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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807698/-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-cancer-behavior-inventory-brief-version
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Emine Iyigun, Sevinc Tastan, Elif Gezginci, Serap Korkmaz, Selcuk Demiral, Murat Beyzadeoglu
CONTEXT: Cancer Behavior Inventory-Brief Version is a simple and non-burdensome tool used to evaluate the self-efficacy of the cancer patients. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Cancer Behavior Inventory-Brief Version. METHODS: This methodological study was conducted on 143 cancer patients who received radiotherapy at the Department of Radiation Oncology at a Training and Research Hospital in Turkey...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803749/the-effects-of-17%C3%AE-estradiol-on-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-in-the-absence-of-the-estrogen-receptor-alpha-an-in-vitro-model
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Serap Erdem Kuruca, Sabriye Karadenizli, Kadriye Akgun-Dar, Aysegul Kapucu, Zulal Kaptan, Gulay Uzum
The blood-brain barrier (BBB), which saves the brain from toxic substances, is formed by endothelial cells. It is mainly composed of tight junction (TJ) proteins existing between endothelial cells. Estrogen is an important regulatory hormone of BBB permeability. It protects the BBB before menopause, but may increase BBB permeability with aging. In addition, nitric oxide modulates BBB permeability. Alcohol impairs the integrity of the BBB with oxidants and inflammatory mediators such as iNOS. We investigated the effects of estrogen on BBB integrity in an in vitro BBB model created with ERα-free HUVEC (human umbilical vein endothelial-like cells) to mimics the menopausal period...
August 10, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777766/risk-factors-for-roadway-single-and-multi-vehicle-all-terrain-vehicle-crashes-in%C3%A2-pennsylvania-2010-2013
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Serap Gorucu, Dennis Murphy, Cathy Kassab
BACKGROUND: All Terrain Vehicles on public roadways become major risk factors for the motorists. OBJECTIVE: To compare characteristics of crashes and injury severity related to single vehicle (SV) and multi-vehicle (MV) All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) roadway crashes in Pennsylvania, USA. METHODS: Data on ATV crashes occurring on public roads during the years 2010-2013 was obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and analyzed...
August 1, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765096/effects-of-bpa-on-global-dna-methylation-and-global-histone-3-lysine-modifications-in-sh-sy5y-cells-an-epigenetic-mechanism-linking-the-regulation-of-chromatin-modifiying-genes
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Mine Senyildiz, Ecem Fatma Karaman, Serap Sancar Bas, Pelin Arda Pirincci, Sibel Ozden
Bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogenic endocrine disruptor, is widely used in the production of polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, resulting in high risk on human health. In present study we aimed to investigate the effects of BPA on global and gene specific DNA methylation, global histone modifications and regulation of chromatin modifiying enzymes in human neuroblastoma cells (SH-SY5Y). Cells were treated with BPA at 0.1, 1 and 10μM concentrations for 48 and 96h. IC50 value of BPA was determined as 183 and 129μM in SH-SY5Y cells after 24h by MTT and NRU tests, respectively...
July 29, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762731/new-synthetic-approach-to-molecular-rods-using-cyclophosphazene-based-oligospiranes
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Serap Beşli, Ceylan Mutlu Balcı, Aylin Uslu, Christopher W Allen
A synthetic approach was developed to prepare a new type of highly functionalized inorganic-organic heterocyclic molecular rod (3a and 3b) consisting of cyclophosphazene and carbocyclic units. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis of 3a revealed that the molecular length was ca. 2.5 nm. The products of this high-yield process have the potential for derivatization via known phosphazene reactions.
August 1, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761264/a-case-report-of-verruca-vulgaris-on-basis-of-alopecia-areata-successfully-treated-with-diphenylcyclopropenone
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Tugba Kevser Uzuncakmak, Mahmut Can Koska, Ayşe Serap Karadağ, Necmettin Akdeniz
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease which is usually characterized by patchy hair loss in effected regions. Diagnosis usually based on clinical findings and main treatment options include topical, intralesional, systemic corticosteroids, and topical immunotherapy. Verruca vulgaris is an infectious disease caused by human papillomavirus which is usually characterized by well-marginated hyperkeratotic papules or plaques. There are several treatment modalities such as physical and chemical destruction and topical immunotherapy...
January 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753129/glomerular-and-tubular-functions-in-children-and-adults-with-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia
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Agageldi Annayev, Zeynep Karakaş, Serap Karaman, Altan Yalçıner, Alev Yılmaz, Sevinç Emre
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at assessing renal functions in patients with transfusion dependent thalassemia (TDT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty patients and 30 controls were enrolled in this prospective study. Serum levels of electrolytes and albumin were measured by a spectrophotometer. Serum levels of cystatin-C and urinary levels of β2-microglobulin were measured by nephelometric method. Thirty-eight patients were receiving Deferasirox, 8 were on Deferiprone...
July 28, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741713/two-color-chewing-gum-mixing-ability-test-for-evaluating-masticatory-performance-in-children-with-mixed-dentition-validity-and-reliability-study
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Mustafa Sarp Kaya, Burak Güçlü, Martin Schimmel, Serap Akyuz
The unappealing taste of the chewing material and the time-consuming repetitive task in masticatory performance tests using artificial foodstuff may discourage children from performing natural chewing movements. Therefore, the aim was to determine the validity and reliability of a two-color chewing-gum mixing ability test for masticatory performance (MP) assessment in mixed dentition children. Masticatory performance was tested in two groups: systemically healthy fully dentate young adults and children with mixed dentition...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741170/decreased-global-field-synchronization-of-multichannel-frontal-eeg-measurements-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorders
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Mehmet Akif Özçoban, Oğuz Tan, Serap Aydin, Aydin Akan
Global field synchronization (GFS) quantifies the synchronization level of brain oscillations. The GFS method has been introduced to measure functional synchronization of EEG data in the frequency domain. GFS also detects phase interactions between EEG signals acquired from all of the electrodes. If a considerable amount of local brain neurons has the same phase, these neurons appear to interact with each other. EEG data were received from 17 obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients and 17 healthy controls (HC)...
July 25, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727384/a-neural-network-based-algorithm-for-predicting-stone-free-status-after-eswl-therapy
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Ilker Seckiner, Serap Seckiner, Haluk Sen, Omer Bayrak, Kazim Dogan, Sakip Erturhan
OBJECTIVE: The prototype artificial neural network (ANN) model was developed using data from patients with renal stone, in order to predict stone-free status and to help in planning treatment with Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) for kidney stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected from the 203 patients including gender, single or multiple nature of the stone, location of the stone, infundibulopelvic angle primary or secondary nature of the stone, status of hydronephrosis, stone size after ESWL, age, size, skin to stone distance, stone density and creatinine, for eleven variables...
July 20, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726821/the-whole-genome-landscape-of-medulloblastoma-subtypes
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Paul A Northcott, Ivo Buchhalter, A Sorana Morrissy, Volker Hovestadt, Joachim Weischenfeldt, Tobias Ehrenberger, Susanne Gröbner, Maia Segura-Wang, Thomas Zichner, Vasilisa A Rudneva, Hans-Jörg Warnatz, Nikos Sidiropoulos, Aaron H Phillips, Steven Schumacher, Kortine Kleinheinz, Sebastian M Waszak, Serap Erkek, David T W Jones, Barbara C Worst, Marcel Kool, Marc Zapatka, Natalie Jäger, Lukas Chavez, Barbara Hutter, Matthias Bieg, Nagarajan Paramasivam, Michael Heinold, Zuguang Gu, Naveed Ishaque, Christina Jäger-Schmidt, Charles D Imbusch, Alke Jugold, Daniel Hübschmann, Thomas Risch, Vyacheslav Amstislavskiy, Francisco German Rodriguez Gonzalez, Ursula D Weber, Stephan Wolf, Giles W Robinson, Xin Zhou, Gang Wu, David Finkelstein, Yanling Liu, Florence M G Cavalli, Betty Luu, Vijay Ramaswamy, Xiaochong Wu, Jan Koster, Marina Ryzhova, Yoon-Jae Cho, Scott L Pomeroy, Christel Herold-Mende, Martin Schuhmann, Martin Ebinger, Linda M Liau, Jaume Mora, Roger E McLendon, Nada Jabado, Toshihiro Kumabe, Eric Chuah, Yussanne Ma, Richard A Moore, Andrew J Mungall, Karen L Mungall, Nina Thiessen, Kane Tse, Tina Wong, Steven J M Jones, Olaf Witt, Till Milde, Andreas Von Deimling, David Capper, Andrey Korshunov, Marie-Laure Yaspo, Richard Kriwacki, Amar Gajjar, Jinghui Zhang, Rameen Beroukhim, Ernest Fraenkel, Jan O Korbel, Benedikt Brors, Matthias Schlesner, Roland Eils, Marco A Marra, Stefan M Pfister, Michael D Taylor, Peter Lichter
Current therapies for medulloblastoma, a highly malignant childhood brain tumour, impose debilitating effects on the developing child, and highlight the need for molecularly targeted treatments with reduced toxicity. Previous studies have been unable to identify the full spectrum of driver genes and molecular processes that operate in medulloblastoma subgroups. Here we analyse the somatic landscape across 491 sequenced medulloblastoma samples and the molecular heterogeneity among 1,256 epigenetically analysed cases, and identify subgroup-specific driver alterations that include previously undiscovered actionable targets...
July 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704984/the-effect-of-personal-familial-and-enviroinmental-characteristics-on-acne-vulgaris-a-prospective-multicenter-case-controlled-study-from-turkey
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Ayşe S Karadağ, İlknur Balta, Hayriye Saricaoğlu, Selim Kiliç, Kıymet H Kelekçi, Mehmet Yildirim, Deniz A Arica, Savaş Öztürk, Göksun Karaman, Aslı A Çerman, Serap G Bilgili, Enver Turan, Mustafa M Demirci, Tuğba K Uzunçakmak, Serdar C Güvenç, Arzu Ataseven, Ayten Ferahbaş, Berna Aksoy, Emine Çölgeçen, Özlem Ekiz, Filiz Topaloğlu Demir, Özlem Bilgiç, Seray Çakmak, Derya Uçmak, Pınar Özuğuz, Yeşim Kaymak Konkuralp, Aylin T Ermertcan, Gonca Gökdemir, Emel Bülbül Başkan, Gökçen Alyamaç, Hatice Şanli
BACKGROUND: There are only a few studies about epidemiological features of acne vulgaris in the literature. The aim of this study was to analyze demographic, clinical, familial and environmental characteristics of acne, the role of diet and aggravating factors and association of these factors with acne severity. METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of mild-moderate to severe acne were consecutively interviewed at the participating centers during the study period. RESULTS: A total of 3826 patients and 759 control patients were involved in this study...
July 11, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702825/olfactory-dysfunction-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia
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Yasin Yilmaz, Zeynep Karakas, Busra Uzun, Comert Sen, Senol Comoglu, Kadir Serkan Orhan, Selime Aydogdu, Ayse Ozkan Karagenc, Deniz Tugcu, Serap Karaman, Crystal Wylie, Richard L Doty
Transfusion-dependent thalassemia (TDT) is a group of thalassemia syndromes that require regular blood transfusions for survival. It is unknown whether the sense of smell of patients with TDT is affected, and if so, whether smell loss has an adverse effect on quality of life (QOL). Olfactory thresholds were measured using Snap & Sniff(®) wands. QOL was assessed via the Short Form-36 (SF-36) questionnaire. Forty-two TDT patients from the Thalassemia Center in Istanbul Medical Faculty were tested (mean age 26...
July 12, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694397/-effect-of-disease-severity-on-upper-extremity-muscle-strength-exercise-capacity-and-activities-of-daily-living-in-individuals-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Buse Özcan Kahraman, İsmail Özsoy, Serap Acar, Ebru Özpelit, Bahri Akdeniz, Can Sevinç, Sema Savcı
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease. Although muscle strength, exercise capacity, quality of life, and activities of daily living of patients with PAH are affected, it is not known how they are affected by disease severity. The purpose of the present study was to investigate effects of disease severity on upper extremity muscle strength, exercise capacity, and performance of activities of daily living in patients with PAH. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with disease severity classified according to the New York Heart Association (NYHA) as functional class II (n=14) or class III (n=11) were included in the study...
July 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692505/presurgical-orthopedic-treatment-using-modified-nostril-retainers-in-patients-with-unilateral-cleft-lip-with-or-without-cleft-palate
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Serap Titiz, Aynur Aras
This study aimed to present a new technique for presurgical orthopedic treatment of patients with unilateral cleft lip with or without cleft palate (UCL±P) by means of modified nostril retainers manufactured using a special mold with soft acrylic or orthodontic acrylics material. Nasal molding with the modified nostril retainer is considerably effective and comfortable for the patient.
July 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680847/effects-of-various-cone-beam-computed-tomography-settings-on-the-detection-of-recurrent-caries-under-restorations-in-extracted-primary-teeth
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Kıvanç Kamburoğlu, Gül Sönmez, Zeynep Serap Berktaş, Hakan Kurt, Doĝukan Özen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the ex vivo diagnostic ability of 9 different cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) settings in the detection of recurrent caries under amalgam restorations in primary teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-two primary teeth were used. Twenty-six teeth had dentine caries and 26 teeth did not have dentine caries. Black class II cavities were prepared and restored with amalgam. In the 26 carious teeth, recurrent caries were left under restorations...
June 2017: Imaging Science in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680333/detection-of-autoantibodies-against-carbonic-anhydrase-i-and-ii-in-the-plasma-of-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Ahmet Mentese, Evren Fidan, Ahmet Alver, Selim Demir, Serap Ozer Yaman, Aysegul Sumer, Sami Fidan, Halil Kavgaci, Ibrahim Turan
Cancer is the second leading cause of death and gastric cancer is the fourth most common cancer type worldwide. Investigation of autoantibodies in cancer patients has been a popular research area in recent years. The aim of the current study was to investigate carbonic anhydrase I and II (CA I and II) autoantibodies in the plasma of subjects with gastric cancer based on the information and considerations of autoimmune relation of gastric cancer. Anti-CA I and II antibody levels were investigated by ELISA in plasma samples of fifty two patients with gastric cancer and thirty five healthy peers...
2017: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680305/alexithymia-and-somatization-in-depressed-patients-the-role-of-the-type-of-somatic-symptom-attribution
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Okan Taycan, Armağan Özdemir, Serap Erdoğan Taycan
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to establish the association between alexithymia and various factors, mainly somatization, and to determine the predictors of alexithymia in depressed patients. METHODS: A total of 90 patients with major depressive disorder who met The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) diagnostic criteria were administered the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS), Beck Depression Inventory, Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90), Somatosensory Amplification Scale, and Symptom Interpretation Questionnaire...
June 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676070/the-potential-of-shifting-recombination-hotspots-to-increase-genetic-gain-in-livestock-breeding
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Serap Gonen, Mara Battagin, Susan E Johnston, Gregor Gorjanc, John M Hickey
BACKGROUND: This study uses simulation to explore and quantify the potential effect of shifting recombination hotspots on genetic gain in livestock breeding programs. METHODS: We simulated three scenarios that differed in the locations of quantitative trait nucleotides (QTN) and recombination hotspots in the genome. In scenario 1, QTN were randomly distributed along the chromosomes and recombination was restricted to occur within specific genomic regions (i.e. recombination hotspots)...
July 4, 2017: Genetics, Selection, Evolution: GSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667670/preparation-characterization-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-isoniazid-and-rifampicin-loaded-archaeosomes
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Azade Attar, Ceren Bakir, Basak Yuce-Dursun, Serap Demir, Emrah Cakmakci, Ozkan Danis, Meral Birbir, Ayse Ogan
The ability of Archaea to adapt their membrane lipid compositions to extreme environments has brought in archaeosomes into consideration for the development of drug delivery systems overcoming the physical, biological blockades that the body exhibits against drug therapies. In this study, we prepared unilamellar archaeosomes, from the polar lipid fraction extracted from Haloarcula 2TK2 strain, and explored its potential as a drug delivery vehicle. Rifampicin and isoniazid which are conventional drugs in tuberculosis medication were loaded separately and together in the same archaeosome formulation for the benefits of the combined therapy...
July 1, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
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