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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430114/urban-and-rural-differences-in-hypertension-risk-factors-in-turkey
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İlker Daştan, Ayşegül Erem, Volkan Çetinkaya
OBJECTIVE: Existing literature shows considerable regional differences in terms of hypertension (HT) prevalence in Turkey. The purpose of this study was to analyze some of the known HT risk factors contributing to the variations between urban and rural areas of Turkey in HT development. METHODS: We used data from the 2011 Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors Survey that was conducted by the Turkish Ministry of Health on a representative sample of the Turkish adult population aged 20 years or more (n=16...
April 19, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429694/the-rationale-and-design-of-the-national-familial-hypercholesterolemia-registries-in-turkey-a-hit1-and-a-hit2-studies
#2
Meral Kayıkçıoğlu, Lale Tokgözoğlu
OBJECTIVE: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disease characterized by extremely high levels of cholesterol, leading to premature atherosclerosis. Although many countries have already addressed the burden of FH by means of national registries, Turkey has no national FH registry or national screening program to detect FH. Creation of a series of FH registries is planned as part of Turkish FH Initiative endorsed by the Turkish Society of Cardiology to meet this need. This article provides detailed information on the rationale and design of the first 2 FH registries (A-HIT1 and A-HIT2)...
April 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429133/predominance-of-new-g9p-8-rotaviruses-closely-related-to-turkish-strains-in-nizhny-novgorod-russia
#3
T A Sashina, O V Morozova, N V Epifanova, N A Novikova
Genotype G9P[8] rotaviruses are rare in the territory of Russia. They were found in Nizhny Novgorod only in 2011-2012 for the first time, when their proportion was 25.9%. During the next two seasons, G9P[8] strains were detected in only 1.8% of cases. Their proportion substantially increased again in 2014, and they became predominant in the city by 2016. Phylogenetic analysis on the basis of gene VP7 nucleotide sequences showed that this increase was accompanied by the emergence of new strains in the population...
April 20, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429046/western-ontario-shoulder-instability-index-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-turkish-version
#4
Selda Basar, Gurkan Gunaydin, Zeynep Hazar Kanik, Ugur Sozlu, Zeynep Beyza Alkan, Omer Osman Pala, Seyit Citaker, Ulunay Kanatli
One way to measure the effectiveness of a specific treatment is to utilize measurements designed specifically for the disorder. Western Ontario Shoulder Instability Index (WOSI) is a subjective self-report scale indicating the latest condition of the patients with shoulder instability. The objective is to study the cultural adaptation, validity, and reliability of WOSI in Turkish population with shoulder disability. First, WOSI was translated and culturally adapted from English into Turkish. Afterward, in order to determine the level of reliability, internal consistency and test-retest analyses were conducted...
April 20, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426739/artificial-neural-network-and-sarima-based-models-for-power-load-forecasting-in-turkish-electricity-market
#5
Ömer Özgür Bozkurt, Göksel Biricik, Ziya Cihan Tayşi
Load information plays an important role in deregulated electricity markets, since it is the primary factor to make critical decisions on production planning, day-to-day operations, unit commitment and economic dispatch. Being able to predict the load for a short term, which covers one hour to a few days, equips power generation facilities and traders with an advantage. With the deregulation of electricity markets, a variety of short term load forecasting models are developed. Deregulation in Turkish Electricity Market has started in 2001 and liberalization is still in progress with rules being effective in its predefined schedule...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425257/role-of-hygienic-factors-in-the-etiology-of-allergic-disorders-in-children
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Şule Yeşil, Ahmet Kan, Olkar Abdulmajed, Arzu Bakirtaş, Nedim Sultan, Sadık M Demirsoy
BACKGROUND/AIM: We investigated the role of body flora and chronic inflammatory infections in the etiology of allergic disorders in Turkish children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty pediatric asthma patients with positive skin prick tests and 40 age-matched healthy subjects with negative skin prick tests were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Serum H. pylori IgG, viral hepatitis serology, IL-10, and TGF-beta levels were measured. Stool and throat cultures were taken and tested for occurrence of microorganisms...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425241/incidence-of-cancer-in-the-turkish-republic-of-northern-cyprus
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Ruqiya Pervaiz, Pınar Tulay, Faisal Faisal, Nedime Serakinci
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study analyzed the incidence, trends, and common types of cancer in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is based on data collected from the office of the North Cyprus Cancer Registry, Ministry of Health, for 2007-2012. Data were arranged on the basis of age group, sex, and cancer site. Age standardized incidence rates (ASRs) were estimated with the world standard population. EVIEWS (version 9) software was used for statistical analysis...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425235/a-study-on-the-validity-and-reliability-of-the-amblyopia-andstrabismus-questionnaire-a-sq-in-turkish
#8
Halise Çoşkun, Sevinç Taştan, Emine Iyigün, Fatih Mehmet Mutlu, Osman Melih Ceylan, Halil İbrahim Altinsoy
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aims to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Amblyopia and Strabismus Questionnaire (AandSQ) that is translated into Turkish. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a methodological study. A total of 149 patients took part in the survey research between December 2012 and June 2014 in an university hospital, and 37 were retested. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was used for the questionnaire's reliability analysis. RESULTS: Cronbach's alpha coefficients for the subscales of fear of losing the better eye, distance estimation, visual disorientation, double vision, and social contact and appearance were found to be 0...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425230/attitudes-wishes-and-needs-of-diabetes-patients-and-their-relatives-turkish-data-from-the-dawn2-study
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İlhan Tarkun, Suzan Dumanli Özgöksu
BACKGROUND/AIM: The DAWN2 (Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes, and Needs) study was conducted in order to ascertain the wishes, needs, and attitudes of diabetes patients, their relatives, and healthcare professionals. The study was conducted across 17 countries, including Turkey, and its objective was to introduce policies that could successfully meet these requirements. In this article, the needs, wishes, and attitudes of diabetes patients and their relatives in Turkey are compared with those from other countries...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423938/validation-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-quick-mild-cognitive-impairment-screen
#10
Burcu Balam Yavuz, Hacer Dogan Varan, Rónán O'Caoimh, Muhammet Cemal Kizilarslanoglu, Mustafa Kemal Kilic, D William Molloy, Rana Tuna Dogrul, Erdem Karabulut, Anton Svendrovski, Aykut Sağır, Eylem Sahin Cankurtaran, Yusuf Yesil, Mehmet Emin Kuyumcu, Meltem Halil, Mustafa Cankurtaran
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to validate the Turkish version of the Quick Mild Cognitive Impairment (Q mci-TR) screen. METHODS: In total, 100 patients aged ≥65 years referred to a geriatric outpatient clinic with memory loss were included. The Q mci was compared to the Turkish versions of the standardized Mini-Mental State Examination and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). RESULTS: The Q mci-TR had higher accuracy than the MoCA in discriminating subjective memory complaints (SMCs) from cognitive impairment (mild cognitive impairment [MCI] or dementia), of borderline significance after adjusting for age and education ( P = ...
May 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422596/agenesis-of-third-molars-among-turkish-children-between-the-ages-of-12-and-18-years-a-retrospective-radiographic-study
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Gulser Kilinç, Ozlem Kıpcak Akkemik, Umit Candan, Mehmet Sinan Evcil, Hulya Ellidokuz
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the agenesis of third molars (M3) in children with permanent dentition in a limited population in the province of Izmir, Turkey. STUDY DESIGN: The panoramic radiographs of 773 patients (457 females, 316 males) were evaluated retrospectively at the Dental Hospital of Ministry of Health in İzmir, Turkey. The patients' ages ranged from 12-18 years. The agenesis of M3 teeth was investigated according to maxilla and mandible and right and left distribution...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421690/alcohol-use-of-immigrant-youths-in-the-netherlands-the-roles-of-parents-and-peers-across-different-ethnic-backgrounds
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Hanneke E Creemers, Panagiotis Spanakis, Monique J Delforterie, Anja C Huizink
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: The aims of this study were to examine the roles of parental permissiveness toward alcohol use and affiliation with alcohol-using peers in alcohol use in youths from various ethnic backgrounds, and whether the role of peers was moderated by parental permissiveness. In addition, differences in these associations between native Dutch and non-Western immigrant youths were examined. DESIGN AND METHODS: Cross-sectional data of 578 youths with Surinamese, Moroccan, Turkish, Antillean and Asian backgrounds and 81 native Dutch were used, all aged 15-24...
April 19, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420918/the-role-of-psychological-eating-styles-in-obesity-among-turkish-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-study
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Nalan Hakime Nogay
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between eating behaviours and adiposity indicators including body mass index, waist-hip ratio and waist-height ratio in adolescents. METHODS: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted at Kirklareli University Health College, Kirklareli, Turkey, from April to June 2014, and comprised students of the 2013-14 academic year. Height and weight were measured and students' body mass indexes were calculated. Waist and hip circumferences were measured...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419820/community-acquired-infections-among-the-refugees-leading-to-intensive-care-unit-admissions-in-turkey
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Mediha Turktan, Oznur Ak, Hakan Erdem, Dilek Ozcengiz, Sally Hargreaves, Safak Kaya, Emre Karakoc, Ozlem Ozkan-Kuscu, Gunay Tuncer-Ertem, Recep Tekin, Handan Birbicer, Gul Durmus, Canan Yilmaz, Funda Kocak, Edmond Puca, Jordi Rello
OBJECTIVES: Data on the impact of refugees on Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are lacking in the literature, in particular for community-acquired (CA) infectious diseases, for which they are known to be at higher risk. We did a descriptive, multicenter study to analyze CA infections among refugee patients requiring ICU admission. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were adult refugee patients admitted to an ICU due to CA infections. Anonymized data were collected between January 1, 2010 and December 30, 2015 across 10 referral centers...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418341/the-knowledge-level-and-opinions-of-physicians-about-the-medical-and-legal-procedures-related-to-physical-child-abuse
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Sema Demirçin, Akın Tütüncüler, Fatmagül Aslan, Sevtap Velipaşaoğlu Güney, Mehmet Atılgan, Hakan Gülkesen
BACKGROUND: In order to diagnose child abuse, physicians need to consider the possibility of abuse in every child they encounter, have sufficient information about the topic and manage the cases according to current law. AIMS: To determine the knowledge level of physicians on child abuse and to learn their opinions about the procedures when they suspect child abuse. STUDY DESIGN: A questionnaire (cross-sectional) study. METHODS: A detailed questionnaire was applied to 390 physicians of whom 233 were general practitioners...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411587/novel-stac3-mutations-in-the-first-non-amerindian-patient-with-native-american-myopathy
#16
Michelle Grzybowski, Anne Schänzer, Alexander Pepler, Corina Heller, Bernd A Neubauer, Andreas Hahn
Native American myopathy (NAM) is an autosomal recessive congenital myopathy, up till now exclusively described in Lumbee Indians who harbor one single homozygous mutation (c.1046G>C, pW284S) in the STAC3 gene, encoding a protein important for proper excitation-contraction coupling in muscle. Here, we report the first non-Amerindian patient of Turkish ancestry, being compound heterozygous for the mutations c.862A>T (p.K288*) and c.432+4A>T (aberrant splicing with skipping of exon 4). Symptoms in NAM include congenital muscle weakness and contractures, progressive scoliosis, early ventilatory failure, a peculiar facial gestalt with mild ptosis and downturned corners of the mouth, short stature, and marked susceptibility to malignant hyperthermia...
April 15, 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410703/frequency-and-outcomes-of-new-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-hatay-province-after-syrian-civil-war
#17
Sibel Doğru, Pınar Döner
OBJECTIVE: It is known that tuberculosis is frequently seen among refugees. Hatay province is one of the cities that substantially expose to migration of refugees after Syrian civil war. In this study, it was aimed to compare frequency of new pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) cases and treatment success/cure rates between Turkish and Syrian patients. FINDINGS: The study included 211 patients with PTB (178 Turkish and 33 Syrian patients) registered to Hatay Tuberculosis Outpatient Clinic between 2010 and 2013...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407394/efficacy-and-safety-of-onabotulinumtoxina-injection-in-patients-with-refractory-overactive-bladder-first-multicentric-study-in-turkish-population
#18
Kadir Onem, Omer Bayrak, Abdullah Demirtas, Burhan Coskun, Murat Dincer, Izzet Kocak, Rahmi Onur
AIMS: To investigate the efficacy and safety of intradetrusor onabotulinumtoxinA (onaBoNT-A) injection in patients with overactive bladder (OAB) refractory to antimuscarinic treatment. METHODS: A total of 80 patients with OAB symptoms were enrolled in this prospective multicenter study and received 100 U intradetrusor onaBoNT-A injection.The changes from baseline in the frequency of voiding, urge urinary incontinence (UI) and urge episodes, mean and maximum bladder capacities, uroflowmetry, post-void residual urine volume (PVR), quality of life score, and treatment benefit scale score were assessed...
April 13, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406882/impact-of-patient-education-on-compliance-with-positive-airway-pressure-treatment-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#19
Sema Saraç, Gülgün Çetintaş Afşar, Özlem Oruç, Özgür Bilgin Topçuoğlu, Cüneyt Saltürk, Yüksel Peker
BACKGROUND We addressed the impact of patient education followed by frequent visits on compliance with positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in a Turkish sleep clinic cohort. MATERIAL AND METHODS This single-center, randomized, controlled study was conducted in Istanbul, Turkey between June 2014 and April 2015. Among 115 eligible OSA patients (mean age 51.0±9.3 years; 75.5% men), 63 were randomized to standard support (SS) group (general information about OSA and PAP treatment at baseline), and 52 to educational support (ES) group (additional polysomnography chart viewing from both diagnostic and titration nights)...
April 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406121/normalization-of-the-psychometric-hepatic-encephalopathy-score-for-diagnosis-of-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-turkey
#20
Bdo Coskun, M Ozen, S Gursoy, O Ozbakir, O K Poyrazoglu, M Baskol, G C Sezgin, M Yucesoy
AIM: To construct normal values for the tests of the psychometric hepatic encephalopathy score (PHES) and evaluate the prevalence of minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) among Turkish patients with liver cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and eighty-five healthy subjects and sixty patients with liver cirrhosis without overt hepatic encephalopathy were included in the study. All subjects underwent psychometric tests, which include number connection test-A and B (NCT-A/B), serial dotting test (DST), line drawing test (LDT), and digit symbol test (DST) in the same day...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
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