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Çağri Yayla, Kadriye Gayretli Yayla, Ahmet Göktuğ Ertem, Mehmet Kadri Akboğa, Burak Açar, Sefa Ünal
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October 19, 2016: Angiology
Saverio Cinieri, Arlene Chan, Kadri Altundag, An Vandebroek, Nicole Tubiana-Mathieu, Agusti Barnadas, Patricia Dodyk, Silvia Lazzarelli, Michiel Botha, Daniel Rauch, Gustavo Villanova, Ugur Coskun
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of 3 first-line chemotherapy combination regimens for HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer (mBC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this open-label, 3-arm, randomized phase II trial, patients were randomized to all-oral NORCAP (vinorelbine/capecitabine), GEMPAC (gemcitabine/paclitaxel), or GEMDOC (gemcitabine/docetaxel) as first-line chemotherapy for HER2-negative mBC. Stratification factors were center, previous (neo)adjuvant anthracycline, and age...
June 25, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
Suleyman Sahin, Gokmen U Erdem, Fatih Karatas, Aydin Aytekin, Ali R Sever, Yavuz Ozisik, Kadri Altundag
BACKGROUND: Body mass index (BMI) is defined as a poor prognostic factor in patients with breast cancer (BC). However, there are controversial results regarding the various effects of BMI on BC, hence the exact pathophysiology of the relation between obesity and BC is still under debate, and remains unclear. This paper aims to investigate the association between BMI at presentation and BC subtypes defined according to the immunohistochemical classification in both premenopausal and postmenopausal patients with BC...
October 15, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
Dmitri Bezinover, Shigekazu Sugino, Yuka Imamura-Kawasawa, Matthew S Bell, Zakiyah Kadry, Piotr K Janicki
We describe a case of fulminant intraoperative thrombosis during deceased donor liver transplantation. Despite significant medical bleeding, the patient suddenly developed diffuse thrombosis in all chambers of the heart and pulmonary vasculature resulting in intraoperative death. The patient's postmortem genetic analysis demonstrated a deleterious missense mutation in a coagulation pathway gene, SERPINC1, which codes for antithrombin III. The level of antithrombin III was not available to directly prove the causality of thrombosis, but our findings suggest that this mutation, in combination with antifibrinolytic administration in a hypercoagulable cirrhotic patient, might have contributed to the development of this catastrophic thrombotic event...
October 5, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Liina Haring, René Mõttus, Kärolin Kajalaid, Kadri Koch, Kärt Uppin, Eduard Maron, Eero Vasar
Our aim with the present study was to evaluate rank-order and mean-level cognitive functioning stability among first-episode psychosis (FEP) patients, measured using the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB), over a six month period. We also aimed to examine longitudinal measurement invariance and identify factors-such as age, gender, educational level, treatment and psychopathological change scores-potentially linked to cognitive change among patients. In addition, correlations between objectively measured and subjectively evaluated cognitive functioning were estimated...
October 13, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
Ahmet Goktug Ertem, Cagri Yayla, Burak Acar, Ozgur Kirbas, Sefa Unal, Melahat Uzel Sener, Mehmet Kadri Akboga, Tolga Han Efe, Serkan Sivri, Fatih Sen, Serkan Gokaslan, Serkan Topaloglu
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between inflammation and mortality after acute pulmonary embolism (APE) has previously been investigated with different variables (platelet/lymphocyte ratio, etc). OBJECTIVES: We investigated the predictive value of lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR) for mortality in first 30 days after APE. METHODS: The study population included 264 APE patients of which 230 patients were survivors, 34 patients were non-survivors...
October 11, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
Kadri Murat Gurses, Fusun Ozmen, Duygu Kocyigit, Nilgun Yersal, Elif Bilgic, Erkan Kaya, Cagla Zubeyde Kopru, Tolga Soyal, Suat Doganci, Lale Tokgozoglu, Petek Korkusuz
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory activity originating from the epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) may have a role in coronary artery disease (CAD) pathogenesis. The relationship between macrophage infiltration, polarization in the EAT, and netrin-1 gene expression was investigated. METHODS: Macrophage infiltration and polarization were examined by immunohistochemical methods and expression levels of netrin-1, Unc5b, and cytokines related with M1-macrophage subtype (IL-12 and IL-18) were determined by quantitative polymerase chain reaction in subcutaneous and epicardial adipose tissue obtained from patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting and non-coronary cardiac surgery...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
Samir Moura Kadri, Rodrigo Zaluski, Ricardo de Oliveira Orsi
In this study, wild honey samples extracted by two different methods (centrifugation and pressed processing) were characterized and compared based on their physicochemical, and nutritional properties, macro- and micro-mineral contents, and pollen counts. Twelve colonies of Africanized Apis mellifera were used; six honey samples were obtained by centrifugation and six by honeycomb press. All physicochemical parameters of honey samples (moisture, pH, total acidity, ash, dry matter, and qualitative absence of hydroxymethylfurfural) were within the limits established by EU legislation, and all parameters in pressed honey were superior (p<0...
March 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
Hanna Hõrak, Maija Sierla, Kadri Tõldsepp, Cun Wang, Yuh-Shuh Wang, Maris Nuhkat, Ervin Valk, Priit Pechter, Ebe Merilo, Jarkko Salojärvi, Kirk Overmyer, Mart Loog, Mikael Brosche, Julian I Schroeder, Jaakko Kangasjärvi, Hannes Kollist
Activation of the guard cell S-type anion channel SLAC1 is important for stomatal closure in response to diverse stimuli, including elevated CO2. The majority of known SLAC1 activation mechanisms depend on abscisic acid (ABA) signaling. Several lines of evidence point to a parallel ABA-independent mechanism of CO2-induced stomatal regulation; however, molecular details of this pathway remain scarce. Here, we isolated a dominant mutation in the protein kinase HIGH LEAF TEMPERATURE1 (HT1), an essential regulator of stomatal CO2 responses, in an ozone-sensitivity screen of Arabidopsis thaliana...
September 30, 2016: Plant Cell
Fatih Karatas, Sanja Sahin, Gokmen U Erdem, Ozturk Ates, Taner Babacan, Serkan Akin, Ali R Sever, Yavuz Ozisik, Kadri Altundag
PURPOSE: Development of metastasis in patients with breast cancer (BC) is the most important negative prognostic factor and this process mainly begins with lymphatic involvement. Therefore, axillary, subclavicular, internal mammary or supraclavicular nodal involvement is a crucial step before metastasis. Anatomical differences between the right and left lymphatic drainages of the breasts may significantly affect the rate, site and time to development of distant metastasis. The purpose of this study was to investigate if laterality is an independent prognostic factor for metastasis in N3 breast cancer patients...
July 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Furkan Sarici, Taner Babacan, Hakan Buyukhatipoglu, Ozan Balakan, Ali R Sever, Neyran Kertmen, Ozan Unlu, Ozturk Ates, Omer Diker, Serkan Akin, Veli Sunar, Yusuf Karakas, Sahin Lacin, Kadri Altundag
PURPOSE: Educational status may be an important parameter in assessing breast cancer risk and prognosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between the level of education and clinicopathological characteristics of breast cancer, including tumor grade, HER-2 and estrogen receptor (ER) status, tumor size, axillary lymph node involvement and metastasis. METHODS: The study included 1800 women who were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during 2005-2013 at Hacettepe University Cancer Institute...
July 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Mehmet Ozen, Mehmet Gunduz, Ozturk Ates, Taner Babacan, Ali R Sever, Serkan Akin, Yavuz Ozisik, Kadri Altundag
PURPOSE: Optimal duration of adjuvant trastuzumab therapy in early-stage HER2-positive, lymph node-negative breast cancer is unknown. To establish this, we compared 1-year and 9-week trastuzumab regimens in HER2-positive, lymph node-negative early-stage breast cancer patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 4374 breast cancer patients. There were 181 early-stage, lymph node-negative breast cancer patients who were treated with adjuvant trastuzumab for either 9-week or 1-year schedule...
July 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Ahmet Göktuğ Ertem, Sefa Ünal, Tolga Han Efe, Burak Açar, Çağrı Yayla, Mevlüt Serdar Kuyumcu, Özgür Kırbaş, Cemal Köseoğlu, Mehmet Kadri Akboğa, Kadriye Gayretli Yayla, Serkan Gökaslan, Sinan Aydoğdu
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies revealed the relationship between stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and serum adropin level, but this relationship has not been investigated in patients with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). The present study is an analysis of the relationship between adropin and severity of CAD assessed based on SYNTAX score in patients with NSTEMI. METHODS: A total of 109 participants, 80 patients with NSTEMI and 29 healthy individuals, were prospectively enrolled in the study...
September 28, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Hamza Karabag, Mehtap Kocaturk, Kadri Burak Ethemoglu, Ozlem Ethemoglu, Ahmet Celal Iplikcioglu
AIM: To share our experience with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All patients believed to have pseudotumor cerebri underwent a fundus oculi examination to confirm the existence of papillary stasis and lumbar puncture (LP) to measure cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure. Patients who did not respond to medical treatment underwent fundus oculi examinations at 3-week intervals. Patients with CFS pressures exceeding 240 mm H2O underwent at least three LPs at 3-day intervals...
2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
Lindsay C Davies, Nina Heldring, Nadir Kadri, Katarina Le Blanc
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) exert broad immunosuppressive potential, modulating the activity of cells of innate and adaptive immune systems. As MSCs become accepted as a therapeutic option for the treatment of immunological disorders such as Graft versus Host Disease, our need to understand the intricate details by which they exert their effects is crucial. Programmed death-1 (PD-1) is an important regulator in T cell activation and homeostatic control. It has been reported that this pathway may be important in contact-dependent mediated immunomodulation by MSCs...
September 27, 2016: Stem Cells
Mehmet Kadri Akboga, Ridvan Yalcin, Asife Sahinarslan, Canan Yilmaz Demirtas, Adnan Abaci
OBJECTIVE: Many studies have revealed a role of YKL-40 as a new inflammatory biomarker in angiogenesis, inflammation, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the association of serum YKL-40 level with coronary collateral development and SYNTAX score in patients with stable coronary artery disease. METHODS: A total of 165 patients who had ≥90% stenosis in at least one major coronary artery were prospectively enrolled in the study...
September 17, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Kadri Ligi, Erki Enkvist, Asko Uri
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October 6, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
Kadri Ila, Aziz Tunc
Acute or chronic laryngitis, laryngeal trauma, vocal cord paralysis, cysts of the vocal cord, and benign or malignant tumors of the vocal folds are frequent causes of hoarseness. It is important to identify the cause of hoarseness to rule out potential malignancies. In this case report, we describe a patient with a bilateral aphthous ulcer in the vocal cords who was admitted with hoarseness and had been previously diagnosed with Behcet disease. Behcet disease is characterized by mucosal aphthous lesions, which are found primarily in oral and genital regions...
October 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Tiiu Kull, Ulvi Selgis, Miguel Villoslada Peciña, Mirjam Metsare, Aigi Ilves, Kadri Tali, Kalev Sepp, Kalevi Kull, Richard P Shefferson
The red list has become a ubiquitous tool in the conservation of species. We analyzed contemporary trends in the threat levels of European orchids, in total 166 species characterized in 27 national red lists, in relation to their reproductive biology and growth form, distribution area, and land cover where they occur. We found that species in central Europe are more threatened than those in the northern, southern, or Atlantic parts of Europe, while species were least threatened in southern Europe. Nectarless and tuberous species are significantly more threatened than nectariferous and rhizomatous taxa...
September 2016: Ecology and Evolution
Carole Charlier, Wanbo Li, Chad Harland, Mathew Littlejohn, Wouter Coppieters, Frances Creagh, Steve Davis, Tom Druet, Pierre Faux, François Guillaume, Latifa Karim, Mike Keehan, Naveen Kumar Kadri, Nico Tamma, Richard Spelman, Michel Georges
We herein report the result of a large-scale, next generation sequencing (NGS)-based screen for embryonic lethal (EL) mutations in Belgian beef and New Zealand dairy cattle. We estimated by simulation that cattle might carry, on average, ∼0.5 recessive EL mutations. We mined exome sequence data from >600 animals, and identified 1377 stop-gain, 3139 frame-shift, 1341 splice-site, 22,939 disruptive missense, 62,399 benign missense, and 92,163 synonymous variants. We show that cattle have a comparable load of loss-of-function (LoF) variants (defined as stop-gain, frame-shift, or splice-site variants) as humans despite having a more variable exome...
October 2016: Genome Research
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