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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081354/is-there-a-difference-between-parkinson-disease-patients-and-a-control-group-in-terms-of-urinary-symptoms-and-quality-of-life
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Erdal Benli, Fahriye Feriha Özer, Yasemin Kaya, Tuba Şaziye Özcan, Ali Ayyıldız
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study is to research whether urinary symptoms and disruption of quality of life observed in Parkinson disease patients are different than those of their healthy peers. Additionally, whether these complaints were affected by characteristics such as age at onset of Parkinson disease, sex, disease duration, and severity was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study comprised a total of 79 individuals, 39 Parkinson patients and a control group of 40 individuals...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081353/clinical-correlation-between-the-6-min-walk-test-andcardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#2
Serap Acar, Sema Savcı, Didem Kardibak, Buse Özcan Kahraman, Bahri Akdeniz, Ebru Özpelit, Can Sevinç
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aims of the present study were to assess the relationship between the distance walked during the 6-min walk test (6MWT) and exercise capacity as determined by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and to investigate the prognostic value of the 6MWT in comparison to clinical parameters of CPET and echocardiography findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty PAH patients participated in the study...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081352/removing-the-specimen-with-traction-during-robotic-radical-prostatectomy-does-not-cause-a-positive-surgical-margin
#3
Serkan Altınova, Abidin Egemen İşgören, Ziya Akbulut, Muhammet Fuat Özcan, Abdullah Erdem Canda, Ali Fuat Atmaca, Mevlana Derya Balbay
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to gauge whether removal of a specimen with traction during robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy causes a positive surgical margin or not. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and sixty-nine patients with localized prostate cancer who underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy from 2009 to 2011 were included in the study. After dividing the patients into two groups, we recorded their characteristics and pre-op/post-op evaluations...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081351/the-effect-of-methylprednisolone-treatment-on-fibrinolysis-thecoagulation-system-and-blood-loss-in-cardiac-surgery
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Leila Ebrahimi, Maryam Kheirandish, Mahnoosh Foroughi
BACKGROUND/AIM: The purpose of this study was to examine steroid pretreatment in order to decrease postoperative coagulopathy disorders and bleeding. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized double-blinded study, the efficacy of low versus high doses of methylprednisolone on the coagulation system and postoperative bleeding was compared in patients who were undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The platelet response to agonists, D-dimer concentration, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1) antigens, and platelet receptors CD42b, CD62P, and CD41a were evaluated...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081350/the-effect-of-systemic-isotretinoin-treatment-on-skin-biophysicalparameters-among-patients-with-acne-vulgaris
#5
Emine Çölgeçen, Kemal Özyurt, Ayten Ferahbaş Kesikoğlu
BACKGROUND/AIM: Systemic isotretinoin has been widely considered an effective and safe medical treatment for severe and refractory acne for nearly 3 decades. However, it also appears to cause undesirable cutaneous side effects. The aim of this study was to prospectively measure biophysical parameters of skin function among patients with acne vulgaris before and after 3 months of isotretinoin therapy, including pH, temperature, sebum content, skin hydration, and transepidermal water loss...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081349/chrysin-prevents-brain-damage-caused-by-global-cerebralischemia-reperfusion-in-a-c57bl-j6-mouse-model
#6
Mehmet Akif Durak, Mustafa Namık Öztanır, Neşe Başak Türkmen, Osman Çiftçi, Aslı Taşlıdere, Mehmet Tecellioğlu, Arif Önder
BACKGROUND/AIM: The present study investigated the neuroprotective effects of chrysin (CRS) following global cerebral ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) in a C57BL/J6 mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 40 mice were equally divided into four groups: (1) sham-operated (SH = control), (2) global cerebral I/R (I/R), (3) CRS, and (4) CRS + I/R. In the I/R group, the bilateral carotid arteries were clipped for 15 min and the mice were treated with vehicle (corn oil) for 10 days...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081348/the-effect-of-basolateral-amygdala-nucleus-lesion-on-memory-under-acute-mid-and-chronic-stress-in-male-rats
#7
Hoda Ranjbar, Maryam Radahmadi, Hojjatallah Alaei, Parham Reisi, Sara Karimi
BACKGROUND/AIM: The basolateral amygdala (BLA) modulates memory for emotional events and is involved in both stress and memory. This study investigated different durations of stress and the role of BLA on serum corticosterone level and spatial and cognitive memory. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Different durations of stress (acute, mid, and chronic stress), with and without BLA lesion were induced in rats by 6 h/day restraint stress for 1, 7, and 21 days. Memory functions were evaluated by novel object recognition (NOR) and object location test (OLT)...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081347/virulence-factors-biofilm-forming-ability-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-urinary-escherichia-coli-strains-isolated-from-hospitalized-patients
#8
Barbara Kot, Jolanta Wicha, Agata Grużewska, Małgorzata Piechota, Katarzyna Wolska, Maria Obrębska
BACKGROUND/AIM: Escherichia coli is the most frequent cause of urinary tract infections. We investigated the possible associations between the origin of strains, antimicrobial resistance, the presence of urovirulence factors, and biofilm-forming ability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Antibiotic susceptibility of E. coli strains was tested by disk diffusion method. Hemagglutination assays were performed for phenotypic characterization of the cell surface. Multiplex PCR was used for detection of virulence genes and for determination of phylogenetic relationships...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081346/neuroprotective-effects-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cellsand-conditioned-medium-in-mechanically-injured-neuroblastoma-cells
#9
Mesut Mete, Işıl Aydemir, Ülkün Ünlü Ünsal, Yusuf Kurtuluş Duransoy, İbrahim Mehmet Tuğlu, Mehmet Selçuki
BACKGROUND/AIM: Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) possess self-renewal characteristics that distinguish them from other cell types. Recent studies have focused on the effects of conditioned medium (CM) that includes the extracellular matrix. Here we examined the neuroprotective effects of BMSCs and CM on damaged neuroblastoma cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cells were divided into five groups: 1) healthy controls, 2) damaged cells alone, 3) damaged cells treated with BMSCs, 4) damaged cells treated with CM, and 5) damaged cells treated with both BMSCs and CM...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081345/growing-oxa-23-type-strains-among-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-and-tigecycline-as-an-alternate-combination-therapy
#10
Şerife Altun, Zeliha Koçak Tufan, Belgin Altun, Ufuk Önde, Sami Kınıklı, Ali Pekcan Demiröz
BACKGROUND/AIM: The increasing prevalence and global spread of difficult-to-treat carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii has become a serious problem. The aim of this study is to investigate the resistance patterns and tigecycline sensitivity of carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii strains. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acinetobacter strains that were carbapenem-resistant and collected mainly from intensive care units were included into this study. The antibiotic sensitivity/resistance of the strains to other antibiotics and tigecycline were noted...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081344/peripheral-flt-3-ligand-levels-as-a-pathobiological-parameter-duringthe-clinical-course-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#11
Memduh Şahin, İbrahim Celalettin Haznedaroğlu, Demircan Özbalcı
BACKGROUND/AIM: FLT-3 ligand is a growth factor affecting the hematopoietic lineage. The aim of this study was to evaluate the variability of peripheral FLT-3 ligand during the clinical course of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four patients were enrolled in this study in order to assess alterations in the circulating levels of FLT-3 ligand during the clinical course of AML. RESULTS: We studied the association in the diagnostic period between the FLT-3 ligand and peripheral blood cells together with serum electrolytes...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081343/the-combined-effects-of-proteasome-inhibitor-bortezomib-with-topoisomerase-i-and-ii-inhibitors-on-topoisomerase-enzymes
#12
Emine Öksüzoğlu, Çiydem Tırınoğlu, Barış Kerimoğlu
BACKGROUND/AIM: DNA topoisomerases are ubiquitous enzymes that regulate conformational changes in DNA topology during essential cellular processes, and, for this reason, have been characterized as the cellular targets of a number of anticancer drugs. Bortezomib is a powerful proteasome inhibitor used in the treatment of hematological malignancies. In this study, we investigated the inhibitory effects of bortezomib on human topoisomerase I and II enzymes both alone and in combination modes with camptothecin and etoposide...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081342/exploring-cyp2b6-activity-by-measuring-the-presence-ofnevirapine-hydroxy-metabolites-in-plasma
#13
Suzana Mustafa, Norul Badriah Hassan, Soo Choon Tan, Ahmad Kashfi Ab Rahman, Lee Lee Low, Wan Nazirah Wan Yusuf
BACKGROUND/AIM: Nevirapine is a reverse-transcriptase inhibitor widely used in combination therapy to treat HIV infection. Nevirapine is extensively metabolized in the liver and CYP2B6 is mainly responsible for oxidation of 3-hydroxynevirapine (3-OH NVP). This study aims to explore CYP2B6 activity by measuring 2-hydroxynevirapine (2-OH NVP) and 3-OH NVP in plasma and to identify factors associated with nevirapine pharmacokinetic parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 112 patients were recruited and treated with nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081341/association-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-with-the-degree-ofinterstitial-lung-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis
#14
Nurhan Atilla, Gözde Yıldırım Çetin, Ayşe Balkarlı
BACKGROUND/AIM: Determining the severity of systemic sclerosis related interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) is based on clinical and radiological findings, inflammation marker levels, and carbon monoxide diffusing capacity of the lung (DLCO). Recently studies are ongoing for objective and easy markers. Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is shown to be a good marker for inflammation in recent clinical trials. In this study, we aimed to identify the possible relationship between NLR and carbon monoxide transfer coefficient (KCO) of SSc-ILD patients...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081340/importance-of-sonographic-paratracheal-lymph-node-evaluationin-early-autoimmune-thyroiditis
#15
Tuğrul Örmeci, Mukaddes Çolakoğulları, İsrafil Orhan, Bayram Ufuk Şakul
BACKGROUND/AIM: To review the sonographic views of paratracheal lymph nodes (PLNs) in the diagnosis and during different stages of autoimmune thyroiditis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Features of the PLNs (left and right), thyroid sonography, and laboratory data were investigated in 126 cases. Patients were divided into three groups by using thyroid sonographic criteria in the literature (group 1: control, group 2: early-stage/indeterminate, group 3: definite thyroiditis)...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081339/management-of-acute-postoperative-hypertension-for-reducing-cardiovascular-complications-in-cancer-patients-when-and-how-aggressively
#16
Ning Lou, Daofeng Wang, Zhi Wang, Wenfeng Ye, Xiao Liu
BACKGROUND/AIM: We sought to determine what factors cardiovascular complications (CVCs) correlate with in cancer patients with acute postoperative hypertension (APH) and to define when and how aggressively to treat this disorder in the present study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective observational study of cancer patients with postoperative hypertension at a single intensive care unit between July 2007 and June 2013 was conducted. The outcome of interest was the incidence of a CVC...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081338/new-immunohistochemical-markers-in-the-differential-diagnosisof-nonsmall-cell-lung-carcinoma
#17
Ferda Bir, Duygu Çeliker, Binnaz Fatma Evyapan, Arzu Yaren, Tamer Edirne
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate Napsin-A, NTRK-1, NTRK-2, Desmoglein-3, and Desmocollin-3 in the differential diagnosis and prognosis of nonsmall cell lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression of Napsin-A, NTRK-1, NTRK-2, and Desmoglein-3 was examined by immunohistochemistry in 50 squamous cell carcinomas and 50 adenocarcinomas. Desmocollin-3 was investigated in 29 squamous cell carcinoma and 29 adenocarcinoma cases. Associations between expression profiles of Napsin-A, NTRK-1, NTRK-2, Desmoglein-3, and Desmocollin-3 in lung cancers and clinicopathological variables were analyzed...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081337/do-anxiety-and-depression-statuses-differ-in-differentpolycystic-ovary-syndrome-phenotypes
#18
Derya Akdağ Cirik, Berna Dilbaz, Sezin Aksakal, Zeynep Kotan, Runa Özelçi, Funda Akpınar, Leyla Mollamahmutoğlu
BACKGROUND/AIM: To evaluate psychological parameters and health quality profiles in women with reproductive polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) phenotypes and age matched controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study groups included 101 women with PCOS (54 with the National Institutes of Health [NIH] phenotype and 47 with the non-NIH phenotype) and 49 healthy female controls. The participants completed anxiety and depression scales and four quality of life domains. RESULTS: We identified the women with PCOS as having a 3...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081336/the-factors-affecting-survival-in-patients-with-bronchiectasis
#19
Fatma Çiftçi, Elif Şen, Sevgi Behiye Saryal, Zeynep Pınar Önen, Banu Gülbay, Öznur Yıldız, Turan Acıcan, Gülseren Karabıyıkoğlu
BACKGROUND/AIM: There is limited information about the rate and modifiers of mortality in noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study enrolled a total of 56 bronchiectasis patients. Patients' body mass index, smoking habit, previous therapies, comorbid disorders, history of vaccination, bronchiectasis type and radiological extent, arterial blood gas analysis, respiratory function tests, and laboratory results were recorded. RESULTS: After a follow-up of 65...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081335/comparison-of-wire-guided-localization-and-radio-guided-occult-lesionlocalization-in-preoperative-localization-of-nonpalpable-breast-lesions
#20
Nazım Barış Kanat, Murat Tuncel, Tamer Aksoy, Ayşegül Fırat, Figen Demirkazık, Demirali Onat, Meltem Çağlar Tuncalı, Biray Emine Caner
BACKGROUND/AIM: Breast lesions that are not palpable on physical examination but considered suspicious for malignancy on mammography or ultrasonography should be marked before surgery. Wire-guided localization (WGL) is the most frequently used method for preoperative marking of nonpalpable breast lesions (NPBLs). An alternative is marking by a radioactive agent (radio-guided occult lesion localization; ROLL). The present study aimed to compare WGL and ROLL for preoperative marking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 25 patients marked by ROLL and 11 patients marked by WGL...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
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