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Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis: A Case Report, Asli Eralp, Yeşi̇m Kaymak Jan 2009

Disseminated Superficial Actinic Porokeratosis: A Case Report, Asli Eralp, Yeşi̇m Kaymak

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis (DSAP) is a type of porokeratosis observed in parts of the skin exposed to intense sunlight and usually appears in the third or fourth decade of life. Since it is a rare disorder, herein we present our experience of a 57-year-old man with DSAP. Dermatological examination of the patient revealed pink/red multiple papular lesions, ranging in diameter from 0.5 to 1 cm, with an atrophic center and hyperkeratotic contours limited to sun-exposed skin parts especially in the extremities and rarely in trunk. Cryotherapy was effective in healing the lesions.


Iron-Induced Cerebellar Purkinje Cell Loss Is Ameliorated By Flunarizine, Ramazan Kozan, M. Ömer Bostanci, Tuncer Nacar, Ali̇ Aslan, Faruk Bağirici Jan 2009

Iron-Induced Cerebellar Purkinje Cell Loss Is Ameliorated By Flunarizine, Ramazan Kozan, M. Ömer Bostanci, Tuncer Nacar, Ali̇ Aslan, Faruk Bağirici

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Aim: In this study, we investigated the effect of intracerebroventricular-injected iron neurotoxicity on the total number of cerebellar Purkinje cells in rats and the possible neuroprotective effect of flunarizine, a piperazine-derived calcium channel blocker. Materials and Methods: Rats were divided into four groups: control, flunarizine, iron, and iron + flunarizine groups. Rats in the iron and iron + flunarizine groups received intracerebro-ventricular iron (FeCl_36H_2O, 200 mM, 2.5 µl), while those in flunarizine and iron + flunarizine groups were intraperitoneally injected with flunarizine (10 mg/kg/day) once a day after the operation for 10 days. After 10 days, all rats were perfused …


The Value Of Ultrasonography And Tumor Markers In The Differential Diagnosis Of Postmenopausal Ovarian Cysts, Fi̇li̇z Avşar, Emel Şi̇mşek, Sitki İsenli̇k, Mustafa Uzun, Eda Özyi̇ği̇t, Ayşegül Çi̇nkaya, Mehmet Gümüş, Emi̇ne Çelen, Işik Üstüner, Levent Keski̇n, Serpi̇l Aydoğmuş Jan 2009

The Value Of Ultrasonography And Tumor Markers In The Differential Diagnosis Of Postmenopausal Ovarian Cysts, Fi̇li̇z Avşar, Emel Şi̇mşek, Sitki İsenli̇k, Mustafa Uzun, Eda Özyi̇ği̇t, Ayşegül Çi̇nkaya, Mehmet Gümüş, Emi̇ne Çelen, Işik Üstüner, Levent Keski̇n, Serpi̇l Aydoğmuş

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aim: To evaluate the use of tumor markers in the differentiation of malignant and benign ovarian cysts in the postmenopausal period. Materials and Methods: The study included postmenopausal 46 patients with ovarian cysts that were assessed pre- and postoperatively using CA125 levels, ultrasonographic findings, and histopathological examination at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic, Ankara Atatürk Training and Research Hospital. Results: Mean age of menopause onset was 46 years and mean duration of menopause was 11 years. Histopathological examination revealed that 28.3% of the ovarian cysts were malignant and 71.7% were benign. Of the malignant cysts, 84% were unilateral, with a …


Demographics, Clinical Presentations And Outcomes Of Cancer Patients Admitting To Emergency Department., Nuri̇ Bozdemi̇r, Oktay Eray, Cenker Eken, Yeşi̇m Şenol, Mehmet Artaç, Mustafa Samur Jan 2009

Demographics, Clinical Presentations And Outcomes Of Cancer Patients Admitting To Emergency Department., Nuri̇ Bozdemi̇r, Oktay Eray, Cenker Eken, Yeşi̇m Şenol, Mehmet Artaç, Mustafa Samur

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aim: The development of new treatment strategies for cancer patients resulted in an increase of cancer patient visits to emergency departments (EDs). The purpose of this study is to determine clinical characteristics, causes, and predictors of short term prognosis of cancer patient admissions to the ED. Materials and Methods: This prospective, clinical, and observational study was carried out in an adult ED of a tertiary hospital with an annual census of 55,000. All cancer patients visiting the ED within the 6-month period were enrolled into the study and followed up at the 1st and 3rd months afterwards. Records were based …


The Effects Of The Diet And Diet+Exercise On Changes In Weight During Adolescence, Çeti̇n Yaman Jan 2009

The Effects Of The Diet And Diet+Exercise On Changes In Weight During Adolescence, Çeti̇n Yaman

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aim: This study was carried out in 2121 primary school students in the Sakarya province of Turkey. The body mass index (BMI) of these 2121 students, between 10 and 14 years old, was calculated from their height and weight measurements. Two hundred twenty-nine students with a BMI value of 26 or above were included in the study. Materials and Methods: Diet and diet+exercise were applied to the subjects for 14 weeks under the supervision of expert dieticians and sports trainers. The subjects' heights and weights were measured by the same staff at the end of the 14-week period and their …


Effect Of Isoflavone On Plasma Nitrite/Nitrate, Homocysteine, And Lipid Levels In Turkish Women In The Early Postmenopausal Period: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Ni̇lgün Öztürk Turhan, Candan İltemi̇r Duvan, Fatma Bolkan, Yüksel Onaran Jan 2009

Effect Of Isoflavone On Plasma Nitrite/Nitrate, Homocysteine, And Lipid Levels In Turkish Women In The Early Postmenopausal Period: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Ni̇lgün Öztürk Turhan, Candan İltemi̇r Duvan, Fatma Bolkan, Yüksel Onaran

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Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of isoflavones on cardiovascular risk markers including plasma nitrite/nitrate, homocysteine, and lipid levels in Turkish women in the early postmenopausal period. Materials and Methods: Ninety participants between 42 and 59 years of age were randomly assigned to receive twice a day either isoflavone tablet (n:45) or placebo tablets (n = 45). Plasma nitrite/nitrate, homocysteine, and lipid levels were measured at baseline and after the 6 months of treatment. Results: After 6 months, isoflavone resulted in a statistically significant decrease in total cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins, triglyceride levels, serum homocysteine and …


Survival In Esophageal Cancer Patients With Hematogenous Distant Organ Metastases, Ati̇la Türkyilmaz, Ati̇lla Eroğlu, Yener Aydin, Ömer Yilmaz, Nuretti̇n Karaoğlanoğlu Jan 2009

Survival In Esophageal Cancer Patients With Hematogenous Distant Organ Metastases, Ati̇la Türkyilmaz, Ati̇lla Eroğlu, Yener Aydin, Ömer Yilmaz, Nuretti̇n Karaoğlanoğlu

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Objective: Esophageal cancer is a rapidly progressive cancer. In the majority of patients local invasion or distant metastasis may be present at the time of diagnosis. The present study reviewed the records of esophageal cancer patients with hematogenous distant organ metastases with the aim of reporting primary tumor location, histological type, location of metastases, and survival rates, according to treatment administered. Method: Distant organ metastasis was detected in 50 of 316 consecutive patients that presented to the Thoracic Surgery Department of Atatürk University between 2002 and 2007. Patient age and gender, tumor location, history of esophagectomy, metastasis organ, treatment type, …


Risk Factors For Depression In Multiple Sclerosis Patients, Funda Kaplan, Mehmet Hami̇t Boztaş, Canan Yücesan, Yasemi̇n Genç, Nezi̇h Yücemen, Nermi̇n Mutluer Jan 2009

Risk Factors For Depression In Multiple Sclerosis Patients, Funda Kaplan, Mehmet Hami̇t Boztaş, Canan Yücesan, Yasemi̇n Genç, Nezi̇h Yücemen, Nermi̇n Mutluer

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aim: A search of the English language literature found only one study that reported there was no relationship between depression and functional systems impairment based on Kurtzke's functional systems score in MS patients. The present cross-sectional study was planned to test that result. Materials and Methods: The study included 37 relapsing-remitting MS patients (25 female, 12 male) with an Expanded Disability Status Scale score Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, depression, cerebellum


Parental Obesity Compared With Serum Leptin And Serum Leptin Receptor Levels Among Abese Adults In The Gaza Strip, Baker Mahmud Zabut, Naji H. Holi, Yousef I. Aljeesh Jan 2009

Parental Obesity Compared With Serum Leptin And Serum Leptin Receptor Levels Among Abese Adults In The Gaza Strip, Baker Mahmud Zabut, Naji H. Holi, Yousef I. Aljeesh

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aims: To investigate whether parental obesity influences serum leptin hormone and soluble leptin receptor (Ob-Re) concentrations among obese adults in the Gaza Strip. Materials and methods: A case-control design was used. Sample used was convenient and obtained from 2 largest obesity clinics in the Gaza Strip. It consisted of 83 overweight and obese adults without history of other diseases (case group). Control group consisted of 83 ideal weight adults who were selectively chosen from the same clinics. Self reported structured interviews and serum blood samples were obtained from both groups. Human leptin competitive ELISA kits were used for determination of …


Abnormal Growing Of The Abdomen Due To Mesenteric Lipodystrophy, Nazan Karaoğlu, Mehmet Ali̇ Karaoğlu, Mehmet Noyan Zenger, Seda Zenger Jan 2009

Abnormal Growing Of The Abdomen Due To Mesenteric Lipodystrophy, Nazan Karaoğlu, Mehmet Ali̇ Karaoğlu, Mehmet Noyan Zenger, Seda Zenger

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Mesenteric lipodystrophy is a rare and benign disease characterized by non-specific inflammation of mesenteric fat. Nomenclature of the disease changes according to the histological features and clinical presentation. The etiology is still obscure, and the clinical presentation and laboratory tests are non-specific. In the majority of cases, the diagnosis is primarily based on computerized tomography (CT) features. There is no specific treatment available for mesenteric lipodystrophy. Radical surgical treatment is not advised. We report a case of distended abdomen caused by mesenteric lipodystrophy along with ultrasonography (US), CT and magnetic resonance (MR) findings and a review of the literature.


Cut-Off Value Of D-Dimer In Pulmonary Thromboembolism And Pneumonia, Ayşegül Karalezli̇, H. Canan Hasanoğlu, Selda Kaya, Eli̇f Babaoğlu, Z. Ci̇bali̇ Açikgöz, Asi̇ye Kanbay, Derya Öztuna Jan 2009

Cut-Off Value Of D-Dimer In Pulmonary Thromboembolism And Pneumonia, Ayşegül Karalezli̇, H. Canan Hasanoğlu, Selda Kaya, Eli̇f Babaoğlu, Z. Ci̇bali̇ Açikgöz, Asi̇ye Kanbay, Derya Öztuna

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aim: The differential diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) and pneumonia remains difficult in emergency rooms. High D-dimer levels in the pneumonia may be misdiagnosed as PTE on the basis of similar clinical, radiological, and laboratory findings. Since D-dimer elevation may also be seen in pneumonia cases, the comparison of D-dimer values in patients diagnosed as pneumonia and PTE, in order to determine a cut-off value between the 2 diseases, was aimed in this study. Materials and methods: Patients in the community acquired pneumonia (CAP) group were classified according to the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2001 criteria. Groups III and IV …


The Risk Factors And Spread Of Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter Baumannii In Intubated Patients In A Medical Intensive Care Unit, Emi̇ne Alp, Mehmet Yerer, Sesi̇n Kocagöz, Gökhan Metan, Duygu Esel, Yeşi̇m Gürol, Mehmet Doğanay Jan 2009

The Risk Factors And Spread Of Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter Baumannii In Intubated Patients In A Medical Intensive Care Unit, Emi̇ne Alp, Mehmet Yerer, Sesi̇n Kocagöz, Gökhan Metan, Duygu Esel, Yeşi̇m Gürol, Mehmet Doğanay

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aim: Acinetobacter baumannii is one of the most common causes of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for colonization in the respiratory tract and infection with A. baumannii in a medical intensive care unit (MICU), and to examine the genetic link between strains and the spread of isolates. Materials and methods: This study was conducted prospectively between 1 December 2004 and 31 January 2006 in the MICU. Patients (> 16 years old) admitted to the MICU that were mechanically ventilated and/or intubated were enrolled in the study. Results: Ninety-eight …


The Clinical And Laboratory Characteristics Of Vitamin D Intoxication In Children, Hakan Döneray, Behzat Özkan, Asuman Özkan, Celaletti̇n Koşan, Zerri̇n Orbak, Cahi̇t Karakelleoğlu Jan 2009

The Clinical And Laboratory Characteristics Of Vitamin D Intoxication In Children, Hakan Döneray, Behzat Özkan, Asuman Özkan, Celaletti̇n Koşan, Zerri̇n Orbak, Cahi̇t Karakelleoğlu

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aim: In this retrospective study, patients with vitamin D intoxication (VDI) were evaluated with respect to clinical and laboratory characteristics, treatment protocols and complications. Materials and Methods: The medical records of 27 children with VDI between 2003 and 2008 were investigated. Data included age, gender, nutritional status, dose and duration of prophylactic/therapeutic vitamin D, the reasons for vitamin D therapy prescription, clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory findings, therapy protocol for VDI, and complications. Results: The mean dose of vitamin D prescribed to the patients was 600,000 U (range: 300,000-1,200,000 U). The most prominent reason (80.9%) for physician prescription of vitamin …


Artificial Neural Network Analysis For Prediction Of Headache Prognosis In Elderly Patients, Bahar Taşdelen, Sema Helvaci, Hakan Kaleağasi, Aynur Özge Jan 2009

Artificial Neural Network Analysis For Prediction Of Headache Prognosis In Elderly Patients, Bahar Taşdelen, Sema Helvaci, Hakan Kaleağasi, Aynur Özge

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aim: To investigate the ability of neural networks to detect and classify the complete improvement of headache in elderly patients during the follow- up period. Materials and Methods: The multilayer perceptron (MLP), which is the most common neural network, was used to predict prognosis of headache in elderly patients. The data set was divided into training and test sets, and back-propagation algorithm was used as the learning algorithm. The accuracies of the models to predict completely improved patients at the end of 20, 40, and 60 months of follow-up were evaluated by means of the areas under the receiver operating …


Evaluation Of Osteoporotic Fractures In A Group Of Turkish Women, Ersi̇n Odabaşi, Mustafa Turan, Faruk Tekbaş, Mustafa Kutlu Jan 2009

Evaluation Of Osteoporotic Fractures In A Group Of Turkish Women, Ersi̇n Odabaşi, Mustafa Turan, Faruk Tekbaş, Mustafa Kutlu

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aims: The frequency of osteoporotic fractures varies from one country to another. Epidemiologic data related to osteoporotic fractures is limited in Turkey. In this study, we aimed to explore the frequency of osteoporotic fractures in osteoporotic women on the basis of our outpatient clinic data. Additionally, we aimed to define the relationship between osteoporotic fractures and age, menopause status, bone mineral density (BMD), and body mass index (BMI). Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective chart review of 934 osteoporotic women, older than 50 years of age, seen from March 1998 through July 2005 at a musculoskeletal disease outpatient clinic …


Comparison Of Clinical And Histopathologic Findings Of Pathergy Test With Disposable/Sharp And Nondisposable/Blunt Needles In Behcet´S Disease, Ayşe Serap Karadağ, Gülfer Akbay, Mehtap Aydin, Hesna Müzeyyen Astarci, Meral Ekşi̇oğlu Jan 2009

Comparison Of Clinical And Histopathologic Findings Of Pathergy Test With Disposable/Sharp And Nondisposable/Blunt Needles In Behcet´S Disease, Ayşe Serap Karadağ, Gülfer Akbay, Mehtap Aydin, Hesna Müzeyyen Astarci, Meral Ekşi̇oğlu

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aim: The aim of this study was to determine whether using blunt instead of sharp needles presented any advantage and whether the histopathological interpretation prevailed over the clinical interpretation. Materials and Methods: This study was performed on 60 Behçet´s disease (BD) patients and 20 control subjects. The pathergy test was applied to all subjects intradermally with sharp and blunt needles and the histopathology of each test result was studied. Results: In the active period of BD (40 patients), positive test results were obtained in 34 (85.0%) patients using blunt needles and in 13 (32.5%) using sharp needles (P = 0.0001). …


Is The Traditional Treatment Approach Adequate In Children With Adenoid Hypertrophy?, Baran Acar, Hayri̇ye Karabulut, Mehmet Ali̇ Babademez, Selahatti̇n Genç, R. Murat Karaşen Jan 2009

Is The Traditional Treatment Approach Adequate In Children With Adenoid Hypertrophy?, Baran Acar, Hayri̇ye Karabulut, Mehmet Ali̇ Babademez, Selahatti̇n Genç, R. Murat Karaşen

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aim: We aimed to show the necessity of 1) endoscopic assessment after adenoidectomy performed blindly by adenoid curette, adenotome or adenoid punch forceps after checking adenoid size with finger palpation, which is commonly used in routine practice and 2) extraction of residual adenoids with additional methods. Materials and Methods: Prospective intraoperative flexible endoscopic evaluation of the nasopharynx in a case series of 51 patients was performed. The degree of residual postnasal obstruction due to adenoid tissue was assessed endoscopically with 2.7-mm 0° telescope (small, moderate, large) after routine transoral adenoidectomy. The telescope was then introduced transnasally, and residual adenoid tissue …


Could Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Be A Component Of Metabolic Syndrome?, Asi̇ye Kanbay, Tansu Ulukavak Çi̇ftçi̇, Oğuz Köktürk Jan 2009

Could Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Be A Component Of Metabolic Syndrome?, Asi̇ye Kanbay, Tansu Ulukavak Çi̇ftçi̇, Oğuz Köktürk

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aim: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a prevalent disorder and is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. OSAS is independently related to the cardiovascular risk factors that comprise metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis, acute coronary syndrome, and sudden death. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome is 30%-40% in the Turkish population. However, there are no data about the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in Turkish patients with OSAS. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of MS in Turkish patients with OSAS and MS-related cardiovascular diseases. Materials and Methods: The medical records of patients who were admitted to …


Factors Affecting Adrenal Gland Involvement In Patients Who Underwent Radical Nephrectomy For Renal Cell Carcinoma, Zi̇ya Akbulut, Mehmet Tuzlali, Abdullah Erdem Canda, Karabeki̇r Ercan, Olcay Kandemi̇r, M. Derya Balbay Jan 2009

Factors Affecting Adrenal Gland Involvement In Patients Who Underwent Radical Nephrectomy For Renal Cell Carcinoma, Zi̇ya Akbulut, Mehmet Tuzlali, Abdullah Erdem Canda, Karabeki̇r Ercan, Olcay Kandemi̇r, M. Derya Balbay

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aim: We investigated pathological characteristics of adrenal involvement in patients who underwent radical nephrectomy (RN) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Materials and Methods: 49 patients (34 male, 15 female) who underwent RN and simultaneous ipsilateral adrenalectomy due to RCC were included. Patient and tumor characteristics, histopathologic features, disease stage, and radiologic computerized tomography (CT) features were studied in order to see if any of them are associated with pathological evidence of adrenal involvement. Results: Presence of adrenal irregularity (P = 0.002), venous thrombosis (P = 0.010), tumor necrosis (P = 0.031), and lymph node (LN) involvement (P = 0.013) on …


Evaluation Of Ribavirin Genotoxicity With Sister Chromatid Exchange And Micronuclei Assays In Humans, Abdulgani̇ Tatar, Zülal Özkurt, Ahmet Hacimüftüoğlu, Ahmet Yeşi̇lyurt, Serhat Vançeli̇k Jan 2009

Evaluation Of Ribavirin Genotoxicity With Sister Chromatid Exchange And Micronuclei Assays In Humans, Abdulgani̇ Tatar, Zülal Özkurt, Ahmet Hacimüftüoğlu, Ahmet Yeşi̇lyurt, Serhat Vançeli̇k

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aim: The main objective of this study was to assess the genotoxicity of ribavirin in 15 patients who were suffering from Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever and treated with the therapy dose of the antiviral agent. Materials and Methods: Genotoxicity was evaluated using the cytokinesis-blocked micronucleus (MN) and sister chromatid exchange (SCE) assays in lymphocyte cultures that were prepared from blood samples collected from the 15 patients. The blood samples were taken on day 9 of a 10-day therapeutic regimen of ribavirin and 1 month after the cessation of therapy. Results: In all patients, the frequency of sister chromatid exchanges and the …


Association Between Mean Platelet Volume And Autonomic Nervous System Functions: Increased Mean Platelet Volume Reflects Sympathetic Overactivity, Tahi̇r Durmaz, Özcan Özdemi̇r, Telat Keleş, Ni̇hal Akar Bayram, Murat Akçay, Ekrem Yeter, Hüseyi̇n Ayhan, Engi̇n Bozkurt Jan 2009

Association Between Mean Platelet Volume And Autonomic Nervous System Functions: Increased Mean Platelet Volume Reflects Sympathetic Overactivity, Tahi̇r Durmaz, Özcan Özdemi̇r, Telat Keleş, Ni̇hal Akar Bayram, Murat Akçay, Ekrem Yeter, Hüseyi̇n Ayhan, Engi̇n Bozkurt

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aim: Increased mean platelet volume (MPV) may reflect increased platelet activation and accepted as an independent coronary risk factor. Adrenergic system has effects on platelet activation and thrombocytopoiesis. In this study, we assessed the effects of autonomic nervous system activity on MPV in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI). Materials and Methods: Forty-seven patients with acute anterior MI were compared with 32 patients having normal coronary arteries. All patients underwent heart rate variability analysis by 24-h holter monitoring and blood samples were taken for MPV measurements during day and night times during holter monitoring. Results: Mean heart rate (HR), Low …


Glass Particles In The Frontal Sinus, Sedat Aydin, Ari̇f Şanli, Mehmet Eken, Ümi̇t Hardal Jan 2009

Glass Particles In The Frontal Sinus, Sedat Aydin, Ari̇f Şanli, Mehmet Eken, Ümi̇t Hardal

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

We present a patient that had a frontal sinus mucocele, which was the result of a traffic accident that occurred 3 years earlier. During surgery via the osteoplastic approach we observed glass particles in the left frontal sinus. As patients with foreign bodies in the paranasal sinus are not commonly seen in otolaryngological practice, especially glass particles in the frontal sinus, and papers dealing with this issue are rare in the English language literature, we present our case and a review of the literature.


Giant Lobular Capillary Hemangioma Of The Nasal Septum, Selahatti̇n Genç, Ş. Si̇nan Kürkçüoğlu, Hayri̇ye Karabulut, Baran Acar, Ümi̇t Tunçel, Semi̇h Değerli̇ Jan 2009

Giant Lobular Capillary Hemangioma Of The Nasal Septum, Selahatti̇n Genç, Ş. Si̇nan Kürkçüoğlu, Hayri̇ye Karabulut, Baran Acar, Ümi̇t Tunçel, Semi̇h Değerli̇

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Lobular capillary hemangioma is a benign, rapidly growing lesion of the skin and mucous membranes. It may rarely present as a mass of considerable size and thus entirely fill the nasal cavity; such lesions have been termed giant lobular capillary hemangioma. Its etiology remains obscure. Although it has no predilection for age, it is more common in the third decade and in females. Lobular capillary hemangioma usually involves the gingiva, lips, tongue, and buccal mucosa. However, the nasal cavity is a rare location for this lesion. The most common symptoms are epistaxis and nasal obstruction. The treatment of choice is …


Local Reccurence Of Giant Renal Cell Carcinoma Without Distant Metastases 25 Years After Radical Nephrectomy, Turgut Yapanoğlu, Yilmaz Aksoy, İsa Özbey, Cemal Gündoğdu, Özkan Polat Jan 2009

Local Reccurence Of Giant Renal Cell Carcinoma Without Distant Metastases 25 Years After Radical Nephrectomy, Turgut Yapanoğlu, Yilmaz Aksoy, İsa Özbey, Cemal Gündoğdu, Özkan Polat

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

A 64-year-old man underwent a left radical nephrectomy 25 years ago. The pathological examination revealed renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and no lymph node metastasis. He suffered a recurrence in the renal fossa 25 years after the operation. To our knowledge, this is the first report of late (about 25 years) recurrence of RCC without distant metastases after radical nephrectomy. The isolated fossa recurrence of RCC without any distant metastasis is very uncommon. We suggest that the patients with RCC who underwent radical nephrectomy should undergo lifelong follow up.


Acute Effect Of Speed Exercise On Nitric Oxide (No) Level Of Footballers, Özcan Saygin Jan 2009

Acute Effect Of Speed Exercise On Nitric Oxide (No) Level Of Footballers, Özcan Saygin

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aim: Exercise is one of the low-cost and easiest ways for improving life standards and physical fitness, and reducing body stress. Nitric oxide (NO) is defined as the ''surprising soldier mediator'' of biological systems. NO is one of the relaxation factors coming from the vascular endothelium. This relaxation in smooth muscles leads to vasodilatation in veins. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the acute effect of 20-meter sprints of footballers on NO levels. Materials and Methods: 22 footballers with an age range of 18-32 were voluntarily enrolled in the study. The heights and weights of the subjects were …


Hiv/Aids Knowledge Among A Group Of Youngsters Under Social Protection In Turkey, Veli̇ Duyan, Gülsüm Çamur Duyan Jan 2009

Hiv/Aids Knowledge Among A Group Of Youngsters Under Social Protection In Turkey, Veli̇ Duyan, Gülsüm Çamur Duyan

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Aim: A number of radical changes in social conditions have created new hazards, such as STDs and HIV/AIDS, for young people. The purpose of this research was to determine the level of HIV/AIDS knowledge and information sources of the youngsters who are under social protection in Turkey. Materials and Methods: Participants of the study were 649 female and 739 males between the ages of 12 and 24 (M = 15.3, SD = 1.92) who are under social protection in Turkey. Data were collected using a demographic questionnaire, sources of HIV/AIDS information questionnaire, and HIV/AIDS questionnaire. The questionnaires were administered in …


A Patient With Addison's Disease Whose Sixth Pregnancy Resulted In A Healthy Baby, Yusuf Aydin, Merve Yilmaz, Di̇lek Berker, İhsan Üstün, Tuncay Deli̇başi, Serdar Güler Jan 2009

A Patient With Addison's Disease Whose Sixth Pregnancy Resulted In A Healthy Baby, Yusuf Aydin, Merve Yilmaz, Di̇lek Berker, İhsan Üstün, Tuncay Deli̇başi, Serdar Güler

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Music On Cognitive Emotional Response In Undergraduate Students Studying Health-Related Courses: A Pilot Study, U. Alalami, S. K. Alalami, Ross Gordon Cooper Jan 2009

The Effect Of Music On Cognitive Emotional Response In Undergraduate Students Studying Health-Related Courses: A Pilot Study, U. Alalami, S. K. Alalami, Ross Gordon Cooper

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Cigarette Smoking On Serum Oxidant Status, And Cholesterol, Homocysteine, Folic Acid, Copper, And Zinc Levels In University Students, İmge B. Ergüder, Asli Uçar, Işil Aritürk, Toker Ergüder, Aslihan Avci, Seni̇ha Hasi̇pek, Kadi̇rhan Sunguroğlu Jan 2009

The Effects Of Cigarette Smoking On Serum Oxidant Status, And Cholesterol, Homocysteine, Folic Acid, Copper, And Zinc Levels In University Students, İmge B. Ergüder, Asli Uçar, Işil Aritürk, Toker Ergüder, Aslihan Avci, Seni̇ha Hasi̇pek, Kadi̇rhan Sunguroğlu

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Aim: To examine the effect of cigarette smoking on serum oxidative damage and oxidant status in university students. Materials and Methods: Subjects were randomly chosen from among Ankara University Faculty of Science students. The study was performed at the Ankara University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry. In all, 44 volunteer (22 smokers and 22 non-smokers) students participated in the study. Malondialdehyde, sensitivity to oxidation (SO), and antioxidant potential (AOP), and total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, VLDL cholesterol, homocysteine, folic acid, copper, and zinc levels were …


Femoral Neck Fracture Following An Epileptic Seizure, Ahmet Demi̇rcan, Murat Özsaraç, Fi̇kret Bi̇ldi̇k, Ayfer Keleş, Gülbi̇n Aygencel Jan 2009

Femoral Neck Fracture Following An Epileptic Seizure, Ahmet Demi̇rcan, Murat Özsaraç, Fi̇kret Bi̇ldi̇k, Ayfer Keleş, Gülbi̇n Aygencel

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Although the occurrence of dislocations in shoulders is a well-known complication of convulsive activity, femoral fractures are seen very rare. In this study, a case of a femur neck fracture after epileptic seizure was reported. A 49-year-old man presented to the emergency department following a first grand mal seizure. There was no history of trauma and co-morbid disease. Initial physical examination was normal. When the patient was taken to the computerized tomography room, he experienced 2 generalized tonic-clonic seizures. After the post-ictal period, the patient complained of pain on the left hip and left shoulder. Anteroposterior pelvic and shoulder x-rays …