Evaluation of Oxidative Stress Levels and Antioxidant Enzyme Activities in Burst Fractures


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Kuyumcu F., Aycan A.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.24, pp.225-234, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.908312
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-234

Abstract

Background: Spinal burst fractures are pathologies that occur in spinal injuries and cause significant mortality and morbidity as a result. Burst fractures in spinal cord injuries can result in rapid and significant oxidative stress. In addition to the primary injury in severe spinal cord injuries, subsequent secondary lesions are mainly due to inflammatory cascade activation and excessive production of free radicals. This study evaluated oxidative stress and antioxidant enzyme levels in burst fractures.