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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453698/corneal-collagen-cross-linking-for-the-management-of-mycotic-keratitis
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Elif Erdem, Ibrahim Inan Harbiyeli, Hazal Boral, Macit Ilkit, Meltem Yagmur, Reha Ersoz
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficiency of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in addition to topical voriconazole in cases with mycotic keratitis. DESIGN: Retrospective case series in a tertiary university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: CXL was performed on 13 patients with mycotic keratitis who presented poor or no response to topical voriconazole treatment. METHODS: The clinical features, symptoms, treatment results and complications were recorded retrospectively...
February 16, 2018: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453645/emphasis-of-fas-fasl-gene-polymorphism-in-patients-with-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
#2
Cavit Ceylan, Sedat Yahşi, Serkan Doğan, Elife ÖztÜrk, Gulay Ceylan
BACKGROUND: Bladder cancer (BCa) is the seventh most common cancer among males worldwide. Some reliable markers in blood, urine, and tumor tissue, including clinicopathologic variables, molecular and inflammatory markers, gene polymorphisms, and tumor gene expression profiles are identified for predicting response to BCG immunotherapy in high-risk BCa patients. AIMS: We aimed to determine if FAS and FASL polymorphisms are associated with lack of response to BCG in patients with BCa...
February 16, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450874/what-happened-an-inexplicable-case-accidental-subdural-block
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Ömer Karaca, Ali Ahıskalıoğlu, Mehmet Aksoy, Rafi Doğan, Elif Oral Ahıskalıoğlu
Epidural block is an appropriate anesthesia method for outpatient operation. This technique is generally safe and efficient. We present the case of a 20-year-old female patient with accidental subdural block after a single dose of epidural block for pilonidal sinus surgery. Sudden apnea, unconsciousness, and bilateral mydriasis occurred within a few minutes after injection. Within 80 minutes after injection, the patient regained full consciousness and spontaneous respiration, with motor block in lower extremities and sensory block until the T4 level...
January 2018: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447739/native-t1-and-ecv-of-noninfarcted-myocardium-and-outcome-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Valentina O Puntmann, Gerry Carr-White, Andrew Jabbour, Chung-Yao Yu, Rolf Gebker, Sebastian Kelle, Andreas Rolf, Sabine Zitzmann, Elif Peker, Tommaso D'Angelo, Faraz Pathan, Elen, Silvia Valbuena, Rocio Hinojar, Christophe Arendt, Jagat Narula, Eva Herrmann, Andreas M Zeiher, Eike Nagel
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the major cause of cardiac morbidity and mortality worldwide, despite the advances in treatment with coronary revascularization and modern antiremodeling therapy. Risk stratification in CAD patients is primarily based on left ventricular volumes, ejection fraction (LVEF), risk scores, and the presence and extent of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE). The prognostic role of T1 mapping in noninfarcted myocardium in CAD patients has not yet been determined...
February 20, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443798/clinical-features-imaging-and-natural-history-of-myelinated-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer
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Raksha Rao, Elif B Turkoglu, Emil A T Say, Carol L Shields
PURPOSE: To evaluate the natural history of myelinated retinal nerve fiber layer (MRNFL) through clinical features and enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography. METHODS: This is a retrospective, noncomparative, case series of patients who underwent thorough clinical examination to document associated ocular and systemic features. Enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography was performed when MRNFL was located posteriorly and accessible to imaging...
February 13, 2018: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439260/nephrocalcinosis-in-amelogenesis-imperfecta-caused-by-the-fam20a-mutation
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Mine Koruyucu, Figen Seymen, Genco Gencay, Koray Gencay, Elif Bahar Tuna, Teo Jeon Shin, Hong-Keun Hyun, Young-Jae Kim, Jung-Wook Kim
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Enamel-renal syndrome is characterized by nephrocalcinosis, enamel defects, gingival hyperplasia and eruption failures. It has been recently identified that recessive mutations in the FAM20A gene result in amelogenesis imperfecta (AI)-gingival fibromatosis. The aim of this research to determine whether AI patients with known -FAM20A mutations also have nephrocalcinosis. METHODS: Complete oral and radiological examinations were performed for all participating family members...
February 13, 2018: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430325/-minimally-invasive-extraforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
#7
Federico Landriel, Santiago Hem, Jorge Rasmussen, Eduardo Vecchi, Claudio Yampolsky
Objectives: The objective of the present study was to determine the indications, surgical technique, results, and complications of minimally invasive extraforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (ELIF). Introduction: ELIF is characterized as removal of the superior articular process (SAP) to access the intra-canalicular root and disc through Kambin's triangle. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted of 40 patients operated upon between 2013 and 2015...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425857/a-disposable-immunosensor-using-ito-based-electrode-modified-by-a-star-shaped-polymer-for-analysis-of-tumor-suppressor-protein-p53-in-human-serum
#8
Muhammet Aydın, Elif Burcu Aydın, Mustafa Kemal Sezgintürk
Label-free immunosensor based on tetra armed star-shaped poly(glycidylmethacrylate) (Star PGMA ) modified disposable ITO electrode was developed for detection of p53 protein, an important colorectal cancer biomarker. This disposable biosensor was fabricated by spin-coating technique using star-shaped Star PGMA with epoxy side groups. After formation of a stable film with epoxy ends, anti-p53 antibodies were bound to these groups covalently. Stepwise modification of the electrode was followed by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and cyclic voltammetry (CV) studies...
February 5, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420007/nanoceria-supported-ruthenium-0-nanoparticles-highly-active-and-stable-catalysts-for-hydrogen-evolution-from-water
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Elif Demir, Serdar Akbayrak, Ahmet M Önal, Saim Özkar
Ruthenium(0) nanoparticles supported on nanoceria (Ru0/CeO2) were prepared by reduction of Ru3+ ions on the surface of ceria using aqueous solution of NaBH4. The Ru0/CeO2 samples were characterized by advanced analytical tools and employed as electrocatalysts on the glassy carbon electrode (GCE) in hydrogen evolution from water. The GCE, modified by Ru0/CeO2 (1.86 wt % Ru), provides an incredible electrocatalytic activity with a high exchange current density of 0.67 mA·cm-2, low overpotential of 47 mV at j = 10 mA·cm-2, and small Tafel slope of 41 mV·dec-1...
February 8, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412795/a-new-target-for-the-treatment-of-endometrium-cancer-by-succinic-acid
#10
Elif Sinem Iplik, Tolga Catmakas, Bedia Cakmakoglu
Endometrium cancer is the most common invasive gynecologic malignancy in developed countries. Succinic acid (CO2HCH2-CH2CO2H) is a type of dibasic acid that has uncolored crystal. Succinic acid is used in bakery products and aromatized products. It is naturally found in some vegetables. Succinic acid has no adverse effects because it is metabolized by body cells and has a role in the tricarboxylic acid cycle (TCA) as a cycle media component. The TCA cycle and its enzyme components have some crucial roles for basal cell metabolism...
January 31, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412684/design-strategy-for-the-molecular-functionalization-of-semiconductor-photoelectrodes-a-case-study-of-p-si-111-photocathodes-for-h2-generation
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Ashwathi Iyer, Kara Kearney, Shohei Wakayama, Hirotoshi Odoi, Elif Ertekin
Functionalization of semiconductor photoelectrodes is actively pursued as an approach to improve the efficiency of photoelectrochemical reactions by modulating the semiconductor's barrier height, but the selection of molecules for functionalization remains largely empirical. We propose a simple but effective design strategy for the organic functionalization of photocathodes for high-efficiency hydrogen generation based on first-principles density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The surface dipole of the functionalized photocathode determines its barrier height, which can be optimized to enhance charge separation at the semiconductor-electrolyte interface...
February 7, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411147/atrial-fibrillation-for-the-neurologist-preventing-both-ischemic-and-hemorrhagic-strokes
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REVIEW
Elif Gokcal, Marco Pasi, Marc Fisher, M Edip Gurol
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to help neurologists managing atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who had an ischemic stroke and/or with intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) markers, therefore at high embolic/hemorrhagic risks. RECENT FINDINGS: Implantable loop recorders have substantially improved the accuracy of AF detection. Recent research yielded a set of powerful neuroimaging markers that can stratify ICH risk. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) are easier to use with a lower ICH risk than warfarin in a general AF population...
February 6, 2018: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408069/effect-of-triclosan-and-its-photolysis-products-on-marine-bacterium-v-%C3%A2-fischeri-and-freshwater-alga-r-%C3%A2-subcapitata
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Eren Gorenoglu, Egemen Aydin, Emel Topuz, Elif Pehlivanoglu-Mantas
The use of antibacterial agents in consumer products may lead to adverse effects in waters receiving treated wastewater. Triclosan is one of the antibacterial agents used widely in the world and its high usage leads to relatively high concentrations in wastewater effluents. In this study, the probable effect of triclosan in receiving waters was assessed using different organisms. The EC50 values were 668 ± 80 μg/L and 7.8 ± 0.1 μg/L, for Vibrio fischeri and Raphidocelis subcapitata, respectively, indicating the higher sensitivity of the alga...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404177/a-rare-cause-of-hemoptysis-in-childhood-tracheal-capillary-hemangioma
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Mehmet Akif Özgül, Elif Tanrıverdi, Şule Gül, Zehra Yaşar Asuk, Murat Acat, Kenan Abbaslı, Neslihan Akanıl Fener, Erdoğan Çetinkaya
Hemangiomas are benign tumors most frequently seen in childhood and are mostly associated with cutaneous and mucosal surfaces. Tracheal capillary hemangiomas are extremely rare. The most common presenting symptom is hemoptysis, ranging from minor to major and chronic cough. We present the case of a 12-year-old boy with recurrent hemoptysis due to tracheal capillary hemangioma, who was treated with interventional bronchoscopy.
October 2017: Turkish Thoracic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404162/the-view-of-the-turkish-thoracic-society-on-the-report-of-the-gold-2017-global-strategy-for-the-diagnosis-management-and-prevention-of-copd
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Nurdan Köktürk, Alev Gürgün, Elif Şen, Ali Kocabaş, Mehmet Polatlı, Sibel Atış Naycı, Lütfi Çöplü, Emel Tellioğlu, Funda Elmas, Ertürk Erdinç
Since the Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) published its first guidelines on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2001, much has changed till 2017. Previous versions of GOLD guidelines mentioned the forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1)-based approach for staging and treatment modalities. Since 2011, a composite multi-dimensional approach has been introduced to cover various aspects of the disease. Unfortunately, this approach was not found to be correlated with mortality as well as the FEV1-based approach, despite the fact that it was better for estimating exacerbation rates...
April 2017: Turkish Thoracic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399775/response-to-the-letter-concerning-the-article-platelet-distribution-width-and-plateletcrit-novel-biomarkers-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-young-patients
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Elif Hande Ozcan Cetin, Mehmet Serkan Cetin, Ahmet Akdi, Dursun Aras, Serkan Topaloglu, Ahmet Temizhan, Sinan Aydogdu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394967/utility-of-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-with-multiple-b-values-in-evaluation-of-pancreatic-malignant-and-benign-lesions-and-pancreatitis
#17
Elif Karadeli, Gurcan Erbay, Alper Parlakgumus, Zafer Koc
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of diffusion-weighted imaging in evaluation of pancreatic lesions and in differentiation of benign from malignant lesions. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Baskent University Adana Teaching and Research Center, Adana, Turkey, between September 2013 and May 2015. METHODOLOGY: Forty-three lesions [pancreas adenocarcinoma (n=25)], pancreatitis (n=10), benign lesion (n=8)] were utilized with diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging with multiple b-values...
February 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393311/a-novel-analytical-approach-for-the-determination-of-parathion-methyl-in-water-quadrupole-isotope-dilution-mass-spectrometry-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-using-multivariate-optimization
#18
Dotse Selali Chormey, Elif Öztürk Er, Sezin Erarpat, Gözde Özzeybek, Betül Arı, Sezgin Bakirdere
Dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction was coupled with quadruple isotope dilution mass spectrometry for the sensitive and accurate determination of parathion methyl in water. The two methods were complementary to each other, with DLLME preconcentrating the analyte for trace determination, and ID4MS maintaining the integrity of the method's accuracy and precision. An experimental design was used to optimize the extraction process. The results from the design were evaluated with the analysis of variance to determine the statistical significance of the main factors of extraction and interaction effects of these factors...
February 2, 2018: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392421/the-effect-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-on-neural-tube-development-in-an-early-chicken-embryo-model
#19
Emrah Kantarcioglu, Gokmen Kahilogullari, Murat Zaimoglu, Esin Ozlem Atmis, Elif Peker, Zeynep Yigman, Deniz Billur, Sevim Aydin, Ilhan Memet Erden, Agahan Unlü
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine whether varying the magnetic field during magnetic resonance imaging would affect the development of chicken embryos and neural tube defects. METHODS: Following incubation for 24 h, we exposed chicken embryos to varying magnetic fields for 10 min to assess the impact on development. Three magnetic resonance imaging devices were used, and the eggs were divided into four groups: group 1 is exposed to 1 T, group 2 is exposed to 1.5 T, group 3 is exposed to 3 T, and group 4, control group, was not exposed to magnetic field...
February 1, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392059/examination-of-the-relationship-between-umbilical-cord-blood-gas-values-and-hearing-function-in-neonates
#20
Kasım Durmuş, Çağlar Yıldız, Özlem Demirpençe, Ömer Tamer Doğan, Ali Çetin, Emine Elif Altuntaş
Objective: The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between the results of the transient otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) test used in neonatal hearing screening and the results of the umbilical cord blood (UCB) analysis in neonates. Methods: This retrospective study included 209 neonates born in the obstetric unit at the 37th gestational week. Based on the results of the TEOAE test, the neonates included in the study were divided into two groups as the study group composed of those "REFER" (n=141) and the control group consisting those "PASS" (n=68) the test...
June 2017: Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
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