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Nilgün Özçakar, Akça Toprak Ergönen, Mehtap Kartal, Hakan Baydur
Background/aim: The most important issues in elder abuse and neglect are lack of awareness and difficulties in determining the situation. Our aim is to determine the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Hwalek-Sengstock Elder Abuse Screening Test (H-S/EAST).Materials and methods: The H-S/EAST (15-itemed, three-dimensional: direct abuse, characteristics of vulnerability, and potentially abusive situation) was translated according to the guidelines and experts evaluated it for content validity and cultural adaptation...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Nilgün Özçakar, Gözde Yeşiltepe, Gökçe Karaman, Akça Toprak Ergönen
BACKGROUND: Many victims of domestic violence do not seek recourse to the needed medical and legal services. The aim of this study was to determine the difficulties faced by and experiences of female survivors of domestic violence during their medical and legal proceedings. METHOD: We designed our study using a qualitative approach to understand the experiences of survivors during the legal process as well as their feelings and attitudes towards domestic violence through in-depth interviews...
May 2016: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Ayfer Colak, Baris Akinci, Gulden Diniz, Hakan Turkon, Faruk Ergonen, Hulya Yalcin, Isil Coker
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In this present study, we aimed: (i) To clarify if prediabetes is associated with subclinical inflammation independent of underlying obesity, and (ii) to evaluate the effect of postload glucose concentration on subclinical inflammation markers in a group of patients with elevated fasting glucose. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a cohort of 165 patients with newly detected fasting hyperglycemia, according to 75 g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), subjects were classified either as newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (diabetes group, n = 40), impaired fasting glucose (IFG) plus impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) (IFG/IGT group, n = 42) or IFG only (IFG group, n = 83)...
August 2013: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
Nursel Turkmen, Bulent Eren, Zehra Demiroglu Uyaniker, Akça Toprak Ergonen
The suicide act of self-strangulation must be distinguished from homicide, which needs objective scene investigation, autopsy and anamnesis in order to elucidate the manner of death. A 54-year-old man was found dead in public hospital small mosque. There was one nylon rope around his neck, tied together with a knot in the front, under the chin, and rope continuing tightly to right ankle supported by the jacket bandaged around right ankle for preventing the sliding of the rope was detected. A proper medico-legal evaluation of the crime scene and postmortem examination with systematical inspection are of great importance in such cases...
2012: Medical Archives
B Eren, N Türkmen, A Toprak Ergönen, U N Gündogmus
UNLABELLED: Presented case was 32-year-old male marble worker, who underwent industrial accident at workplace. On gross physical examination; on forehead region round skin wound in 0.9 cm diameter was detected, radiological examination showed the image of metallic object. in the skull cavity. Brain dissection showed obvious brain injury, haemorrahge explaining the pattern of injury caused by the metallic bodys path, from left frontal lobe to the left cerebellar hemisphere was identified...
October 2012: Soudní Lékarství
Vildan Bozok Cetintas, Ayhan Zengi, Asli Tetik, Muammer Karadeniz, Faruk Ergonen, Ali Sahin Kucukaslan, Sadik Tamsel, Buket Kosova, Serap Baydur Sahin, Fusun Saygılı, Zuhal Eroglu
Acromegaly is a syndrome that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone after epiphyseal closure at puberty. Usually, subjects with acromegaly exhibit a 2- to 3-fold higher mortality rate from diseases that are associated with cardiovascular complications when compared to the normal population. In this study, we therefore aimed to evaluate whether a well-established cardiovascular risk factor, the Apolipoprotein E (Apo E) genotype, contributes to increased risk of cardiovascular complications in subjects with acromegaly...
June 2012: Endocrine
Ergonen Toprak Akca, Salacin Serpil, Uysal Sezer, Eminoglu Ozlem, Gelal Ayşe, Coker Canan, Baydur Hakan, Karcioglu Ozgur, Onvural Banu, Guven Hulya
INTRODUCTION: Methyl bromide is a toxic substance that has hazardous effects on human health with acute and chronic exposure. Our previous study showed that methyl bromide applicators frequently use large amounts of methyl bromide haphazardly in greenhouses in the prefectures of Narlidere and Balcova in the Aegean city of Izmir. This study aims to evaluate the health conditions of these workers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our previous study showed that there are 38 methyl bromide applicators in our study area...
August 2009: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
M H Ozdemir, T A Ergönen, I O Can
AIM: The aim of this study was to reveal and discuss the profile of medical malpractice claims involving children aged 0-18 years and reported to the Supreme Health Council (SHC), an organization providing expert opinion for malpractice claims in Turkey. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 167 children cases among 960 malpractice claims which expert opinion was provided by SHC between 1996 and 2000. RESULTS: Out of 167 children, 64.1% were male...
October 30, 2009: Forensic Science International
Akça Toprak Ergönen, M Hakan Ozdemir, Ismail Ozgür Can, Ersel Sönmez, Serpil Salaçin, Evrim Berberoğlu, Namik Demir
OBJECTIVE: Domestic violence is accepted worldwide as an important health problem. Besides diagnosis and treatment process, there are difficulties when considering of medico-legal evaluation of pregnant women subjected to domestic violence. As a signatory of the ''Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)'' Turkey has certain commitments regarding domestic violence and made regulations on national law. The purpose of the present study is to demonstrate the prevalence of domestic violence during pregnancy among the women who applied to obstetrics clinics and evaluating of the participants' knowledge level about the legal legislation concerning domestic violence...
April 2009: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Umit Aksoy, M Hakan Ozdemir, Selma Usluca, Akça Toprak Ergönen
The laboratory personnel in hospitals are at risk in terms of transmission of various infectious diseases. The aim of this study is to evaluate the knowledge, behavior and attitude of the health personnel who work in one university and two state hospitals in Izmir, Turkey, about biosafety. The study is an observational-sectional study. Participants were selected via random sampling method. The hospitals were visited on workdays determined by the random selection method and all of the personnel (doctor, technician, cleaning-staff) were included to the study...
July 2008: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
M Hakan Ozdemir, I Ozgür Can, Akça T Ergönen, Ahmet Hilal, Mustafa Onder, Demet Meral
AIM: to determine the level of awareness of patients' rights among midwives and nurses working in the third and fourth largest cities in Turkey. METHODS: cross-sectional descriptive survey conducted among participants working in university hospitals, state hospitals and village clinics. Questionnaires were distributed to 150 midwives and 350 nurses working in university hospitals (n = 200), state hospitals (n = 100) and village clinics (n = 100); 60% (n = 298) of the forms were returned...
December 2009: Midwifery
M Gumustekin, I Tekmen, E Guneli, K Tugyan, A Topcu, A T Ergonen, M H Ozdemir, N Uysal, C S Bediz
Increased oxidative stress and hemorheological disturbances may play very important roles in the development of microangiopathies in diabetes mellitus. This study was designed to determine the healing effect of melatonin on hemorheological parameters and diabetic nephropathy in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Wistar male rats were divided into four groups as control, untreated-diabetic, melatonin-treated control and melatonin-treated diabetic rats. Diabetes was induced by injecting streptozotocin (45 mg/kg, i...
September 2007: Die Pharmazie
M Hakan Ozdemir, Akça T Ergönen, Ersel Sönmez, I Ozgür Can, Serpil Salacin
OBJECTIVE: Considered as a reflection of human rights in our modern day, patient rights have been gaining increasing importance. This particular subject has been discussed from various perspectives in different countries and legal sanctions imposed. "Patient Rights Directives" in Turkey came into effect in 1988. The present study was carried out in order to determine how well the physicians working in Izmir, the third largest city of Turkey, are aware and informed of these directives...
April 2006: Patient Education and Counseling
Akca Toprak Ergonen, Serpil Salacin, M Hakan Ozdemir
Pesticides are chemicals use of which has increased worldwide since the Second World War in order to improve the quality and the quantity of agricultural products. Their harmful effects on the environment and the human health have also been seen as usage increases. Although there have been studies about the harmful effects of pesticides on human health in the developing countries, there is limited data about the use of pesticides in Turkey. The aim of our study was to obtain data about the use of pesticides in greenhouse in Turkey...
August 2005: Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine
M Hakan Ozdemir, Ahmet Saracoglu, Aynur Uzunoglu Ozdemir, Akca T Ergonen
OBJECTIVES: Doctors can face punitive and legal consequences if patients are not satisfied with the medical treatment. The purpose of this study is to provide a database for dental malpractice cases in Turkey. METHODS: This study is based on the decisions of High Health Council (HHC) in medical malpractice cases. Between 1991 and 2000, 1548 decisions were made by the HHC. 14 (0.9%) of these decisions were related to dentistry. This study examines the 8 decisions under which the dentists are found to be at fault...
June 2005: Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine
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