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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803594/does-adherence-to-the-mediterranean-dietary-pattern-reduce-asthma-symptoms-in-children-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
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Maria M Papamichael, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Nugroho H Susanto, Bircan Erbas
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present systematic review was to synthesize evidence from the literature to assess efficacy of the Mediterranean dietary pattern in childhood asthma. Design/Setting A systematic search of six databases, three clinical trial registries and hand-search of peer-reviewed articles was conducted up to 29 October 2016. Inclusion criteria included exposure to a Mediterranean dietary pattern, measurement of asthma symptoms and study population of children aged <18 years...
August 14, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757048/a-long-term-multicenter-study-entecavir-versus-tenofovir-in-treatment-of-nucleos-t-ide-analogue-naive-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
#2
Bircan Kayaaslan, Esragul Akinci, Alpay Ari, Zeliha Kocak Tufan, Saygın Nayman Alpat, Ozgur Gunal, Selma Tosun, Rahmet Guner, Fehmi Tabak
BACKGROUND: Entecavir (ETV) and tenofovir disoproxil fumarat (TDF) are the two first-line therapies recommended in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B because of having potent antiviral effect and high genetic barriers against resistance. We aimed to compare efficacy of these drugs and to evaluate predictors of viral suppression. METHODS: This multicenter retrospective study was conducted in nucleos(t)ide analogue-naive chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients from different 6 centers...
July 27, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695900/reliability-validity-and-sensitivity-to-change-of-neurogenic-bowel-dysfunction-score-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
#3
D Erdem, D Hava, P Keskinoğlu, Ç Bircan, Ö Peker, K Krogh, S Gülbahar
STUDY DESIGN: Psychometrics study. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to investigate the validity, reliability and sensitivity to change of neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD) score. SETTING: Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey. METHODS: The study included 42 patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). The reliability of NBD score was assessed by test-retest reliability and internal consistency. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was calculated to determine internal consistency...
July 11, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689102/monthly-methylprednisolone-in-combination-with-interferon-beta-or-glatiramer-acetate-for-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-a-multicentre-single-blind-prospective-trial
#4
Serkan Ozakbas, Bilge Piri Cinar, Gorkem Kosehasanoğullari, Turhan Kahraman, Didem Oz, Behice Bircan Kursun
OBJECTIVES: Multiple sclerosis is usually clinically characterized by repeated subacute relapses followed by remissions. Corticosteroids are used for relapses, and this treatment has been shown to increase the speed of recovery from these. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pulsed methylprednisolone given every month as an add-on therapy to interferon beta or glatiramer acetate in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a multi-center, examiner-blinded, prospective study...
September 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575785/effect-of-season-of-birth-on-cord-blood-ige-and-ige-at-birth-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Nugroho Harry Susanto, Don Vicendese, Agus Salim, Adrian J Lowe, Shyamali C Dharmage, Rachel Tham, Caroline Lodge, Frances Garden, Katie Allen, Cecilie Svanes, Joachim Heinrich, Michael J Abramson, Bircan Erbas
BACKGROUND: Elevated cord blood IgE is important on the pathway to allergic disease. The association between season of birth and infant cord blood IgE is not well-established. Study findings differ on which birth season is associated with higher cord blood IgE risk and its magnitude. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on season of birth and cord blood IgE. METHODS: We searched Medline, Web of Science, Scopus and ProQuest Health databases, and reviewed reference lists of articles that met the inclusion criteria...
August 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332960/evaluation-of-transplanted-kidneys-and-comparison-with-healthy-volunteers-and-kidney-donors-with-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-initial-experience
#6
Ümit Özçelik, Halime Çevik, Hüseyin Yüce Bircan, Feza Yarbuğ Karakayalı, İclal Işıklar, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance, by comparing imaging in renal allograft recipients for functional assessment of kidney transplants versus imaging of these features in healthy volunteers and kidney donors with native kidneys. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy renal transplant recipients (group A) with stable graft function at postoperative month 1, 40 healthy volunteers (group B), and 40 kidney donors (group C) underwent diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging...
March 22, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315571/the-relationship-of-micronucleus-frequency-and-nuclear-division-index-with-coronary-artery-disease-syntax-and-gensini-scores
#7
Emrah İpek, Emrah Ermiş, Handan Uysal, Halit Kızılet, Selami Demirelli, Erkan Yıldırım, Sedat Ünver, Bircan Demir, Nergiz Kızılet
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the relationship of micronucleus (MN) frequency and nuclear division index (NDI) with SYNTAX and Gensini scores and thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) frame counts of coronary arteries in patients undergoing coronary angiography. METHODS: In a single-center prospective observational study, a total of 63 individuals, 48 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and 15 healthy people were included. Before coronary angiography (exposure to X-ray), blood samples were collected for lymphocyte cultures, MN and NDI measurements...
June 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301056/age-at-onset-and-persistence-of-eczema-are-related-to-subsequent-risk-of-asthma-and-hay-fever-from-birth-to-18%C3%A2-years-of-age
#8
Adrian J Lowe, Bianca Angelica, John Su, Caroline J Lodge, David J Hill, Bircan Erbas, Catherine M Bennett, Lyle C Gurrin, Christine Axelrad, Michael J Abramson, Katrina J Allen, Shyamali C Dharmage
BACKGROUND: Few studies have simultaneously addressed the importance of age of onset and persistence of eczema for the subsequent development of asthma and hay fever, particularly into early adulthood. METHODS: A high-risk birth cohort was recruited comprising 620 infants, who were then followed up frequently until 2 years of age, annually from age 3 to 7, then at 12 and 18 years, to document any episodes of eczema, current asthma, and hay fever. The generalized estimation equation technique was used to examine asthma and hay fever outcomes at 6 (n = 325), 12 (n = 248) and 18 (n = 240) years, when there was consistency of associations across the follow-ups...
June 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261380/adverse-effects-of-oral-antiviral-therapy-in-chronic-hepatitis-b
#9
REVIEW
Bircan Kayaaslan, Rahmet Guner
Oral nucleoside/nucleotide analogues (NAs) are currently the backbone of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection treatment. They are generally well-tolerated by patients and safe to use. To date, a significant number of patients have been treated with NAs. Safety data has accumulated over the years. The aim of this article is to review and update the adverse effects of oral NAs. NAs can cause class adverse effects (i.e., myopathy, neuropathy, lactic acidosis) and dissimilar adverse effects. All NAs carry a "Black Box" warning because of the potential risk for mitochondrial dysfunction...
February 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251032/successful-surgical-management-of-congenital-prepubic-sinus
#10
Levent Duman, Çağrı Savaş, Coşkun Özbiçer, Sema Bircan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237042/expression-of-ngf-gdnf-and-mmp-9-in-prostate-carcinoma
#11
Sirin Baspinar, Sema Bircan, Metin Ciris, Nermin Karahan, Kemal Kursat Bozkurt
The aim of the present study was to investigate the immunohistochemical expression of NGF, GDNF and MMP-9 in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN) and prostate cancer (PC), and to analyse their association with the clinicopathological parameters in PC cases. Immunohistochemistry was performed on the tissue microarray (TMA) sections of 30 BPH, 40 HGPIN and 121 primary PC tissues. There was a significant difference regarding the expression of NGF and GDNF between PC and HGPIN (p<0...
February 10, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235492/anesthesia-management-with-ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block-for-donor-nephrectomy-a-prospective-randomized-study
#12
Ozlem Yenidünya, Huseyin Yuce Bircan, Dilek Altun, Ismail Caymaz, Alp Demirag, Ayda Turkoz
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block intraoperatively and 24 hours postoperatively in patients undergoing donor nephrectomy. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled study. SETTING: Private foundation university hospital; November 2014 to June 2015. PATIENTS: Thirty-two patients undergoing donor nephrectomy (exclusion criteria: coagulation disorders, allergy to local anesthetics, and unwillingness to participate)...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127985/the-detection-of-curcumins-antitumoral-effects-via-argyrophilic-nucleolar-organizing-region-associated-protein-synthesis-in-mice-with-ehrlich-s-ascitic-carcinoma
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M Nisari, S Yilmaz, R Eroz, T Ertekin, D Bircan, H Ulger
BACKGROUND: Curcumin is a polyphenol compound that has antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-hyperlipidemic and antimicrobial effects. Nucleolar-organizing regions are the sites of the gene on chromosomes. The present study was aimed to show the antitumoral effect of curcumin via AgNOR protein synthesis in Ehrlich's ascitic carcinoma (EAC) bearing mice. METHODS: Twenty three mice with EAC were randomly divided into 3 groups as positive control (n = 7), group 2 (n = 8) and 3 (n = 8) treated intraperitoneally with curcumin (25 mg/kg) and (50 mg/kg), respectively...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125145/dental-anomalies-in-an-orthodontic-patient-population-with-maxillary-lateral-incisor-agenesis
#14
Mehmet Citak, Elif Bahar Cakici, Yasin Atakan Benkli, Fatih Cakici, Bircan Bektas, Suleyman Kutalmış Buyuk
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of dental anomalies in a subpopulation of orthodontic patients with agenesis of maxillary lateral incisors (MLI). Methods: The material of the present study included the records of the 1964 orthodontic patients. Panoramic radiographs and dental casts were used to analyze other associated eight dental anomalies, including agenesis of other teeth, dens invaginatus, dens evaginatus, peg shaped MLI, taurodontism, pulp stone, root dilaceration and maxillary canine impaction...
November 2016: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118408/geographic-variation-of-the-incidence-rate-of-lower-limb-amputation-in-australia-from-2007-12
#15
Michael P Dillon, Lauren V Fortington, Muhammad Akram, Bircan Erbas, Friedbert Kohler
In Australia, little is known about how the incidence rate (IR) of lower limb amputation (LLA) varies across the country. While studies in other economically developed countries have shown considerable geographic variation in the IR-LLA, mostly these have not considered whether the effect of common risk factors are the same across regions. Mapping variation of the IR-LLA, and the effect of common risk factors, is an important first step to focus research into areas of greatest need and support the development of regional specific hypotheses for in-depth examination...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115903/assessment-of-the-antioxidant-activity-of-silybum-marianum-seed-extract-and-its-protective-effect-against-dna-oxidation-protein-damage-and-lipid-peroxidation
#16
Aynur Serçe, Bircan Çeken Toptancı, Sevil Emen Tanrıkut, Sevcan Altaş, Göksel Kızıl, Süleyman Kızıl, Murat Kızıl
Antioxidant properties of ethanol extract of Silybum marianum (milk thistle) seeds was investigated. We have also investigated the protein damage activated by oxidative Fenton reaction and its prevention by Silybum marianum seed extract. Antioxidant potential of Silybum marianum seed ethanol extract was measured using different in vitro methods, such as lipid peroxidation, 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and ferric reducing power assays. The extract significantly decreased DNA damage caused by hydroxyl radicals...
December 2016: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027401/breast-milk-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-associations-with-adolescent-allergic-disease-and-lung-function
#17
N T Waidyatillake, R Stoney, F Thien, C J Lodge, J A Simpson, K J Allen, M J Abramson, B Erbas, C Svanes, S C Dharmage, A J Lowe
BACKGROUND: It has been hypothesized that n-3 PUFA in breast milk may assist immune and lung development. There are very limited data on possible long-term effects on allergic disease and lung function. The aim was to investigate associations of n-3 and n-6 PUFA levels in colostrum and breast milk with allergic disease and lung function at ages 12 and 18 years. METHODS: Polyunsaturated fatty acids were measured in 194 colostrum samples and in 118 three-month expressed breast milk samples from mothers of children enrolled in the Melbourne Atopy Cohort (MACS) Study, a high-risk birth cohort study...
December 27, 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024227/the-role-of-outdoor-fungi-on-asthma-hospital-admissions-in-children-and-adolescents-a-5-year-time-stratified-case-crossover-analysis
#18
Rachel Tham, Constance H Katelaris, Don Vicendese, Shyamali C Dharmage, Adrian J Lowe, Gayan Bowatte, Philip Taylor, Pamela Burton, Michael J Abramson, Bircan Erbas
BACKGROUND: Some fungal spores can trigger asthma exacerbation but knowledge of which outdoor fungal spores contribute to asthma hospitalisation is limited. OBJECTIVES: To examine the role of outdoor fungal spores in child and adolescent asthma hospitalisations. METHODS: We conducted a bi-directional time-stratified case-crossover study of child and adolescent asthma hospitalisations over 5 years. Conditional logistic regression assessed the role of 20 fungi taxa (Same day [L0] and lagged [L1-3]) adjusted for maximum temperature, humidity and grass pollen...
April 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927074/protective-activity-of-hertia-cheirifolia-extracts-against-dna-damage-lipid-peroxidation-and-protein-oxidation
#19
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Seoussen Kada, Hamama Bouriche, Abderrahmane Senator, Ibrahim Demirtaş, Tevfik Özen, Bircan Çeken Toptanci, Göksel Kızıl, Murat Kızıl
CONTEXT: Hertia cheirifolia L. (Asteraceae), a perennial shrub widely distributed in Northern Africa, is traditionally used to treat inflammatory disorders. OBJECTIVE: The protective effect of methanol (Met E) and aqueous (Aq E) extracts of Hertia cheirifolia against DNA, lipid and protein oxidation was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Different concentrations (50-1000 μg/mL) of Hertia cheirifolia aerial part extracts were examined against DNA, lipid and protein oxidation induced by H2O2 + UV, FeSO4, and Fe(3+)/H2O2-ascorbic acid, respectively...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924666/a-new-mathematical-formula-to-predict-the-foetal-weight-in-twin-pregnancies-a-comparison-of-it-with-19-different-formulas
#20
Deniz Esinler, Oya Bircan Aldemir, Ebru Alici Davutoglu, Ertugrul Karahanoglu, Kerime Nazli Salihoglu, Ebru Kuzu, Neslihan Yerebasmaz, Omer Kandemir, Serdar Yalvac
One hundred and seventy-two twin-pregnant patients were enrolled. The estimated foetal weight was calculated using 19 different formulas. Ong's formula (0.954 (95%CI = 0.938/0.966)), which was designed specifically for twins, produced the highest Cronbach's alpha value followed by Hadlock II (0.952 (95%CI = 0.935/0.965)), Hadlock I (0.952 (95%CI = 0.935/0.964)), Hadlock III (0.952 (95%CI = 0.935/0.964)), Hadlock IV (0.952 (95%CI = 0.935/0.964)) and our formula (0.952 (95%CI = 0.935/0...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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