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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597761/metabolic-and-functional-evaluation-of-the-heart-and-lungs-in-pulmonary-hypertension-by-gated-2-18f-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose-positron-emission-tomography
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Didem Saygin, Kristin B Highland, Samar Farha, Margaret Park, Jacqueline Sharp, Emir Charles Roach, W H Wilson Tang, James D Thomas, Serpil C Erzurum, Donald R Neumann, Frank P DiFilippo
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is associated with a metabolic shift towards glycolysis in both the right ventricle and lung. This results in increased glucose uptake to compensate for the lower energy yield of glycolysis, which creates a potential for 2-[18F] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) to be a useful tool in the evaluation of participants with PH. We investigated the utility of PET for PH by comparing FDG-PET uptake in the right ventricle and lungs in 30 participants with PH and eight healthy controls and correlating these measurements with echocardiographic (ECHO) measurements and other traditional assessments commonly used in PH...
April 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579153/outcomes-of-external-septorhinoplasty-in-a-turkish-male-population
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Gamze Didem Kilci, Engin Başer, Ayşegül Verim, Ömer Faruk Çalim, Bayram Veyseller, Orhan Özturan, Ahmet Altintaş, Mustafa Çelik
INTRODUCTION: The first and one of the most important steps in facial plastic surgery is accurate preoperative facial analysis and recording of data that may help the surgeon to check the outcomes of his/her techniques, promoting a surgeon's professional development. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the esthetic outcomes of external septorhinoplasty (SRP) relevant to ethnic facial harmony and to investigate the relationship of the columellar incision scar with the type of skin and columellar incision type in a Turkish population...
May 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579067/the-beneficial-effect-of-fesoterodine-a-competitive-muscarinic-receptor-antagonist-on-erectile-dysfunction-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Didem Yilmaz-Oral, Nur Bayatli, Serap Gur
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the possible role of fesoterodine (a competitive muscarinic receptor antagonist) on erectile dysfunction (ED) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 16 adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were equally divided into control and diabetic group. Diabetes was induced by a single intravenous injection of streptozotocin (25-35mg/kg). In vivo erectile responses were evaluated by the stimulation of cavernosal nerves and repeated after intracavernosal injection of fesoterodine (1µM) in rats...
June 1, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577450/n-acetylcysteine-induced-vasodilatation-is-modulated-by-katp-channels-na-k-atpase-activity-and-intracellular-calcium-concentration-an-in-vitro-study
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Özden Vezir, Ülkü Çömelekoğlu, Nehir Sucu, Ali Erdinç Yalın, Şakir Necat Yılmaz, Serap Yalın, Fatma Söğüt, Selma Yaman, Kezban Kibar, Merih Akkapulu, Meryem İlkay Koç, Didem Seçer
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channel, Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity, and intracellular calcium levels on the vasodilatory effect of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in thoracic aorta by using electrophysiological and molecular techniques. METHODS: Rat thoracic aorta ring preparations and cultured thoracic aorta cells were divided into four groups as control, 2mM NAC, 5mM NAC, and 10mM NAC. Thoracic aorta rings were isolated from rats for measurements of relaxation responses and Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity...
March 31, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559981/examination-of-histopathological-changes-of-scalpel-monopolar-bipolar-and-thermocautery-applications-in-rat-experimental-circumcision-model
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Ahmet Ali Tuncer, Mehmet Fatih Bozkurt, Altınay Bayraktaroğlu, Halit Buğra Koca, Ismet Doğan, Salih Çetinkursun, Didem Baskın Embleton
This study endeavors to analyze the effects of thermocautery, bipolar cautery, monopolar cautery, and the scalpel to show that the thermocautery is a safe device to be used in circumcision. Twenty-four rats were assigned to 4 different groups: the scalpel, thermocautery, bipolar cautery, and monopolar cautery groups. Circumcisions were performed using the scalpel, thermocautery, bipolar cautery, or monopolar cautery devices. The circumcised foreskin was removed for histopathological analysis. The circumcision techniques were compared in terms of the depth of injury on the prepuce...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554748/nephrogenic-adenoma-of-the-urinary-tract-a-6-year-single-center-experience
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Didem Turcan, Mustafa Fuat Acikalin, Evrim Yilmaz, Funda Canaz, Deniz Arik
BACKGROUND: Nephrogenic adenoma is an uncommon benign lesion that occurs at several sites in urinary tract, from the renal pelvis to urethra, with the highest frequency in urinary bladder. Nephrogenic adenoma displays a broad spectrum of architectural and cytological features. Hence, recognition of its characteristic histopathological features is needed to distinguish this lesion from its mimickers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective series of 21 cases of nephrogenic adenoma in 18 patients, which were diagnosed in our department between 2010 and 2016, were analyzed...
March 25, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523038/a-comparison-of-preoperative-and-postoperative-testicular-volume-and-blood-flow-in-patients-with-inguinal-hernia-hydrocele-and-cord-cyst-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Ahmet Ali Tuncer, Tamer Peker, Mehtap Berke Acar, Didem Baskin Embleton, Salih Cetinkursun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of inguinal operations performed with a modified Ferguson technique upon testicular volume and blood flow. METHODS: This study involved 23 children receiving surgery for inguinal hernia, hydrocele, and cord cyst. This was a prospective study performed between April 2016 and June 2016 in a medical faculty pediatric surgery unit. The color Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) was used to assess testicular volume and blood flow before and after a modified Ferguson technique surgery...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516091/treatment-of-dacron-grafting-dilatation-with-endovascular-stent-graft%C3%A4-ng
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Murat Ugurlucan, Didem Melis Oztas, Yilmaz Onal, Cagla Canbay, Omer Ali Sayin, Mehmet Barburoglu, Muslum Ercument Filik, Deniz Ocal, Mehmet Buget, Bulent Acunas, Ufuk Alpagut
Dacron grafts are frequently used during surgical revascularization procedures. Complications including graft thrombosis and infection are well known; however, aneurysm formation is extremely rare. In this report, we describe dilatation of a Dacron graft detected four years after aortobifemoral bypass procedure in a 50-year-old male patient who was treated with endovascular stent grafting.
October 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483731/evaluation-of-patients-with-cystic-echinococcosis
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Emine Türkoğlu, Neşe Demirtürk, Havva Tünay, Murat Akıcı, Gürhan Öz, Didem Baskin Embleton
OBJECTIVE: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a globally prevalent zoonotic disease. METHODS: Demographic, clinical, laboratory, and follow-up data of patients between May 2009 and 2015 were retrospectively analyzed by screening data from a hospital automation system. RESULTS: A total of 238 (females, n=139 and males, n=99) patients with a mean age of 40.6±20.58 years were included. Less than half (40.8%) of the patients were living in the countryside...
March 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465260/is-ultrasonographically-detected-nodule-diameter-concordant-with-pathological-tumor-size
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Muhammet Cuneyt Bilginer, Didem Ozdemir, Husniye Baser, Hayriye Tatli Dogan, Abdussamed Yalcin, Reyhan Ersoy, Bekir Cakir
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to compare preoperative ultrasonographical and postoperative histopathological diameters of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) lesions and investigate possible factors that can predict the discordance between two measurements. METHODS: Data of patients with histopathologically confirmed DTC were reviewed retrospectively. Nodules evaluated by preoperative US were matched with histopathologically examined nodules. Incidental tumors and nodules that can not be matched in US and histopathology reports were excluded...
June 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438279/can-kinesio-tape-be-used-as-an-ankle-training-method-in-the-rehabilitation-of-the-stroke-patients
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Belma Fusun Koseoglu, Asuman Dogan, Hilmi Umut Tatli, Didem Sezgin Ozcan, Cemile Sevgi Polat
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of the kinesio tape application to the tibialis anterior on rehabilitation outcomes of the stroke patients. DESIGN AND SETTING: Twenty patients with stroke were allocated into two groups: the first group of ten patients was assigned to receive kinesio tape in addition to the conventional rehabilitation program while a second group of 10 patients was assigned to receive a conventional rehabilitation program only. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The clinical variables and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) were evaluated at baseline and at the end of the forth week...
May 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432510/epilithic-diatom-assemblages-and-their-relationships-with-environmental-variables-in-the-nil%C3%A3-fer-stream-basin-bursa-turkey
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Didem Karacaoğlu, Nurhayat Dalkıran
Patterns of epilithic diatom species distribution in relation to environmental variables from 12 sampling sites on the main stream and some of its tributaries in the Nilüfer Stream Basin were determined using multivariate statistical techniques. The stream basin has been heavily influenced by anthropogenic effects. The upper part of the basin that is distant from pollution sources mostly has a spring water quality, while the lower part where the stream flows through the urban area and receives domestic and industrial wastewater has a quite low quality...
May 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425266/nitroglycerin-challenge-induces-lateralized-headache-in-nasociliarynerve-ligated-rats-implications-for-chronic-migraine
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Didem Akçali, Ahmet Deniz Belen, Avni Babacan, Hayrunnisa Bolay
BACKGROUND/AIM: Chronic migraine is a common debilitating disease with limited treatment options. We aimed to develop a novel model for chronic migraine by ligating the nasociliary nerve (NCL) and administering nitroglycerin (NTG) to exacerbate acute headache attacks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Exacerbation of the headache was induced by NTG (10 mg/kg, subcutaneously) administered to male Wistar rats (n = 36) 14 days following unilateral NCL. Cutaneous and cold allodynia was tested using Von Frey (VF) filaments and acetone, respectively...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408933/endovascular-stent-grafting-for-aortic-arch-aneurysm-in-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease-following-aortic-arch-debranching-and-aortobifemoral-reconstruction
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Didem Melis Oztas, Cagla Canbay, Yilmaz Onal, Metin Onur Beyaz, Omer Ali Sayin, Mehmet Barburoglu, Mehmet Buget, Mesut Yornuk, Aziz Ari, Murat Ugurlucan, Bulent Acunas, Ufuk Alpagut, Enver Dayioglu
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms constitutes high mortality and morbidity rates despite improvements in surgery, anesthesia, and technology. Endovascular stent grafting may be an alternative therapy with lower risks when compared with conventional techniques. However, sometimes the branches of the aortic arch may require transport to the proximal segments prior to successful thoracic aortic endovascular stent grafting. Atherosclerosis is accounted among the etiology of both aneurysms and occlusive diseases that can coexist in the same patient...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407292/internalized-stigma-in-psoriasis-a-multicenter-study
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Erkan Alpsoy, Mualla Polat, Bilge FettahlıoGlu-Karaman, Ayse Serap Karadag, Pelin Kartal-Durmazlar, Basak YalCın, Selma Emre, Didem Didar-Balcı, Asli Bilgic-Temel, Ercan Arca, Rafet Koca, Kamer Gunduz, Murat Borlu, Tulin Ergun, Seval Dogruk-Kacar, Ayca Cordan-Yazici, Pınar Dursun, Ozlem BilgiC, Serap Gunes-Bilgili, Neslihan Sendur, Ozge Baysal, Ibrahim Halil-Yavuz, Gizem Yagcioglu, Ertan Yilmaz, Ufuk Kavuzlu, Yesim Senol
Internalized stigma is the adoption of negative attitudes and stereotypes of the society regarding a person's illness. It causes decreased self-esteem and life-satisfaction, increased depression and suicidality, and difficulty in coping with the illness. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the internalized stigma state of psoriatic patients and to identify the factors influencing internalized stigma. The secondary aim was to identify the correlation of internalized stigma with quality of life and perceived health status...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404539/a-national-registry-of-thalassemia-in-turkey-demographic-and-disease-characteristics-of-patients-achievements-and-challenges-in-prevention
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Yeşim Aydınok, Yeşim Oymak, Berna Atabay, Gönül Aydoğan, Akif Yeşilipek, Selma Ünal, Yurdanur Kılınç, Banu Oflaz, Mehmet Akın, Canan Vergin, Melike Sezgin Evim, Ümran Çalışkan, Şule Ünal, Ali Bay, Elif Kazancı, Dilber Talia İleri, Didem Atay, Türkan Patıroğlu, Selda Kahraman, Murat Söker, Mediha Akcan, Aydan Akdeniz, Mustafa Büyükavcı, Güçhan Alanoğlu, Özcan Bör, Nur Soyer, Nihal Özdemir Karadaş, Ezgi Uysalol, Meral Türker, Arzu Akçay, Süheyla Ocak, Adalet Meral Güneş, Hüseyin Tokgöz, Zümrüt Uysal, Naci Tiftik, Zeynep Karakaş
Turkish Society of Pediatric Hematology set up a National Hemoglobinopathy Registry to demonstrate demographic and disease characteristics of patients, and assessed the efficacy of hemoglobinopathy control program (HCP) over 10 years in Turkey. A total of 2046 patients from 27 Thalassemia Centers were registered in which 1988 were eligible for analysis. This cohort mainly comprised patients with β-thalassemia major (n=1658, 83.4%) and intermedia (n=215, 10.8%). The majority of patients were accumulated into the costal areas of Turkey...
April 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403346/the-effects-of-ozone-on-bacterial-growth-and-thiol-disulphide-homeostasis-in-vascular-graft-infection-caused-by-mrsa-in-rats
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Barcin Ozturk, Tunay Kurtoglu, Selim Durmaz, Leyla Didem Kozaci, Filiz Abacigil, Bulent Ertugrul, Ozcan Erel
Purpose: To investigate the microbiological, inflammatory and oxidant effects of adjuvant ozone administration in experimental rat vascular graft infection model which has not been previously investigated. Methods: Forty adult Wistar rats were divided into Sham, Control, Vancomycin, Ozone, Vancomycin+Ozone groups. Grafts were inoculated with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain and implanted subcutaneously. Rats were treated intraperitoneally with ozone and /or intramuscularly with vancomycin for 10 days...
March 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370914/superficial-cutaneous-hemorrhagic-lesions-in-three-mycosis-fungoides-patients-using-acitretin
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Can Baykal, Gizem Pınar Sun, K Didem Yazganoğlu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 31, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360801/relationship-between-impulsivity-and-serum-oxytocin-in-male-children-and-adolescents-with-attention-deficit-and-hyperactivity-disorder-a-preliminary-study
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Esra Demirci, Sevgi Özmen, Didem Behice Öztop
INTRODUCTION: Here we aimed to determine the relationship between oxytocin levels and impulsivity, which is an important aspect at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) clinics. METHODS: The study population comprised 40 ADHD patients diagnosed based on the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Age Children-Present and Lifetime version, without other psychiatric disorders and chronic diseases aged between 8 and 15 years. The control group comprised 40 healthy, age-matched, male children and adolescents who voluntarily participated in the study...
December 2016: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333399/evaluation-of-surface-roughness-characteristics-using-atomic-force-microscopy-and-inspection-of-microhardness-following-resin-infiltration-with-icon-%C3%A2
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Elif Beril Gurdogan, Didem Ozdemir-Ozenen, Nuket Sandalli
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the surface roughness via atomic force microscopy (AFM) as well as to evaluate the microhardness values of Icon(®) in comparison with sound and demineralized enamel in a large subject group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Enamel samples were prepared from sound bovine incisors and randomly allocated into either AFM (n = 60) or microhardness (n = 60) groups. The AFM group was divided into control (n = 30) and Icon(®) (n = 30) subgroups...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
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