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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...
October 2, 2016: 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...
May 30, 2016: 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 (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. The aim of the present study was to determine whether 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...
April 4, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Emre Adigüzel, 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...
February 19, 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
I Sahinler, B Atalar, G M Tecer, Z Calay, S Koca, G Atkovar, S Okkan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the role of postoperative radiotherapy (RT) in local control and survival and to identify treatment-related prognostic factors in uterine sarcomas. METHODS: Sixty patients with uterine sarcomas treated with postoperative RT were retrospectively analyzed. Median age was 49.5 years (range 24-78). The stage distribution was as follows: stage I: 60%, II: 11.7%, and III: 28.3%. All patients were treated with pelvic irradiation (dose range 45.6-54...
July 2010: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
D Kirbas, N Sutlas, D Y Kuscu, N Karagoz, O Tecer, U Altun
BACKGROUND: Hunger strike is a very serious entity which may lead to severe diseases and death. AIMS: The aim of this study is to document the clinical, neurophysiological, neuroradiological, and neuropsychological aspects of prolonged hunger strike. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We investigated the clinical and laboratory characteristics of 25 hungerstrikers hospitalized during refeeding process. One sample t-test, independent samples t-test, Mann-Whitney and Pearson correlation tests were used for statistical analyses...
September 30, 2008: Ideggyógyászati Szemle
Lokman Hakan Tecer, Pinar Süren, Omar Alagha, Ferhat Karaca, Gürdal Tuncel
In this work, the effect of meteorological parameters and local topography on mass concentrations of fine (PM2.5) and coarse (PM2.5-10) particles and their seasonal behavior was investigated. A total of 236 pairs of samplers were collected using an Anderson Dichotomous sampler between December 2004 and October 2005. The average mass concentrations of PM2.5, PM2.5-10, and particulate matter less than 10 microm in aerodynamic diameter (PM10) were found to be 29.38, 23.85, and 53.23 microg/m3, respectively. The concentrations of PM2...
April 2008: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
Lokman Hakan Tecer, Omar Alagha, Ferhat Karaca, Gürdal Tuncel, Nilufer Eldes
Epidemiological studies reported adverse effects of air pollution on the prevalence of respiratory diseases in children. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between air pollution and admissions for asthma and other respiratory diseases among children who were younger than 15 yr of age. The study used data on respiratory hospital admissions and air pollutant concentrations, including thoracic particulate matter (PM(10)), fine (PM(2.5)), and coarse (PM(10-2.5)) particulate matter in Zonguldak, Turkey...
2008: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
Sebastian Ley, Derliz Mereles, Frank Risse, Ekkehard Grünig, Julia Ley-Zaporozhan, Zueleyha Tecer, Michael Puderbach, Christian Fink, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor
PURPOSE: Pathological changes of the peripheral pulmonary arteries induce pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Aim of this study was to quantitatively assess the effect of PAH on pulmonary perfusion by 3D-MR-perfusion techniques and to compare findings to healthy controls. Furthermore, quantitative perfusion data were correlated with invasive pressure measurements. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five volunteers and 20 PAH patients (WHO class II or III) were examined using a 1...
February 2007: European Journal of Radiology
Raşit Tükel, Handan Meteris, Ahmet Koyuncu, Alper Tecer, Olcay Yazici
The present study examines the effect of concomitant major depressive or bipolar disorder on clinical symptoms of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Forty-nine patients classified as OCD without a mood disorder, 26 classified as OCD with bipolar disorder (OCD-BD) and 42 classified as OCD with major depressive disorder (OCD-MDD) according to DSM-IV diagnostic criteria were included in the study. The groups were compared with respect to demographic variables and scores obtained on various scales...
June 2006: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
Alper Tecer, Raşit Tükel, Burak Erdamar, Tayfun Sunay
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate audiovestibular function in patients with panic disorder and healthy subjects by using vestibular and audiologic tests. METHODS: Thirty-four panic disorder patients and 20 healthy control subjects were assessed by using clinical otoneurological examination, pure tone audiometry, tympanometry, and electronystagmography (ENG). All patients were evaluated with the Panic and Agoraphobia Scale (PAS), the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS), the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)...
August 2004: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Suleyman Engin Akhan, Ekrem Yavuz, Aysegul Tecer, Cem Ahmet Iyibozkurt, Samet Topuz, Sitki Tuzlali, Ergin Bengisu, Sinan Berkman
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the level of expression of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), p53 and Ki-67 in patients with leiomyosarcoma and to investigate the effect of these and to identify the clinical parameters on prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four patients operated for LMS of uterine origin between 1994 and 2003 at Istanbul Medical School, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Division of Gynecologic Oncology constituted our study group...
October 2005: Gynecologic Oncology
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