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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526348/chitosan-co-hyaluronic-acid-porous-cryogels-and-their-application-in-tissue-engineering
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Tuğçe Kutlusoy, Burcu Oktay, Nilhan Kayaman Apohan, Mediha Süleymanoğlu, Serap Erdem Kuruca
In this work, the usability of chitosan-co-hyaluronic acid cryogels as a tissue-engineering scaffold was investigated. Chitosan-co-hyaluronic acid cryogels were synthesized at subzero temperature. Cryogels which were composed of various compositions of chitosan and hyaluronic acid (0, 10, 20, 30 and 50wt % hyaluronic acid) was prepared. Morphological studies showed that the macroporous cryogels have have been developed with 90-95% porosity. Particularly, the mechanical and biomaterial property of pure chitosan was improved by making copolymer with hyaluronic acid in different concentration...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522061/oral-oxybutynin-for-multiple-eccrine-hidrocystomas
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Burak Tekin, Ayşe Serap Karadag, Mahmut Can Koska
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521728/a-method-for-the-allocation-of-sequencing-resources-in-genotyped-livestock-populations
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Serap Gonen, Roger Ros-Freixedes, Mara Battagin, Gregor Gorjanc, John M Hickey
BACKGROUND: This paper describes a method, called AlphaSeqOpt, for the allocation of sequencing resources in livestock populations with existing phased genomic data to maximise the ability to phase and impute sequenced haplotypes into the whole population. METHODS: We present two algorithms. The first selects focal individuals that collectively represent the maximum possible portion of the haplotype diversity in the population. The second allocates a fixed sequencing budget among the families of focal individuals to enable phasing of their haplotypes at the sequence level...
May 18, 2017: Genetics, Selection, Evolution: GSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511833/isotretinoin-in-retrospect
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Ayse Serap Karadag, Lawrence Charles Parish, Wm Clark Lambert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506952/retrospective-evaluation-of-pregnant-women-with-celiac-disease
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Kemal Beksaç, Gökçen Örgül, Murat Çağan, Ergun Karaağaoğlu, Serap Arslan, Mehmet Sinan Beksaç
OBJECTIVE: To show celiac disease (CD) and its poor pregnancy outcome relationship, and to demonstrate the importance of a gluten-free diet together with low-dose low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) and low-dose corticosteroid (LDC) in the management of pregnancies with CD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study consisted of 2 groups of patients. Six patients with CD (control group) on a gluten-free diet were monitored during their first pregnancies within the framework of antenatal care program and their pregnancy outcomes were compared with eight poorly-treated pregnant patients with CD (study group) who were referred from other medical institutions...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493820/deoxyguanosine-kinase-deficiency-a-report-of-four-patients
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Özlem Ünal, Burcu Hişmi, Mustafa Kılıç, Hayriye Hızarcıoğlu Gülşen, Turgay Coşkun, Serap Hatice Sivri, Ali Dursun, Aysel Yüce, Ayşegül Tokatlı
BACKGROUND: Hepatic involvement is a common feature in childhood mitochondrial disorders. Deoxyguanosine kinase (DGUOK) deficiency is one of the mitochondrial DNA depletion syndromes associated with hepatocerebral syndrome. Hepatic disease and neurologic dysfunction occurs within weeks after birth. Low birth weight is one of the common features. This study aims to describe the clinical and laboratory features of four infants carrying four different pathogenic variants in the DGUOK gene...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490463/a-first-in-human-phase-i-dose-escalation-study-of-tak-117-a-selective-pi3k-alpha-isoform-inhibitor-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-malignancies
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Dejan Juric, Johann S de Bono, Patricia M LoRusso, John Nemunaitis, Elisabeth I Heath, Eunice L Kwak, Teresa Macarulla Mercadé, Elena Geuna, Maria Jose de Miguel-Luken, Chirag Patel, Keisuke Kuida, Serap Sankoh, Eric H Westin, Fabian Zohren, Yaping Shou, Josep Tabernero
Purpose: To evaluate the safety, maximum tolerated dose (MTD), pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and preliminary antitumor activity of TAK-117 (MLN1117/INK1117), an investigational PI3Kα-selective inhibitor, in patients with advanced solid tumors. <p>Experimental Design: Seventy-one patients received oral TAK-117 once daily (QD, 100-300 mg [n = 24]), or 3 days per week (Mon-Wed-Fri [MWF], 200-1200 mg [n = 27]; Mon-Tue-Wed [MTuW], 200-900 mg [n = 20]), in 21-day cycles. Dose escalation proceeded via a 3+3 design...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474133/erratum-to-dynamic-monitoring-of-gi-o-protein-mediated-decreases-of-intracellular-camp-by-fret-based-epac-sensors
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Ursula Storch, Julie Straub, Serap Erdogmus, Thomas Gudermann, Michael Mederos Y Schnitzler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 4, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469737/usefulness-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-for-differential-diagnosis-of-primary-solid-and-cystic-renal-masses
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Mehmet Öztürk, Afra Ekinci, Şenol Fatih Elbir, Aylin Okur, Serap Doğan, Ökkeş Ibrahim Karahan
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the value of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) for distinguishing between benign and malignant renal masses. MATERIAL/METHODS: Seventy-five patients with 75 unilateral renal lesions were included, and 75 normal contralateral kidneys served as controls. The lesions were categorized into four groups as malignant cystic, malignant solid, benign cystic and benign solid. The apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) were evaluated for two different b values (b=600 s/mm(2) and b=1000 s/mm(2))...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468205/a-rare-concha-variation-coronal-cleft
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Serap Yucel, Hediye Pinar Gunbey, Emre Gunbey, Asli Tanrivermis Sayit, Kerim Aslan
Nasal turbinates are embryologically derived from a series of outgrowths from the foetal lateral nasal wall. These outgrowths form a series of ridges, referred to as "ethmoturbinals" and have several vital functions. Several different turbinate variations have been reported so far. The authors presented 3 patients of coronal clefted concha who were diagnosed with magnetic resonance imaging. Computed tomography scans and nasal endoscopic examinations are also performed subsequently. These patients are the first coronal clefted concha cases in the literature and also the first radiological study defining concha cleft...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462689/intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-improves-the-target-coverage-over-3-d-planning-while-meeting-lung-tolerance-doses-for-all-patients-with-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Sukran Ulger, Eren Cetin, Serap Catli, Hilal Sarac, Diclehan Kilic, Huseyin Bora
PURPOSE: To investigate high conformality on target coverage and the ability on creating strict lung dose limitation of intensity-modulated radiation therapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-four radiation therapy plannings were evaluated and compared with dosimetric outcomes of conformal radiation therapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Hemithoracal radiation therapy was performed on 12 patients with a fraction of 1.8 Gy to a total dose of 50...
June 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453513/genetic-diversity-and-population-structure-of-the-tsetse-fly-glossina-fuscipes-fuscipes-diptera-glossinidae-in-northern-uganda-implications-for-vector-control
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Robert Opiro, Norah P Saarman, Richard Echodu, Elizabeth A Opiyo, Kirstin Dion, Alexis Halyard, Augustine W Dunn, Serap Aksoy, Adalgisa Caccone
Uganda is the only country where the chronic and acute forms of human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) or sleeping sickness both occur and are separated by < 100 km in areas north of Lake Kyoga. In Uganda, Glossina fuscipes fuscipes is the main vector of the Trypanosoma parasites responsible for these diseases as well for the animal African Trypanosomiasis (AAT), or Nagana. We used highly polymorphic microsatellite loci and a mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) marker to provide fine scale spatial resolution of genetic structure of G...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436289/comparison-of-renal-anastomosing-hemangiomas-in-end-stage-and-non-end-stage-kidneys-a-meta-analysis-with-a-report-of-2-cases
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Neslihan Kayisoglu Berker, Aysel Bayram, Serap Tas, Baris Bakir, Yasar Caliskan, Faruk Ozcan, Isin Kilicaslan, Yasemin Ozluk
BACKGROUND: Renal anastomosing hemangioma (RAH) is a very rare distinct entity composed of anastomosing sinusoidal (spleen-like) capillary-sized vessels lined by flat or hobnail endothelial cells. Most of the published cases of RAH occurred in the setting of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS: We present 2 cases of RAH in ESRD along with a literature review. We compared clinicopathologic features of RAHs in end-stage and non-end-stage kidneys. A meta-analysis was conducted with PubMed and a manual search through references of relevant publications...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432634/new-chromophore-systems-from-coumarin-oxazol-5-one-combination
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Derya Topkaya, Serap Alp
Coumarin-oxazol-5-one (COX), 3a-d, were synthesized with 7-methoxy-2-oxo-2H-chromene-4-carbaldehyde and benzoylglycine derivatives. The characterizations of the COX derivatives by (1)H NMR, FT-IR and elemental analysis were achieved. To obtain the photophysical data of the synthesized COX derivatives were used spectrophotometric and spectrofluorimetric methods. Evaluation of the absorption and emission properties of the structures was carried out in six different solvents. Maximum absorption and emission wavelengths (λ; nm), molar extinction coefficients (ε; cm(-1) M(-1)), Stoke's shifts (ΔλST; nm) and quantum yields (ϕF), of the COX derivatives were declared...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429422/retrospective-evaluation-of-premenopausal-hormone-sensitive-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-adjuvant-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-analogue-anatolian-society-of-medical-oncology-asmo-study
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Ayşe Demirci, Necati Alkış, Faysal Dane, Ayşe Durnalı, Ömer Kamil Yazıcı, Rashad Rzayev, Serap Kaya, Doğan Yazılıtaş, Mevlüde İnanç, Melike Özçelik, Tülay Akman, Mehmet Ali Kaplan, Yusuf Günaydın, Arife Ulaş, Özlem Sönmez, Saadet Tokluoğlu, Gamze Gököz Doğu, Öznur Bal, Mahmut Gümüş
AIM: The goal of this study is to evaluate possible factors affecting the survival of patients treated with gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues. METHODS: Demographic characteristics, treatment modalities, overall survival (OS) and the possible factors affecting the survival a total of 554 premenopausal breast cancer patients in Turkey evaluated retrospectively. RESULTS: The median duration of GnRH analogues use was 22 ± 13.6 (range, 1-87) months...
April 21, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426685/human-african-trypanosomiasis-control-achievements-and-challenges
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Serap Aksoy, Phillipe Buscher, Mike Lehane, Philippe Solano, Jan Van Den Abbeele
Sleeping sickness, also known as human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), is a neglected disease that impacts 70 million people living in 1.55 million km2 in sub-Saharan Africa. Since the beginning of the 20th century, there have been multiple HAT epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa, with the most recent epidemic in the 1990s resulting in about half a million HAT cases reported between 1990 and 2015. Here we review the status of HAT disease at the current time and the toolbox available for its control. We also highlight future opportunities under development towards novel or improved interventions...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426662/plos-neglected-tropical-diseases-ten-years-of-progress-in-neglected-tropical-disease-control-and-elimination-%C3%A2-more-or-less
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EDITORIAL
Peter Hotez, Serap Aksoy
This year PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (PLOS NTDs) celebrates its tenth anniversary following the publication of the first issue in 2007 [1]. When PLOS NTDs was founded, the framework of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) as an alternative to "other diseases" (as they were then referred to in the Millennium Development Goals) was just getting started-especially for Africa [2, 3]. In the decade since, PLOS NTDs has overseen enormous successes in NTD control and elimination. Here, we want to briefly review the ten year progress made towards the control or elimination of the diseases now identified by the WHO as NTDs...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425181/effects-of-different-aerobic-exercise-frequencies-on%C3%A2-streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced-type-2-diabetic-rats-continuous-versus-short-bouts-and-weekend-warrior-exercises
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Nuray Alaca, Serap Uslu, Guldal Gulec Suyen, Umit Ince, Mustafa Serteser, Hızır Kurtel
BACKGROUND: Exercise training is known to exert multiple beneficial effects on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In this study, we aimed at exploring the effects of aerobic exercise frequencies on diabetic parameters, the histopathological structure of skeletal muscle, diabetic myopathy and mitochondrial enzyme activities in an experimental model of T2DM. METHODS: T2DM was induced by using nicotinamide (110 mg/kg) and streptozotocin (65 mg/kg) in Sprague Dawley rats (n: 35)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424923/shear-wave-velocity-of-the-healthy-thyroid-gland-in-children-with-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-elastography
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Meltem Ceyhan Bilgici, Dilek Sağlam, Semra Delibalta, Serap Yücel, Leman Tomak, Muzaffer Elmalı
PURPOSE: Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging is a kind of shear wave elastography that can be used in children for differentiating thyroid pathologies. Possible changes in the healthy thyroid gland in children may create difficulties in the use of shear wave velocities (SWV) in thyroid pathologies. The aim of this study was to define the normal values of SWV for the healthy thyroid gland in children, elucidate the correlation of the SWV values with potential influencing factors, and evaluate intra-operator reproducibility of the SWV...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423951/preparation-characterization-and-dynamical-mechanical-properties-of-dextran-coated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-dionps
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Hatice Kaplan Can, Serap Kavlak, Shahed ParviziKhosroshahi, Ali Güner
Dextran-coated iron oxide nanoparticles (DIONPs) with appropriate surface chemistry exhibit many interesting properties that can be exploited in a variety of biomedical applications such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast enhancement, tissue repair, hyperthermia, drug delivery and in cell separation. This paper reports the experimental detail for preparation, characterization and investigation of thermal and dynamical mechanical characteristics of the dextran-coated Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles. In our work, DIONPs were prepared in a 1:2 ratio of Fe(II) and Fe(III) salt in the HCl solution with NaOH at given temperature...
April 20, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
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