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Ozge Dokuzlar, Pinar Soysal, Cansu Usarel, Ahmet Turan Isik
INTRODUCTION: Depression is a common and serious healthcare problem for older adults. This study aimed to determine the validity and reliability of GDS-4 and GDS-5 in Turkish, and to establish a new short-form Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) for our population, and also determine the superiority of each short scale to another. METHODS: A total of 437 outpatients were enrolled in the study. A researcher evaluated all participants according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-fifth edition (DSM-5) diagnostic criteria, and then another researcher applied GDS-15 to all participants...
March 21, 2018: International Psychogeriatrics
Seyma Katrinli, G Nilay Karatas Erkut, Kamil Ozdil, Feruze Yilmaz Enc, Oguzhan Ozturk, Resul Kahraman, Ilyas Tuncer, Gizem Dinler Doganay, Levent Doganay
AIM: Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is a global health problem. Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) exposed signifi-cant association between the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II region, including both DP and DQ loci, and chronic hepatitis B. Previous research also indicated the involvement of adaptive immune system in Hepatitis B seroconversion. The aim of this study is to investigate possible polymorphisms in the HLA-DP locus that can contribute to immune response to Hepatitis B virus (HBV)...
July 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
Mine Altinli, Filiz Gunay, Bulent Alten, Mylene Weill, Mathieu Sicard
BACKGROUND: Wolbachia are maternally transmitted bacteria that can manipulate their hosts' reproduction causing cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI). CI is a sperm-egg incompatibility resulting in embryonic death. Due to this sterilising effect on mosquitoes, Wolbachia are considered for vector control strategies. Important vectors for arboviruses, filarial nematodes and avian malaria, mosquitoes of Culex pipiens complex are suitable for Wolbachia-based vector control. They are infected with Wolbachia wPip strains belonging to five genetically distinct groups (wPip-I to V) within the Wolbachia B supergroup...
March 20, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
Timo Lajunen
Antonovsky's concept "sense of coherence" (SOC) and the related measurement instrument "The Orientation to Life Questionnaire" (OLQ) has been widely applied in studies on health and well-being. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the cultural differences in factor structures and psychometric properties as well as mean scores of the 13-item form of Antonovsky's OLQ among Australian (n = 201), Finnish (n = 203), and Turkish (n = 152) students. Three models of factor structure were studied by using confirmatory factor analysis: single-factor model, first-order correlated-three-factor model, and the second-order three-factor model...
January 1, 2018: Psychological Reports
Ozlem Kurnaz-Gomleksiz, Ozlem Kucukhuseyin, Elif Ozkok, Zehra Bugra, Oguz Ozturk, Hulya Yilmaz-Aydogan
BACKGROUND: The OLR1 gene has been identified as a candidate gene for coronary artery disease (CAD). Six single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the OLR1 gene located within intron 4 (IVS4-27G>C, IVS4-73C>T, IVS4-14A>G), intron 5 (IVS5-70A>G, IVS5-27G>T) and 3'UTR (188C>T) comprise a linkage disequilibrium (LD) block, which is strongly associated with the elevated risk of CAD. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the effects of the OLR1 IVS4-14A>G and -73C>T SNPs on metabolic parameters in Turkish CAD patients, and the linkage between these 2 genetic variants...
March 20, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Seda Göncü Serhatlıoğlu, Nazan Karahan, Caroline J Hollins Martin, Colin R Martin
BACKGROUND: The Birth Satisfaction Scale - Revised (BSS-R) is a valid and reliable scale designed to assess women's experiences of labour and childbirth. OBJECTIVE: To assess factor structure, validity, and reliability of the Turkish Birth Satisfaction Scale - Revised (T-BSS-R) using data collected from a Turkish population. SETTING: Istanbul Ministry of Health Zeynep Kamil Women's and Children's Training and Research Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of healthy child-bearing women (n = 120) who had experienced a spontaneous vertex delivery at full term...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Yiğit Düzköylü, Orhan Aras, Erdal Birol Bostancı, Tülay Keklik Temuçin, Murat Ulaş
AIMS: Mixed adeno-neuroendocrine carcinoma is a rare entity, diagnosed with immunohistochemical studies. Literature mainly includes case reports and series which are very few. In our study, we aimed to report a case series from a tertiary hospital with demographics of the patients, detailed tumor and clinical findings and follow-up plus survival conditions. METHODS: Pathology database was explored for patients with the pathological diagnosis of 'mixed adeno-neuroendocrine carcinoma' and patients were identified retrospectively and evaluated in means of demographics, histopathological examination, tumor properties...
March 19, 2018: Balkan Medical Journal
Cisem Sucu, Gulen Yildiz Turp
The objective of this study was to examine the effects of reformulation of Turkish dry fermented beef sausage (sucuk) by replacing nitrite with beetroot powder (BP), which has high nitrate content, on some quality characteristics of the product during storage at 4 °C for 84 days. Four different sausage formulations were produced containing C:150 mg/kg sodium nitrite; BS1:100 mg/kg sodium nitrite and 0.12% BP; BS2:50 mg/kg sodium nitrite and 0.24% BP and BS3: 0.35% BP. The inclusion of BP increased a* value of samples and resulted in the protection of the desired red color during storage...
March 15, 2018: Meat Science
Sevgi Buyukbese Sarsu, Aydin Budeyri
INTRODUCTION: Previously, the majority of wars were fought on remote battlefields between opposing armies due to conflicts preventing civilians from sustaining war-related burn injuries (WRBI). In recent years, WRBI has had a tremendous harmful impact on the pediatric population. This study aimed to investigate the demographics, causes, mechanisms of burns, surgical procedures, the major and minor risk factors affecting mortality, and outcomes of pediatric WRBI amidst the Syrian refugees and the Turkey neighborhood population, treated at our Burn Center...
March 15, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Gül Yücel, Mustafa Kendirci, Ülkü Gül
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the cross-sectional characteristics of menstruating girls, dysmenorrhea and the frequencies of related problems. DESIGN: Descripitive, cross-sectional study. SETTING: Randomly selected primary, junior and high schools in the city center of Kayseri. PARTICIPANTS: 2000 female adolescents of ages between 9 and 18 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: We used a questionnaire addressing the epidemiological characteristics of menstruation, such as age at menarche, duration of menstrual intervals, average days of bleeding, and any menstrual problems and their frequencies...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Ahmet F Oner, Tiraje Celkan, Çetin Timur, Miranda Norton, Kaan Kavaklı
Hereditary factor X (FX) deficiency is a rare bleeding disorder more prevalent in countries with high rates of consanguineous marriage. In a prospective, open-label, multicentre, phase 3 study, 25 IU/kg pdFX was administered as on-demand treatment or short-term prophylaxis for 6 months-2 years. In Turkish subjects (N=6), 60.7% of bleeds were minor. A mean of 1.03 infusions was used to treat each bleed, and mean total dose per bleed was 25.38 IU/kg. Turkish subjects ratedpdFX efficacy as excellent or good for all 84 assessable bleeds; investigators judged overall pdFX efficacy to be excellent or good in all subjects...
March 16, 2018: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
Emre Yanikkerem, Sema Üstgörül, Asli Karakus, Ozge Baydar, Nicole Esmeray, Gül Ertem
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Turkish nursing students' attitudes towards voluntary induced abortion.. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between January and June 2015, comprising students of Ege University Nursing Faculty and Celal Bayar University School of Health, located in two different cities of Turkey. Data was collected with a three-part questionnaire, focussing on students' characteristics, the knowledge of abortion law in Turkey and attitudes towards voluntary induced abortion...
March 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Sümeyra Tosun, Nafiseh Faghihi, Jyotsna Vaid
To explore lay conceptions of characteristics of an ideal sense of humor as embodied in a known individual, our study examined elicited written narratives by male and female participants from three different countries of origin: United States, Iran, and Turkey. As reported in an earlier previous study with United States-based participants (Crawford and Gressley, 1991), our study also found that the embodiment of an ideal sense of humor was predominantly a male figure. This effect was more pronounced for male than for female participants but did not differ by country...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
Nilgun Çakar, Z Birsin Ozcakar, Fatih Ozaltin, Mustafa Koyun, Banu Celikel Acar, Elif Bahat, Bora Gulhan, Emine Korkmaz, Ayşe Yurt, Songül Yılmaz, Oğuz Soylemezoglu, Fatoş Yalcinkaya
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on infants with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). The aim of this study was to determine the clinical and laboratory features, and to evaluate treatment modalities and outcomes in infants with aHUS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Relevant data on patients with onset of aHUS at age <2 years were obtained from the Turkish Pediatric aHUS Registry. RESULTS: Among the 146 patients included in the Registry, 53 (36%) (23 male and 30 female) were enrolled for the study...
March 13, 2018: Nephron
Elif Turgut, Volga Bayrakci Tunay
OBJECTIVE: Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic Shoulder and Elbow Score (KJOC-SES) is a subjective assessment tool to measure functional status of the upper extremities in overhead athletes. The aim was to translate and culturally adapt the KJOC-SES and to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Turkish version (KJOC-SES-Tr) in overhead athletes. METHODS: The forward and back-translation method was followed. One hundred and twenty-three overhead athletes completed the KJOC-SES-Tr, the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH), and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Evaluation Form (ASES)...
March 9, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Aysun Türkanoğlu Özçelik, Tuğçe Öner, Birsen Can Demirdöğen, Vedat Semai Bek, Şeref Demirkaya, Orhan Adalı
Objective Vitamin D deficiency is known as an important risk factor in pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, which contributes to stroke development. Genetic variations including single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in enzymes involved in vitamin D metabolism can affect susceptibility to the development of stroke. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the association between polymorphisms of vitamin D metabolizing enzymes (rs927650 SNP in CYP24A1, and rs10741657 SNP in CYP2R1 genes,) and ischemic stroke risk in Turkish population...
March 12, 2018: Neurological Research
Sümeyye Güzel, Alev Keser, Şükrü Hatun
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the nutritional values of some low-nutrition packaged foods widely sold in supermarkets and encouraged for consumption. METHODS: The study used 435 packaged foods from six hypermarkets with high sale capacities in Ankara to analyze their contents of energy/total fat/saturated fat/carbohydrate/sugar/salt based on label information. RESULTS: Among the products in the scope of the study, the highest values were found in chocolates for fat (33...
March 10, 2018: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
Safak Daghan, Asli Kalkim, Tulay Sağkal Midilli
The methodological study was aimed to assess the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Spiritual Care Competence Scale (SCCS-T). The research was conducted on final-year Turkish nursing students (n = 297) in the faculties of nursing and health science in two cities in the western part of Turkey. Exploratory factor analysis revealed that three factors accounted for 75.18% of the explained variance. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient for the SCCS-T was .97. The three-factor model of the SCCS-T was found to be a reliable and valid scale for evaluating spiritual care competencies of Turkish nursing students and nurses...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
Mustafa Calik, Mehmet Salih Aktas, Emre Cecen, Ibrahim Etem Piskin, Hamza Ayaydın, Zuhal Ornek, Meryem Karaca, Abdullah Solmaz, Halil Ay
This study aimed to determine the relationship between serum vitamin B12 level and tension-type headache. The study groups consisted of 75 patients (40 females, 35 males) with headache and a control group of 49 healthy children (25 females, 24 males). Serum vitamin B12 level < 200 pg/ml was defined as deficient, and < 160 pg/ml as severely deficient. The serum vitamin B12 level was measured by the electrochemiluminescence (ECLIA) method. The serum vitamin B12 levels in the headache and control groups were 273...
March 8, 2018: Neurological Sciences
H Pars, R Akın, N E Sahin, S Cinar, F Aslan, S Duygulu
Objective: We aimed in this study to investigate views and suggestions of health field editors about the publication process and ethical problems. Materials and Methods: The study involved 42 journal editors who accepted to participate in the study. The data were collected through 70-item "Editor Views Questionnaire" which was developed by the researchers in line with the related literature. Results: The editors who participated in the study were asked about their views about the most common problems they encountered related to publication ethics; the top three problems indicated by the editors included unjustified authorship (40...
March 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
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