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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841575/relation-of-insulin-resistance-to-neurocognitive-function-and-electroencephalography-in-obese-children
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Onur Akın, İbrahim Eker, Mutluay Arslan, Süleyman Tolga Yavuz, Sevil Akman, Mehmet Emre Taşçılar, Bülent Ünay
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity may lead to neuronal impairment in both the peripheral and the central nervous system. This study aimed to investigate the impact of obesity and insulin resistance (IR) on the central nervous system and neurocognitive functions in children. METHODS: Seventy-three obese children (38 male and 35 female) and 42 healthy children (21 male and 21 female) were recruited. Standard biochemical indices and IR were evaluated. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) and electroencephalography (EEG) were administered to all participants...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764594/intraoperative-endoscopic-ultrasound-guidance-for-laparoscopic-excision-of-invisible-symptomatic-deep-intramural-myomas
#2
Bulent Urman, Aysen Boza, Baris Ata, Sertan Aksu, Tonguc Arslan, Cagatay Taskiran
The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of intraoperative endoscopic ultrasound guidance for excision of symptomatic deep intramural myomas that are not otherwise visible at laparoscopy. Seventeen patients with symptomatic deep intramural myomas who underwent laparoscopic myomectomy with intraoperative endoscopic ultrasound guidance were followed up and reported. All myomas were removed successfully. The endometrium was breached in one patient. All patients were relieved of their symptoms and three patients presenting with infertility conceived...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724508/superselective-retrograde-lymphatic-duct-embolization-for-management-of-postoperative-lymphatic-leak
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Bülent Arslan, Abdulrahman Masrani, Jordan Cameron Tasse, Kerstin Stenson, Ülkü Cenk Turba
Lymphatic leak is a well-documented complication following neck dissection surgeries. When conservative methods fail to control the leak, thoracic duct embolization becomes an option. Transabdominal access is the standard for this procedure; however, it is not always feasible. We discuss a technique of selective lymphatic vessel embolization utilizing retrograde transvenous access.
September 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634669/yttrium-90-y-90-resin-microsphere-therapy-for-patients-with-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-single-center-experience
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Semra İnce, Bülent Karaman, Engin Alagoz, Nuri Karadurmuş, Hüseyin Şan, Cemal Nuri Erçin, Nuri Arslan
BACKGROUND/AIM: Selective intraarterial radionuclide therapy (SIRT) with yttrium-90 (Y-90) resin microspheres presently has successful results in primary or metastatic inoperable liver tumors. This procedure, which is also known as radioembolisation, delivers high doses of radiation selectively to hepatic tumors while minimum healthy liver exposure. The aim of this study was to present our clinical experience of radiomicrosphere therapy for the treatment of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527867/association-of-neck-circumference-and-pulmonary-function-in-children
#5
Onur Akın, Mutluay Arslan, Cem Haymana, Erdem Karabulut, Bulent Hacihamdioglu, Suleyman Tolga Yavuz
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity leads to many complications including impaired respiratory function. There are various anthropometric parameters related to obesity. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation between anthropometric indices and pulmonary function test results in children without asthma. METHODS: Children without any respiratory disorders were enrolled in this study. Anthropometric measurements, such as height, weight, neck circumference (NC), and waist circumference, were obtained from the enrollees and body mass index was calculated...
July 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431650/rupture-of-third-dorsal-metatarsal-artery-after-balloon-angioplasty-and-its-management
#6
Bulent Arslan, Abdulrahman Masrani, Ulku Cenk Turba
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May 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185774/is-the-superior-laryngeal-nerve-really-safe-when-using-harmonic-focus-in-total-thyroidectomy-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Kemal Arslan, Bulent Erenoglu, Osman Dogru, Gultekin Ovet, Ersin Turan, Arif Atay, Hande Koksal
BACKGROUND: Harmonic focus (HF) was introduced in thyroid surgery in an effort to reduce operation time and complications. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to compare function of superior laryngeal nerve and incidence of other postoperative complications in total thyroidectomies using HF and conventional ligation (CL). METHODS: The trial is a randomized single-center, single-blinded study. Patients aged ≥ 18 years scheduled for total thyroidectomy were considered for participation...
February 6, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149371/physiological-responses-and-match-characteristics-in-professional-tennis-players-during-a-one-hour-simulated-tennis-match
#8
Bülent Kilit, Ömer Şenel, Erşan Arslan, Sema Can
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of serve and return game situations on physiological responses and match characteristics in professional male tennis players during one hour-long simulated singles tennis matches. Ten internationally ranked tennis players (age 22.2 ± 2.8 years; body height 180.7 ± 4.4 cm; body mass 75.9 ± 8.9 kg) participated in this study. Their physiological responses were measured using two portable analyzers during indoor hard court matches. Ratings of perceived exertion were also determined at the end of the game...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078375/assessing-intra-arterial-complications-of-planning-and-treatment-angiograms-for-y-90-radioembolization
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Osman Ahmed, Mikin V Patel, Abdulrahman Masrani, Bradford Chong, Mohammed Osman, Jordan Tasse, Jayesh Soni, Ulku Cenk Turba, Bulent Arslan
PURPOSE: To report hepatic arterial-related complications encountered during planning and treatment angiograms for radioembolization and understand any potential-associated risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 518 mapping or treatment angiograms for 180 patients with primary or metastatic disease to the liver treated by Yttrium-90 radioembolization between 2/2010 and 12/2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Intra-procedural complications were recorded per SIR guidelines...
May 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036267/microrna-603-acts-as-a-tumor-suppressor-and-inhibits-triple-negative-breast-cancer-tumorigenesis-by-targeting-elongation-factor-2-kinase
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Recep Bayraktar, Martin Pichler, Pinar Kanlikilicer, Cristina Ivan, Emine Bayraktar, Nermin Kahraman, Burcu Aslan, Serpil Oguztuzun, Mustafa Ulasli, Ahmet Arslan, George Calin, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, Bulent Ozpolat
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive type of breast cancer characterized by the absence of defined molecular targets, including estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) and is associated with high rates of relapse and distant metastasis despite surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy. The lack of effective targeted therapies for TNBC represents an unmet therapeutic challenge. Eukaryotic elongation factor 2 kinase (eEF2K) is an atypical calcium/calmodulin-dependent serine/threonine kinase that promotes TNBC tumorigenesis, progression, and drug resistance, representing a potential novel molecular target...
February 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904247/biliary-interventions-tools-and-techniques-of-the-trade-access-cholangiography-biopsy-cholangioscopy-cholangioplasty-stenting-stone-extraction-and-brachytherapy
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REVIEW
Osman Ahmed, Sipan Mathevosian, Bulent Arslan
Therapeutic access to the biliary system is generally limited to endoscopic or percutaneous approaches. A variety of percutaneous transhepatic biliary interventions are applicable for the diagnosis and treatment of biliary system pathologies, the majority of which may be performed in conjunction with one another. The backbone of nearly all of these interventions is percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography for opacification of the biliary tree, after which any number of therapeutic or diagnostic modalities may be pursued...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869244/multi-instrument-assessment-of-physical-activity-in-female-office-workers
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Sema Can, Nevin Gündüz, Erşan Arslan, Elżbieta Biernat, Gülfem Ersöz, Bülent Kilit
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the multi-instrument assessment of physical activity in female office workers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty healthy women (age (mean ± standard deviation): 34.8±5.9 years, body height: 158±0.4 cm, body weight: 61.8±7.5 kg, body mass index: 24.6±2.7 kg/m<sup>2</sup>) workers from the same workplace volunteered to participate in the study. Physical activity was measured with the 7-day Physical Activity Assessment Questionnaire (7-d PAAQ), an objective multi-sensor armband tool, and also a waist-mounted pedometer, which were both worn for 7 days...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622405/real-time-sonoelastography-of-the-patellar-and-quadriceps-tendons-pattern-description-in-professional-athletes-and-healthy-volunteers
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ayse Nur Sirin Ozcan, Sinan Tan, Nuray Gulden Tangal, Saliha Cıracı, Savas Kudas, Suleyman Bulent Bektaser, Halil Arslan
AIMS: The comparison of elastographic features of quadriceps and patellar tendons in a group of professional athletes and healthy volunteers and the description of elasticity characteristics of these tendons. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-nine professional athletes (22 male, 17 female; mean age 18.5 years) and 35 healthy volunteers (21 male, 14 female; mean age 19 years) were included. They were divided into two groups by gender. Quadriceps tendon, patellar side of the patellar tendon, and tibial side of the patellar tendon elasticity patterns and strain ratios were investigated with real-time ultrasound elastography...
September 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598583/effects-of-transpositional-muscle-flaps-transfected-with-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-gene-in-the-treatment-of-experimental-osteomyelitis
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Mahir Aliyev, Andaç Aykan, Muhitdin Eski, Nuri Arslan, Bülent Kurt, Mustafa Şengezer
BACKGROUND: Based on the angiogenetic and stimulating effects of bone healing and formation of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), the present study was designed to assess the efficacy of VEGF gene application in the management of experimentally induced osteomyelitis. METHODS: Thirty-two male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into 4 groups, and osteomyelitis was induced in the left tibial bones. Group 1 (n=8) was designated as a control group, and, after the induction of osteomyelitis, no treatment was applied for a period of 4 weeks...
May 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551169/modified-primary-closure-method-for-the-treatment-of-pilonidal-sinus
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Sukru Arslan, Erdem Karadeniz, Gurkan Ozturk, Bulent Aydinli, Muhammed Cagri Bayraktutan, Sabri Selcuk Atamanalp
OBJECTIVE: Pilonidal sinus (PS) is considered to be the acquired disease of especially in the sacrococcygeal region. Various primary or secondary or flap methods, accompanied by one of local curettage, phenol application, electro-cauterization and total sinus excision methods, are used for the treatment of pilonidal sinus. However, currently there is not a single widely accepted treatment method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-eight patients who had operation for PS in Atatürk University, Department of General Surgery between January 2012 and August 2014 were included in this study...
June 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27513415/n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-levels-in-children-with-allergic-rhinitis
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Hasibe Artaç, Hüsamettin Vatansev, Derya Çimen, Derya Arslan, Fatma Kaya, Seyit Ali Kayiş, Bülent Oran
BACKGROUND/AIM: Persistent upper airway obstruction may lead to increased pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP). The aim of this study was to evaluate N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations and PAP values in children with allergic rhinitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-six patients with allergic rhinitis and 22 healthy children were prospectively enrolled in this study. Plasma NT-proBNP levels were measured at first admission and after treatment...
2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27511485/how-to-close-open-choledochotomy-primary-closure-primary-closurewith-t-tube-drainage-or-choledochoduodenostomy
#17
Bülent Aydinli, Gürkan Öztürk, Sabri Selçuk Atamanalp, Bünyami Özoğul, Şükrü Arslan, Ercan Korkut, Abdullah Kisaoğlu, Abdulmecit Kantarci, Rüstem Berhan Pirimoğlu, Mehmet İlhan Yildirgan, Nurhak Aksungur
BACKGROUND/AIM: Although common bile duct stones are generally treated endoscopically, surgery is required if endoscopic removal is impossible. The aim of this study was to compare the surgical options in such patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 282 patients with common bile duct stones underwent open choledochotomy; primary closure was applied in 48 (17.0%), primary closure with T-tube drainage in 81 (28.7%), and choledochoduodenostomy in 153 (54.3%) patients...
February 17, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503137/association-of-nerve-conduction-impairment-and-insulin-resistance-in-children-with-obesity
#18
Onur Akın, İbrahim Eker, Mutluay Arslan, Serdar Taşdemir, Mehmet Emre Taşçılar, Ümit Hıdır Ulaş, Ediz Yeşilkaya, Bülent Ünay
AIM: The objective of our study was to investigate nerve conduction in normoglycemic obese children. METHODS: A total of 60 children with obesity (30 female and 30 male) and 30 healthy children (15 female and 15 male) were enrolled in the study. Insulin resistance (IR) and other metabolic disturbances were investigated and nerve conduction was measured in all participants. Obese children were divided into groups according to the presence of IR. All results were compared between these subgroups...
November 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27423997/role-of-stent-grafts-and-helical-woven-bare-metal-stents-in-the-superficial-femoral-and-popliteal-arteries
#19
Sreekumar Madassery, Ulku C Turba, Bulent Arslan
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a devastating medical problem that may lead to significant life alterations for patients, from simply limiting their daily activities to potential loss of limbs and eventual demise. Superficial femoral and popliteal arteries are significantly common locations for PVD sequelae to present itself, and owing to their length and mobile nature, treatment of these segments are quite challenging. Indications for PVD treatment include lifestyle-limiting claudication that is not responding to medical management, ischemic rest pain, nonhealing ulcers, and lower extremity gangrene...
June 2016: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27320825/coincidence-of-nicolau-syndrome-and-rhabdomyolysis-report-of-a-forensic-autopsy-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Murat Nihat Arslan, Deniz Oguzhan Melez, Arzu Akcay, Adem Gur, Bulent Sam, Suheyla Guven Apaydın
Nicolau syndrome (NS) is a dermatological adverse reaction of intramuscular injections and is caused by several mechanisms. The etiopathogenesis remains unclear, and several hypotheses have suggested a vascular origin. Rhabdomyolysis (RM) is the destruction of striated muscle, with the subsequent release of muscle cell contents into circulation. NS and RM diagnoses may overlap. Herein, we present the autopsy findings of a 40-year-old female with NS complicated with RM. On clinical follow-up, creatine kinase (CK) was 7146 IU/L, and urea and creatinine levels were elevated on the third day after intramuscular diclofenac injection...
September 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
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