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Retrospective Evaluation of 377 Patients with Penetrating Foreign Body Injuries: A University Hospital Experience (A present case of missed sponge foreign body injury).

Anil Ozturk, Omar Aljasim, Gamze ŞanlidaĞ, Meltem TaŞbakan,

This study aimed to analyze retrospectively patients with FB injuries in our hospital and to present a patient with missed penetrating sponge FB injury. This study covered 12 years (2008-2020) and reviewed all patients with FB injury who were admitted to the emergency department of our hospital. Besides our total ... Read more >>

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Subcapsular local anesthesia approach in percutaneous liver biopsy: Less pain, more Comfort.

ÖzgÜr Çakir, Can Aksu,

To compare the subjective level of pain in patients who underwent an ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy (PLB) after either pericapsular anesthesia (PA) or subcapsular anesthesia (SA), based on the Numeric Rating Scale (NRS). A total of 323 patients, mean age 51, range 21-82 years; 160 (49.5%) male, referred to the ... Read more >>

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MUC1 and MUC5AC implication in Tunisian colorectal cancer patients.

Meriam Hazgui, Marwa Weslati, Rahma Boughriba, Donia Ounissi, Dhouha Bacha, Saadia Bouraoui,

Mucins such as MUC1 and MUC5AC are known for their protective and moisturizing role of the intestinal epithelium. Their expression is tightly controlled given their essential role in the normal tissue homeostasis, whereas their deregulation leads to chronic inflammation and even cancer. This study aims to assess the expression profiles ... Read more >>

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Characteristics and Mortality Determinants of COVID-19 Patients Undergoing Haemodialysis.

SavaŞ Sİpahİ, Hamad Dheİr, Aysel ToÇoĞlu, Melİke BektaŞ, Seyyİd Bİlal AÇikgÖz, Ahmed Cİhad GenÇ, Fuldem Mutlu, Mehmet KÖroĞlu, Alİ Fuat Erdem, OĞuz Karabay,

BACKGROUND/AIM:COVID-19 infection which started in Wuhan City, China in December 2019 turned into a pandemic in a very short time, affecting mainly the elderly and those with serious chronic illnesses. COVID-19 infection has been observed with a high mortality rate especially in patients undergoing maintenance haemodialysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Forty-two patients ... Read more >>

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Validation of the NoSAS score for screening sleep disordered breathing; A sleep clinic-based study in Turkey.

Burcu Oktay Arslan, Zeynep Zeren UÇar, ÖzgÜr Batum, Mehmet Nurullah Orman,

NoSAS score is a new tool for identification of high-risk patients for sleep disordered breathing (SDB). The aim of this study was to validate the NoSAS score in sleep clinical population in Turkey and, compare its performance with Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), STOP-Bang and Berlin questionnaires for high-risk SDB. This ... Read more >>

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The prognostic value of a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) serum levels in treatment-naive patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Sİnem Nİhal EsatoĞlu, Dİlek Keskİn, Ahmet Emre EŞkazan, TuĞrul Elverdİ, AyŞe SalİhoĞlu, Muhlİs Cem Ar, Şenİz ÖngÖren, Zafer BaŞlar, Yildiz Aydin, Hafİze Uzun, Teoman Soysal,

BACKGROUND/AIM:A proliferation inducing ligand (APRIL) has been investigated as a prognostic marker in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients. However, there is no cut-off level for serum APRIL (sAPRIL) levels that predict time to treatment in CLL patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Between May and December 2012, consecutive 94 CLL patients and 25 ... Read more >>

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Efficacy of convalescent plasma according to blood groups in COVID-19 patients.

Tuba HacibekİroĞlu, Yasİn KalpakÇi, Ahmed Cİhad GenÇ, İlhan HacibekİroĞlu, Cenk Sunu, Adem SaricaoĞlu, Yakup Tomak, OĞuz Karabay, Mehmet KÖroĞlu,

Aim In this study, we aim to investigate the efficacy of convalescent plasma (CP) according to blood groups (BGs) in the treatment of critically ill patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Materials and methods: 28 critically ill and laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients who were admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Sakarya University, ... Read more >>

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Breast cancer early detection: Role of circulating plasma miRNA-21 expression as a potential screening biomarker.

Muhammad Noor Diansyah, Ami Ashariati Prayogo, Made Putra Sedana, Merlyna Savitri, Pradana Zaky Romadhon, Putu Niken Ayu Amrita, Andi Yasmin Wijaya, Winona May Hendrata, Ugroseno Yudho Bintoro,

AIM:To explore the circulating plasma miRNA-21 potential as early detection biomarker by comparing early-stage breast cancer (BG) and healthy control (HG) in Indonesian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS:The enlisted patients were twenty-six adult female early-stage breast cancer patients (stage 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B) of Airlangga University Hospital from August until ... Read more >>

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Frailty is associated with poor sleep quality in the oldest old.

ÇaĞatay ÇavuŞoĞlu, Olgun Denİz, Rana Tuna DoĞrul, SÜheyla ÇÖtelİ, Alİ ÖncÜl, Muhammet Cemal KizilarslanoĞlu, Berna GÖker,

BACKGROUND/AIM:Sleep disorders and frailty increase with advancing age, along with physical disabilities, cognitive dysfunction, mood disorders, and social vulnerability. Thus, the study objective was to evaluate the relationship between frailty and sleep quality in the oldest old patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS:One hundred patients aged ? 80 years were included and ... Read more >>

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Vertebral compression fractures: Still an unpredictable aspect of osteoporosis.

Fatma YeŞİm Kutsal, Gİzem Olgu Ergİn Erganİ,

Vertebral compression fracture is a hallmark of osteoporosis and by far and away the most prevalent fragility fracture. It is well proven that, patients who develop a vertebral compression fracture are at substantial risk for additional fractures. Diagnosis is based on adequate clinical evaluation, imaging and laboratory tests. Imaging of ... Read more >>

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Physiological and pharmacological roles of melatonin in the pathophysiological components of cellular injury after ischemic stroke.

ErtuĞrul KiliÇ, Berrak ÇaĞlayan, Mustafa Caglar Beker,

Apart from its metabolic or physiological functions, melatonin has a potent cytoprotective activity in the physiological and pathological conditions. It is synthetized by the pineal gland and released into the blood circulation but particularly cerebrospinal fluid in a circadian manner. It can also easily diffuse through cellular membranes due its ... Read more >>

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Assessment of ST2 and Reg3a Levels in Patients with Acute Graft-versus-Host Disease After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.

Elİfcan AladaĞ Karakulak, Haluk DemİroĞlu, Umit Yavuz Malkan, Umit Akman, Hakan GÖker, Yahya BÜyÜkaŞik,

BACKGROUND:Graft-versus-Host Disease (GVHD) is a crucial complication leading to significant morbidity and mortality allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation which occurs in approximately half of the transplant recipients. Suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (ST2) and Regenerating islet-derived 3-alpha (Reg3a) might be important biomarkers to predict acute GVHD. MATERIALS AND METHODS:In the present ... Read more >>

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Urinay neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin as a biomarker in different renal problems.

Dİdem Turgut, Serhan Vahİt PİŞkİnpaŞa, Ezgİ ÇoŞkun YenİgÜn, Nİhal Aydemİr, Fatİh Dede,

BACKGROUND/AIM:Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is used previously to estimate the etiology, severity, and clinical outcomes of acute kidney injury (AKI). However, the role of urinary NGAL (uNGAL) in the post-renal setting is not clear. In our study, we aimed to discover the cut-off value of uNGAL that can be used ... Read more >>

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Emergency department extracorporeal membrane oxygenation may also include non-cardiac arrest patients.

Yunus Emre ÖzlÜer, MÜcahİt Avcİl, Duygu Ege, Kezban Şeker YaŞar,

BACKGROUND/AIM:The primary purpose of this study is to report the experience on the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) process for patients in the critical care unit of an Emergency Department of a tertiary hospital in Turkey, from cannulation to decannulation, including follow-up procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS:This retrospective, observational study included eight ... Read more >>

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Interobserver and intermethod variability in data interpretation of breast strain elastography in suspicious breast lesions.

Hale TurnaoĞlu, Kemal Murat Haberal, Serdar Arslan, MerİÇ Yavuz Çolak, Funda Ulu ÖztÜrk, Nİhal Uslu,

BACKGROUND/AIM:Strain elastography has the disadvantage of being operator-dependent. Interobserver variability is observed during image acquisition and interpretation. This study aimed to analyze the interobserver and intermethod variability of strain elastography in image interpretation and evaluate the diagnostic performance combining elasticity score and strain ratio with ultrasonography. MATERIALS AND METHODS:A retrospective ... Read more >>

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Association of trinucleotide repeat polymorphisms CAG and GGC in exon 1 of the Androgen Receptor gene with male infertility: a cross-sectional study.

Mussarat Ashraf, Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Hemaila Tariq, Adnan Munir, Rehana Rehman,

BACKGROUND:Infertility is a global problem that brings with serious sexual and social consequences that strain the health sector and society. The expansion of CAG & GGC repeats in androgen receptor (AR) gene Ensembl number; ENSG00000169083 may leads to reduced fertility. Our objective was to determine association of CAG and GGC ... Read more >>

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Pattern of systemic antibiotic use and potential drug interactions: Evaluations through a point prevalence study in Ankara University Hospitals.

İrem Akdemİr Kalkan, GÜle Çinar, Aysel Pehlİvanli, Fatİh Ürkmez, İzel Ezgİ TopaloĞlu, BÜŞra Akyol, Arzu BeŞİkcİ, Alpay Azap, Kemal Osman MemİkoĞlu,

Background/Aim Most of the hospitalized patients are on a number of drugs for comorbidities and/or to prevent nosocomial infections. This necessitates a careful consideration of drug interactions not only to avoid possible toxicities but also to reach the highest efficiency with drug treatment. We aimed to investigate drug interactions related ... Read more >>

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Reliability and validity of the national institute of health chronic prostatitis symptom index quastionnaire in Turkish Population.

Alper CoŞkun, Utku Can, Fatİh Tarhan, ÖvÜnÇ KavukoĞlu, Kamİl Fehmİ Narter,

BACKGROUND/AIM:To develop the first Turkish version of the National Institute of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index Questionnaire?(NIH-CPSI) and to investigate its validity and reliability in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) and healthy controls. MATERIAL AND METHODS:A total of 204 patients, 116 CP/CPPS and control group, which 88 ... Read more >>

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Evaluating the Persian versions of two psoriatic arthritis screening questionnaires Early Arthritis for Psoriatic Patients questionnaire (EARP) and Psoriasis Epidemiology Screening Tool (PEST) in Iranian psoriatic patients.

Vahide Lajevardi, Seyed Zahra Ghodsi, Mahdieh Shafiei, Amir Teimourpour, Ifa Etesami,

BACKGROUND/AIM:The majority of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients present at dermatology clinics with cutaneous psoriasis up to 10 years prior to arthritis onset, therefore applying a suitable screening tool to detect PsA early is essential for dermatologists. This study aimed to validate and evaluate the Persian version of two PsA screening ... Read more >>

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Angiographic prostatic arterial anatomy in Turkish population with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Fatma Gonca Eldem, Firat Atak, Osman Öcal, Alİ Cansu Bozaci, Ahmet GÜdeloĞlu, Bora PeynİrcİoĞlu,

Background and Aim Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) is a minimal invasive effective method in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The procedure is technically challenging as pelvic vascular anatomy is highly prone to variations and identification of the prostatic artery (PA) is the most time consuming step which can ... Read more >>

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Lateral frontal galeal-cutaneous flap for reconstruction after orbital exenteration for advanced periorbital skin cancer.

Predrag Kovacevic, Jasmina Djordjevic-Jocic, Milan Radojkovic,

BACKGROUND/AIM:Orbital exenteration is one of the most disfiguring procedures leading to significant deformity. Defect reconstruction is challenging, especially in elderly patients. We have reviewed our experience of orbital exenteration and primary reconstruction with lateral frontal galeal-cutaneous flap based on superficial temporal artery. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Data on patients treated for non-melanoma ... Read more >>

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Cutaneous adnexal tumors: the diagnostic role of dermatoscopic examination.

Ömer Faruk Elmas, Abdullah DemİrbaŞ, Ülker GÜl, Mustafa Atasoy,

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Risk factors for evisceration in gynecological-oncologic surgery.

Fatİh KiliÇ, GÜnsu CÖmert, Mehmet Ünsal, İsmet ÇİĞdem KiliÇ, Caner Çakir, Dİlek YÜksel, Mustafa Alper KaralÖk, Osman TÜrkmen, Ahmet Taner Turan,

BACKGROUND/AIM:To investigate the risk factors for evisceration in a gynecological-oncology population. The secondary aim was to evaluate the impact of evisceration on survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Inclusion criteria were having had an elective surgery performed by a xiphoidopubic incision in our institution and having a gynecological malignancy based on pathology. A ... Read more >>

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Fatigue and its relationship with disease-related factors in patients with systemic sclerosis: a cross-sectional study.

Hazal Yakut, Sevgİ Özalevlİ, Ahmet Merİh Bİrlİk,

BACKGROUND/AIM:Fatigue is very common symptom in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and adversely affects health-related quality of life and the ability to perform daily living activities. This study aims to determine the severity of fatigue and its related factors in patients with SSc. MATERIALS AND METHODS:A total of 35 patients ... Read more >>

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Melatonin attenuates ovarian ischemia reperfusion injury in rats by decreasing oxidative stress index and peroxynitrite.

Şenol Kalyoncu, BÜlent Yilmaz, Mustafa Demİr, Meltem Tuncer, Zehra BozdaĞ, Onur Ince, Mehmet Akİf Bozdayi, Hasan Ulusal, Seyİthan Taysi,

BACKGROUND/AIM:To evaluate the protective effect of melatonin on ovarian ischemia reperfusion injury in a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Forty eight rats were separated equally into six groups; Group 1: sham, Group 2: surgical control with 3 hour bilateral ovarian torsion and detorsion, Group 3: intraperitoneal 5 % ethanol (1 mL) ... Read more >>

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