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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443599/a-pott-s-puffy-tumor-associated-with-epidural-cutaneous-fistula-and-epidural-abscess-case-report
#1
Aleksandar Perić, Milanko Milojević, Dražen Ivetić
BACKGROUND: Pott's puffy tumor is characterized by a fluctuate swelling of the frontal region as a result of osteomyelitis of the frontal bone. This inflammatory lesion may propagate endocranially resulting in acute meningitis, epidural abscess, subdural empyema, cavernous sinus trombophlebitis, cerebritis, and frontal lobe abscess of the brain. CASE REPORT: We present an unusual case of a 33-year-old man suffering from the Pott's puffy tumor whose condition was further complicated by a draining epidural-cutaneous fistula and an epidural abscess...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443597/a-different-slc2a1-gene-mutation-in-glut-1-deficiency-syndrome-c-734a-c
#2
Rüya Çolak, Senem Alkan Özdemir, Ezgi Yangın Ergon, Mehtap Kağnıcı, Şebnem Çalkavur
BACKGROUND: Neonatal seizures can be the first symptom of the inborn errors of metabolism. Glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1DS) is the result of impaired glucose transport into the brain. GLUT1DS patient presents with infantile seizures with resistant to traditional seizure medications, developmental delay, acquired microcephaly, spasticity and ataxia. CASE REPORT: Here, we report a rare case of Glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome caused by a different pathogenic variant in a 10-day-old neonate who presented with intractable seizures and respiratory arrest...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443593/value-of-post-transfer-day-12-beta-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-levels-for-pregnancy-outcome-prediction-of-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-cycles
#3
İnci Kahyaoğlu, Berfu Demir, Sezin Ertürk Aksakal, İskender Kaplanoğlu, Leyla Mollamahmutoğlu
BACKGROUND: Several markers were studied previously in order to predict the pregnancy outcome of assisted reproductive techniques, however serum beta human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) was found to be the most predictive marker. AIMS: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the value of serum β-hCG levels in discriminating biochemical and clinical pregnancies 12 days after embryo transfer (ET) and to determine the factors predicting of ongoing pregnancy was established as the secondary aim...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443590/effects-of-apigenin-on-experimental-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-the-rat-ovary
#4
Zeynep Soyman, Sefa Kelekçi, Veysel Sal, Osman Şevket, Nihan Bayındır, Hafize Uzun
BACKGROUND: Apigenin, is a plant-derived compound belonging to flavone class, possess antioxidant, free radical scavenging and anti-inflammatory manners. AIMS: This paper aims to address effects of apigenin upon serum antimüllerian hormone (AMH) levels, tissue oxidative stress parameters and histopathological changes in ovarian ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. STUDY DESIGN: Animal experiment. METHODS: Twenty eight female Wistar albino rats have been separated to four sections in a random way: Sham operation (Group 1), I/R plus saline (Group 2), I/R plus dimethyl sulfoxide (Group 3) and I/R plus apigenin (Group 4)...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443589/the-influence-of-inverted-growth-pattern-on-recurrence-for-patients-with-non-invasive-low-grade-papillary-urothelial-carcinoma-of-bladder
#5
Sehbal Arslankoz, İbrahim Kulaç, Dilek Ertoy Baydar
AIMS: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of histological inverted pattern on recurrence in patients with newly diagnosed non-invasive low-grade papillary urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder. METHODS: A total of 81 patients with primary bladder non-invasive low-grade papillary urothelial carcinoma diagnosed in a single tertiary-care center who had at least 1 year follow-up after an initial resection were included. All slides from each case were reviewed to determine the growth pattern (exophytic versus endophytic, i...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443586/salmonella-enterica-serovar-enteritidis-liver-abscess-after-blunt-abdominal-trauma
#6
Agata Ladic, Igor Petrovic, Ante Gojevic, Emil Kinda, Ivo Coza
BACKGROUND: Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis is among the most reported serotypes of Salmonella species worldwide, but rarely reported as the causative agent of a liver abscess. CASE REPORT: We present a patient with an abdominal blunt trauma. An initial abdominal CT scan revealed rupture of the right kidney and of the liver. Two days later, his physical state deteriorated and a new CT scan was obtained. An eight-centimetre large liver abscess was verified...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443585/pneumococcal-nasopharyngeal-carriage-in-young-healthy-children-after-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-in-turkey
#7
Ahmet Arvas, Haluk Çokuğraş, Emel Gür, Nevriye Gönüllü, Zeynep Taner, Hrisi Bahar Tokman
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in healthy children aged 0-6 years who were vaccinated with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted on 150 healthy Turkish children aged between 1 month and 6 years of age. Serotyping was performed and risk factors of carriage were evaluated. RESULTS: The overall carriage rate was 14%...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443583/retrograde-cerebral-air-embolism-in-a-patient-with-intestinal-necrosis-a-case-report
#8
Onur Taydaş, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Erhan Akpınar
BACKGROUND: Cerebral venous air embolism (CVAE) is a severe clinical condition related to unfavoured outcome in patients with neurological impairment. CVAE may occur secondary to arterial or venous interventions. A rare mechanism of CVAE is retrograde embolism that is characterized by gas flow in a direction opposite to that of the normal blood flow. CASE REPORT: A 69-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with shortness of breath and abdominal pain. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed intramural gas in the bowel and free gas in the mesenteric veins and portal vein...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443581/bocavirus-viremia-and-hepatitis-in-an-%C3%A4-mmunocompetent-childa
#9
Zeliha Haytoğlu, Oğuz Canan
BACKGROUND: So far, many studies have shown that Human Bocavirus (HBoV) is the main pathogen of the respiratory tract. In most studies about HBoV, detection of the virus were made from mainly respiratory samples obtained from the patients admitted to the hospital with acute respiratory tract infection. Until now, there is no study that proves the association between HBoV and hepatitis. HBoV viremia/DNAemia has been associated closely with acute primary infection and moderate-to-severe illness but, more detailed clinical data about HBoV dissemination are still unknown...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443580/amyopathic-dermatomyositis-associated-with-histopathological-findings-of-organizing-pneumonia-and-pulmonary-vasculitis
#10
Jeong Uk Lim, Hye Seon Kang, Yong Hyun Kim, Tae Jung Kim
BACKGROUND: Clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM) is a distinct subgroup of dermatomyositis characterized by unique dermatologic manifestations without muscle involvement. CADM is frequently associated with interstitial lung disease (ILD), which usually has a rapidly progressive, fatal clinical course. Although CADM-related ILD (CADM-ILD) is well-described, data on the histopathology of CADM-ILD are limited. Organizing pneumonia and pulmonary vasculitis have rarely been reported...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443579/determining-the-efficiency-of-different-preoperative-difficult-intubation-tests-on-patients-undergoing-caesarean-section
#11
İlker Yıldırım, Mehmet Turan İnal, Dilek Memiş, F Nesrin Turan
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy induced anatomical and physiological changes in the airway makes airway management difficult in obstetric patients, thus the preoperative evaluation of the airway is important for obstetric patients. AIMS: The first aim was determine the effectiveness of the modified mallampati test, the interincisor, sternomental, thyromental distances, the upper limb bite tests and the second aim was to access the effectiveness of the combination of the upper limb bite test with the other tests in obstetric patients...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443578/the-hyoid-bone-and-thyroid-cartilage-metastases-from-the-sigmoid-colon-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report
#12
Djurdja Bracanovic, Vesna Vukovic, Aleksa Janovic, Davorin Radosavljevic, Zoran Rakocevic
BACKGROUND: Secondary tumors of the hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage are extremely rare. In this paper, we presented a case of the hyoid bone and thyroid cartilage metastases in patient treated for the sigmoid colon adenocarcinoma. CASE REPORT: Four years after sigmoid colon adenocarcinoma was diagnosed and treated with surgery and chemotherapy, the patient developed bone metastases in left sacroiliac joint and right proximal humerus. Although patient didn't complain of any related symptom, in bone scintigraphy accumulation of Technetium-99m was incidentally detected in the two sites of the anterior neck...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443573/the-normal-and-tumour-tissue-mrna-expressions-of-telomerase-complex-genes-in-several-types-of-cancer
#13
Emel Çalışkan Can, M Can Atalay, Ece Miser Salihoğlu, Ülkü Yalçıntaş Arslan, H Bolkan Şimşek, Sevgi Yardım Akaydın
AIMS: The aim of this study is to investigate the changes in mRNA expression levels of telomerase related significant proteins in several types of cancer. METHODS: Human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT), pontin, reptin and dyskerin expressions were measured in normal and tumour tissues obtained from 26 patients with colorectal, breast, and gastric cancers, using real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) method. RESULTS: For all the patients, no significant difference was found in mRNA expressions of hTERT and dyskerin (p>0...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443568/the-compartment-syndrome-associated-with-deep-vein-thrombosis-due-to-rattlesnake-bite-a-case-report
#14
Radu Ciprian Tincu, Zoie Ghiorghiu, Dana Tomescu, Radu Alexandru Macovei
BACKGROUND: Snakebite is a health issue specific to some parts of the world, especially in the tropical area, where it produces many victims. The main clinical damage caused by snake bite involves hemotoxic, neurotoxic and myotoxic reactions. It is also established that the importance of systemic impairment varies according to individual factors and are related to organ dysfunction, shock or hypotension. We report the case of a young woman suffering from snakebite who developed deep vein thrombosis and compartment syndrome...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443563/nonthrombotic-pulmonary-embolism-due-to-liver-hydatic-cyst-a-case-report
#15
Ahmet Şahpaz, Azem İrez, Hatice Gülbeyaz, Mustafa Talip Şener, Ahmet Nezih Kök
BACKGROUND: A nonthrombotic pulmonary embolism is defined as embolization to the pulmonary circulation. It may be caused by microorganisms, foreign bodies, different cell types or gas in the pulmonary circulation. Nonthrombotic emboli may cause a severe inflammatory reaction, both in the systemic and pulmonary circulation, as well as in the lungs. Pulmonary hydatid cyst-induced embolization is a rare complication of heart or liver hydatid cysts. CASE REPORT: We describe the fatal case of a 15-year-old boy without any known prior illness who was admitted to the hospital after feeling unwell and dropping to the ground while playing ball...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443600/retroauricular-approach-for-targeted-cochlear-therapy-experiments-in-wistar-albino-rats
#16
Selçuk Mülazimoğlu, Emre Ocak, Gülşah Kaygusuz, Mustafa Kürşat Gökcan
BACKGROUND: As the idea of stem cell technology in the treatment of sensorial hearing loss has emerged over the past decades, the need for in vivo models for related experiments becomes explicit. One of the most common experimental models for inner ear stem cell delivery experiments is the Wistar albino rat (WAR). AIMS: To investigate the surgical anatomy of the temporal bone of the WAR with respect to the dissection steps, operative techniques, and potential pitfalls from surgery...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443598/evaluation-of-inferior-turbinate-stroma-with-ultrasound-elastography-in-allergic-rhinitis-patients
#17
Göksel Turhal, Sercan Göde, Ceyda Tunakan Dalgıç, Aytül Zerrin Sin, Erkan Kısmalı, İsa Kaya, Arın Öztürk, Özlem Göksel, Raşit Midilli, Kerem Öztürk, Bülent Karcı
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of allergic rhinitis is primarily based on history, physical examination and allergy testing. A technique that noninvasively evaluates the soft tissue changes in the nasal mucosa of allergic rhinitis patients has not been defined. AIMS: To assess nasal mucosal changes and measure the submucosal fibrosis in allergic rhinitis patients with sonoelastography. STUDY DESIGN: Case control study Methods: Eighty-eight turbinates of 44 patients were included in the study...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443596/lack-of-association-between-toll-like-receptor-2-polymorphisms-r753q-and-a-16934t-and-atopic-dermatitis-in-children-from-thrace-region-of-turkey
#18
Can Ceren, Mehtap Yazıcıoğlu, Hakan Gürkan, Adnan Görgülü, Necdet Süt
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the most common chronic inflammatory skin disease. A complex interaction of both genetic and environmental factors is thought to contribute to the disease. Recently relations between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of toll-like receptors (TLRs) and AD have been reported. AIMS: The aim of the study was to evaluate whether SNPs in the TLR2 gene c.2258C>T (R753Q) (rs5743708) and TLR2 c.-148+1614T>A (A-16934T) (rs4696480) (NM_0032643) are associated with AD in Turkish children...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443595/evaluation-of-the-diagnostic-role-of-bedside-lung-ultrasonography-in-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-in-the-emergency-department
#19
Hüseyin Acar, Serkan Yılmaz, Elif Yaka, Nurettin Özgür Doğan, Asım Enes Özbek, Murat Pekdemir
BACKGROUND: Despite the existence of detailed consensus guidelines, challenges continue to exist regarding efficient, appropriate and safe imaging methods for the diagnosis of suspected pulmonary embolism. AIMS: This study was conducted to investigate the role of wedge sign, B-lines and pleural effusion seen on bedside lung ultrasound in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. STUDY DESIGN: Diagnostic accuracy study. METHODS: During the first evaluation of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, bedside lung ultrasound was performed, and the B-lines, wedge sign, and pleural effusion were investigated...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443594/diastolic-electrocardiographic-parameters-predict-implantable-device-detected-asymptomatic-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Ahmet İlker Tekkeşin, Yalçın Velibey, Ceyhan Türkkan, Ahmet Taha Alper, Yasin Çakıllı, Tolga Sinan Güvenç, Ozan Tanık, Adnan Kaya, Özlem Yıldırımtürk, Nazmiye Özbilgin, Özge Güzelburç, Ahmet Öz, Regayip Zehir, Kadir Gürkan
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinically significant arrhythmia. It is now established that atrial high rate episodes (AHRE) correlate highly with AF. AIMS: Present study aimed to investigate the relation between diastolic electrocardiographic parameters and subclinical AF detected by cardiac implantable electronic devices. STUDY DESIGN: This study was cross-sectional study that included a total of 203 patients who had a DDDR pacemaker due to sinus node dysfunction...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
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