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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339705/a-sad-story-of-a-man-with-two-ventricles
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Yavuzer Koza, Uğur Kaya, Hakan Taş, Esma Ateş
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January 2018: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339675/association-of-serum-prolidase-activity-in-patients-with-isolated-coronary-artery-ectasia
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Erdal Aktürk, Lütfü Aşkın, Hüseyin Nacar, M Hakan Taşolar, Serdar Türkmen, Mustafa Çetin, Mehmet Bozkurt
OBJECTIVE: Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is defined as an angiographic enlargement of a portion of the coronary artery between 1.5 and 2 times the diameter of the adjacent normal coronary artery. It has been demonstrated that increased serum prolidase activity (SPA) is associated with increased collagen turnover. We aimed to analyze the relationship between CAE and serum SPA levels. METHODS: This study used a prospective case protocol design. A total of 40 consecutive patients with isolated right CAE and normal coronary arteries (23 men, 17 women; mean age, 62...
January 17, 2018: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338141/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-femoral-nerve-block-and-fascia-iliaca-compartment-block-in-patients-with-total-knee-replacement
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Hasan Kanadli, Serkan Dogru, Tuğba Karaman, Serkan Karaman, Hakan Tapar, Aynur Şahin, Murat Aşçi, Keriman A Kanadli, Mustafa Süren
BACKGROUND: Blocking the femoral nerve reduces postoperative pain and analgesic consumption in patients who have undergone total knee and hip replacement surgery. A limited number of studies have compared the efficacy of the fascia iliaca compartment and femoral nerve block techniques. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the analgesic effectiveness of fascia iliaca compartment block and femoral nerve block using ultrasound. METHODS: A total of 100 patients were included in the study...
January 16, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338102/circulating-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-and-bone-mineral-density-mendelian-randomization-study
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Susanna C Larsson, Håkan Melhus, Karl Michaëlsson
There is considerable discussion of the importance for increased serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (S-25OHD) concentration associated with adequacy for bone health. Accordingly, whether long-term high S-25OHD concentration in general positively affects bone mineral density (BMD) is uncertain. We used a Mendelian randomization design to determine the association between genetically increased S-25OHD concentrations and BMD. Five single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in or near genes encoding enzymes and carrier proteins involved in vitamin D synthesis or metabolism were used as instrumental variables to genetically predict one standard deviation increase in S-25OHD concentration...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335390/direct-trocar-insertion-with-elevation-of-the-rectus-sheath-in-bariatric-surgery-a-novel-technique
#5
Mani Habibi, Hakan Seyit, Osman Kones, Bahadir Kartal, Halil Alis
INTRODUCTION: Initial trocar entry, the first step in laparoscopic surgery, is associated with several complications. In morbidly obese patients, initial trocar placement is associated with a greater number of complications compared to non-obese patients. Materials and Surgical Technique. In this study, we describe our use of an initial trocar entry technique which is direct trocar insertion with elevation of the rectus sheath by a single Backhaus towel clamp and we would like to evaluate the sa fety and efficacy of its administration in bariatric surgery...
December 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330396/comparable-survival-using-a-cmv-matched-or-a-mismatched-donor-for-cmv-patients-undergoing-t-replete-haplo-hsct-with-pt-cy-for-acute-leukemia-a-study-of-behalf-of-the-infectious-diseases-and-acute-leukemia-working-parties-of-the-ebmt
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Simone Cesaro, Roberto Crocchiolo, Gloria Tridello, Nina Knelange, Maria Teresa Van Lint, Yener Koc, Fabio Ciceri, Zafer Gülbas, Johanna Tischer, Boris Afanasyev, Benedetto Bruno, Luca Castagna, Didier Blaise, Mohamad Mohty, Giuseppe Irrera, J L Diez-Martin, Luca Pierelli, Pietro Pioltelli, Mutlu Arat, Mario Delia, Franca Fagioli, Gerhard Ehninger, Mahmoud Aljurf, Angelo Michele Carella, Hakan Ozdogu, Malgorzata Mikulska, Per Ljungman, Arnon Nagler, Jan Styczynski
The role of donor CMV serostatus in the setting of non T-cell depleted haplo-HSCT with post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PT-Cy) has not been specifically addressed so far. Here we analyzed the impact of the donor CMV serological status on the outcome of 983 CMV seropositive (CMV+), acute leukemia patients receiving a first, non T-cell depleted haplo-HSCT registered in the EBMT database. The 1-year NRM was 21.3% (95% CI: 18.4-24.8) and 18.8% (95% CI: 13.8-25.5) in the CMV D+/R+ and D-/R+ pairs, respectively (p = 0...
January 12, 2018: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328096/approximate-bayesian-computation-techniques-for-optical-characterization-of-nanoparticle-clusters
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Ozan Burak Ericok, Ali Taylan Cemgil, Hakan Erturk
Characterization of nanoparticle aggregates from observed scattered light leads to a highly complex inverse problem. Even the forward model is so complex that it prohibits the use of classical likelihood-based inference methods. In this study, we compare four so-called likelihood-free methods based on approximate Bayesian computation (ABC) that requires only numeric simulation of the forward model without the need of evaluating a likelihood. In particular, rejection, Markov chain Monte Carlo, population Monte Carlo, and adaptive population Monte Carlo (APMC) are compared in terms of accuracy...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325994/the-effects-of-melatonin-and-curcumin-on-the-expression-of-sirt2-bcl-2-and-bax-in-the-hippocampus-of-adult-rats
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Arzu Keskin-Aktan, Kazime Gonca Akbulut, Çiğdem Yazici-Mutlu, Gizem Sonugur, Müge Ocal, Hakan Akbulut
OBJECTIVE: Though the mechanisms are not clearly understood, melatonin and curcumin have been reported to have neuroprotective effects. However, the mechanisms of neuroprotective effects of melatonin and curcumin in the brain are not clearly understood. In the current study, we investigated the effects of melatonin and curcumin treatments on oxidative stress parameters, the expression of SIRT2, Bcl-2 and Bax in the hippocampus. METHODS: A total of twenty-four adult (13 months-old) male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: Control (1% ethanol:PBS), s...
January 8, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325887/stiffness-and-strength-of-cranioplastic-implant-systems-in-comparison-to-cranial-bone
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Johan Persson, Benedikt Helgason, Håkan Engqvist, Stephen J Ferguson, Cecilia Persson
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate skull replacement options after decompressive craniectomy by systematically investigating which combination of geometrical properties and material selection would result in a mechanical response comparable in stiffness to that of native skull bone and a strength as high or higher than the same. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted using a Finite Element Model of the top part of a human skull. Native skull bone, autografts and commercial implants made of PEEK, solid titanium, two titanium meshes and a titanium-ceramic composite were modeled under a set load to evaluate deformation and maximum stress...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324871/citrullinated-histone-h3-as-a-novel-prognostic-blood-marker-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
#10
Charlotte Thålin, Staffan Lundström, Cedric Seignez, Maud Daleskog, Annika Lundström, Peter Henriksson, Thomas Helleday, Mia Phillipson, Håkan Wallén, Mélanie Demers
Citrullinated histone H3 (H3Cit) is a central player in the neutrophil release of nuclear chromatin, known as neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). NETs have been shown to elicit harmful effects on the host, and were recently proposed to promote tumor progression and spread. Here we report significant elevations of plasma H3Cit in patients with advanced cancer compared with age-matched healthy individuals. These elevations were specific to cancer patients as no increase was observed in severely ill and hospitalized patients with a higher non-malignant comorbidity...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321701/psychotherapy-playing-the-three-monkeys-in-mental-health-service-provision
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Çiğdem Dereboy, Hakan Şenel, Cennet Şafak Öztürk, Mehmet Şakiroğlu, Mehmet Eskin
Introduction: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of sociodemographic variables on the knowledge of, demand for, and reception of psychotherapy as a treatment modality among psychiatric outpatients. Methods: Participants of the study were 240 psychiatric outpatients (170 females and 70 males). Data for mental health services were collected from a subgroup of 103 "experienced" patients (42.9%) having had received psychiatric help previously...
December 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321111/a-systematic-review-of-the-pain-scales-in-adults-which-to-use
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Ozgur Karcioglu, Hakan Topacoglu, Ozgur Dikme, Ozlem Dikme
OBJECTIVE: The study analysed the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), the Verbal Rating Scale (VRS) and the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) to determine: 1. Were the compliance and usability different among scales? 2. Were any of the scales superior over the other(s) for clinical use? METHODS: A systematic review of currently published studies was performed following standard guidelines. Online database searches were performed for clinical trials published before November 2017, on the comparison of the pain scores in adults and preferences of the specific patient groups...
January 6, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320921/benefits-and-risks-with-acellular-dermal-matrix-adm-and-mesh-support-in-immediate-breast-reconstruction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Håkan Hallberg, Svanheidur Rafnsdottir, Gennaro Selvaggi, Annika Strandell, Ola Samuelsson, Ida Stadig, Therese Svanberg, Emma Hansson, Richard Lewin
In modern implant-based immediate breast reconstruction, it has become common to use biological acellular dermal and synthetic matrices in combination with a tissue expander or an implant. The aim of this systematic review was to examine differences in recurrence of cancer, impact on oncological treatment, health related quality of life, complications and aesthetic outcome between matrix and no matrix in immediate breast reconstruction. Systematic searches, data extraction and assessment of methodological quality were performed according to predetermined criteria...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318990/prevalence-of-larval-stage-dicrocoeliidae-digenea-trematodes-in-helix-lucorum-mollusca-pulmonata-in-van-province
#14
Ahmet Hakan Ünlü, Hüseyin Bilgin Bilgiç, Hasan Eren, Tülin Karagenç
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of larval-stage Dicrocoeliidae trematodes in Helix lucorum, a land snail found in Van Province. METHODS: Helix lucorum snails were collected in April, May, and June 2017 from Edremit and Gevaş, the central districts of Van Province, especially from natural areas where ruminants predominate. The snails were anesthetized with magnesium chloride, were removed from their shells, and their digestive glands were disrupted...
December 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318745/tissue-distribution-of-some-immune-cells-in-bovine-reproductive-tract-during-follicular-and-luteal-phase
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Mehmet Erdem Akbalik, Narin Liman, Hakan Sagsoz, Berna Guney Saruhan
More recent studies indicate that immune cells which secrete their secretory products or cytokines play an important role in reproductive system. In our study, immune cell populations (CD8+ T lymphocytes, CD68+ macrophages, plasma cells, siderophages, eosinophils) and expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and class II were examined in female reproductive tract during follicular (n = 13) and luteal phase (n = 10). Plasma cells and eosinophil granulocytes are present in few numbers in luminal epithelium, but abundant in longitudinal muscle layer of uterus, whereas siderophages are the dominant cell type in stroma...
January 10, 2018: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318362/an-immunocapture-lc-ms-based-assay-for-serum-spink1-allows-simultaneous-quantification-and-detection-of-spink1-variants
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Suvi Ravela, Leena Valmu, Mykola Domanskyy, Hannu Koistinen, Leena Kylänpää, Outi Lindström, Jakob Stenman, Esa Hämäläinen, Ulf-Håkan Stenman, Outi Itkonen
Pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor Kazal type 1 (SPINK1) is a 6420 Da peptide produced by the pancreas, but also by several other tissues and many tumors. Some mutations of the SPINK1 gene, like the one causing amino acid change N34S, have been shown to confer susceptibility to recurrent or chronic pancreatitis. Detection of such variants are therefore of clinical utility. So far SPINK1 variants have been determined by DNA techniques. We have developed and validated an immunocapture-liquid chromatography-mass spectrometric (IC-LC-MS) assay for the detection and quantification of serum SPINK1, N34S-SPINK1, and P55S-SPINK1...
January 9, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317492/a-protein-interaction-network-centered-on-leucine-rich-repeats-and-immunoglobulin-like-domains-1-lrig1-regulates-growth-factor-receptors
#17
Mahmood Faraz, Carl Herdenberg, Camilla Holmlund, Roger Henriksson, Håkan Hedman
Leucine-rich repeats and immunoglobulin-like domains 1 (LRIG1) is a tumor suppressor and a negative regulator of several receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs). The molecular mechanisms by which LRIG1 mediates its tumor suppressor effects and regulates RTKs remain incompletely understood. Here, we performed a yeast two-hybrid screen to identify novel LRIG1-interacting proteins and mined data from the BioPlex (biophysical interactions of ORFeome-based complexes) protein interaction data repository. The putative LRIG1 interactors identified in the screen were functionally evaluated using a triple co-transfection system in which HEK293 cells were co-transfected with platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRA), LRIG1, and shRNAs against the identified LRIG1 interactors...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315879/a-bodipy-based-fluorescent-probe-to-visually-detect-phosgene-toward-the-development-of-a-handheld-phosgene-detector
#18
Mustafa Emrullahoglu, Melike Sayar, Erman Karakuş, Tuğrul Güner, Büşra Yildiz, Umit Hakan Yildiz
A boron-dipyrromethene (BODIPY)-based fluorescent probe with a phosgene-specific reactive motif shows remarkable selectivity toward phosgene, in the presence of which the nonfluorescent dye rapidly transforms into a new structure and induces a fluorescent response clearly observable to the naked eye under ultraviolet light. Given that dynamic, we developed a prototypical handheld phosgene detector with a promising sensing capability that expedites the detection of gaseous phosgene without sophisticated instrumentation...
January 5, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315811/apolipoprotein-a1-apo-a1-distribution-pattern-in-the-human-achilles-tendon
#19
James E Gaida, Håkan Alfredson, Alex Scott, Rouhollah Mousavizadeh, Sture Forsgren
Metabolic factors such as cholesterol appear to play an important role in the development of Achilles tendinopathy. There is, however, no morphologic proof explaining the link between high cholesterol and tendinopathy. As apolipoprotein A1 (Apo-A1) is essential for reverse cholesterol transport, it may be related to cholesterol overload in tendon. Nothing is known about Apo-A1 expression in tendon tissue. We examined the distribution of Apo-A1 protein in biopsies from normal and tendinopathy affected human Achilles tendons, and APOA1 mRNA production from cultured human hamstring tenocytes...
January 5, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314707/comparison-of-early-versus-late-onset-familial-mediterranean-fever
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Nazife Sule Yasar Bilge, Ismail Sari, Dilek Solmaz, Soner Senel, Hakan Emmungil, Levent Kilic, Sibel Yilmaz Oner, Fatih Yildiz, Sedat Yilmaz, Duygu Ersozlu Bozkirli, Muge Aydin Tufan, Sema Yilmaz, Veli Yazisiz, Yavuz Pehlivan, Cemal Bes, Gozde Yildirim Cetin, Sukran Erten, Emel Gonullu, Fezan Sahin, Servet Akar, Kenan Aksu, Umut Kalyoncu, Haner Direskeneli, Eren Erken, Mehmet Sayarlioglu, Muhammed Cınar, Timucin Kasifoglu
AIM: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common autoinflammatory disease. One of the common characteristics of this disease is its young age predominance. Nearly 90% of patients experience disease flares during early adult age periods. Currently there are limited data for the comparison of early versus late onset FMF and therefore the primary aim of this study was to investigate these two subsets with regard to their certain demographic, clinical and genetic differences. METHODS: Early (≤ 20 years, Group 1) and late (> 20 years, Group 2) onset FMF patients were identified from the national FMF registry that involves 2246 patients from 15 adult rheumatology clinics located in different geographical areas of Turkey...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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