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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320109/protective-effect-of-dexpanthenol-against-nephrotoxic-effect-of-amikacin-an-experimental-study
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Elif Ece Doğan, Reha Erkoç, İskender Ekinci, Jamshid Hamdard, Barış Döner, Mehmet Ali Çıkrıkçıoğlu, Cumali Karatoprak, Ganime Çoban, Ömer Faruk Özer, Rümeyza Kazancıoğlu
BACKGROUND: Amikacin has the largest spectrum among aminoglycosides, its nephrotoxic effect limits its utilization. Our purpose in this study is to review the protective effect of dexpanthenol against the nephrotoxic effect of amikacin, accompanied with histopathological and biochemical parameters. METHODS: 32 rats were randomly separated into four groups with eight in each (amikacin (1.2mg/kg/day), amikacin (1.2mg/kg/day)+dexpanthenol (500mg/kg/day), dexpanthenol (500mg/kg/day) and control)...
March 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319468/the-impact-of-cage-dimensions-positioning-and-side-of-approach-in-extreme-lateral-interbody-fusion
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Marjan Alimi, Gernot Lang, Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Moritz Perrech, Connor Berlin, Christoph P Hofstetter, Yu Moriguchi, Eric Elowitz, Roger Härtl
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective single-center study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of cage characteristics and position toward clinical and radiographic outcome measures in patients undergoing extreme lateral interbody fusion (ELIF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: ELIF is utilized for indirect decompression and minimally invasive surgical treatment for various degenerative spinal disorders. However, evidence regarding the influence of cage characteristics in patient outcome is minimal...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314159/aging-alters-the-molecular-dynamics-of-synapses-in-a-sexually-dimorphic-pattern-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Elif Tugce Karoglu, Dilara Ozge Halim, Bahriye Erkaya, Ferda Altaytas, Ayca Arslan-Ergul, Ozlen Konu, Michelle M Adams
The zebrafish has become a popular model for studying normal brain aging due to its large fecundity, conserved genome, and available genetic tools; but little data exists about neurobiological age-related alterations. The current study tested the hypothesis of an association between brain aging and synaptic protein loss across males and females. Western blot analysis of synaptophysin (SYP), a presynaptic vesicle protein, and postsynaptic density-95 (PSD-95) and gephyrin (GEP), excitatory and inhibitory postsynaptic receptor-clustering proteins, respectively, was performed in young, middle-aged, and old male and female zebrafish (Danio rerio) brains...
February 20, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303561/extraforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-at-the-l5-s1-level-technical-considerations-and-feasibility
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Arthur Robert Kurzbuch, Denis Kaech, Pawel Baranowski, Alicja Baranowska, Didier Recoules-Arche
Background Extraforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (ELIF) surgery is a muscle-sparing approach that allows the treatment of various degenerative spinal diseases. It is technical challenging to perform the ELIF approach at the L5-S1 level because the sacral ala obstructs the view of the intervertebral disk space. Methods We reported earlier on the ELIF technique in which the intervertebral disk is targeted at an angle of 45 degrees relative to the midline. In this article we describe the technical process we developed to overcome the anatomic relation between the sacral ala and the intervertebral disk space L5-S1 that hinders the ELIF approach at this level...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300741/unusual-route-of-a-bullet-from-scapula-to-eye
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Elif Demirkilinc Biler, Melis Palamar Onay, Naim Ceylan, Bilge Yildirim Ceper
Herein, an awkward case of globe perforation with a bullet-entering from the right posterior scapular region and leaving the body from the right orbit through the eye - is reported. Route of the bullet could be devastating - as it passed through the neck and the maxillofacial region-however by chance no vital damage occurred. Its path was assessed by plain radiography and computed tomography scans. Sometimes prediction of the trajectory is very difficult without additional radiological investigations. Especially, in the case of any high velocity projectile wounding, physician must be aware of the fact that the bullet's course will not be a linear but most probably a complicated one...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299853/the-effect-of-a-beta-lactamase-inhibitor-peptide-on-bacterial-membrane-structure-and-integrity-a-comparative-study
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Begum Alaybeyoglu, Bilge Gedik Uluocak, Berna Sariyar Akbulut, Elif Ozkirimli
Co-administration of beta-lactam antibiotics and beta-lactamase inhibitors has been a favored treatment strategy against beta-lactamase-mediated bacterial antibiotic resistance, but the emergence of beta-lactamases resistant to current inhibitors necessitates the discovery of novel non-beta-lactam inhibitors. Peptides derived from the Ala46-Tyr51 region of the beta-lactamase inhibitor protein are considered as potent inhibitors of beta-lactamase; unfortunately, peptide delivery into the cell limits their potential...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296573/the-adverse-effects-and-treatment-results-of-smoking-cessation-pharmacotherapy-during-fasting-non-fasting-state
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Sinem Iliaz, Seda Tural Onur, Mehmet Atilla Uysal, Efsun Gonca Uğur Chousein, Elif Tanriverdi, Belma Akbaba Bagci, Ayse Bahadir, Didem Gorgun Hattatoglu, Mediha Gonenc Ortakoylu, Sibel Yurt
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking is one of the most common addictions worldwide. Muslim smokers reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke during Ramadan due to the long fasting hours. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to share our experience in a smoking cessation clinic during Ramadan by analyzing the efficacy and adverse effects of once-daily dosing of bupropion or varenicline in a fasting group compared with conventional dosing in a non-fasting group. METHODS: We analyzed 57 patients who attended our smoking cessation clinic during Ramadan of 2014 and 2015, and at least one follow-up visit...
March 15, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294939/an-inside-guide-to-elife-digests
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Stuart Rf King, Emma Pewsey, Sarah Shailes
After summarizing over 2,400 articles in plain language, the eLife Features team shares what it has learnt about writing and editing for a broad audience.
March 15, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293016/umbilical-pilonidal-sinus-an-underestimated-and-little-known-clinical-entity-report-of-two-cases
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Mehmet Kaplan, Elif Tugce Kaplan, Tugba Kaplan, Fatma Cigdem Kaplan
BACKGROUND Umbilical pilonidal sinus (UPS) is a rare disease of young, hirsute, dark men with deep navels and poor personal hygiene. UPS could easily be misdiagnosed and mistreated due to its rarity and lack of awareness of the condition by physicians. However, the diagnosis is easy to establish with physical examination and a detailed history. Although it is being diagnosed and reported more frequently, there is still no consensus regarding best treatment options. CASE REPORT In this report, we present two cases of UPS, one in a man and one in a woman, who had typical symptoms of pain, swelling, and intermittent malodorous discharge from the umbilicus...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291297/-reliability-and-validity-indicators-of-berkeley-expressivity-questionnaire-in-the-context-of-culture-and-gender
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Şebnem Tunay Akan, Elif Barışkın
PURPOSE: The Berkeley Expressivity Questionaire (BEQ) was a scale, developed by Gross and John (1995) to measure emotion expression. The purpose of the present study was to investigate reliability and validity indicators of the BEQ in our culture. METHOD: The sample composed of 213 (115 women) people whose average of age 35. The people were voluntered for the study and lived within the borders of Izmir. The validity indicators of the questionaire were investigated through explanatory and confirmatory factor analyses, gender differences between the scores and correlational analyses on Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS)...
2017: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288951/haploidentical-related-donor-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-dock8-deficiency-using-post-transplantation-cyclophosphamide
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Nirali N Shah, Alexandra F Freeman, Helen Su, Kristen Cole, Mark Parta, Niki M Moutsopoulos, Safa Baris, Elif Karakoc-Aydiner, Thomas E Hughes, Heidi H Kong, Steve M Holland, Dennis D Hickstein
Dedicator-of-Cytokinesis-8 (DOCK8) deficiency, a primary immunodeficiency disease, can be reversed by allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT); however, there are few reports describing the use of alternative donor sources for HSCT in DOCK8 deficiency. We describe HSCT for patients with DOCK8 deficiency who lack a matched related or unrelated donor using bone marrow from haploidentical related donors and post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PT/CY) for GVHD prophylaxis. Seven patients with DOCK8 deficiency (median age 20 years, range 7-25 years) received a haploidentical related donor HSCT...
March 10, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285988/essential-parameters-and-risk-factors-of-the-patients-for-diabetes-care-and-treatment
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Abdulbari Bener, Fatma Ela Keskin, Eda M Kurtulus, Mustafa Guzel, Elif I Çekirdekçi, Pınar Kadıoğlu, Dildar Konukoğlu, Mustafa Öztürk
AIM: The aim was to explore the association between Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus [T2DM] treatment satisfactions of patients regarding their socio-economic, life-style, history medication and clinical outcome in a Turkish population SUBJECT AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study conducted from February 2016 to September 2016. Of the total 1500 diabetic patients approached, 1094 (72.9%) gave their consent. Data analysis included, sociodemographic, serum lipid profiles (LDL, HDL), calcium, uric acid, blood pressure and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) at baseline and after six months...
March 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283012/-evaluation-of-mascia-brunelli-rapid-antigen-test-in-the-diagnosis-of-group-a-streptococcal-pharyngitis
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Ayşe Barış, Nur Anlıaçık, Mehmet Emin Bulut, Rıdvan Deniz, Elif Yücel, Elif Aktaş
Pharyngitis in most cases is due to viral microorganisms however drug therapy without the detection of etiological agent leads to unnecessary use of antibiotics. On the other hand, when the etiologic agent is group A beta-hemolytic streptococci (GAS) it is important to identify the etiologic agent rapidly which will guide the treatment with appropriate antibiotics. The use of highly sensitive rapid tests will contribute significantly to early diagnosis and appropriate therapy. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of Mascia Brunelli rapid antigen test for the detection of GAS in throat swab samples...
January 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282803/blood-storage-alters-mechanical-stress-responses-of-erythrocytes
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Elif Ugurel, Zeynep Kucuksumer, Buse Eglenen, Ozlem Yalcin
BACKGROUND: Erythrocytes undergo irreversible morphological and biochemical changes during storage. Reduced levels of deformability have been reported for stored erythrocytes. Erythrocyte deformability is essential for healthy microcirculation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate shear stress (SS) induced improvements of erythrocyte deformability in stored blood. METHODS: Deformability changes were evaluated by applying physiological levels of SS (5 and 10 Pa) in metabolically depleted blood for 48 hours and stored blood for 35 days with citrate phosphate dextrose adenine-1 (CPDA-1)...
March 4, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281257/dna-directed-antibody-immobilization-for-robust-protein-microarrays-application-to-single-particle-detection-dna-directed-antibody-immobilization
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Nese Lortlar Ünlü, Fulya Ekiz Kanik, Elif Seymour, John H Connor, M Selim Ünlü
Protein microarrays are emerging tools which have become very powerful in multiplexed detection technologies. A variety of proteins can be immobilized on a sensor chip allowing for multiplexed diagnostics. Therefore, various types of analyte in a small volume of sample can be detected simultaneously. Protein immobilization is a crucial step for creating a robust and sensitive protein microarray-based detection system. In order to achieve a successful protein immobilization and preserve the activity of the proteins after immobilization, DNA-directed immobilization is a promising technique...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281055/enhancing-filterability-of-activated-sludge-from-landfill-leachate-treatment-plant-by-applying-electrical-field-ineffective-on-bacterial-life
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Gulizar Kurtoglu Akkaya, Elif Sekman, Selin Top, Ece Sagir, Mehmet Sinan Bilgili, Senem Yazici Guvenc
The aim of this study is to investigate filterability enhancement of activated sludge supplied form a full-scale leachate treatment plant by applying DC electric field while keeping the biological operational conditions in desirable range. The activated sludge samples were received from the nitrification tank in the leachate treatment plant of Istanbul's Odayeri Sanitary Landfill Site. Experimental sets were conducted as laboratory-scale batch studies and were duplicated for 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, and 5A of electrical currents and 2, 5, 10, 15, and 30 min of exposure times under continuous aeration...
March 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278341/association-of-oral-antireflux-medication-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-and-nasal-resistance
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Elif Dagli, Alper Yüksel, Mesut Kaya, Kadriye Serife Ugur, Fatma Cansel Turkay
Importance: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is thought to be a potential exacerbating factor in upper airway diseases. Objective: To describe the effect of pharmacologic therapy of laryngopharyngeal reflux on nasal resistance. Design, Setting, and Participants: Prospective observational study performed between August 30, 2014, and October 1, 2015, at a tertiary care academic center including 50 patients with Reflux Symptom Index higher than 13 and Reflux Finding Score higher than 7 and 50 controls with no history of LPR and nasal disease...
March 9, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277689/the-moderating-role-of-relationship-skills-education-on-depressive-symptoms-in-fathers-with-young-children
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Jaipaul L Roopnarine, Elif Dede Yildirim
Drawing on couple-focused prevention intervention models that target family level processes, we used complier average causal effect (CACE) estimates to determine whether relationship skills education moderated the association between fathers' depressive symptoms assessed when their children were 15-months-old and again when their children were 36-months-old. The sample consisted of low-income Hispanic American, European American, and African American fathers (N = 2,540) from the Building Strong Families Study...
March 9, 2017: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272675/what-does-the-data-of-354-725-patients-from-turkey-tell-us-about-cervical-smear-epithelial-cell-abnormalities-the-epithelial-cell-abnormality-rate-is-increasing-quality-control-studies-and-corrective-activity-are-musts
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İlknur Çetinaslan Türkmen, Alp Usubütün, Aslı Çakir, Özlem Aydin, Filiz Aka Bolat, Metin Akbulut, Serdar Altinay, Sema Arici, Figen Aslan, Müzeyyen Astarci, Emine Kılıç Bağir, Yılmaz Baş, Nuray Başsüllü, Betül Çelik, Handan Çetiner, Bengü Çobanoğlu, Abdullah Aydin, Hale Demir, Hayriye Tatlı Doğan, Kamile Gülçin Eken, Selma Şengiz Erhan, Gülgün Erdoğan, Kıvılcım Eren Erdoğan, Funda Eren, Şafak Ersöz, Pınar Firat, İclal Gürses, Nihan Haberal, Dudu Solakoğlu Kahraman, Gülçin Harman Kamali, Yasemin Yuyucu Karabulut, Mehmet Kefeli, Meral Koyuncuoğlu, R Doğan Köseoğlu, Bahar Müezzinoğlu, Binnur Onal, Sevgen Önder, Zuhal Özcan, Elife Kimiloğlu, Hatice Özer, F Cavide Sönmez, Sevinç Şahin, Nurhan Şahin, Tülin Yalta
OBJECTIVE: There is no other screening program close to the success rate of PAP test. Cervical cytology constitutes a large workload so that quality control in cervical cytology is important for the quality assurance of pathology laboratories. MATERIAL AND METHOD: In this study, we collected the cervical cytology results from all over Turkey and discussed the parameters influencing the quality of the PAP test. The study was conducted with Turkish gynaecopathology working group and 38 centers (totally 45 hospitals) agreed to contribute from 24 different cities...
February 4, 2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272653/we-can-diagnose-it-if-we-consider-it-diagnostic-pitfall-for-placenta-placental-mesenchymal-dysplasia
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Havva Serap Toru, Esra Çobankent Aytekin, Cem Yaşar Sanhal, Sezin Yakut, Zafer Çetin, İbrahim İnanç Mendilcioğlu, Hadice Elif Peştereli
Placental mesenchymal dysplasia is an increasingly recognizable abnormality. Early cases have been confused with partial hydatidiform mole. Placental mesenchymal dysplasia is probably under-diagnosed because of being an unfamiliar clinical entity and also mistaken for gestational trophoblastic disease due to the similar sonographic findings of two entities. In this report, we describe the clinical, gross, and histopathological findings of placental mesenchymal dysplasia in two cases. The 33-week-preterm baby of a 26-year-old woman with cardiovascular disease and 342 gram placenta and the 19-week fetus with trisomy 21 of a 40 year-old woman were terminated...
February 4, 2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
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