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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917818/galectin-3-a-biochemical-marker-to-detect-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Yusuf Selcoki, H İbrahim Aydin, Tugrul H Celik, Ahmet Isleyen, Ali Erayman, M Bora Demircelik, Hilmi Demirin, Aydin Kosus, Beyhan Eryonucu
PURPOSE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common form of arrhythmia. AF leads to electrical remodelling and fibrosis of the atria; however, the mechanism(s) remain poorly understood. Galectin-3 is a potential mediator of cardiac fibrosis. The present study aimed to examine the relationship between serum galectin-3 levels and paroxysmal AF. METHODS: Forty-six patients with paroxysmal AF and preserved left ventricular systolic function, and 38 age- and gender-matched control subjects, were involved in the study...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917817/risk-factors-associated-with-work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-in-dentistry
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Sinem Bozkurt, Nesrin Demirsoy, Zafer Günendi
PURPOSE: To evaluate musculoskeletal system-related complaints; identify regions at risk in dentists by observing and inquiring the dentists at work; and find out the associations with age, sex, working years, academic position and departments, positions during work and daily working hours. METHODS: Modified Nordic Questionnaire (m-nMQ) was used to evaluate pain, hospital admissions and absenteeism. Quick Exposure Check (QEC) form was utilized to assess risk exposure levels related with low-back, neck, hand-wrist and shoulder-arm...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917816/effect-of-ankaferd-blood-stopper-on-muscle-healing
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Murat Uygun, Osman Y Yavuz, İsmail Uraş, İbrahim G Duman, Hacer Haltaş, Mahmut Kömürcü
PURPOSE: Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS), which is a standardized mixture of herbal extracts obtained from five plants, has been proven as an efficient hemostatic agent and is still used in emergency situations. It is not known exactly if decreased bleeding has positive or negative effects on muscle healing and fibrosis, so the purpose of this study was to test the effect of ABS on muscle healing and morphology. METHODS: A total of 66 outbred Wistar rats were divided into three control and three experimental subgroups...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917815/sleep-quality-differs-between-athletes-and-non-athletes
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Havva Demirel
PURPOSE: Sufficient sleep or sleep of sufficient quality is essential for the health of children, adolescents and adults, as sleep influences almost all dimensions of life. The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible positive effects of sportsmanship on sleep quality and to assess the possible differences in sleep quality between athletes and non-athletes. METHODS: Sedentary or non-athletes subjects (n=103) and athletes (n=93) participated in this study...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917814/protective-effect-of-intravesical-platelet-rich-plasma-on-cyclophosphamide-induced-hemorrhagic-cystitis
#5
E Ozyuvali, M E Yildirim, T Yaman, B Kosem, E Cimentepe
PURPOSE: Hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) is the most common urotoxic side effect of cyclophosphamide (CYP). Platelet rich plasma (PRP) plays an important role in wound healing and inflammatory responses. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of intravesical PRP at treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC). METHODS: Female rats (n=24) were used. IC was induced by intraperitoneal injection of cyclophosphamide (CYP) and rats were randomly allocated to one of four groups (n = 6 per group): A control group; a sham group with saline (75 mg/kg; i...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917813/attitudes-of-university-students-towards-domestic-violence-against-women
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Demet Aktaş
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of university students towards domestic violence against women. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on students attending the School of Nursing and School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation at a university in Turkey. The study was conducted between February 2015 and May 2015. The study was conducted on 415 volunteer students without resorting to the sampling selection method. Data were collected using a Personal Information Form and The Scale of Attitude Toward Domestic Violence...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917812/nasobiliary-drainage-for%C3%A2-benign-recurrent-intrahepatic-cholestasis%C3%A2-in-patients-refractory-to-standard-therapy
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Tolga Yakar, Mehmet Demir, Huseyin S Gokturk, Ayse G Unler Kanat, Alper G Parlakgumus, Birol Ozer, Ender Serin
PURPOSE: Benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis (BRIC) is characterized by episodic cholestasis and pruritus without anatomical obstruction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of nasobiliary drainage (NBD) in patients with BRIC refractory to medical therapy and to determine whether the use of NBD prolongs the episode duration. METHODS: This was a multicenter retrospective study consisting of 33 patients suffering from BRIC. All patients were administrated medical treatment and 16 patients who were refractory to standard medical therapies improved on treatment with temporary endoscopic NBD...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917811/acute-appendicitis-in-pregnant-women-our-clinical-experience
#8
Ahmet Türkan, Metin Yalaza, Mehmet Tolga Kafadar, Gürka Değirmencioğlu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyse 13 patients who were treated in our clinic due to acute appendicitis during pregnancy. METHODS: Records of the patients who received appendectomy with appendicitis diagnosis in our Turgut Özal University Research and Application Hospital between January 2007 and December 2015 have been analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: Appendectomies were performed on 13 pregnant patients with an acute appendicitis diagnosis...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917810/comparison-of-neck-ultrasonography-with-a-ph-meter-to-confirm-correct-position-of-nasogastric-tube
#9
Bunyamin Muslu, Rüveyda I Demircioglu, Muhammet Gözdemir, Burhanettin Usta
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare pH meter and neck ultrasonograph for evaluation of nasogastric tube (NGT) position. METHODS: A total of 35 adult patients who required NGT insertion were included. The NGT was inserted by an anesthetist after endotracheal intubation, and the transducer was placed transversely on the neck, just superior to the suprasternal notch. The passage of the NGT in the esophagus was evaluated by a sonographer, and the stomach was emptied by nasogastric suction...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917809/autonomic-cardiac-activity-in-patients-with-smoking-and-alcohol-addiction-by-heart-rate-variability-analysis
#10
Ramazan Yuksel, Rabia Nazik Yuksel, Tijen Sengezer, Senol Dane
PURPOSE: Smoking and alcohol addictions are common and worldwide. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the effects of these addictions on cardiac rhythm using heart rate variability (HRV) analysis. METHODS: Addicts (n=42 men: 22 cigarette; 20 cigarette and alcohol) and age-matched controls (n=34 men) were included in the study. All patients fulfill the criteria for dependence according to DSM-IV-TR. Electrocardiography (ECG) recordings were obtained for a total of 30 minutes...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917808/unenhanced-computed-tomography-findings-of-renal-papillae-in-patients-with-a-ureteral-stone
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Selim Serter, Erkan Sahin, Utku Mahir Yildirim, Murat Arslan, Ayhan Karakose
PURPOSE: In some patients with a ureteral stone without uretero-hydronephrosis, it is difficult to determine the location of the stone. The objective of the present study was to investigate the changes in renal papillae using unenhanced computerized tomography (uCT) and determine the side of calculi using the renal papillary findings in patients with a ureteral stone. METHODS: uCT data from 81 patients were retrospectively reviewed for this study. The inclusion criteria were unilateral ureteral calculi, no renal calculi and no hydronephrosis...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917807/healthcare-workers-at-dialysis-centers-and-students-studying-in-dialysis-departments-behavioural-assessment
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Nukhet Bayer, Birsen Bilgen Sivri, Muzeyyen Arslan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the behaviours of students studying dialysis and health personnel working at dialysis centers and the influencing factors. METHODS: Students studying dialysis department at Turgut Özal University (n=70) and healthcare personnel working at eight Dialysis Centers located in the center of Ankara (n=83) were recruited. Data was collected from personal information forms and Healthy Life Style Behaviours (HLSB)-II scale...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917806/comparison-of-intrathecal-plain-articaine-and-levobupivacaine-with-fentanyl-for-caesarean-section
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Rüveyda I Demircioglua, Muhammet Gozdemira, Burhanettin Ustaa, Hüseyin Serta, Safinaz Karabayirlia, Bünyamin Muslua, Esra A Keskinb
PURPOSE: Articaine is used as a local anesthetic for outpatient surgery because it offers rapid onset of anesthesia and short duration motor block. Levobupivacaine is often preferred for Caesarean section. We evaluated the anesthetic characteristics of fentanyl-supplemented plain articaine and levobupivacaine for Caesarean section under combine spinal epidural anesthesia. METHODS: Patients undergoing Caesarean section received in random order plain articaine 40 mg (Group A, n=50) or plain levobupivacaine 10 mg (Group L, n=50) mixed with fentanyl 20 µg intrathecally...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917805/right-sided-lateralization-of-skin-temperature-in-healthy-young-persons
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Havva Demirel, Arzu Bahar, Nurcan Gokgoz, Muzeyyen Arslan, Senol Dane
PURPOSE: Previous studies reported a peripheral immune asymmetry and lateralization of different paired organ cancers. Because of the close relationship of immune system with body temperature, the aim of the study was to test the possible lateralization of skin temperature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred sixty three healthy subjects (325 women, 138 men) with an average age of 23.62 years (SD = 8.65) participated in this study. All skin temperature measurements were done 8:00-9:00 a...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917804/protective-effect-of-intravesical-platelet-rich-plasma-on-cyclophosphamide-induced-hemorrhagic-cystitis
#15
E Ozyuvali, M E Yildirim, T Yaman, B Kosem, O Atli, E Cimentepe
PURPOSE: Hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) is the most common urotoxic side effect of cyclophosphamide (CYP). Platelet rich plasma (PRP) plays an important role in wound healing and inflammatory responses. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of intravesical PRP at treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC). MATERIAL-METHODS: Female rats (n=24) were used. IC was induced by intraperitoneal injection of cyclophosphamide (CYP). Rats were randomly allocated to one of four groups (n = 6 per group): a control group; a sham group with saline (75 mg/kg; i...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917803/relationship-between-internet-addiction-and-alexithymia-among-university-students
#16
Seher Baysan-Arslan, Sevsen Cebeci, Mehmet Kaya, Metin Canbal
PURPOSE: Epidemiological studies concerning internet addiction found that 50% of internet addicts also have other kinds of psychiatric disorders. This study aims to examine the relationship between alexithymia and internet addiction levels among Turgut Özal University students in Ankara, Turkey. METHOD: University students (1,107 students; 452 students from 12 associate degree programs and 655 students from 10 undergraduate programs) participated in the study. The researchers used the personal information form, the Toronto Alexithymia Scale and the Internet Addiction Scale...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917802/transient-neurological-symptoms-after-spinal-anesthesia
#17
Muhammet Gozdemir, Bunyamin Muslu, Huseyin Sert, Burhanettin Usta, Ruveyda Irem Demircioglu, Hulya Kasikara
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of transient neurological symptoms (TNS) after spinal anesthesia with levobupivacaine, bupivacaine, articaine or lidocaine. METHODS: The patients (n=400) were randomly assigned to receive spinal anesthesia with levobupivacaine, bupivacaine, articaine or isobaric lidocaine. Onsets of sensory and motor block were recorded. On postoperative days 1, 2 and 3, patients were interviewed by an investigator blinded to the spinal anaesthetic agent used...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917801/effects-of-ginkgo-biloba-extract-on-brain-oxidative-condition-after-cisplatin-exposure
#18
Duygu Aydin, Emine G G Peker, Meryem D Karakurt, Ayşe Gurel, Mustafa Ayyildiz, Şule C Cevher, Erdal Agar, Senol Dane
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb 761) on oxidative events of brain in cisplatin-administrated rats. METHODS: Rats were divided into four experimental groups: 1) control (n=6); 2) cisplatin (8 mg/kg, intraperitoneally one dose, n=6); 3) EGb 761 (100 mg/kg intraperitoneally for 15 days, n=6); and 4) cisplatin + EGb 761 (n=6). After drug administration, rats were sacrificed and brain tissues were removed...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917800/laparoscopic-nissen-fundoplication-with-mesh-hiatoplasty-single-center-experience-and-early-term-results
#19
Mehmet Tolga Kafadar, Metin Yalaza, Ahmet Türkan, Önder Sürgit, Gürkan Değirmencioğlu, Işilay Nadir
PURPOSE: In this study we report early-term results of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication with mesh hiatoplasty that we perform to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 68 patients who underwent laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication with mesh hiatoplasty at our clinic. Thirty-six (53%) patients were male and 32 (47%) were female. The mean age of the study population was 46.1 (25-72) years. All patients underwent endoscopy, esophagus pH metry and manometry before the operation...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917799/effect-of-one-unit-blood-donation-on-appetite-related-biomarkers
#20
Husamettin Erdamar, Muzaffer Cakmak
PURPOSE: It is commonly reported that blood donation (BD) leads to an increase in appetite. To investigate this claim, a questionnaire was offered to 306 people who had a history of BD at least once in their life. Following a positive outcome from the questionnaire, we further investigated the impact of BD on appetite. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The questionnaire study consists of a 5-question survey with VAS was performed on 399 volunteers. Later, 108 volunteers were enrolled in a laboratory study...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
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