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Elif Sari
BACKGROUND: Nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSC) constitute the largest group of skin cancers. In this study, NMSCs were analyzed retrospectively. METHODS: Between June 2013 and March 2017, demographics and comorbidities of patients underwent reconstructive surgery for NMSC; their risk factors, types, diameters, differentiation, localizations, follow-up times, treatment methods and complications were compared and statistically analyzed. RESULTS: Totally, 163 tumors [111 basal cell carcinoma and 52 cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC)] were excized from 148 patients (63 females, 85 males)...
September 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
Kasım Durmuş, Nergiz Hacer Turgut, Mehtap Doğan, Ersin Tuncer, Hatice Özer, Emine Elif Altuntaş, Melih Akyol
BACKGROUND: Mandibular fractures are the most common facial fractures. They can be treated by conservative techniques or by surgery. The authors hypothesized that the application of a single local dose of strontium chloride would accelerate the healing of subcondylar mandibular fractures, shorten the recovery time and prevent complications. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present pilot study was to evaluate the effects of a single local dose of strontium chloride on the healing of subcondylar mandibular fractures in rats...
October 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Amanda Leong, Elif Ilhan Ekinci, Cattram Nguyen, Michele Milne, Mariam Hachem, Matthew Dobson, Richard J MacIsaac, George Jerums
BACKGROUND: Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease in the Western world. Early and accurate identification of DKD offers the best chance of slowing the progression of kidney disease. An important method for evaluating risk of progressive DKD is abnormal albumin excretion rate (AER). Due to the high variability in AER, most guidelines recommend the use of more than or equal to two out of three AER measurements within a 3- to 6-month period to categorise AER...
December 6, 2017: BMC Nephrology
Tamer Yoldaş, Utku Arman Örün, Elif Sagsak, Zehra Aycan, Özkan Kaya, Senem Özgür, Selmin Karademir
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac dysfunction is a well-known consequence of diabetes mellitus. This study was designed to assess whether type 1 diabetic children and adolescents with good metabolic control have early echocardiographic signs of subclinical left ventricular dysfunction and whether diabetes duration has any influence, using conventional and nonconventional echocardiographic tools. METHODS: A total of 100 patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and 80 gender- and age-matched healthy controls were included...
December 3, 2017: Echocardiography
Perihan Elif Ekmekci
Cross-border healthcare and patient mobility across European Union Member States has been on the agenda of EU Commission for the last decade. Directive 2011/24/EU on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare went into force in 2013. The Directive mainly addresses the responsibilities of Member States in cross-border healthcare, regulates reimbursement procedure, and coordinates European reference networks and health technology assessment in the EU. The Directive has direct and indirect implications on Turkish health system...
2017: European Journal of Health Law
Elif Karadeli, Alper Parlakgumus, Sermin Tok, Gurcan Erbay
How to cite this article: Karadeli E, Parlakgumus A, Tok S, Erbay G. Long Segment Intestinal Invagination in an Adult Case. Euroasian J Hepato-Gastroenterol 2017;7(1):99-100.
January 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
Serhat Bor, Elif Sarıtaş Yüksel
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December 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
Buse Cevatemre, Merve Erkısa, Nazlihan Aztopal, Didem Karakas, Pınar Alper, Chrisiida Tsimplouli, Evangelia Sereti, Konstantinos Dimas, Elif I Ikitimur Armutak, Ebru Gurel Gurevin, Ayca Uvez, Mattia Mori, Simone Berardozzi, Cinzia Ingallina, Ilaria D'Acquarica, Bruno Botta, Bulent Ozpolat, Engin Ulukaya
Several natural products have been suggested as effective agents for the treatment of cancer. Given the important role of CSCs (Cancer Stem Cells) in cancer, which is a trendy hypothesis, it is worth investigating the effects of pristimerin on CSCs as well as on the other malignant cells (MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231) of breast cancer. The anti-growth activity of pristimerin against MCF-7 and MCF-7s (cancer stem cell enriched population) cells was investigated by real time viability monitorization (xCELLigence System®) and ATP assay, respectively...
December 1, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Sevim Çelik, Nurten Taşdemir, Ayşe Öksüzoğlu, Elif Dirimeşe, Sema Koçaşli
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the emergence of pain in critical-care nurses and the prognostic risk factors. DESIGN: This study is a cross-sectional descriptive research. SETTING AND SUBJECTS: This study was conducted with the participation of 111 critical-care nurses in Zonguldak province, Turkey. INTERVENTIONS: The data were collected using a survey form and the Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire between August and November 2015...
January 2018: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
Elif Ozsu, Askın Sen, Serdar Ceylaner
BACKGROUND: Bannayan Riley Ruvalcaba syndrome (BRRS) is exceedingly rare, with only about 50 reported cases to date. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a patient with hypoglycemia, precocious puberty and diffuse testicular microlithiasis accompanying BRRS, and think that this case is important in the light of a newly identified mutation in the PTEN gene. CONCLUSIONS: Close attention must be paid in terms of PTEN mutations in cases of macrocephaly and accompanying neurological and dermatological findings...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Elif Guzel Meydanli, Asli Gumusel, Serbay Ozkan, Gamze Tanriverdi, M B Can Balci, Seval Develi Is, A Ismet Hazar, Mujdat Uysal, Seldag Bekpinar
This study investigated whether a high-fructose (HFr) diet changes the morphology of seminiferous tubules (ST) in rats and resveratrol (RES) has a possible restoring effect in this sense. Fructose (30%; w/v) was administered to rats alone or together with RES (50 mg/L) in drinking water for 8 weeks. In the HFr group, destruction of the germinal epithelium led to the detection of immature germ cells in the lumen. HFr diet gave rise to a decrease in the ST diameters (p < 0.05), Johnsen's tubular biopsy score values (p < 0...
December 1, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
Hulya Elbe, Mehmet Gul, Asli Cetin, Elif Taslidere, Fatma Ozyalin, Yusuf Turkoz, Ali Otlu
INTRODUCTION: Hepatotoxicity is a major complication of acetaminophen (APAP), a widely used analgesic and antipyretic drug. Resveratrol (RSV) is a naturally occurring diphenol and it has anticancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. OBJECTIVES: In this study, the beneficial effects of RSV on APAP-induced hepatotoxicity was investigated in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Group 1: Ethanol, Group 2: Saline, Group 3: RSV (10 mg/kg/ip), Group 4: APAP (1000 mg/kg/ip/single dose), Group 5: APAP+RSV (20 min after administration of APAP)...
December 1, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
Hulya Ayik Aydin, Tayfun Toptas, Selen Bozkurt, Elif Pestereli, Tayup Simsek
PURPOSE: Despite the common occurrence of adenomyosis in endometrial cancer (EC), there is a paucity and conflict in the literature regarding its impact on outcomes of patients. We sought to compare outcomes of patients with endometrioid type EC with or without adenomyosis. METHODS: A total of 314 patients were included in the analysis. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to the presence or absence of adenomyosis. Adenomyosis was identified in 79 patients (25...
November 30, 2017: Tumori
Mine Baris, Elif Demirkilinc Biler, Suzan Guven Yilmaz, Halil Ates, Onder Uretmen, Suheyla Kose
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical findings and possible risk factors of patients with aphakic glaucoma following congenital cataract surgery and identify the factors affecting response to glaucoma treatment. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 173 patients was performed who underwent congenital cataract surgery before the age of 12 months and 40 eyes of 25 patients with aphakic glaucoma were enrolled. Age of the patients at the time of the cataract surgery, postoperative complications, additional ocular pathologies and the type of glaucoma treatment needed were investigated...
November 30, 2017: International Ophthalmology
Meryem Elif Öztürk, Nurcan Yabancı Ayhan
Recent studies have shown that poor sleep quality is significantly associated with obesity. The aim of this study is to examine the association of sleep quality with obesity and specific anthropometric measurements. A total of 105 women aged 20-55 years with no chronic diseases participated in this study. They filled out the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), their anthropometric measurements were taken, and their dietary data were collected with a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). There was no significant relationship between sleep quality and BMI, waist circumference, triceps skinfold thicknesses, body fat ratio (%), and body fat mass (p > ...
November 28, 2017: Ecology of Food and Nutrition
Yeşim Coşkun, Ceyhun Dalkan, Özge Yabaş, Özlem Ünay Demirel, Elif Samiye Bayar, Sibel Sakarya, Tuba Müftüoğlu, Dilaver Erşanlı, Nerin Bahçeciler, İpek Akman
AIM: To detect the impact of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and other risk factors for the early prediction of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and to establish a scoring system for ROP prediction by using clinical criteria and serum IGF-1 levels. METHODS: The study was conducted with 127 preterm infants. IGF-1 levels in the 1st day of life, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th week of life was analyzed. The score was established after logistic regression analysis, considering the impact of each variable on the occurrences of any stage ROP...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Sevgi Haman Bayari, Elif Hilal Şen, Semra Ide, Bülent Topaloglu
The Demospongiae is the largest Class in the phylum Porifera (sponges). Most sponge species in the Class Demospongiae have a skeleton of siliceous spicules and/or protein spongin or both. The first aim of this study was to perform the morphological and structural characterization of the siliceous spicules of four species belonging to Class Demospongiae (Suberites domuncula, Axinella polypoides, Axinella damicornis and Agelas oroides) collected around Gökçeada Island-Turkey (Northern Aegean Sea). The characterizations were carried out using a combination of Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (SEM/EDX), Attenuated Total Reflection-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) and Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) techniques...
November 21, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Emre Kaynak, Fatih Göktay, Pembegül Güneş, Elif Sayman, Deniz Turan, Arzu Baygül, Sema Aytekin
Recently dermoscopic patterns, that can be useful in the diagnosis of distal and lateral subungual onychomycosis, were identified. In this study, we aimed to determine the frequency of the defined patterns so far and additionally to identify other patterns that were observed and to investigate the place of these patterns in the diagnosis of Distal Lateral Subungual Onychomycosis (DLSO) in the dermoscopic examination of the patients with pre-diagnosis of DLSO. Patients admitted dermatology outpatient clinic of Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital with the complaint of nail disturbance suspicious for DLSO (97 patients) between the August 2015 and February 2016...
November 24, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
Elif Günay İsmailoğlu, Ayten Zaybak
The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a virtual intravenous simulator with a plastic arm model in teaching intravenous catheter insertion skills to nursing students. We used a randomized controlled quasi-experimental trial design and recruited 65 students who were assigned to the experimental (n = 33) and control (n = 32) groups using the simple random sampling method. The experimental group received intravenous catheterization skills training on the virtual intravenous simulator, and the control group received the same training on a plastic model of a human arm...
November 22, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
Sevinç Kutlutürkan, Elif Sözeri Öztürk, Fatma Arıkan, Burcu Bayrak Kahraman, Keziban Özcan, Mürvet Artuk Uçar
PURPOSE: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a common treatment-related adverse effect. It adversely affects the quality of life. Therefore, it is important to evaluate symptoms. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Assessment Tool in Turkish patients. METHODS: A convenience sample of 327 patients, being treated with peripheral neurotoxic chemotherapeutic agents were asked to fill in the questionnaire...
December 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
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