Histopathological Evaluation of the Effects of CAPE in Experimental Spinal Cord Injury

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AYDIN H. E. , ÖZKARA E., ÖZBEK Z., VURAL M., Burukoglu D., ARSLANTAŞ A., ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, cilt.26, ss.437-444, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


AIM: Spinal cord injuries negatively affect the individuals and the life quality of their families due to neurological deficits caused by trauma. The prevalence of spinal cord injury is 15-45/1 million in the world. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) is the most active component of propolis and has neuroprotective, anti-oxidant and anti-apoptotic effects. Our aim was to determine the effects of CAPE on the prevention of secondary injury and to compare with methylprednisolone.