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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521566/quality-of-life-in-turkish-infertile-couples-and-related-factors
#1
Asli Goker, Emre Yanikkerem, Ozer Birge, Naci Kemal Kuscu
Infertility is a major life crisis affecting couples' psychosocial and physical health. We aimed to assess the quality of life in Turkish infertile couples. This cross-sectional survey was carried out in 127 infertile couples admitted to a University Hospital. The quality of life was measured using the fertility quality of life tool (FertiQoL) scale. Women had lower overall quality of life than men. Women and men who were married for fewer than 10 years had a significantly lower emotional score. Women who had a history of infertility treatment, men who have lived in the town or village men with primary infertility and men who have had primary education or lower, had lower scores for mind/body subscale...
May 19, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479100/corrigan-pulse-and-fullness-of-the-neck-vessels-in-a-neonate
#2
Mehmet Kenan Kanburoglu, Naci Öner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452297/clinical-and-etiologic-evaluation-of-the-children-with-chronic-urticaria
#3
Dilek Azkur, Ersoy Civelek, Müge Toyran, Emine Dibek Mısırlıoğlu, Mustafa Erkoçoğlu, Ayşenur Kaya, Emine Vezir, Tayfur Giniş, Ayşegül Akan, Can Naci Kocabaş
BACKGROUND: Chronic urticaria (CU) is a skin disorder defined as daily or almost daily exhibition of pruritic and transient wheals that last for >6 weeks. CU is divided into two subtypes: chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) and chronic inducible urticaria (CIndU). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical features, possible causes, associated findings, and laboratory results of different subtypes of CU in children according to a new classification. METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the clinical features, laboratory investigations, and provocation tests of children with different subtypes of CU according to a new classification...
November 1, 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447968/protective-effects-of-ursodeoxycholic-acid-in-experimental-corrosive-esophagitis-injury-in-rats
#4
Adem Ku Çu K, Naci Topaloglu, Sule Yildirim, Mustafa Tekin, Mesut Erbas, Hasan Ali Kiraz, Havva Erdem, Aybars Özkan
Accidental caustic ingestions are serious medical problems especially in childhood. Various treatment modalities are being used for the complications of caustic injuries such as stricture formation. The aim of this study is to establish whether ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) has protective effects on experimental corrosive esophagitis in rats. Twenty four Wistar-albino rats, weighing 220-240 g, were used in the study. Experimental animals were divided in three groups randomly: UDCA treatment group (Group T, n:8), control group (Group K, n: 8) and sham group (Group S, n: 8)...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430037/ethical-difficulties-in-the-innovative-surgical-treatment-of-patients-with-recurrent-glioblastoma-multiforme
#5
David J Cote, Naci Balak, Jannick Brennum, Daniel T Holsgrove, Neil Kitchen, Herbert Kolenda, Wouter A Moojen, Karl Schaller, Pierre A Robe, Tiit Mathiesen, Marike L Broekman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425254/wheezing-asthma-and-atopy-in-premature-infants-at-2-years-of-age
#6
Sevim Ünal, Ayşenur Kaya, Leyla Bilgin, Emine Misirlioğlu, Can Naci Kocabaş
BACKGROUND/AIM: We aimed to evaluate wheezing, bronchial asthma (BA), and atopy in premature infants at 2 years of age via a cross-sectional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Premature infants at <37 weeks of gestational age (GA) were assessed for atopy by skin-prick test and serum immunoglobulin E level at 2 years of age. The family's and infant's histories of allergy, BA, atopy, and wheezing were obtained by questionnaire and from hospital records. RESULTS: There were 98 infants, with mean birth weight (BW) 1517...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425252/allergic-and-autoimmune-disorders-in-families-with-selective-iga-deficiency
#7
Mustafa Erkoçoğlu, Ayşe Metin, Ayşenur Kaya, Celal Özcan, Ayşegül Akan, Ersoy Civelek, Murat Çapanoğlu, Tayfur Giniş, Can Naci Kocabaş
BACKGROUND/AIM: IgA deficiency is the most common human primary immunodeficiency. The prevalence of allergic disorders and autoimmunity is thought to be increased in selective IgA deficiency (sIgAD). However, it is currently unclear if these disorders coincide within these families. We aimed to evaluate the frequency of allergic and autoimmune disorders in children with sIgAD and their first-degree relatives (FDRs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 81 children diagnosed with sIgAD and 274 of their FDRs...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413527/first-report-of-important-causal-relationship-between-the-adamkiewicz-artery-vasospasm-and-dorsal-root-ganglion-cell-degeneration-in-spinal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-an-experimental-study-using-a-rabbit-model
#8
Osman N Turkmenoglu, Ayhan Kanat, Coskun Yolas, Mehmet Dumlu Aydin, Naci Ezirmik, Cemal Gundogdu
BACKGROUND: The blood supply of the lower spinal cord is heavily dependent on the artery of Adamkiewicz. The goal of this study was to elucidate the effects of lumbar subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) on the lumbar 4 dorsal root ganglion (L4DRG) cells secondary to Adamkiewicz artery (AKA) vasospasm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted on 20 rabbits, which were randomly divided into three groups: Spinal SAH (n = 8), serum saline (SS) (SS; n = 6) and control (n = 6) groups...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404539/a-national-registry-of-thalassemia-in-turkey-demographic-and-disease-characteristics-of-patients-achievements-and-challenges-in-prevention
#9
Yeşim Aydınok, Yeşim Oymak, Berna Atabay, Gönül Aydoğan, Akif Yeşilipek, Selma Ünal, Yurdanur Kılınç, Banu Oflaz, Mehmet Akın, Canan Vergin, Melike Sezgin Evim, Ümran Çalışkan, Şule Ünal, Ali Bay, Elif Kazancı, Dilber Talia İleri, Didem Atay, Türkan Patıroğlu, Selda Kahraman, Murat Söker, Mediha Akcan, Aydan Akdeniz, Mustafa Büyükavcı, Güçhan Alanoğlu, Özcan Bör, Nur Soyer, Nihal Özdemir Karadaş, Ezgi Uysalol, Meral Türker, Arzu Akçay, Süheyla Ocak, Adalet Meral Güneş, Hüseyin Tokgöz, Zümrüt Uysal, Naci Tiftik, Zeynep Karakaş
Turkish Society of Pediatric Hematology set up a National Hemoglobinopathy Registry to demonstrate demographic and disease characteristics of patients, and assessed the efficacy of hemoglobinopathy control program (HCP) over 10 years in Turkey. A total of 2046 patients from 27 Thalassemia Centers were registered in which 1988 were eligible for analysis. This cohort mainly comprised patients with β-thalassemia major (n=1658, 83.4%) and intermedia (n=215, 10.8%). The majority of patients were accumulated into the costal areas of Turkey...
April 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400645/juvenile-hyaline-fibromatosis-a-10-year-follow-up
#10
Esra Baltacioglu, Esra Guzeldemir, Erkan Sukuroglu, Kadriye Yildiz, Pinar Yuva, Güven Aydin, Naci Karacal
Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis (JHF) is a rare hereditary disease with an autosomal recessive transmission. JHF is characterized by papulonodular skin lesions, osteolytic bone lesions, flexural joint contractures, and gingival hyperplasia and usually diagnosed in infancy or early childhood. JHF is thought to be a disorder of collagen metabolism and characterized by homogenous amorphous eosinophilic material and fibrous tissue. We report the case of a 14-year-old male child with multiple papulonodular skin lesions, progressive flexion contractures of joints, and severe gingival hyperplasia, with a 10-year follow-up...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395657/avoidable-costs-of-stenting-for-aortic-coarctation-in-the-united-kingdom-an-economic-model
#11
Maximilian Salcher, Alistair Mcguire, Vivek Muthurangu, Marcus Kelm, Titus Kuehne, Huseyin Naci
BACKGROUND: Undesirable outcomes in health care are associated with patient harm and substantial excess costs. Coarctation of the aorta (CoA), one of the most common congenital heart diseases, can be repaired with stenting but requires monitoring and subsequent interventions to detect and treat disease recurrence and aortic wall injuries. Avoidable costs associated with stenting in patients with CoA are unknown. METHODS: We developed an economic model to calculate potentially avoidable costs in stenting treatment of CoA in the United Kingdom over 5 years...
April 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385339/intracranial-multiple-myeloma-may-imitate-subdural-hemorrhage-how-to-overcome-diagnostic-limitations-and-avoid-errors-in-treatment
#12
Anna Prajsnar-Borak, Naci Balak, Harald Von Pein, Martin Glaser, Stephan Boor, Axel Stadie
BACKGROUND: Although the diagnosis of subdural hematoma is usually straightforward, occasionally it may be erroneous, leading to mistakes in the treatment. For example, leptomeningeal malignancies, even in the absence of bleeding, may clinically and radiologically mimic subdural hemorrhage. OBJECTIVE: To stress the importance of not only intuitive thinking but also in analytic thinking in appropriate and accurate treatment strategies. METHODS AND ILLUSTRATIVE CASE: In this report, the clinical and radiological pitfalls in differentiating malignant leptomeningeal infiltration and subdural hematomas are discussed...
March 27, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351788/severe-cutaneous-adverse-drug-reactions-in-pediatric-patients-a-multicenter-study
#13
Emine Dibek Misirlioglu, Hakan Guvenir, Semiha Bahceci, Mehtap Haktanir Abul, Demet Can, Belgin Emine Usta Guc, Mustafa Erkocoğlu, Muge Toyran, Hikmet Tekin Nacaroglu, Ersoy Civelek, Betul Buyuktiryaki, Tayfur Ginis, Fazil Orhan, Can Naci Kocabas
BACKGROUND: The severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions (SCARs) are rare but could be life-threatening. These include drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), and acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was the evaluation of the clinical characteristics of patients with the diagnosis of SCARs. METHODS: Patients who were diagnosed with SCARs between January 2011 and May 2016 by pediatric allergy clinics in the provinces of Ankara, Trabzon, Izmir, Adana, and Bolu were included in this multicenter study...
May 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347897/the-changing-healthcare-landscape-and-implications-of-organizational-ethics-on-modern-medical-practice
#14
REVIEW
Joseph P Castlen, David J Cote, Wouter A Moojen, Pierre A Robe, Naci Balak, Jannick Brennum, Mario Ammirati, Tiit Mathiesen, Marike L D Broekman
Medicine is rapidly changing, both in the level of collective medical knowledge and in how it is being delivered. The increased presence of administrators in hospitals helps to facilitate these changes and ease administrative workloads on physicians; however, tensions sometimes form between physicians and administrators. This is due to perceptions from both sides that physicians obstruct cost-saving measures and administrators put profits before patients. In reality, growing patient populations and changes in healthcare are necessitating action by hospitals to prevent excessive spending as healthcare systems become larger and more difficult to manage...
March 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276432/tuberculosis-drugs-in-the-2016-development-pipeline
#15
Barbara E Laughon, Carol A Nacy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259211/cholesterol-levels-in-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#16
Irfan Yavasoglu, Gokhan Sargin, Fergun Yilmaz, Sermin Altındag, Gulsum Akgun, Anil Tombak, Bila Toka, Sinan Dal, Hasan Ozbas, Guven Cetin, Ayhan Donmez, Zeynep Arzu Yegin, Oktay Bilgir, Naci Tiftik, Sehmus Ertop, Orhan Ayyildiz, Mehmet Sonmez, Gokhan Pektas, Gurhan Kadıkoylu, Murat Tombuloglu, Zahit Bolaman
Low cholesterol levels may be accompanied by solid tumors or hematological malignancies such as multiple myeloma. Decreased cholesterol levels have been reported in some experimental studies about chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). It may be associated with tumoral cell metabolism. Herein, we examine blood lipid profiles of patients with newly diagnosed CLL (284 male, 276 female, mean age 64 ± 11 years) as defined by National Cancer Institute criteria. The control group consisted of 71 healthy subjects with mean age 55 ± 9 years (28 male, 43 females)...
April 2017: Journal of the National Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229254/the-impact-of-post-procedural-complications-on-reimbursement-length-of-stay-and-mechanical-ventilation-among-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-germany
#17
Klaus Kaier, Holger Reinecke, Huseyin Naci, Lutz Frankenstein, Martin Bode, Werner Vach, Philip Hehn, Andreas Zirlik, Manfred Zehender, Jochen Reinöhl
BACKGROUND: The impact of various post-procedural complications after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) on resource use and their consequences in the German reimbursement system has still not been properly quantified. METHODS: In a retrospective observational study, we use data from the German DRG statistic on patient characteristics and in-hospital outcomes of all isolated TAVI procedures in 2013 (N = 9147). The impact of post-procedural complications on reimbursement, length of stay and mechanical ventilation was analyzed using both unadjusted and risk-adjusted linear and logistic regression analyses...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194064/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-patients-with-neurologic-disorders-review-of-63-cases
#18
Anil Tombak, Mehmet Ali Uçar, Aydan Akdeniz, Arda Yilmaz, Hakan Kaleagası, Mehmet Ali Sungur, Eyup Naci Tiftik
Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is a procedure that reduces circulating autoantibodies of the patients. TPE is commonly used in neurological disorders where autoimmunity plays a major role. We report our experience with regard to the indications, adverse events and outcomes of plasma exchange in neurological disorders. Sixty-three patients were included to this retrospective study. Median age was 48 years (range 1-85), there was a predominance of males. Neurological indications included Guillain-Barrè syndrome (n = 22), myasthenia gravis (n = 21), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (n = 7), polymyositis (n = 3), multifocal motor neuropathy (n = 2), acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (n = 2), neuromyelitis optica (n = 2), multiple sclerosis (n = 2), limbic encephalitis (n = 1) and transverse myelitis (n = 1)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097840/assessment-of-lipid-profile-and-some-risk-factors-of-atherosclerosis-in-children-whose-parents-had-early-onset-coronary-artery-disease
#19
Helen Bornaun, Naci Öner, Kemal Nişli, Kazım Öztarhan, Taner Yavuz, Ümit Türkoğlu, Aygün Dindar, Rukiye Eker Ömeroglu
BACKGROUND/AIM: The objective of our study was to analyze the lipid profile and some risk factors of atherosclerosis such as oxidized-low density lipoprotein (ox-LDL), small dense LDL (sd LDL) in the offspring of patients with premature coronary heart disease (CHD). POPULATION AND METHODS: Children whose parents had early onset CHD were matched with age and sex pairs. Study and controls were analyzed for lipid levels, apolipoproteins (Apo- A,B,E), ox-LDL, sd LDL and lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)]...
February 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078316/covert-narrative-capacity-mental-life-in-patients-thought-to-lack-consciousness
#20
Lorina Naci, Mackenzie Graham, Adrian M Owen, Charles Weijer
Despite the apparent absence of external signs of consciousness, a significant proportion of behaviorally nonresponsive patients can respond to commands by willfully modulating their brain activity. However, little is known about the mental life of these patients. We discuss a recent innovative approach, which sheds light on the preserved cognitive capacities of these patients, including executive function, theory of mind, and the experience of affective states. This research represents a fundamental shift in our understanding of these patients, and has important implications for both their continued treatment and care...
January 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
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