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The importance of serum paraoxonase, arylesterase and ischemia modified albumin levels in evaluation of patients with Bell palsy [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2018; 28(4): 168-172 | DOI: 10.5606/Tr-ENT.2018.25744

The importance of serum paraoxonase, arylesterase and ischemia modified albumin levels in evaluation of patients with Bell palsy

Esin Çalcı1, Çiğdem Yücel2, Burak Türkay3, Turan Turhan2, Aydın Acar4
1Department of Biochemistry, Uşak Public Health Laboratory, Uşak, Turkey
2Department of Biochemistry, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sivas Numune Training and Research Hospital, Sivas, Turkey
4Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ankara Keçiören Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: This study aims to evaluate the possible roles of paraoxonase (PON), arylesterase (ARE), ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) and albumin-adjusted IMA levels in patients with Bell palsy.
METHODS: Thirty patients with Bell palsy and 30 healthy control subjects were included in the study. Serum PON, ARE, IMA, albumin-adjusted IMA and lipid profiles were measured.
RESULTS: Paraoxonase and ARE levels of the patient group were significantly lower than controls (p<0.001, p<0.001, respectively) and IMA, albumin-adjusted IMA levels were significantly higher than controls (p<0.001, p=0.002, respectively).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: This study suggests that oxidative stress may have a role in the pathophysiology of Bell palsy.

Keywords: Paraoxonase, Arylesterase, Ischemi Modified Albumin, Bell Palsy, Oxidative stress

Esin Çalcı, Çiğdem Yücel, Burak Türkay, Turan Turhan, Aydın Acar. The importance of serum paraoxonase, arylesterase and ischemia modified albumin levels in evaluation of patients with Bell palsy. Tr-ENT. 2018; 28(4): 168-172

Corresponding Author: Esin Çalcı, Türkiye
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