmetoglu

Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi, Conia, Konya, Turkey

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    ABSTRACT: Paraoxonase-1 (PON-1) is an enzyme with glycoprotein structure that depends on calcium and exsist on high density lipoprotein (HDL) in the serum. The aim of this study is to evaluate PON-1 levels prior and after treatment and oxidant /anti-oxidant state and to determine the usability of PON-1 in neonatal sepsis. 35 neonatal sepsis patients and 35 healthy controls were included in the study. In groups, activity of PON-1, total oxidant state (TOS) and total antioxidant state (TAS) were measured and oxidative stress index (OSI) was calculated. In neonatal sepsis patients as the pre treatment levels of TAS, TOS and OSI were compared to post treatment levels, and were found significantly high (p<0.000, p<0.000 and p<0.000 respectively), PON-1 level was found significantly low (p < 0.000). Similarly, as the pre treatment TAS, TOS and OSI levels compared with the control group, they were found significantly higher (respectively p<0.000, p<0.000 and p<0.000) and PON-1 levels were found significantly low (p<0.000). As the post treatment TAS levels were compared to control group the difference was significantly high (p=0.009), TOS, OSI and PON-1 levels compared to control group the results were similar and there was no significant difference statistically (respectively p=0.078, p=0.597 and p=0.086). In our study, we found low levels of serum PON1 in neonatal sepsis. Serum PON1 level monitoring is thought to be a useful biomarker to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment and the recovery in sepsis patients during infection. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Pediatrics International 12/2014; · 0.88 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In this study we have investigated oxidized low density lipoprotein (OxLDL) and ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) levels in cord blood and neonatal blood of aged 7 days neonates born to preeclamptic and normotensive healthy mothers. The study was performed on 30 neonates born to preeclamptic and 20 neonates born to normotensive mothers. IMA and OxLDL levels were determined by colorimetric and ELISA assays, respectively. IMA levels of cord blood were higher in the preeclamptic group as compared to the normotensive group, but the difference between the groups was not significant. IMA levels of neonates were significantly higher in the preeclamptic group than in the normotensive group (p = 0.001). OxLDL levels in both cord blood and neonates were significantly higher in the preeclamptic group compared to the normotensive group (p = 0.000). IMA and OxLDL levels were significantly decreased after delivery in both groups. We concluded that significantly increased cord blood OxLDL levels and significantly increased OxLDL and IMA levels 7 days after birth in neonates born to preeclamptic mothers might be an indicator of increased oxidative stress in preeclampsia. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Pediatrics International 12/2014; · 0.88 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Obesity is a major health problem. We investigated the effects of forskolin and rolipram in the diet of animals in which obesity had been induced. We used 50 female albino Wistar rats that were assigned randomly into five groups as follows: group 1, control; group 2, high fat diet; group 3, high fat diet + forskolin; group 4, high fat diet + rolipram; and group 5, high fat diet + rolipram + forskolin. The rats were fed for 10 weeks and rolipram and forskolin were administered during last two weeks. The animals were sacrificed and blood samples were obtained. Serum cAMP, cGMP and free fatty acids (FFA) levels were measured using ELISA assays. We also measured weight gain during the 10 week period. cAMP and FFA levels of groups 3, 4 and 5 were significantly higher than those of groups 1 and 2. We found no significant differences in serum cGMP levels among the groups. The weight gain in groups 3, 4 and 5 was significantly less than for group 2. We also found that the weight gain in group 5 was significantly less than in groups 3 and 4. We found that both forskolin and rolipram stimulated lipolysis and inhibited body weight increase by increasing cAMP levels. Also, combination therapy using the two agents may be more effective in preventing diet induced obesity than either agent alone. We found also that these agents did not effect cellular cGMP levels in diet induced obesity.
    Biotechnic & Histochemistry 02/2014; · 0.67 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Sepsis is one of the most common infectious conditions in the neonatal period, and continues a major source of morbidity and mortality. The aim of the this study is to determine serum ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) levels in late-onset neonatal sepsis at the time of diagnosis and after therapy and to show the meaningful on the follow up. Also, it is aimed to compare serum IMA levels with serum C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT) levels and white blood cell count. The study was performed on 33 premature babies with sepsis and 21 healthy premature controls at 7-28 days of age. In the sepsis group, biochemical parameters and blood culture samples were obtained from the blood at the onset and on the fifth day of treatment for each patient. Serum IMA, CRP, PCT and white blood cell count were significantly higher in the sepsis group before treatment when compared with the control group. In addition, the levels of IMA were positively correlated with white blood cell count, CRP and PCT in the sepsis group before treatment. In conclusion, serum IMA levels may be useful in late-onset neonatal sepsis at the time of diagnosis and after therapy. As far as we know this is the first report about the assesment of illness diagnosis and after therapy using serum IMA levels, and further studies are needed to confirm our results in larger groups of patients.
    The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine: the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians 12/2013; · 1.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To investigate diagnostic value of ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) levels in patients applying to emergency with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Methods: Two patient groups (ACS and AIS) and a control group were constituted. The study was discontinued upon reaching 30 patients in each group. Following patient approval at the initial visit, a total of 10 ml venous blood sample was obtained from all patients with a high clinical suspicion of ACS and AIS. The Troponin I and the IMA levels were determined in the blood samples. Results: Statistically significant higher IMA values were determined in the patient groups compared to the control group (p<0.001 for both groups). No statistically significant correlation was found between the IMA and the Troponin I values in the ACS and the AIS groups (p>0.05 for both groups). The sensitivity of IMA was 83% and 87% for ACS and AIS, respectively. The specificity of IMA was 90% and 87% for ACS and AIS, respectively. Conclusion: The sensitivity and specificity values, determined according to the optimal cut-off values in the groups demonstrated that IMA could be a useful diagnostic marker in ACS and AIS patients.
    Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Online 07/2013; 29(4):1003-7. · 0.10 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: Ischaemia-modified albumin, a novel biochemical marker for tissue ischaemia, was found to be associated with oxidative stress. The purpose of this study was to assess the role of ischaemia-modified albumin in the diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever and also to evaluate the ischaemia-modified albumin levels in children with heart valve disease. Methods: The study groups, aged 5-18 years, consisted of 128 individuals - 40 with acute rheumatic fever, 35 with congenital heart valve disease, 33 with chronic rheumatic heart disease, and 20 healthy control subjects. Results: The ischaemia-modified albumin, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein levels of the acute rheumatic fever group were significantly higher than those in the chronic rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart valve disease, and control groups, separately (p < 0.001). The ischaemia-modified albumin levels in both carditis and isolated arthritis subgroups of children with acute rheumatic fever were significantly higher than in the control group (p < 0.001, p < 0.01, respectively). However, there was no statistically significant difference between the chorea subgroup and control subjects. In addition, significant correlations were observed between ischaemia-modified albumin and acute phase reactants of patients with acute rheumatic fever (p < 0.001 for both erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein). The ischaemia-modified albumin levels of chronic rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart valve disease, and control subjects were similar. Conclusions: The increased level of ischaemia-modified albumin in children with acute rheumatic fever seems to be associated with inflammation. However, further studies are needed to provide stronger evidence.
    Cardiology in the Young 05/2013; · 0.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The main goal of this study was to evaluate ischemia modified albumin (IMA), total antioxidant status (TAS), and total oxidant status (TOS) levels in treated essential hypertensive patients and to compare them with levels of normotensive subjects. In 45 hypertensive and 30 control subjects, serum levels of IMA were determined manually using a spectrophotometric Co(II)-albumin binding assay. TAS and TOS levels were evaluated spectrophotometrically. Lipid profile was estimated by routine methods. Hypertensive patients had significantly higher levels of TOS and IMA (p = 0.020 and p = 0.034, respectively) and lower levels of TAS (p = 0.016) in comparison with control subjects. Serum levels of TAS were negatively correlated with TOS and IMA levels in the patient group. Serum levels of TOS were also positively correlated with IMA levels. There was no significant correlation between blood pressure and TAS, TOS, and IMA levels. Our results showed higher levels of IMA in hypertensive patients. We suggest that higher levels of IMA may result from increased oxidative stress and decreased antioxidant status in hypertensive patients.
    Clinical laboratory 01/2013; 59(1-2):107-14. · 0.92 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: We have measured ischemia-modified albumin (IMA), total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels in obese and normal-weight subjects to investigate if IMA can be used as a biomarker of oxidative stress and inflammation and if IMA was an independent determinant of obesity or not. Methods: The study was performed on 92 obese subjects (20 male, 72 female) aged 38 ± 11 years and 78 normal-weight controls (19 male, 59 female) aged 37 ± 11 years. Serum lipids, IMA, TAS, TOS, and hsCRP levels of the subjects were measured. Results: IMA (p < 0.05), TOS (p < 0.001), and hsCRP (p < 0.001) levels of the obese subjects were significantly higher, whereas TAS levels were significantly lower (p < 0.05) than those of the controls after adjustment for age and gender. In the linear regression analysis, waist circumference (r(2) = 0.139, p < 0.01), BMI (r(2) = 0.136, p < 0.01) and insulin (r(2) = 0.120, p < 0.05) were shown to be significant independent determinants of IMA levels. Conclusions: We have found that oxidative stress and inflammation were increased and antioxidative defense was decreased, which resulted in increased levels of IMA, a biomarker of ischemia, in obese subjects. Also, obesity and insulin were found to be independent determinants of IMA. Thus, obese subjects are under high risk of ischemia, and IMA may be used as a biomarker of oxidative stress and ischemia. Further larger investigations are needed to confirm this opinion. Copyright © 2012 S. Karger GmbH, Freiburg.
    Obesity Facts 10/2012; 5(5):700-709. · 1.58 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Oxidative stress results from an imbalance between the production of free radicals and antioxidant activity. There is wide agreement that patients undergoing regular dialysis treatment experience increased oxidative stress. The aim of this study was to investigate serum total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS), ischemia-modified albumin (IMA), and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) levels in hemodialysis (HD) and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients, compared with controls. This study was performed on 41 (21 men, 20 women) CAPD patients, 38 (20 men,18 women) HD patients, and 43 (23 men, 20 women) healthy control subjects. CoQ10 levels were standardized using blood lipids. Serum TAS levels and CoQ10/total cholesterol values of the HD and CAPD patients were significantly lower, whereas serum IMA and TOS levels were significantly higher, than those of controls. Furthermore, CoQ10/LDL, CoQ10/triglycerides, and CoQ10/total cholesterol + triglycerides values of the CAPD patients were significantly lower than those of controls. No differences were found between serum IMA, TAS, TOS, CoQ10 levels, and adjusted CoQ10 values of the CAPD and HD patients. Our results suggest that oxidative stress is increased in HD and CAPD patients compared with controls, as proven by decreased TAS and adjusted CoQ10 levels and increased TOS and IMA levels. Therefore, an antioxidant supplementation to these patients may be suggested.
    The International journal of artificial organs 03/2012; 35(3):226-32. · 1.76 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Obesity and homocysteine (tHcy) are important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Plasma omega-3 fatty acids (ω-3 FAs) and omega-6 fatty acids (ω-6 FAs) are essential fatty acids with diverse biological effects in human health and disease. We have investigated the relation of plasma ω-3 FAs and ω-6 FAs levels with other cardiovascular risk factors including tHcy in severe obese subjects. This study was performed on 96 severe obese and 65 normal weight subjects. Plasma fatty acid composition was measured by GC/MS and serum tHcy level was measured by HPLC methods. There were no differences between groups in terms of concentrations of serum tHcy, plasma ω-3 FAs, ω-6 FAs and ω-3/ω-6 ratio, whereas serum vitamin B-12 (p<0.01) and folic acid (p<0.05) levels were lower than those of the normal weight subjects. Homocysteine positively correlated with ω-6 FAs and negatively correlated with ω-3 FAs in severe obese and normal weight subjects. Serum vitamin B-12 positively correlated with ω-3 FAs (p<0.01) and ω-3/ω-6 ratio (p<0.01) and negatively correlated with ω-6 FAs (p<0.05) in severe obese subjects. Serum folic acid positively correlated with ω-3 FAs (p<0.01) in severe obese subjects. Our results suggest an association between the plasma ω-3 FAs and ω-6 FAs and serum tHcy concentrations in severe obese and normal weight subjects. Low levels vitamin B-12 and folic acid may have been responsible for the elevated tHcy levels in severe obese subjects, increasing the risk for future development of cardiovascular diseases.
    Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 01/2012; 21(4):519-25. · 1.06 Impact Factor
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    H Altunhan, A Annagür, R Örs, I Mehmetoğlu
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    ABSTRACT: The clinical signs of early-onset neonatal sepsis (EONS) are nonspecific and indistinguishable from those of noninfectious disorders. The early diagnosis of EONS is difficult, but is essential to improve outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic value of procalcitonin (PCT) at birth and at 24h of age in the prompt diagnosis of EONS. The patient group consisted of neonates with a Töllner score of ≥ 10 or a Töllner score of 5-10 but with the presence of prolonged rupture of the membranes (> 18 h) or chorioamnionitis or maternal fever (n=171). The control group (n=89) comprised neonates admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit for different disease entities. Procalcitonin levels at birth (first) and at 24h of age (second) were measured for each neonate in both of the study groups. There was no difference between the two groups in terms of gender, birth weight, or gestational age. The mean (min-max) first PCT level was 0.48 (0.07-3.48)ng/ml in the controls and 0.51 (0.09-28.6)ng/ml in patients. The mean (min-max) second PCT level was 1.72 (0.21-18.23)ng/ml in the controls and 16.17 (0.17-100)ng/ml in patients. There was no statistically significant difference in PCT levels between the patient and control groups at birth. However, at 24h of age, PCT levels were significantly higher in the patient group than in the control group (p<0.001). Serum PCT levels in controls at 24h of age were slightly increased compared to levels at birth, but as a normal reaction. PCT thresholds for the diagnosis of sepsis were 0.59 ng/ml at birth (sensitivity 48.7%, specificity 68.6%) and 5.38 ng/ml at 24h of life (sensitivity 83.3%, specificity 88.6%). In EONS, PCT measurements at birth may initially be normal; a serial PCT measurement at 24h of age may be more helpful for an early diagnosis. During the first 24h of life PCT is a more sensitive marker of infection than C-reactive protein. Further studies are needed to confirm our findings.
    International journal of infectious diseases: IJID: official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases 12/2011; 15(12):e854-8. · 2.17 Impact Factor
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    Idris Mehmetoglu, F Hümeyra Yerlikaya, Sevil Kurban
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of the present study was to investigate correlation between plasma vitamin A, vitamin E, serum coenzyme Q(10) levels and degree of insulin resistance in obese and normal weight people. The study was performed on 98 (21 Male, 77 Female) obese people and 78 (20 Male, 58 Female) control subjects. Vitamin A, E and coenzyme Q(10) levels were adjusted to the lipid levels. Adjusted vitamin A and E and coenzyme Q(10) levels of the obese female group were significantly lower than those of the control female group. Adjusted vitamin A and coenzyme Q(10) levels of the obese male group were significantly lower than those of the control male group. Insulin resistance level of the obese female and male groups were significantly higher than that of the control female and male groups. There were no significant correlations between serum coenzyme Q(10), plasma vitamin A and E levels and insulin resistance in obese and control subjects. Our findings show that it is essential to use the lipid adjusted levels of lipid soluble nutrients in obesity. Also, we have found no association between insulin resistance and vitamin A, vitamin E and coenzyme Q(10) levels in obese subjects.
    Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition 11/2011; 49(3):159-63. · 2.25 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Acute intestinal ischemia is a serious clinical disorder with mesenteric infarction, which has high mortality. It is important to establish a biochemical marker for the early diagnosis of acute intestinal ischemia. The aim of this experimental study was to assess the changes in the serum levels of intestinal fatty acid binding protein (IFABP) and phosphate by time using the acute intestinal ischemia model in rabbits. In this study, 21 New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into three groups. Blood samples were obtained at 0, 1, 3, and 6 h in the control group. Blood samples were obtained at 0, 1, 3, and 6 h in the sham group after simple laparotomy. Blood samples were obtained at the same hours in the ischemia group after simple laparotomy and ligation of the superior mesenteric artery. There was no significant difference between the control, the sham, and the ischemia groups in terms of serum IFABP levels at any time (p > 0.05). Serum phosphate levels significantly increased in the ischemia group (p < 0.001). Studies on IFABP have begun emerging in the literature, and there is no standard approach for the technique to measure the IFABP level. No studies on IFABP were found in the literature on rabbits. Based on our results, the role that IFABP levels play in the diagnosis of acute intestinal ischemia is unclear at this time. Serum phosphate levels continued to rise as the duration of ischemia was prolonged. These findings support the suggestion that serum phosphate levels are valuable for the diagnosis of acute intestinal ischemia.
    Journal of Emergency Medicine 08/2011; 42(6):741-7. · 1.33 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of our study was to assess the effect of phototherapy (PT) on ischaemia-modified albumin (IMA) and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels in hyperbilirubinemic full-term newborns. The study was performed on 36 full-term infants exposed to PT. The babies were aged 3 to 13 days. IMA and MDA levels of the babies were determined before and after PT, by a colorimetric assay. IMA levels before and after PT were found as 0.424 ± 0.290 and 0.531 ± 0.262 absorbance units, respectively. Although IMA levels after PT were slightly higher, the difference was not statistically significant (p > 0.131). MDA levels before and after PT were found as 8.4 ± 1.8 µmol/l and 9.4 ± 1.5 µmol/l, respectively. Serum MDA concentrations were significantly higher after PT than before PT (p < 0.000). In previous studies, conflicting findings have been reported about the effect of PT on oxidant and antioxidant systems. However, we have found no study investigating IMA levels in hyperbilirubinaemia in newborns before and after PT. Our results shows that PT does not affect IMA levels significantly. IMA increases as a result of oxidative stress. We believe that the lack of significant difference between our IMA levels before and after PT may resulted from hyperbilirubinaemia, which has antioxidant effect.
    Cell Biochemistry and Function 08/2011; 29(6):521-5. · 1.85 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objectives. Our aim was to determine the effect of chronic regular exercise on ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) levels and oxidative stress in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Design and methods. Sixty patients with type 2 DM were randomly divided into two groups as exercise (17 M, 13 F) and non-exercise (12 M, 18 F) groups, each consisting of 30 patients. The exercise group underwent a 3-month aerobic regular exercise consisting of moderate-intensity power walking. The non-exercise subjects remained sedentary throughout the study period. Serum total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS), and IMA levels of the groups were determined at baseline and 3 months later. Results. There was no significant change in TOS and IMA levels of exercise group but TAS levels were significantly increased (p < 0.05). Also, postexercise systolic (p < 0.001) and diastolic (p < 0.05) blood pressures of the exercise group were significantly lower than the baseline values. In addition, there was no significant change in TAS and TOS levels of the non-exercise group; however, IMA levels were significantly increased (p < 0.01). Conclusion. We have shown, for the first time, that exercise prevents increase in IMA levels in type 2 DM which might have resulted from increased levels of TAS and reduces the risk of ischemia in these patients. These findings show that chronic exercise is beneficial in the prevention of oxidative stress in patients with type 2 DM as documented by decreased IMA levels.
    Endocrine Research 01/2011; 36(3):116-23. · 1.03 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Patients with end-stage renal disease, including those treated with peritoneal dialysis, have a high risk for death, particularly from cardiovascular causes. Plasma fatty acid (FA) composition is used as an indicator of disease risk, because its alteration has been related to metabolic disease and cardiovascular disease. For this purpose, we have measured plasma FA composition in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients and compared them with those of healthy subjects. This study was performed on 51 (21 M, 30 F) CAPD patients at least 6 months under dialysis, aged 20-75 years (mean 47.81 ± 11.8 years) and 45 (25 M, 20 F) healthy control subjects aged 20-60 years (mean 38.62 ± 12.9 years). Plasma 10-cis-pentadecanoic acid, 10-cis-heptadecanoic acid, heneicosanoic acid, tricosanoic acid, nervonic acid, saturated fatty acid, and monounsaturated FA levels and delta 9 desaturase activity were significantly higher whereas linoleic acid, linolenic acid, 11,14-eicosedienoic acid, arachidonic acid, docosahexaenoic acid, and omega-3 FA levels were significantly lower in the CAPD group than those in the healthy group. Our results show that there are FA abnormalities and especially a depletion in essential FA levels and a high level of omega-6/omega-3 ratio in CAPD patients, the underlying mechanism of which is not known and needs to be investigated. Therefore, we believe that essential FA supplementation should be encouraged for CAPD patients.
    Renal Failure 01/2011; 33(8):819-23. · 0.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Ischemia-Modified albumin (IMA) has been used as an early marker in the evaluation of the patients with acute coronary syndrome. We aimed to evaluate IMA in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on hemodialysis and the effect of albumin methods on albumin-adjusted IMA levels. A total of 30 ESRD patients were included in this study. Serum IMA and albumin levels were measured before and after a hemodialysis session. Albumin concentrations were determined with bromocresol green and bromocresol purple methods. Postdialysis IMA and albumin-adjusted IMA levels with two different albumin methods were significantly increased compared with the predialysis levels (P<0.05). However, we did not find any difference in albumin-adjusted IMA levels in either at the beginning or at the end of the dialysis session. IMA levels increase after hemodialysis, whereas albumin method has no effect on albumin-adjusted IMA levels.
    Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis 01/2010; 24(4):273-7. · 1.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of levosimendan to prevent cerebral vasospasm in a rabbit model of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). Eighteen New Zealand white rabbits were allocated into three groups randomly. SAH was induced by injecting autologous blood into the cisterna magna. (Group 1 = control:sham surgery group, Group 2 = SAH alone group, Group 3 = SAH plus levosimendan group). Histopathological examination was performed on day 3 as described. Intravenous levosimendan dose (initially 12 microg kg(-1) infusion, continuously for at least 10 minutes and then continued with a dose of 0.2 microg kg(-1) min(-1)) treatment was started after the induction of SAH. Three days later, the animals were sacrificed. In pathological investigation; there was statistically significant difference in luminal area and muscular wall thickness of the basilar artery between all groups (p < 0.005). Malondialdehyde level was also found significantly low in the levosimendan group compared with the SAH group. Intravenous levosimendan treatment was found effective by increasing the pathological luminal area and reducing muscular wall thickness measurements. This is the first study to show that intravenous administration of levosimendan is effective in preventing cerebral vasospasm induced by SAH in rabbits.
    Brain Injury 01/2010; 24(6):877-85. · 1.51 Impact Factor
  • Sevil Kurban, Idris Mehmetoglu
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was to examine the effects of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) on oxidative stress in healthy volunteers. 30 volunteers of which 17 received ASA as 100 mg/day (Group I) and 13 received ASA as 150 mg/day (Group II) for 2 months. Serum paraoxonase 1 (PON1), arylesterase, total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS), oxidized LDL (Ox-LDL) and coenzyme Q(10) (CoQ(10)) levels were measured before and 1 and 2 months after treatment. There was no significant differences between the measured parameters of the groups. However, TOS and Ox-LDL levels of group II were significantly reduced after 2 months of treatment (p<0.05). Significantly inhibition of LDL oxidation and significantly reduction in TOS levels of group II after 2 months of ASA treatment shows that ASA treatment may contribute to the prevention of atherosclerosis, a beneficial effect which is dose and time dependent.
    Clinical biochemistry 11/2009; 43(3):287-90. · 2.02 Impact Factor
  • Sevil Kurban, Idris Mehmetoglu, Erdal Ege
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to examine the influence of preoperative atorvastatin therapy on oxidative stress in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients. Forty patients who underwent elective CABG were enrolled into the study. Of these patients, 20 received atorvastatin (Group I) for 15 days prior to surgery and 20 patients did not use any antihyperlipidemic agents preoperatively (Group II). Serum paraoxonase 1 (PON1) and arylesterase activities, and total antioxidant status (TAS) and total oxidant status (TOS) were measured before surgery and at 1, 6 and 24 hours after the operation. Paraoxonase 1 and arylesterase activities (p<0.001) and TAS levels (p<0.001 for 1(st) hour and p<0.05 for 6(th) hour) in Group II were significantly reduced at the 1( st) and 6(th) hours after the operation, whereas the activities of the enzymes (p<0.01) and TAS levels (p<0.05) were significantly reduced only at the 1(st) hour after the operation in Group I. The total oxidant status of both groups was significantly increased at the 1( st) hour after operation (p<0.05 for Group I and p<0.01 for Group II). In conclusion, 15 days of preoperative atorvastatin therapy does not significantly change either the serum PON1 activity or the oxidative stress after CABG.
    Perfusion 10/2009; 24(4):271-6. · 0.94 Impact Factor