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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780640/plasma-chemerin-levels-are-increased-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-with-high-thrombus-burden
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Ahmet Hakan Ateş, Uğur Arslan, Aytekin Aksakal, Ahmet Yanık, Metin Özdemir, Selim Kul
Objective: To investigate plasma chemerin levels in ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients and find out possible relationships between plasma chemerin levels and angiographic characteristics. Patients and Methods: Ninety-seven consecutive patients who presented with STEMI and underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with coronary stents were enrolled, and 30 age- and sex-matched patients with stable angina pectoris who underwent coronary angiography formed the control group...
2018: Cardiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779617/dysphagia-in-the-older-patient
#2
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Samia Nawaz, Ozlem E Tulunay-Ugur
Dysphagia in older adults is a challenging problem and necessitates a team approach. The key to effective management is recognition. Patients tend to dismiss their symptoms as normal aging; therefore, early diagnosis depends on the diligence of the primary care doctors. No diagnostic technique can replace the benefits of a thorough history, with a detailed understanding of nutritional status and aspiration risk. Although one of the main goals in management is to ensure safe swallowing, the impact of a nonoral diet on the quality of life of patients should not be underestimated...
May 17, 2018: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779020/acetaminophen-reduces-acute-and-persistent-incisional-pain-after-hysterectomy
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Onur Koyuncu, Sedat Hakimoglu, Mustafa Ugur, Cagla Akkurt, Selim Turhanoglu, Daniel Sessler, Alparslan Turan
OBJECTIVE: Acetaminophen is effective for acute surgical pain, but whether it reduces persistent incision pain remains unknown. We tested the primary hypothesis that patients given perioperative acetaminophen have less incisional pain three months after surgery. Our secondary hypotheses were that patients randomized to acetaminophen have less postoperative pain and analgesic consumption, and better functional recovery at three months. METHODS: 140 patients having abdominal hysterectomy were randomly assigned to: 1)intravenous acetaminophen (4 g/day for 72 postoperative hours); or, 2) saline placebo...
May 15, 2018: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777404/randomized-trial-comparing-resection-of-primary-tumor-with-no-surgery-in-stage-iv-breast-cancer-at-presentation-protocol-mf07-01
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Atilla Soran, Vahit Ozmen, Serdar Ozbas, Hasan Karanlik, Mahmut Muslumanoglu, Abdullah Igci, Zafer Canturk, Zafer Utkan, Cihangir Ozaslan, Turkkan Evrensel, Cihan Uras, Erol Aksaz, Aykut Soyder, Umit Ugurlu, Cavit Col, Neslihan Cabioglu, Betül Bozkurt, Ali Uzunkoy, Neset Koksal, Bahadir M Gulluoglu, Bulent Unal, Can Atalay, Emin Yıldırım, Ergun Erdem, Semra Salimoglu, Atakan Sezer, Ayhan Koyuncu, Gunay Gurleyik, Haluk Alagol, Nalan Ulufi, Uğur Berberoglu, Mustafa Dulger, Omer Cengiz, Efe Sezgin, Ronald Johnson
BACKGROUND: The MF07-01 trial is a multicenter, phase III, randomized, controlled study comparing locoregional treatment (LRT) followed by systemic therapy (ST) with ST alone for treatment-naïve stage IV breast cancer (BC) patients. METHODS: At initial diagnosis, patients were randomized 1:1 to either the LRT or ST group. All the patients were given ST either immediately after randomization or after surgical resection of the intact primary tumor. RESULTS: The trial enrolled 274 patients: 138 in the LRT group and 136 in the ST group...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776809/the-presence-of-fragmented-qrs-is-associated-with-increased-epicardial-adipose-tissue-and-subclinical-myocardial-dysfunction-in-healthy-individuals
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Mehmet Yaman, Ugur Arslan, Adil Bayramoglu, Osman Bektas, Zeki Yuksel Gunaydin, Ahmet Kaya
AIM: The aim of this study was to measure epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) and to assess left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function in a healthy population grouped according to the presence of fragmented QRS (fQRS). METHODS: In this prospective case-control study, the study population consisted of 308 healthy individuals who were divided into two groups according to the existence of fQRS: 180 fQRS(+) individuals (with fQRS), and 128 age- and gender-matched fQRS(-) individuals (without fQRS)...
May 15, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770869/curcumin-inhibits-autocrine-growth-hormone-mediated-invasion-and-metastasis-by-targeting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-and-polyamine-metabolism-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Ajda Coker-Gurkan, Merve Celik, Merve Ugur, Elif-Damla Arisan, Pinar Obakan-Yerlikaya, Zeynep Begum Durdu, Narcin Palavan-Unsal
Curcumin is assumed to be a plant-derived therapeutic drug that triggers apoptotic cell death in vitro and in vivo by affecting different molecular targets such as NF-κB. Phase I/II trial of curcumin alone or with chemotherapeutic drugs has been accomplished in pancreatic, colon, prostate and breast cancer cases. Recently, autocrine growth hormone (GH) signaling-induced cell growth, metastasis and drug resistance have been demonstrated in breast cancer. In this study, our aim was to investigate the potential therapeutic effect of curcumin by evaluating the molecular machinery of curcumin-triggered apoptotic cell death via focusing on NF-κB signaling and polyamine (PA) metabolism in autocrine GH-expressing MCF-7, MDA-MB-453 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells...
May 16, 2018: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768533/investigation-of-the-effect-of-gestational-diabetes-on-fetal-cardiac-tissue-in-streptozotocin-%C3%A4-nduced-in-rats
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Ugur Turhan, Ercan Yilmaz, Mehmet Gul, Rauf Melekoglu, Yusuf Turkoz, Fatma Ozyalin, Hakan Parlakpinar, Yavuz Simsek
PURPOSE: To investigate the cause of congenital anomalies resulted from gestational diabetes on fetal cardiac tissue in experimental animal study model. METHODS: Totally 12 female Wistar albino rats were divided into two groups, each consisting of 6 rats. Streptozotocin (60 mg/kg) was administered intraperitoneally to the study group by dissolving in citrate solution. The rats with a blood glucose level of 200 mg/dL and above were considered to be diabetic rats...
April 2018: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757572/comparison-of-the-kelly-s-plication-and-tot-simultaneously-with-vaginal-hysterectomy-on-the-incontinence-and-sexual-functions
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Neslihan Bayramoglu Tepe, Omer Bayrak, Huseyin Caglayan Ozcan, Mete Gurol Ugur, Ilker Seckiner
PURPOSE: To compare the effect of vaginal hysterectomy-anterior/posterior colporrhaphy with Kelly's plication(VH-KP), versus vaginal hysterectomy-anterior/posterior colporrhaphy-transobturator tape(VH-TOT) surgeries on incontinence, quality of life, and sexual functions in patients with pelvic organ prolapse(POP), and concurrent obvious stress urinary incontinence(SUI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2013 and 2017, fifty patients treated with VH-KP(n = 25), and VH-TOT(n = 25) due to POP and SUI, were evaluated prospective consecutively...
May 5, 2018: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756749/oral-flurbiprofen-spray-effectively-reduces-postoperative-sore-throat-and-hoarseness-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Togay Muderris, Gunay Tezcan, Mecit Sancak, Fatih Gul, Gokcer Ugur
BACKGROUND: Sore throat and hoarseness are common complications after surgery. Flurbiprofen spray has been successfully used for treatment of oral inflammations, but its effects on postoperative sore throat and hoarseness are unknown. We conducted this study to evaluate the effectiveness of flurbiprofen spray on postoperative sore throat and hoarseness, by comparing it with benzydamine hyrdrochloride spray and placebo. METHODS: One hundred fifty patients who were scheduled to undergo elective ear surgery were enrolled...
May 14, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756110/agenesis-of-the-isthmus-of-the-thyroid-gland
#10
Uğur Kesici, Sevgi Kesici
The thyroid is an endocrine gland composed of two lobes connected by the isthmus tissue. Thyroid isthmus agenesis is a rare condition, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. Here, we discuss the case of a 56-year-old female patient in whom agenesis of the thyroid isthmus was discovered incidentally during surgery for a multinodular goitre. When agenesis of the isthmus is found, associated thyroid lobe agenesis and the presence of ectopic thyroid tissue must be considered. In addition, associated autoimmune thyroid nodule, thyroiditis, primary thyroid carcinoma, metastasis, and amyloidosis must be considered in the differential diagnosis...
2018: Turkish Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756106/a-new-surgical-approach-for-pilonidal-sinus-disease-de-epithelialization-technique
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Özgür Dandin, Deniz Tihan, Dursun Özgür Karakaş, Batuhan Hazer, Ahmet Ziya Balta, Oğuz Uğur Aydın
Objective: In the treatment of pilonidal sinus disease different approaches are used such as conservative treatment and fasciocutaneous rotation flap. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of "de-epithelialization technique" as a new approach in pilonidal sinus disease treatment. Material and Methods: Forty pilonidal sinus disease patients treated with de-epithelialization method were evaluated retrospectively. Patient age, gender, body mass index, wound healing time, visual analog scale scores, operation times, hospital stay duration, drain removal time, cosmetic satisfaction rates, complications, and recurrence rates were evaluated...
2018: Turkish Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755032/effects-of-mature-cystic-teratoma-on-reproductive-health-and-malignant-transformation-a-retrospective-analysis-of-80-cases
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Sefa Kurt, Hüseyin Aytuğ Avşar, Ömer Erbil Doğan, Hasan Bahadır Saatli, Uğur Saygılı
OBJECTIVE: Examining the cases of mature cystic teratoma (MCT) that are diagnosed and treated in our clinic regarding their association with fertility; and detecting the rate of malignant degeneration and the types of malignancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients, operated due to adnexal mass between April 2012 and August 2017 and diagnosed with MCT, were retrospectively examined. Mean age of the 80 cases, which met the criteria, was 30.60±10.5. 9 were suffering from infertility, according to hospital records...
May 14, 2018: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749324/changes-in-acute-viral-hepatitis-epidemiology-in-the-turkish-adult-population-a-multicenter-study
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Zehra Karacaer, Selma Tosun, Ayşe Batırel, Suzan Şahin, İrem Altaş, Serhat Uysal, Serpil Erol, Nurgül Ceran, Ayşe Albayrak, İlknur Esen Yıldız, Uğur Kostakoğlu, Fatma Kaçar, Nuretdin Kuzhan, Ayten Kadanalı, Gül Karagöz, Ercan Yenilmez, Derya Bayırlı Turan, Arzu Altunçekiç Yıldırım, Funda Koçak, Rıza Aytaç Çetinkaya, Mehmet Parlak, Özlem Aydın, Pınar Ergen, Gül Durmuş, Türkkan Öztürk Kaygusuz, Özgur Dağlı, Canan Demir, Fatma Yılmaz Karadağ
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The present study aimed to determine the changes in the epidemiology of hepatitis in recent years in an adult Turkish population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Overall, 852 patients with acute viral hepatitis from 17 centers were included in this study. Their sociodemographic characteristics, clinical courses, treatments, and laboratory findings were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: The most commonly found microorganisms were the hepatitis B virus (55...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736390/evaluation-of-risk-factors-affecting-substance-use-among-tenth-grade-students
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Dilek Öztaş, Aydan Kalyon, Ayşin Ertuğrul, Çetin Gündoğdu, Hüseyin Balcıoğlu, Yasemin Sağlan, Uğur Bilge, Sevilay Karahan
Aim: The aim of this study is to detect the prevalence of substance use among tenth-grade students; their thoughts, attitudes, behaviors, and tendencies towards substance use; and risk factors of substance use in tenth-grade students in general. Methods: This study is descriptive and cross-sectional conducted between April and May 2016. Research population consists of tenth-grade students in 2015-2016 school year in the city of Ordu. Since the study involved all tenth-grade students, no sampling was done...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735858/comparison-of-the-analgesic-effects-of-pulse-radiofrequency-and-cryoablation-in-rabbits-with-mental-nerve-neuropathic-pain
#15
D G Canpolat, E Soylu, F Dogruel, N Kütük, F Ugur
Purpose: After mental nerve injury, several sensory disorders may occur. The alterations in sensation may differ from mild paresthesia to complete anesthesia, or neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is a difficult clinical condition to manage. The aim of this study was to compare the analgesic effects of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) and cryoablation in an experimental mental nerve neuropathic pain model in rabbits. Materials and Methods: Fifteen rabbits were divided into three groups...
May 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724973/rationale-design-and-methodology-of-the-apollon-trial-a-comprehensive-observational-registry-of-heart-failure-with-midrange-and-preserved-ejection-fraction
#16
Bülent Özlek, Eda Özlek, Oğuzhan Çelik, Cem Çil, Volkan Doğan, Mehmet Tekinalp, Hicaz Zencirkıran Ağuş, Serkan Kahraman, Altuğ Ösken, İbrahim Rencüzoğulları, Veysel Ozan Tanık, Lütfü Bekar, Mustafa Ozan Çakır, Bedri Caner Kaya, Hakan Tibilli, Yunus Çelik, Özcan Başaran, Kadir Uğur Mert, Samet Sevinç, Erkan Demirci, Engin Dondurmacı, Murat Biteker
OBJECTIVE: Although almost half of chronic heart failure (HF) patients have mid-range (HFmrEF) and preserved left-ventricular ejection fraction (HFpEF), no studies have been carried out with these patients in our country. This study aims to determine the demographic characteristics and current status of the clinical background of HFmrEF and HFpEF patients in a multicenter trial. METHODS: A comPrehensive, ObservationaL registry of heart faiLure with mid range and preserved ejectiON fraction (APOLLON) trial will be an observational, multicenter, and noninterventional study conducted in Turkey...
May 2018: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722904/renal-complications-of-lipodystrophy-a-closer-look-at-the-natural-history-of-kidney-disease
#17
Baris Akinci, Sadiye Mehtat Unlu, Ali Celik, Ilgin Yildirim Simsir, Sait Sen, Banu Nur, Fatma Ela Keskin, Basak Ozgen Saydam, Nilufer Ozdemir Kutbay, Banu Sarer Yurekli, Bekir Ugur Ergur, Melda Sonmez, Tahir Atik, Atakan Arslan, Tevfik Demir, Canan Altay, Ulku Aybuke Tunc, Tugba Arkan, Ramazan Gen, Erdal Eren, Gulcin Akinci, Aslihan Arasli Yilmaz, Habip Bilen, Samim Ozen, Aygul Celtik, Senay Savas Erdeve, Semra Cetinkaya, Huseyin Onay, Sulen Sarioglu, Elif Arioglu Oral
OBJECTIVES: Lipodystrophy syndromes are a group of heterogeneous disorders characterized by adipose tissue loss. Proteinuria is a remarkable finding in previous reports. STUDY DESIGN: In this multi-center study, prospective follow-up data were collected from 103 subjects with non-HIV associated lipodystrophy registered in the Turkish Lipodystrophy Study Group database to study renal complications in treatment naïve patients with lipodystrophy. METHODS: Main outcome measures included ascertainment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) by studying the level of proteinuria and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)...
May 3, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704887/the-sirna-mediated-downregulation-of-pd-1-alone-or-simultaneously-with-ctla-4-shows-enhanced-in-vitro-car-t-cell-functionality-for-further-clinical-development-towards-the-potential-use-in-immunotherapy-of-melanoma
#18
Bianca Simon, Dennis C Harrer, Beatrice Schuler-Thurner, Niels Schaft, Gerold Schuler, Jan Dörrie, Ugur Uslu
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cells have been used successfully for cancer immunotherapy. While substantial tumor regression was observed in leukemia and lymphoma, CAR-therapy of solid tumors needs further improvement. A major obstacle to the efficiency of engineered T cells is posed by triggering of inhibitory receptors, e.g. programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4), leading to an impaired anti-tumor activity. To boost CAR-T-cell function, we co-electroporated T cells with both, mRNA encoding a CAR specific for chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 4 (CSPG4) and small-interfering RNAs (siRNAs) to downregulate PD-1 (siPD-1) and CTLA-4 (siCTLA-4)...
April 28, 2018: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696530/prognostic-value-of-the-glasgow-prognostic-score-for-glioblastoma-multiforme-patients-treated-with-radiotherapy-and-temozolomide
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Erkan Topkan, Ugur Selek, Yurday Ozdemir, Berna A Yildirim, Ozan C Guler, Fuat Ciner, Huseyin Mertsoylu, Kadir Tufan
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the prognostic value of the Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS), the combination of C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin, in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients treated with radiotherapy (RT) and concurrent plus adjuvant temozolomide (GPS). METHODS: Data of newly diagnosed GBM patients treated with partial brain RT and concurrent and adjuvant TMZ were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were grouped into three according to the GPS criteria: GPS-0: CRP < 10 mg/L and albumin > 35 g/L; GPS-1: CRP < 10 mg/L and albumin < 35 g/L or CRP > 10 mg/L and albumin > 35 g/L; and GPS-2: CRP > 10 mg/L and albumin < 35 g/L...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695560/association-of-pro-apoptotic-bad-gene-expression-changes-with-benign-thyroid-nodules
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Nurdan Gül, Berna Temel, Duran Ustek, Sema Sirma-Ekmekçi, Yersu Kapran, Fatih Tunca, Yasemin Giles-Şenyürek, Uğur Özbek, Faruk Alagöl
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to investigate the role of the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway in benign thyroid nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Paired samples of nodular and normal tissues were collected from 26 patients with nodular goiters undergoing thyroidectomy. Variable expression of Bcl-2, Bax and Bad genes were evaluated by quantitative PCR. RESULTS: Expression level of Bad gene in nodules was found to be significantly decreased compared to normal tissues (p=0...
May 2018: In Vivo
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