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Selcuk Sahin, Berkan Resorlu, Feyzi Arda Atar, Mithat Eksi, Nevzat Can Sener, Volkan Tugcu
PURPOSE: To report and discuss the treatment of ipsilateral upper ureteral and renal stones by laparoscopic ureterolithotomy with concomitant pyelolithotomy using flexible cystoscope. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 19 patients (14 men and 5 women) underwent laparoscopic retroperitoneal ureterolithotomy with concomitant pyelolithotomy using flexible cystoscope through the ureterotomy site. The mean age of the patients was 37.9 (22-61) years. Stones were on the right side in 12, on the left side in 7, and multiple in 6 patients...
October 10, 2016: Urology Journal
Arda Kayhan, Erkin Arıbal, Cennet Şahin, Ömür Can Taşçı, Sibel Özkan Gürdal, Enis Öztürk, Hayat Halide Hatipoğlu, Nilüfer Özaydın, Neslihan Cabioğlu, Beyza Özçınar, Vahit Özmen
PURPOSE: Bahçeşehir Breast Cancer Screening Program is a population based organized screening program in Turkey, where asymptomatic women aged 40-69 years are screened biannually. In this prospective study, we aimed to determine the mammographic findings of screen-detected cancers and discuss the efficacy of breast cancer screening in a developing country. METHODS: A total of 6912 women were screened in three rounds. The radiologic findings were grouped as mass, focal asymmetry, calcification, and architectural distortion...
October 3, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
Ersan Arda, Basri Cakiroglu, David T Thomas
CONTEXT: Nocturnal enuresis or bedwetting is the most common type of urinary incontinence in children. It has significant psychological effects on both the child and the family. Enuresis nocturna is defined as the inability to hold urine during the night in children who have completed toilet training. It is termed as being "primary" if no continence has ever been achieved or "secondary if it follows at least 6 months of dry nights. The aim of this review was to assemble the pathophysiological background and general information about nocturnal enuresis...
July 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
Deniz Firat, Gokhan Ozturk, Eren Demirbas, Oguz Idiz, Arda Isik, Huseyın Eken
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 26, 2016: Breast Journal
Olga E Melkina, Ignatiy I Goryanin, Gennadii B Zavilgelsky
The antirestriction proteins ArdA ColIb-P9, Arn T4 and Ocr T7 specifically inhibit type I and type IV restriction enzymes and belong to the family of DNA-mimic proteins because their three-dimensional structure is similar to the double-helical B-form DNA. It is proposed that the DNA-mimic proteins are able to bind nucleoid protein H-NS and alleviate H-NS-silencing of the transcription of bacterial genes. Escherichia coli lux biosensors were constructed by inserting H-NS-dependent promoters into a vector, thereby placing each fragment upstream of the promoterless Photorhabdus luminescens luxCDABE operon...
November 2016: Microbiological Research
Meda Kondolot, Duygu Horoz, Serpil Poyrazoğlu, Arda Borlu, Ahmet Öztürk, Selim Kurtoğlu, Mümtaz M Mazicioğlu
OBJECTIVE: Limited information is available about the use of neck circumference (NC) to determine the obesity in preschool children. This study aims to provide NC percentiles and determine the cut-off levels of NC as an additional measurement for obesity in preschool children. METHODS: The data was obtained from the Anthropometry of Turkish Children aged 0-6 years (ATCA-06) study database. A total of 21 Family Health Centers were chosen and children aged 2-6 years old were randomly selected according to the socioeconomic level from the list of district midwives...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
Gulhadiye Avcu, Mehmet Arda Kilinc, Cenk Eraslan, Bulent Karapinar, Fadil Vardar
Mild encephalopathy with a reversible splenial lesion (MERS) is a clinico-radiological syndrome that can be related to infectious and non-infectious conditions. Patients present with mild neurological symptoms, and magnetic resonance imaging typically demonstrate a reversible lesion with transiently reduced diffusion in the splenium of the corpus callosum. Here, we describe MERS in a 10-year-old boy who presented with fever and consciousness and who completely recovered within a few days. Streptococcus pneumoniae was the causative agent...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Infection and Public Health
Ismail E Uysal, H Arda Ülkü, Hakan Bağci
Transient electromagnetic interactions on plasmonic nanostructures are analyzed by solving the Poggio-Miller-Chan-Harrington-Wu-Tsai (PMCHWT) surface integral equation (SIE). Equivalent (unknown) electric and magnetic current densities, which are introduced on the surfaces of the nanostructures, are expanded using Rao-Wilton-Glisson and polynomial basis functions in space and time, respectively. Inserting this expansion into the PMCHWT-SIE and Galerkin testing the resulting equation at discrete times yield a system of equations that is solved for the current expansion coefficients by a marching on-in-time (MOT) scheme...
September 1, 2016: Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision
Elif Tanrıverdi, Mehmet Akif Özgül, Oğuz Uzun, Şule Gül, Mustafa Çörtük, Zehra Yaşar, Murat Acat, Naciye Arda, Erdoğan Çetinkaya
Tracheobronchial amyloidosis is a rare presentation and accounts for about 1% of benign tumors in this area. The diagnosis of disease is delayed due to nonspecific pulmonary symptoms. Therapeutic approaches are required to control progressive pulmonary symptoms for most of the patients. Herein, we report a case of a 68-year-old man admitted with progressive dyspnea to our institution for further evaluation and management. He was initially diagnosed with and underwent management for bronchial asthma for two years but had persistent symptoms despite optimal medical therapy...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
Serhat Uysal, Varol Tunalı, Eylem Akdur Öztürk, Ömür Ardeniz, Meltem Işıkgöz Taşbakan, Hüsnü Pullukçu, Seray Özensoy Töz, Nevin Turgay, Bilgin Arda
OBJECTIVE: Parasites might cause atypical and severe infections in immunocompromised hosts. The prevalence of diarrhea among common variable immune deficiency (CVID) syndrome patients varies between 20% and 94%, which indicates that diarrhea and gastrointestinal system (GIS) complaints could be the second leading cause of morbidity in CVID patients after respiratory tract infections. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of intestinal parasites in CVID patients with GIS complaints and diarrhea...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Borja Valverde-Pérez, Dorottya S Wágner, Bálint Lóránt, Arda Gülay, Barth F Smets, Benedek Gy Plósz
The new paradigm for used water treatment suggests the use of short solid retention times (SRT) to minimize organic substrate mineralization and to maximize resource recovery. However, little is known about the microbes and the underlying biogeochemical mechanisms driving these short-SRT systems. In this paper, we report the start-up and operation of a short-SRT enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) system operated as a sequencing batch reactor (SBR) fed with preclarified municipal wastewater, which is supplemented with propionate...
November 1, 2016: Water Research
Arda Isik, Erdal Karavas, Kemal Peker, Mehmet Soyturk, Ismayil Yilmaz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 23, 2016: Breast Journal
Roberta Marchetti, Serge Perez, Ana Arda, Anne Imberty, Jesus Jimenez-Barbero, Alba Silipo, Antonio Molinaro
Understanding the dynamics of protein-ligand interactions, which lie at the heart of host-pathogen recognition, represents a crucial step to clarify the molecular determinants implicated in binding events, as well as to optimize the design of new molecules with therapeutic aims. Over the last decade, advances in complementary biophysical and spectroscopic methods permitted us to deeply dissect the fine structural details of biologically relevant molecular recognition processes with high resolution. This Review focuses on the development and use of modern nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques to dissect binding events...
August 2016: ChemistryOpen
Hatip Aydin, Resul Arisoy, Ali Karaman, Emre Erdoğdu, Arda Çetinkaya, Bilge B Geçkinli, Hasan Şimşek, Oya Demirci
BACKGROUND/AIM: Neural tube defects (NTDs) are common congenital malformations that develop as a result of interactions between several genes and environmental factors. Many factors have been investigated in order to understand the etiology of NTDs, and many studies have identified folate intake as a common contributing factor. The exact etiology of the disease is still unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we compared serum folate, vitamin B12, and homocysteine levels, along with common thrombophilia-related genetic variations, including factor V Leiden, factor II g...
2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Arda Alkan, Frederik R Wurm
Metallocenes are organometallic compounds with reversible redox profiles and tunable oxidation and reduction potentials, depending on the metal and substituents at the cyclopentadienyl rings. Metallocenes have been introduced in macromolecules to combine the redox-activity with polymer properties. There are many examples of such hydrophobic polymer materials, but much fewer water-soluble examples are found scattered across the polymer literature. However, in terms of drug delivery and other biological applications, water solubility is essential...
September 2016: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Ewen A Griffiths, Fikri M Abu-Zidan, Salomone Di Saverio, Jan Ulrych, Yoram Kluger, Ofir Ben-Ishay, Frederick A Moore, Rao R Ivatury, Raul Coimbra, Andrew B Peitzman, Ari Leppaniemi, Gustavo P Fraga, Ronald V Maier, Osvaldo Chiara, Jeffry Kashuk, Boris Sakakushev, Dieter G Weber, Rifat Latifi, Walter Biffl, Miklosh Bala, Aleksandar Karamarkovic, Kenji Inaba, Carlos A Ordonez, Andreas Hecker, Goran Augustin, Zaza Demetrashvili, Renato Bessa Melo, Sanjay Marwah, Sanoop K Zachariah, Vishal G Shelat, Michael McFarlane, Miran Rems, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Mario Paulo Faro, Gerson Alves Pereira Júnior, Ionut Negoi, Yunfeng Cui, Norio Sato, Andras Vereczkei, Giovanni Bellanova, Arianna Birindelli, Isidoro Di Carlo, Kenneth Y Kok, Mahir Gachabayov, Georgios Gkiokas, Konstantinos Bouliaris, Elif Çolak, Arda Isik, Daniel Rios-Cruz, Rodolfo Soto, Ernest E Moore
Acute left sided colonic diverticulitis is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered by surgeons in acute setting. A World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) Consensus Conference on acute diverticulitis was held during the 3rd World Congress of the WSES in Jerusalem, Israel, on July 7th, 2015. During this consensus conference the guidelines for the management of acute left sided colonic diverticulitis in the emergency setting were presented and discussed. This document represents the executive summary of the final guidelines approved by the consensus conference...
2016: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
Arda Cetinkaya, Jingwei Rachel Xiong, İbrahim Vargel, Kemal Kösemehmetoğlu, Halil İbrahim Canter, Ömer Faruk Gerdan, Nicola Longo, Ahmad Alzahrani, Mireia Perez Camps, Ekim Zihni Taskiran, Simone Laupheimer, Lorenzo D Botto, Eeswari Paramalingam, Zeliha Gormez, Elif Uz, Bayram Yuksel, Şevket Ruacan, Mahmut Şamil Sağıroğlu, Tokiharu Takahashi, Bruno Reversade, Nurten Ayse Akarsu
Vascular malformations are non-neoplastic expansions of blood vessels that arise due to errors during angiogenesis. They are a heterogeneous group of sporadic or inherited vascular disorders characterized by localized lesions of arteriovenous, capillary, or lymphatic origin. Vascular malformations that occur inside bone tissue are rare. Herein, we report loss-of-function mutations in ELMO2 (which translates extracellular signals into cellular movements) that are causative for autosomal-recessive intraosseous vascular malformation (VMOS) in five different families...
August 4, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
Ersan Arda, Basri Cakiroglu, Tuncay Tas, Sinan Ekici, Bekir Sami Uyanik
OBJECTIVE: To determine the positive subdomain numbers and distribution of the UPOINT classification in chronic prostatitis and to compare the erectile dysfunction (ED) pattern. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2008 to 2013, 839 patients with symptomatic chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome were included in this study. The correlation between UPOINT domains and National Institutes of Health chronic prostatitis symptom index (NIH-CPSI) total score, subscores, and the 5-item International Index of Erectile Function scores were evaluated retrospectively...
July 27, 2016: Urology
Massimo Sartelli, Dieter G Weber, Etienne Ruppé, Matteo Bassetti, Brian J Wright, Luca Ansaloni, Fausto Catena, Federico Coccolini, Fikri M Abu-Zidan, Raul Coimbra, Ernest E Moore, Frederick A Moore, Ronald V Maier, Jan J De Waele, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Ewen A Griffiths, Christian Eckmann, Adrian J Brink, John E Mazuski, Addison K May, Rob G Sawyer, Dominik Mertz, Philippe Montravers, Anand Kumar, Jason A Roberts, Jean-Louis Vincent, Richard R Watkins, Warren Lowman, Brad Spellberg, Iain J Abbott, Abdulrashid Kayode Adesunkanmi, Sara Al-Dahir, Majdi N Al-Hasan, Ferdinando Agresta, Asma A Althani, Shamshul Ansari, Rashid Ansumana, Goran Augustin, Miklosh Bala, Zsolt J Balogh, Oussama Baraket, Aneel Bhangu, Marcelo A Beltrán, Michael Bernhard, Walter L Biffl, Marja A Boermeester, Stephen M Brecher, Jill R Cherry-Bukowiec, Otmar R Buyne, Miguel A Cainzos, Kelly A Cairns, Adrian Camacho-Ortiz, Sujith J Chandy, Asri Che Jusoh, Alain Chichom-Mefire, Caroline Colijn, Francesco Corcione, Yunfeng Cui, Daniel Curcio, Samir Delibegovic, Zaza Demetrashvili, Belinda De Simone, Sameer Dhingra, José J Diaz, Isidoro Di Carlo, Angel Dillip, Salomone Di Saverio, Michael P Doyle, Gereltuya Dorj, Agron Dogjani, Hervé Dupont, Soumitra R Eachempati, Mushira Abdulaziz Enani, Valery N Egiev, Mutasim M Elmangory, Paula Ferrada, Joseph R Fitchett, Gustavo P Fraga, Nathalie Guessennd, Helen Giamarellou, Wagih Ghnnam, George Gkiokas, Staphanie R Goldberg, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Harumi Gomi, Manuel Guzmán-Blanco, Mainul Haque, Sonja Hansen, Andreas Hecker, Wolfgang R Heizmann, Torsten Herzog, Adrien Montcho Hodonou, Suk-Kyung Hong, Reinhold Kafka-Ritsch, Lewis J Kaplan, Garima Kapoor, Aleksandar Karamarkovic, Martin G Kees, Jakub Kenig, Ronald Kiguba, Peter K Kim, Yoram Kluger, Vladimir Khokha, Kaoru Koike, Kenneth Y Y Kok, Victory Kong, Matthew C Knox, Kenji Inaba, Arda Isik, Katia Iskandar, Rao R Ivatury, Maurizio Labbate, Francesco M Labricciosa, Pierre-François Laterre, Rifat Latifi, Jae Gil Lee, Young Ran Lee, Marc Leone, Ari Leppaniemi, Yousheng Li, Stephen Y Liang, Tonny Loho, Marc Maegele, Sydney Malama, Hany E Marei, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Sanjay Marwah, Amos Massele, Michael McFarlane, Renato Bessa Melo, Ionut Negoi, David P Nicolau, Carl Erik Nord, Richard Ofori-Asenso, AbdelKarim H Omari, Carlos A Ordonez, Mouaqit Ouadii, Gerson Alves Pereira Júnior, Diego Piazza, Guntars Pupelis, Timothy Miles Rawson, Miran Rems, Sandro Rizoli, Claudio Rocha, Boris Sakakhushev, Miguel Sanchez-Garcia, Norio Sato, Helmut A Segovia Lohse, Gabriele Sganga, Boonying Siribumrungwong, Vishal G Shelat, Kjetil Soreide, Rodolfo Soto, Peep Talving, Jonathan V Tilsed, Jean-Francois Timsit, Gabriel Trueba, Ngo Tat Trung, Jan Ulrych, Harry van Goor, Andras Vereczkei, Ravinder S Vohra, Imtiaz Wani, Waldemar Uhl, Yonghong Xiao, Kuo-Ching Yuan, Sanoop K Zachariah, Jean-Ralph Zahar, Tanya L Zakrison, Antonio Corcione, Rita M Melotti, Claudio Viscoli, Perluigi Viale
Intra-abdominal infections (IAI) are an important cause of morbidity and are frequently associated with poor prognosis, particularly in high-risk patients. The cornerstones in the management of complicated IAIs are timely effective source control with appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Empiric antimicrobial therapy is important in the management of intra-abdominal infections and must be broad enough to cover all likely organisms because inappropriate initial antimicrobial therapy is associated with poor patient outcomes and the development of bacterial resistance...
2016: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
Perihan Elif Ekmekci, Alp Burak Ekmekci, Özgür Karakaş, Ahmet Kulduk, Berna Arda
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research is to evaluate the ethical aspects of informed consent process of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients in Turkey. METHODS: The study included 50 patients undergoing TKA in Gazi Mustafa Kemal State Hospital Orthopedics Clinic. A face to face survey was conducted to determine the ethical appropriateness of the main components of informed consent process such as; disclosure of material information about the disease and alternative treatment options, understanding the disclosed information, comprehending the written consent form and voluntariness in deciding...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
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