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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921406/house-dust-mites-confer-a-distinct-immunological-feature-among-dermatitis
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Safa Baris, Ahmet Ozen, Tuba Akdeniz, Elif Karakoc-Aydiner, Ovgu Aydin, Hulya Ercan, Ismail Ogulur, Yildiz Camcioglu, Reha Cengizlier, Cuyan Demirkesen, Deniz Yucelten, Gulderen Demirel, Isil B Barlan
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a heterogeneous disease with regard to clinical phenotype and natural history. We investigated T cell subtypes and cytokine responses in peripheral blood and skin lesions of AD patients with various sensitivities. Immunological studies were performed in 27 subjects: 9 house dust mite (HDM)-sensitized; 6 subjects with sensitizations other than HDM; 7 non-allergic AD patients and 5 healthy controls. Among those, skin biopsy samples of 13 subjects were evaluated for immunohistochemical analyses, as well...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920537/factors-related-to-depression-and-anxiety-in-adults-with-bronchiectasis
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Elif Yelda Özgün Niksarlioglu, Gülcihan Özkan, Gülşah Günlüoğlu, Mehmet Atilla Uysal, Sule Gül, Lütfiye Kilic, Ayse Yeter, Güngör Çamsarı
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic lung diseases frequently have depressive and anxiety symptoms, but there are very few studies looking at this in patients with bronchiectasis. AIM: This study aimed to investigate depression and anxiety and related factors among patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of 133 patients with bronchiectasis. Patients with confirmed diagnosis of bronchiectasis with high-resolution computed tomography were enrolled in the study...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917852/results-of-bronchoscopic-excision-in-typical-carcinoid-tumors-of-the-lung-in-turkey
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Hilal Boyacı, Mustafa Çörtük, Şule Gül, Elif Tanrıverdi, Mehmet Akif Özgül, Hüseyin Erhan Dinçer, Erdoğan Çetinkaya
Aim Carcinoid tumors of the lung are the tumors originating from the neuroendocrine cells. Surgical excision remains the gold standard for the treatment. Treatment with interventional bronchoscopic excision has also been reported as an alternative option in typical carcinoid tumors of the lung. The aim of this study was to present results and outcomes in patients who were bronchoscopically treated and followed-up. Methods Data of 14 patients, who had undergone bronchoscopic excision due to typical carcinoid tumor of the lung between April 2008 and July 2015 were retrospectively evaluated...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917218/can-we-predict-agitation-in-patients-with-suicide-attempts-in-the-emergency-department
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Ayhan Akoz, Sultan Tuna Akgol Gur, Elif Oral, Ummu Zeynep Avsar, Mucahit Emet
BACKGROUND: The agitation in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) after suicide attempts is common and an important problem. OBJECTIVE: To establish whether we can predict agitated patients among suicide attempt patients in ED. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional observational study of adult suicide attempt events in ED. Information was collected prospectively on a specially designed data-collection form. Patients aged 16 years old and above who presented to the ED for care due to suicide attempts were included in the study...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916263/polyurethane-foam-puf-disk-passive-samplers-derived-polychlorinated-biphenyls-pcbs-concentrations-in-the-ambient-air-of-bursa-turkey-spatial-and-temporal-variations-and-health-risk-assessment
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Aşkın Birgül, Perihan Binnur Kurt-Karakus, Henry Alegria, Elif Gungormus, Halil Celik, Tugba Cicek, Emine Can Güven
Polyurethane foam (PUF) passive samplers were employed to assess air concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in background, agricultural, semi-urban, urban and industrial sites in Bursa, Turkey. Samplers were deployed for approximately 2-month periods from February to December 2014 in five sampling campaign. Results showed a clear rural-agricultural-semi-urban-urban-industrial PCBs concentration gradient. Considering all sampling periods, ambient air concentrations of Σ43PCBs ranged from 9.6 to 1240 pg/m(3) at all sites with an average of 24...
December 1, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915025/molecular-analysis-of-the-agxt-gene-in-patients-suspected-with-hyperoxaluria-type-1-and-three-novel-mutations-from-turkey
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Emel Isiyel, Sevcan A Bakkaloglu Ezgu, Salim Caliskan, Sema Akman, Ipek Akil, Yilmaz Tabel, Nurver Akinci, Elif Bahat Ozdogan, Ahmet Ozel, Fehime Kara Eroglu, Fatih S Ezgu
Primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1) is a rare, autosomal recessive disease, caused by the defect of AGXT gene encoding hepatic peroxisomal alanine glyoxylateaminotransferase (AGT). This enzyme is responsible for the conversion of glyoxylate to glycine. The diagnosis of PH1 should be suspected in infants and children with nephrocalcinosis or nephrolithiasis. Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial in preventing disease progression to end stage kidney disease (ESKD). In this study, AGXT gene sequence analyses were performed in 82 patients who were clinically suspected (hyperoxaluria and nephrolithiasis or nephrocalcinosis with or without renal impairment) to have PH1...
November 1, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908685/royal-jelly-supplemented-soybean-lecithin-based-extenders-improve-post-thaw-quality-and-incubation-resilience-of-goat-spermatozoa
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Selim Alcay, M Berk Toker, N Tekin Onder, Elif Gokce
The aim of the present study was to evaluate different concentrations of royal jelly (RJ) supplemented extenders for post-thaw quality and incubation resilience of goat spermatozoa. Semen samples were collected from five goats. Pooled semen were diluted with soybean lecithin-based extender without RJ (control) or supplemented with different concentrations (0.25, 0.5 and 0.75%) of RJ (RJ0.25, RJ0.5, RJ0.75 respectively), at a final concentration of 150 × 10(6) spermatozoon/mL. Semen samples were assessed for sperm motility, plasma membrane integrity using hypoosmotic swelling test (HOST) damaged acrosome using FITC-Pisum sativum agglutinin (PSA-FITC) and DNA integrity using terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling (TUNEL)...
November 28, 2016: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905856/1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-stimulates-odontoblastic-differentiation-of-human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-in-vitro
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Goksen Mucuk, Elif Sepet, Mine Erguven, Ozlem Ekmekci, Ayhan Bilir
BACKGROUND: 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-OH D3) plays an important role in mineralized tissue metabolism, including teeth. However, few studies have addressed its role in odontoblastic differentiation of human dental pulp-stem cells (hDPSCs). AIM: This study aimed to understand the influence of various concentrations of 1,25-OH D3 on the proliferation capacity and early dentinogenesis responses of hDPSCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: hDPSCs were obtained from the impacted third molar teeth...
December 1, 2016: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902691/do-vascular-networks-branch-optimally-or-randomly-across-spatial-scales
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Elif Tekin, David Hunt, Mitchell G Newberry, Van M Savage
Modern models that derive allometric relationships between metabolic rate and body mass are based on the architectural design of the cardiovascular system and presume sibling vessels are symmetric in terms of radius, length, flow rate, and pressure. Here, we study the cardiovascular structure of the human head and torso and of a mouse lung based on three-dimensional images processed via our software Angicart. In contrast to modern allometric theories, we find systematic patterns of asymmetry in vascular branching, potentially explaining previously documented mismatches between predictions (power-law or concave curvature) and observed empirical data (convex curvature) for the allometric scaling of metabolic rate...
November 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902170/the-effects-of-general-and-spinal-anesthesia-on-systemic-inflammatory-response-in-patients-undergoing-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Mehmet Eroğlu, Serdar Kokulu, Halit Buğra Koca, Mehmet Ersegün Demirboğan, Elif Doğan Baki, Özal Özcan
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare the systemic inflammatory responses (SIRs) developing after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) performed under general or spinal anesthesia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 40 patients (8 males, 32 females; mean age 67.15±9.27 years; range 51 to 89 years) who underwent TKA in our clinic between February 2014 and July 2014. Patients were grouped to receive general (group 1, n=20) or spinal anesthesia (group 2, n=20)...
December 2016: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901182/does-insulin-resistance-increase-thyroid-volume-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Murat Sahin, Didem Demircioglu, Ayten Oguz, Dilek Tuzun, Mehmet Akif Sarica, Elif Inanc, Kamile Gul
Objective: To investigate the effect of gonadotropin, sex hormone levels and insulin resistance (IR) on thyroid functions and thyroid volume (TV) in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Subjects and methods: 69 new diagnosed PCOS patients (age 24.82 ± 6.17) and 56 healthy control female (age 26.69 ± 5.25) were involved to the study. Fasting plasma glucose, lipid profile, insulin, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (fT4), estradiol (E2), luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone levels and urine iodine were measured in all participants...
November 24, 2016: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900651/explanatory-models-of-illness-help-seeking-behaviours-and-related-factors-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-comparative-study-from-two-different-provinces-of-turkey
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Hayriye Dilek Yalvaç, Elif Aktan Mutlu, Zeynep Kotan, İbrahim Özer, Ersin Hatice Karslıoğlu, Ali Çayköylü
This study aims to identify the help seeking behaviours of patients from two geographically distinct provinces of Turkey. A questionnaire about sociodemographic characteristics and help seeking ways was applied to 49 schizophrenia patients from Van, 99 from Ankara. The ratio of patients seeking psychiatric help at the beginning of their illness was 76% in Ankara, the capital city, in contrast to 54% in Van (p = 0.01). Twenty-two percent of patients from Ankara and 69% from Van reported that non-psychiatric help seeking was the choice of their families (p < 0...
November 30, 2016: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895699/resilience-and-burnout-status-among-nurses-working-in-oncology
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Sevinc Kutluturkan, Elif Sozeri, Nese Uysal, Figen Bay
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify the resilience and burnout status of nurses working in the field of oncology. METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted with 140 oncology nurses. The data were collected using a socio-demographic attributes form, Resilience Scale for Adults, and the Maslach's Burnout Inventory. Percentage ratios, mean and median values, Kruskal-Wallis test, Mann-Whitney U test, correlation analysis, and multiple stepwise linear regression analysis were used to evaluate the data...
2016: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894952/comparison-of-creatinine-and-cystatin-c-based-egfr-in-the-estimation-of-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-indigenous-australians-the-egfr-study
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Elizabeth Lm Barr, Louise J Maple-Brown, Federica Barzi, Jaquelyne T Hughes, George Jerums, Elif I Ekinci, Andrew G Ellis, Graham Rd Jones, Paul D Lawton, Cherian Sajiv, Sandawana W Majoni, Alex Dh Brown, Wendy E Hoy, Kerin O'Dea, Alan Cass, Richard J MacIsaac
BACKGROUND: The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation that combines creatinine and cystatin C is superior to equations that include either measure alone in estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR). However, whether cystatin C can provide any additional benefits in estimating GFR for Indigenous Australians, a population at high risk of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is unknown. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional analysis from the eGFR Study of 654 Indigenous Australians at high risk of ESKD, eGFR was calculated using the CKD-EPI equations for serum creatinine (eGFRcr), cystatin C (eGFRcysC) and combined creatinine and cystatin C (eGFRcysC+cr)...
November 25, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890741/perisylvian-gaba-levels-in-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder
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Murat İlhan Atagün, Elif Muazzez Şıkoğlu, Çağlar Soykan, Can Serdar Süleyman, Semra Ulusoy-Kaymak, Ali Çayköylü, Oktay Algın, Mary Louise Phillips, Dost Öngür, Constance Mary Moore
The aim of this study is to measure GABA levels of perisylvian cortices in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder patients, using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS). Patients with schizophrenia (n=25), bipolar I disorder (BD-I; n=28) and bipolar II disorder (BD-II; n=20) were compared with healthy controls (n=30). (1)H-MRS data was acquired using a Siemens 3T whole body scanner to quantify right and left perisylvian structures' (including superior temporal lobes) GABA levels. Right perisylvian GABA values differed significantly between groups [χ(2)=9...
November 24, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889854/do-we-have-a-moral-responsibility-to-compensate-for-vulnerable-groups-a-discussion-on-the-right-to-health-for-lgbt-people
#16
Perihan Elif Ekmekci
Vulnerability is a broad concept widely addressed in recent scholarly literature. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people are among the vulnerable populations with significant disadvantages related to health and the social determinants of health. Medical ethics discourse tackles vulnerability from philosophical and political perspectives. LGBT people experience several disadvantages from both perspectives. This article aims to justify the right to health for LGBT people and their particular claims regarding healthcare because they belong to a vulnerable group...
November 26, 2016: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889366/intranasal-lidocaine-in-acute-treatment-of-migraine-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Nazire Avcu, Nurettin Özgür Doğan, Murat Pekdemir, Elif Yaka, Serkan Yılmaz, Cansu Alyeşil, Latif Erdem Akalın
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intranasal lidocaine administration for migraine treatment. METHODS: This single-center, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial was conducted in a tertiary care emergency department. Included patients met the migraine criteria of the International Headache Society. Patients were randomized to intranasal lidocaine or saline solution; all participants received 10 mg of intravenous metoclopramide...
November 23, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888823/investigating-kras-braf-mutation-in-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinomas-a-preliminary-study
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Ülkü Küçük, Ümit Bayol, Elif Usturalı Keskin, Emel Ebru Pala, İbrahim Çukurova, Mehmet Ali Çolak, Mustafa Değirmenci, Özge Özer, Altuğ Koç
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the role of KRAS/BRAF gene mutation in the pathogenesis of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 26 OSCC patients (23 males, 3 females; mean age 60 years; range 41 to 77 years) diagnosed between January 2003 and November 2013 were included in the study. The methods used in our study were quantitative fluorescence polymerase chain reaction for KRAS/BRAF mutation analysis. RESULTS: Ten of the tumors were located at the tongue base, 12 in the tonsil and four at the floor of mouth...
September 2016: Kulak Burun Boğaz Ihtisas Dergisi: KBB, Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888084/are-locked-facets-a-contraindication-for-extreme-lateral-interbody-fusion
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Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Gernot Lang, Yu Moriguchi, Eric Elowitz, Jose Alfredo Corredor, Mauricio J Avila, Alberto Gotfryd, Marjan Alimi, Lena Gandevia, Roger Härtl
BACKGROUND: Extreme lateral interbody fusion (ELIF) has gained popularity as a minimally invasive treatment allowing for indirect decompression of neural elements. However, evidence regarding the influence of facet degeneration (FD) and facet tropism (FT) towards indirect decompression is lacking. The aim of the study was to evaluate whether indirect decompression is impaired by FD and FT in patients undergoing ELIF. METHODS: 37 patients undergoing ELIF were included in a retrospective study...
November 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881836/relationship-between-lesions-in-adenomatous-polyp-dysplasia-colorectal-cancer-sequence-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio
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Feyzullah Uçmak, Elif Tuğba Tuncel
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to evaluate all lesions in the adenoma-dysplasia-cancer sequence of the colon and to examine whether the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) can distinguish polyps indicating dysplasia and cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 397 patients who had colonoscopic polypectomy between January 2010 and December 2014 were included in our retrospective study. The patients were divided into four groups: patients with hyperplastic polyps, patients with adenomatous polyps, patients with dysplasia, and patients with cancer...
November 24, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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