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M D Duygu Tecer, Emre Adiguzel, Ozlem Koroglu, Arif K Tan, Mehmet A Taskaynatan
BACKGROUND: To investigate the relationship between epidurographic contrast dispersal patterns and both immediate and short term clinical effectiveness of lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections (TFESIs) in patients with radicular back pain. METHODS: Digital database of 64 patients who underwent single-level lumbar TFESI for unilateral lumbar radicular pain were scanned Type of contrast pattern was analyzed by 1 physiatrist and definied as follows: type I (tubular appearance); type II (nerve root visible as a filling defect); or type III (cloudlike appearance)...
May 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Zafer Gunendi, Dilek Eker, Duygu Tecer, Belgin Karaoglan
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease that causes weakening of the bones which increases the risk of fractures. Especially hip fractures lead to substantial physical, psychological, social and economic burden both for the patients and the governments. Excercises and physically active life style are essential preventive and therapeutic approaches for osteoporosis. Kinesiophobia is an irrational fear of movement due to the belief of susceptibility to injury. It is associated with lower levels of physical activity...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Sadık Volkan Emren, Fatih Ada, Mustafa Aldemir, Evren Tecer, Görkem Çarşanba, Damla Çelik, Ersin Çelik, Ersel Onrat
Background: Thromboembolic complication is directly related to CHA2 DS2 -VASc score in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). In this study we compared the CHA2 DS2 -VASc score and in-hospital mortality between NVAF patients with non-cerebral thromboembolism and those with stroke. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of 213 patients with NVAF who experienced stroke and 115 patients with NVAF who experienced non-cerebral thromboembolism between 2010 and 2015...
August 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
Maria do Perpétuo Socorro de Sousa Nóbrega, Alessandra Matheus Domingos, Ana Stella de Azevedo Silveira, Jussara Carvalho Dos Santos
Objective: to understand how health service professionals involved in the care of users in psychic distress perceive the organization of the Psychosocial Care Network (RAPS - Rede de Atenção Psicossocial) in the western region of the city of São Paulo. Method: qualitative approach study conducted with 123 professionals with higher education who work in the care points of the network. A semi-structured interview was performed and data were submitted to the Alceste program for lexical analysis...
September 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Emİne Handan Tüzün, Sıla Gıldır, Ender Angın, Büşra Hande Tecer, Kezban Öztürk Dana, Mehtap Malkoç
[Purpose] We compared the effectiveness of dry needling with a classical physiotherapy program in patients with chronic low-back pain caused by lumbar disc hernia (LHNP). [Subjects and Methods] In total, 34 subjects were allocated randomly to the study (n=18) and control groups (n=16). In the study group, dry needling was applied using acupuncture needles. The control group performed a home exercise program in addition to hot pack, TENS, and ultrasound applications. Pain was assessed with the short form of the McGill Pain Questionnaire...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Orhan Kucuksahin, Ahmet Omma, Ali Erhan Ozdemirel, Duygu Tecer, Sümeyye Ulutas, Yüksel Maras, Ayşe Balkarlı, Şükran Erten
AIM: To evaluate the sleep quality and the relation of sleep quality with depression, anxiety, fatigue and disease activity in adult patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). METHOD: One hundred and seventy-four FMF patients and 84 age-sex matched healthy individuals were included in this study. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue (MAF) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Index (HADS) were used to assess sleep quality, fatigue, depression and anxiety, respectively...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Esra Bağda, Huseyin Altundağ, Mustafa Tüzen, Mustafa Soylak
In the present study, a simple, mono step deep eutectic solvent (DES) extraction was developed for selective extraction of copper from sediment samples. The optimization of all experimental parameters, e.g. DES type, sample/DES ratio, contact time and temperature were performed with using BCR-280 R (lake sediment certified reference material). The limit of detection (LOD) and the limit of quantification (LOQ) were found as 1.2 and 3.97 µg L(-1), respectively. The RSD of the procedure was 7.5%. The proposed extraction method was applied to river and lake sediments sampled from Serpincik, Çeltek, Kızılırmak (Fadl and Tecer region of the river), Sivas-Turkey...
August 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Duygu Tecer, Evren Yasar, Emre Adiguzel, Mehmet Ali Taskaynatan, Birol Balaban, Arif Kenan Tan
AIM: To investigate the difference in radiation exposure to the patients between oblique and posteroanterior view, initial approach techniques in fluoroscopy-guided lumbosacral transforaminal epidural steroid injections. PATIENTS & METHODS: Total amount of Kerma area product, elapsed time of the procedure and fluoroscopy time were obtained from medical records retrospectively. RESULTS: 28 patients were included in each group. Fluoroscopy time was significantly lower in group 1, but there was no statistically significant difference in terms of procedure time and Kerma area product...
March 2017: Pain Management
Duygu Tecer, Emre Adiguzel, Arif Kenan Tan, Mehmet Ali Taskaynatan
Objective: To explore the outcome differences of lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) according to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in patients with lumbar radicular pain. Design: Retrospective study. Setting: Single university-based interventional pain management unit. Patients: Fifty-nine patients who had lumbar radicular pain with a recent lumbar MRI and three-month follow-up were included...
April 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Duygu Tecer, Melek Sezgin, Arzu Kanık, Nurgül Arıncı İncel, Özlem Bölgen Çimen, Ali Biçer, Günşah Şahin
AIM: To evaluate the relationship between mean platelet volume (MPV) and red cell distribution width (RDW), and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). PATIENTS & METHODS: Hundred RA and 100 controls were included. RESULTS: MPV and RDW were higher in RA (p < 0.0001). The cut-off levels of RDW and MPV were 14.8 and 10.4. Patients with RDW >14.8 had higher Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28; p = 0.002) and pain score (p = 0.0007)...
September 2016: Biomarkers in Medicine
Melek Sezgin, Duygu Tecer, Arzu Kanık, Fulya Sultan Kekik, Evren Yeşildal, Erbil Akaslan, Gonca Yıldırım, Günşah Şahin
OBJECTIVE: To determine RDW and MPV levels in Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and to investigate their relations with disease activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 133 patients with AS (male: 80, female: 53) and age-sex matched 133 controls (male: 79, female: 54) were enrolled. Demographic data, disease activity scores, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) and C-Reactive Protein (CRP) levels were recorded. RESULTS: The mean ages of patients and controls were 41...
2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
Volkan Emren, Mustafa Aldemir, Hamza Duygu, Uğur Kocabaş, Evren Tecer, Levent Cerit, Nevzat Erdil
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The HATCH score was originally devised to predict the progression of paroxysmal AF to persistent AF. AIM: To determine whether the HATCH score predicts the development of AF after CABG surgery. METHODS: The medical records of 284 consecutive patients, who underwent CABG surgery between January 2013 and December 2014, were retrospectively reviewed for the development of AF in the postoperative (POAF) period...
2016: Kardiologia Polska
Emre Adiguzel, Evren Yaşar, Duygu Tecer, Ümüt Güzelküçük, Mehmet Ali Taşkaynatan, Serdar Kesikburun, Ahmet Özgül
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) is a common problem in the world resulting with severe disability. Etiological data is different in studies because of the study period, patient population, economic status, and workplace safety policies of the different countries. OBJECTIVE: To define epidemiological and etiological data of our patients with peripheral nerve injury and to identify factors influencing efficacy of rehabilitation methods and recovery. METHODS: Patients were compared by means of electromyography and muscle strength changes...
April 27, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Mustafa Aldemir, İbrahim Keleş, Mustafa Karalar, Evren Tecer, Fahri Adalı, Mehmet Bilgehan Pektaş, Ali İhsan Parlar, Osman Tansel Darçın
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate erectile function in males undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) while on two different adrenoceptor beta-blocker regimens, namely nebivolol and metoprolol. We hypothesize that the negative effects of cardiopulmonary bypass on erectile function may be possibly attenuated by preferring a vasodilating selective β1-blocker, nebivolol, to metoprolol as an anti-ischemic and antiarrhythmic agent in males undergoing CABG. METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, prospective clinical study was conducted in patients scheduled for CABG surgery between February 2012 and June 2014...
February 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Mustafa Aldemir, Mehmet Bilgehan Pektaş, Ali İhsan Parlar, Önder Akcı, Sadık Volkan Emren, Evren Tecer, Fahri Adalı, Şeref Yüksel, Osman Tansel Darçın
This study aims to investigate whether preoperative L-carnitine supplementation affects the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio is an inflammatory marker that has proven usefulness for predicting postoperative complications in coronary artery bypass surgery. A lot of studies concerning the role of L-carnitine in the immune system have been performed, contradictory results have been reported on its effects on absolute numbers of WBC subtypes...
July 2015: International Surgery
Mustafa Aldemir, Elif Doğan Baki, Fahri Adali, Görkem Çarşanba, Evren Tecer, Hanife Uzel Taş
OBJECTIVE: Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery may induce postoperative systemic changes in leukocyte counts, including leukocytosis, neutrophilia or lymphopenia. This retrospective clinical study investigated whether off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery working on the beating heart without extracorporeal circulation could favourably affect leukocyte counts, including neutrophil-tolymphocyte (N:L) ratio, after CABG. METHODS: In this study, 30 patients who underwent isolated CABG with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), and another 30 patients who underwent the same operation without CPB between May 2010 and May 2013, were screened from the computerised database of our hospital...
July 2015: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
Elif Gungormus, Semra Tuncel, Lokman Hakan Tecer, Sait C Sofuoglu
The aim of this study was to conduct a carcinogenic risk assessment for exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) via routes of inhalation and dermal contact. Concentrations of 19 PAH species were determined during a heating period at a site in the city of Balikesir, Turkey. Two questionnaires were administered to a sample of inhabitants to determine time-activity budgets and demographic information. The assessment was conducted for each participant and Balikesir population by deterministic and probabilistic approaches, respectively...
October 2014: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Ozge Kilic, Vedat Sar, Okan Taycan, Cana Aksoy-Poyraz, Turgut C Erol, Ozlem Tecer, Murat H Emul, Mine Ozmen
The aim of this study was to inquire about the possible relations of childhood trauma, anger, and dissociation to depression among women with fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis. Fifty female patients diagnosed as having fibromyalgia (n = 30) or rheumatoid arthritis (n = 20) participated in the study. The Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, Somatoform Dissociation Questionnaire (SDQ), Dissociation Questionnaire (DIS-Q), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Spielberger State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory, and Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule were administered to all participants...
2014: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
Celal Calikusu, Suat Kucukgoncu, Özlem Tecer, Emrem Bestepe
The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence, characteristics, triggers, and consequences of skin picking (SP) in a sample of Turkish university students, with an emphasis on gender differences. A total of 245 students from two universities in Turkey were assessed by using the Skin Picking Inventory. In total, 87.8% of the students reported engaging in SP, and 2.04% of the students had pathological SP. There was no statistically significant difference between female and male students regarding the frequency of SP and the estimated daily SP time...
January 2012: Behavior Modification
Elif Tecer, Necmi Dege, Ayşin Zülfikaroğlu, Nuray Senyüz, Hümeyra Batı
The title compound, C(13)H(11)N(3)O(3), crystallized with two independent mol-ecules in the asymmetric unit. One of the mol-ecules is twisted while the other is almost planar, with dihedral angles of 28.02 (6) and 2.42 (9)°, respectively, between the benzene and pyridine rings. Intra-molecular O-H⋯O and O-H⋯N hydrogen bonds are present in both mol-ecules. The two independent mol-ecules are linked by pairs of O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds. The crystal structure is further stabilized by inter-molecular N-H⋯N hydrogen bonds and C-H⋯N and C-H⋯O inter-actions...
2010: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Structure Reports Online
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