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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226320/impaired-pulmonary-function-in-patients-with-psoriasis
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Didem Didar Balci, Ebru Celik, Sebahat Genc, Muhammet Murat Çelik, Mehmet Ugur Inan
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. There is no study on the spirometric pulmonary function testing in patients with psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the spirometric parameters in patients with psoriasis and controls. METHODS: Ninety-six patients with psoriasis and 60 sex- and age-matched control subjects were included in this study. Spirometric pulmonary function testing, including percent forced vital capacity (FVC%), percent forced expiratory volume in the 1st second (FEV1%), forced expiratory flow at 25-75% of FVC (FEF25-75%), and FEV1/FVC ratio, was performed in all study subjects...
February 23, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219575/how-to-clamp-and-bypass-if-there-is-single-artery-supply-to-the-head-and-that-contains-severe-stenosis
#2
Murat Ugurlucan, Yilmaz Onal, Didem Melis Oztas, Omer Ali Sayin, Kubilay Aydin, Ufuk Alpagut
Takayasu arteritis manifests with arterial occlusions and aneurysms. Revascularization is sometimes challenging, especially when carotid arteries are affected. In this report, we present a carotid artery revascularization technique in a patient who was admitted with orthostatic and postprandial transient ischemic attacks, resulting in a diagnosis of bilaterally occluded subclavian and vertebral arteries, occluded left common carotid artery, and severely stenosed right common carotid artery. Clamping of the right carotid artery was a challenge; however, our technique provides a neurologically safe revascularization...
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218688/determinants-of-health-care-services-utilization-among-first-generation-afghan-migrants-in-istanbul
#3
Qais Alemi, Carl Stempel, Patrick Marius Koga, Valerie Smith, Didem Danis, Kelly Baek, Susanne Montgomery
There is insufficient empirical evidence on the correlates of health care utilization of irregular migrants currently living in Turkey. The aim of this study was to identify individual level determinants associated with health service and medication use. One hundred and fifty-five Afghans completed surveys assessing service utilization including encounters with primary care physicians and outpatient specialists in addition to the use of prescription and nonprescription medicines. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were employed to examine associations between service use and a range of predisposing, enabling, and perceived need factors...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212510/impact-of-paint-shop-decanter-effluents-on-biological-treatability-of-automotive-industry-wastewater
#4
Didem Güven, Oytun Hanhan, Elif Ceren Aksoy, Güçlü Insel, Emine Çokgör
A lab-scale Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) was implemented to investigate biological treatability and kinetic characteristics of paint shop wastewater (PSW) together with main stream wastewater (MSW) of a bus production factory. Readily biodegradable and slowly biodegradable COD fractions of MWS were determined by respirometric analysis: 4.2% (SS), 10.4% (SH) and 59.3% (XS). Carbon and nitrogen removal performance of the SBR feeding with MSW alone were obtained as 89% and 58%, respectively. When PSW was introduced to MSW, both carbon and nitrogen removal were deteriorated...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187956/cytotoxic-and-apoptotic-effects-of-the-combination-of-palladium-ii-5-5-diethylbarbiturate-complex-with-bis-2-pyridylmethyl-amine-and-curcumin-on-non-small-lung-cancer-cell-lines
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Duygu Tunc, Egemen Dere, Didem Karakas, Buse Cevatemre, Veysel Turan Yilmaz, Engin Ulukaya
Metal-based chemotherapeutics such as cisplatin are widely used treatment of lung cancer which is the major cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Recent studies demonstrated that novel metal-based compounds have strong cytotoxic activity in a similar way as cisplatin. Therefore, metal-based compounds have been synthesized and investigated in order to determine their cytotoxic activities. It has been also reported curcumin, which has been derived from turmeric plant, has powerful cytotoxic effect on various cancer cell lines...
January 28, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184327/the-effects-of-monosodium-glutamate-and-tannic-acid-on-adult-rats
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Ibrahim Ugur Calis, Didem Turgut Cosan, Faruk Saydam, Umut Kerem Kolac, Ahu Soyocak, Hulyam Kurt, Hasan Veysi Gunes, Varol Sahinturk, Fezan Sahin Mutlu, Zeynep Ozdemir Koroglu, Irfan Degirmenci
BACKGROUND: Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a widely-used flavor enhancer and stabilizer in ready-made or packaged foods. The excessive use of MSG has been shown to increase oxidative stress in different organ systems and causes glucose metabolism disorders, obesity, and coronary diseases. OBJECTIVES: In this study, the antioxidant activity of tannic acid was investigated experimentally with respect to its protective effects against overdosed MSG-induced oxidative stress in rats...
October 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179401/high-serum-soluble-cd200-levels-in-patients-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
#7
Funda Sari, Saadet Gumuslu, Ramazan Cetinkaya, Metin Sarikaya, Arzu Didem Yalcin
CD200 is a novel immune-effective molecule, existing in a cell membrane-bound form, as well as in a soluble form in serum, which performs to modulate inflammatory and acquired immune responses. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is characterized by the development of large renal cysts and progressive loss of renal function. As defects in cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of renal tubular epithelial cells occur in ADPKD, we asked whether serum soluble CD200 might underlie and effect on ADPKD...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167895/a-comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-varenicline-and-bupropion-and-an-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-the-medications-in-the-context-of-the-smoking-cessation-programme
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Ali Ramazan Benli, Selman Erturhan, Muhammet Ali Oruc, Pinar Kalpakci, Didem Sunay, Yeltekin Demirel
BACKGROUND: Within the context of the support program for smoking cessation, initiated by the Turkish Ministry of Health in 2011, those who present at 'smoking cessation' centres and are found to be suitable for pharmacological treatment are given varenicline and bupropion free of charge. As the smoking cessation programme is centralized, the selection of the medication is made randomly to provide a fixed distribution rate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of both varenicline and bupropion in smoking cessation and to evaluate the effect of the smoking cessation programme...
2017: Tobacco Induced Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156153/should-multifocal-papillary-thyroid-carcinomas-classified-as-t1a-having-the-sum-of-tumor-diameters-1-2-centimeter-be-reclassified-as-t1b
#9
Abbas Ali Tam, Didem Ozdemir, Berna Evranos Ogmen, Sevgul Fakı, Ersin Gurkan Dumlu, Aylin Kılıc Yazgan, Reyhan Ersoy, Bekir Cakır
OBJECTIVE: Considering the diameter of the largest tumor while determining T stage in multifocal papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (PTMC) might cause underestimation of tumoral stage. We aimed to investigate the effect of total tumor diameter (TTD) on TNM classification in multifocal T1a PTMCs. METHODS: T1 tumors were grouped as T1a and T1b according to 7th TNM edition. For patients with multifocal T1a, TTD (the sum of the maximal diameter of each foci) was calculated and these patients were further subgrouped as TTD ≤1 cm and TTD 1-2 cm...
February 3, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124301/size-stability-and-porosity-of-mesoporous-nanoparticles-characterized-with-light-scattering
#10
Martti Kaasalainen, Vladimir Aseyev, Eva von Haartman, Didem Şen Karaman, Ermei Mäkilä, Heikki Tenhu, Jessica Rosenholm, Jarno Salonen
Silicon-based mesoporous nanoparticles have been extensively studied to meet the challenges in the drug delivery. Functionality of these nanoparticles depends on their properties which are often changing as a function of particle size and surrounding medium. Widely used characterization methods, dynamic light scattering (DLS), and transmission electron microscope (TEM) have both their weaknesses. We hypothesize that conventional light scattering (LS) methods can be used for a rigorous characterization of medium sensitive nanoparticles' properties, like size, stability, and porosity...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120441/prevalence-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-among-individuals-aged-50%C3%A2-years-and-over-and-its-effect-on-the-quality-of-life-in-a-semi-rural-area-of-western-turkey
#11
Didem Arslantas, Mehmet E Gokler, Alaettin Unsal, Barbaros Başeskioğlu
OBJECTIVES: The number of individuals with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) is increasing as the average age of the men in the community increases. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of LUTS and to assess the quality of life in men aged 50 years and older in Sivrihisar. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in men aged over 50 years and included 450 subjects. The quality of life was evaluated using the SF-36 Health-Related Quality of Life Scale and the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) to assess the presence and severity of LUTS...
January 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117002/b3-adrenoceptor-control-of-lower-gen%C3%A4-tour%C3%A4-nary-tract-organs-and-funct%C3%A4-on-in-male-an-overv%C3%A4-ew
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Ecem Kaya, Suresh C Sikka, Didem Yilmaz Oral, Isil Ozakca, Serap Gur
BACKGROUND: The sympathetic nervous system is one component of the nervous regulatory system of the physiological function of the lower genitourinary tract. Our knowledge on the role of this sympathetic system has advanced during the last decade due to the characterization of b3-adrenoceptors (b3-ARs) in the urogenital system. OBJECTIVE: This review focuses on the pharmacological and molecular evidence supporting the functional roles of β3-AR in male genitourinary tissues of various species...
January 20, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112451/calreticulin-is-a-fine-tuning-molecule-in-epibrassinolide-induced-apoptosis-through-activating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-colon-cancer-cells
#13
Pinar Obakan-Yerlikaya, Elif Damla Arisan, Ajda Coker-Gurkan, Kaan Adacan, Utku Özbey, Berna Somuncu, Didem Baran, Narçin Palavan-Ünsal
Epibrassinolide (EBR), a member of brassinostreoids plant hormones with cell proliferation promoting role in plants, is a natural polyhydroxysteroid with structural similarity to steroid hormones of vertebrates. EBR has antiproliferative and apoptosis-inducing effect in various cancer cells. Although EBR has been shown to affect survival and mitochondria-mediated apoptosis pathways in a p53-independent manner, the exact molecular targets of EBR are still under investigation. Our recent SILAC (Stable Isotope Labeling by Amino Acids in Cell Culture) data showed that the most significantly altered protein after EBR treatment was calreticulin (CALR)...
January 23, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109637/congenital-mirror-movements-in-a-patient-with-alpha-dystroglycanopathy-due-to-a-novel-pomk-mutation
#14
Didem Ardicli, Rahsan Gocmen, Beril Talim, Rosanne Sprute, Goknur Haliloglu, Sebahattin Cirak, Haluk Topaloglu
Dystroglycanopathies are a heterogeneous group of muscular dystrophies often associated with variable brain and eye involvement. Glycosylated alpha-dystroglycan (ADG) plays a key role in the development and stability of basement membranes as well as organizing axon guidance in the central nervous system. Congenital mirror movements, either isolated or in association with several genetic syndromes, are defined as inability to perform unimanual movements. We report an adolescent boy with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy due to ADG deficiency and coexisting congenital mirror movements...
March 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109462/can-ratio-of-the-biggest-tumor-diameter-to-total-tumor-diameter-be-a-new-parameter-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-agressive-and-favorable-multifocal-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma
#15
Abbas Ali Tam, Didem Özdemir, Neslihan Çuhacı, Hüsniye Başer, Ahmet Dirikoç, Cevdet Aydın, Aylin Kılıç Yazgan, Reyhan Ersoy, Bekir Çakır
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the usefulness of a new parameter -ratio of the biggest tumor diameter to total tumor diameter- for the differentiation of agressive and favorable papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (PTMC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The diameter of the biggest tumor focus was taken as the primary tumor diameter. Total tumor diameter was calculated as the sum of the maximal diameter of each lesion. Ratio of primary tumor diameter to total tumor diameter was defined as tumor diameter ratio (TDR)...
February 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081353/clinical-correlation-between-the-6-min-walk-test-andcardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#16
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/28074456/therapeutic-efficacy-of-tadalafil-and-eriythropoietin-in-experimental-spinal-cord-injury
#17
Çağrı Kökoğlu, Emre Delen, Ali Arslantaş, Didem Arslantaş, Burcu Kökoğlu, Zühtü Özbek, Sema Uslu, Ahmet Tolgay Akıncı
BACKGROUND: This experimental study was an investigation of the efficacy of erythropoietin and tadalafil in rats with induced spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: Thirty-five Sprague Dawley rats were distributed into 5 groups. First group was used for normal biochemical values. Spinal cord injury was induced in 4 remaining groups with clip compression technique after laminectomy process to T10 vertebra. Second group was designated solvent group and received 1 cc physiological serum after injury...
November 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065360/intracavernous-injection-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-mononuclear-cells-improves-erectile-dysfunction-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#18
Tugba Cengiz, Ecem Kaya, Didem Yilmaz Oral, Isil Ozakca, Nur Bayatli, Arzu Zeynep Karabay, Tugba Altun Ensari, Tuna Karahan, Enis Yilmaz, Serap Gur
INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) worsens in men with diabetes. Human umbilical cord blood (HUCB), because of its widespread availability and low immunogenicity, is a valuable source for stem cell-based therapies. AIM: To determine the effect of intracavernous injection of HUCB mononuclear cells (MNCs) on ED in rats with diabetes induced by streptozotocin. METHODS: Thirty adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were equally divided into three groups: (i) control, (ii) diabetes induced by streptozotocin (35 mg/kg intravenously for 8 weeks), and (iii) diabetic rats treated with MNCs (1 × 10(6) cells by intracavernosal injection)...
January 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058139/the-effect-of-anakinra-on-paclitaxel-induced-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
#19
Ufuk Kuyrukluyıldız, İlke Küpeli, Zehra Bedir, Özgür Özmen, Didem Onk, Bahadır Süleyman, Renad Mammadov, Halis Süleyman
OBJECTIVE: Paclitaxel is used in the treatment of cancer, and it may cause interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β)-related peripheral neuropathic pain. While our primary aim was to investigate the analgesic efficacy of an IL-1β antagonist, a secondary outcome was to assess whether a correlation exists between analgesic effects and antioxidant activity. METHODS: A total of 24 albino Wistar male rats were divided into the following groups: paclitaxel-control, paclitaxel+50 mg kg(-1) anakinra, paclitaxel+100 mg kg(-1) anakinra and healthy group (HG)...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055269/targeting-the-pd-1-pathway-a-new-hope-for-gastrointestinal-cancers
#20
Burak Bilgin, Mehmet A N Sendur, Muhammed Bülent Akıncı, Didem Şener Dede, Bülent Yalçın
BACKGROUND: VEGF, HER2 and EGFR targeted agents are currently used in gastric, esophageal and colorectal cancers. However, treatment outcomes are still poor in most gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. Immune checkpoints are one of the most promising immunotherapy approaches. In this review article, we aim to discuss the efficacy and safety of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapies in GI cancers, including gastric, esophageal and colorectal cancer in published or reported recent studies. SCOPE: A literature search was made from PubMed and ASCO Annual Meeting abstracts by using the following search keywords: "nivolumab", "pembrolizumab", "avelumab", "GI cancers" "anti-PD1 therapy" and "anti-PD-L1 therapy"...
January 31, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
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