Continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration in the treatment of newborns with an inborn metabolic disease: a single center experience
Conclusion: CVVHDF is a CRRT modality that can be used to treat newborns with an inborn metabolic disease. Early diagnosis, and commencement of specific medical therapy, diet, and extracorporeal support, if needed, are likely to result in improved short- and long-term outcomes. PMID: 31014046 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Irak-4 rs4251481 gene variant: as a risk factor on inflammatory bowel disease
Conclusion: Consequently, this is the first study in terms of both polymorphisms on IBD. These results suggest that rs4251481 AG genotype and G allele are associated with increased IBD risk in patients. PMID: 30997787 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Reference ranges for serum immunoglobulin (IgG, IgA, and IgM) and IgG subclass levels in healthy children
Conclusion: The updated reference intervals of immunoglobulin levels in children may be used for the accurate diagnosis of immune deficiencies. PMID: 30997788 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Mortality predictors of patients suffering of acute pancreatitis and development of intraabdominal hypertension
Conclusion: Age, lactates, GF, and APACHE II score are determined as mortality predictors for patients suffering from acute pancreatitis who developed IAH. The mortality rate is higher when the level of GF is decreasing and the level of lactate increasing. PMID: 30997789 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Mild to moderate proteinuria is a heralding sign for acute kidney injury and mortality for intensive care unit patients
Conclusion: Proteinuria before ICU admission is a risk factor for development of AKI within seven days of ICU stay and also is a risk factor for 28-day mortality, even in patients with GFR> 60 mL/min. PMID: 30997790 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Prevalence of atopy and allergic rhinitis in patients with adult non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis
Conclusion: We concluded that atopy was detected in more than one-third of adult non-CF BR patients. This study demonstrated that non-CF BR patients might have AR; it might be important to be aware of nasal symptoms in non-CF BR patients. PMID: 30997791 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Reliability, validity, and cross-cultural adaptation study of the Turkish version of the Patient-Rated Wrist/Hand Evaluation questionnaire
Conclusion: Based on the results obtained, the Turkish version of the PRWHE questionnaire was found to be a valid and reliable scale and it is recommended for the evaluation of patient-based pain and disability level in routine clinical practice. PMID: 30997792 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Evaluation of sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity, and phase angle in geriatric gastrointestinal cancer patients: before and after chemotherapy
Authors: Hopancı Bıçaklı D, Çehreli R, Özveren A, Meseri R, Uslu R, Karabulut B, Akçiçek F Abstract Background/aim: The purpose of this study was to determine sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity and phase angle (PA) and the influence of chemotherapy (CT) on anthropometric measurements and and the PA in in geriatric patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer. Materials and methods: The anthropometric measurements, calf circumference (CC), upper midarm circumference (UMAC), and hand grip strength (HGS), have been measured to understand muscle function of 153 patients (mean age of 70...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Investigation of the relationship between ischemic stroke and endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphisms [G894T, intron 4 VNTR and T786C]
Authors: Anlıaçık SÖ, Tokgöz S, Zamani AG, Yıldırım MS, İyisoy MS Abstract Background/aim: We aimed to investigate the associations between endothelial nitric oxide synthase(eNOS) gene polymorphisms [G894T (rs1799983)], intron 4 (27-bpTR) variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) and T786C (rs2070744), and ischemic stroke in the Anatolian population. Materials and methods: This case-control study included 112 patients with “stroke of undetermined etiology” and 160 controls. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis was used to analyze these polymorphisms. Between-group ...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

The efficacy and safety of targeted narrowband UVB therapy: a retrospective cohort study
Conclusion: This study demonstrates that targeted narrowband UVB therapy is a safe and effective treatment alternative, particularly for alopecia areata, lichen simplex chronicus, and palmoplantar and plaque-type psoriasis. PMID: 30997975 [PubMed] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Our results revealed that home-based modified CDT is more effective in reducing extremity edema volume in secondary LEL than primary LEL. It should be an available method for self-management of LEL at all stages. PMID: 30997976 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Assessment of cardiac and vessel functions in childhood psoriasis
Conclusion: Cardiac left ventricular and arterial functions are affected in psoriatic children and may be an alarming sign of atherosclerotic heart disease in the long term. Early detection of these changes may be helpful for eliminating other risk factors. PMID: 30997977 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Elevated neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio as an indicator of secondary erythema nodosum, a retrospective observational study
Conclusion: Elevated NLR (> 2.11) may be used as a parameter to discriminate secondary EN from idiopathic EN. PMID: 30997978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Analyzing the effect of laparoscopy duration time on peroperative gastroesophageal reflux
Conclusion: Esophageal pH values decreased and continued to remain low following IAP increase and TP in this experimental rat model. Prolonged laparoscopic procedures can particularly lead to GER that requires instant recognition and rapid and appropriate intervention. PMID: 30997979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Is there any difference between endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial carcinoma in terms of expression of TRPM2 and TRPM7 ion channels?
Conclusion: Reduction in TRPM7 ion channel activity may be a progression marker for endometrial hyperplasia regardless of the atypical criteria. PMID: 30997980 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

The impact of JAK/STAT inhibitor ruxolitinib on the genesis of lymphoproliferative diseases
Conclusion: Based on the results of our present study, ruxolitinib may potentially lead to the pathological expression of the transcription factors important in lymphoma genesis, neoplastic commitment on the progenitor lymphoid cells, inhibition of repressor transcriptions protective for lymphoma development, inhibition of apoptosis, promotion of neoplastic proliferation, transcriptional activation, and proliferation of malignant neoplastic B cells. PMID: 30997981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Antibiotic resistance pattern and spa types of Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from food business and hospital kitchen employees in Çanakkale, Turkey
Conclusion: spa typing can be performed to screen for transmission of S. aureus. t786, ST88, and SCCmec IVa MRSA strains were identified for the first time in Turkey. PMID: 30997982 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Protective effects of ghrelin on kidney tissue in rats with partial ureteral obstruction
Authors: Çimen S, Taşdemir C, Vardı N, Ateş B, Taşdemir S, Özaydoğdu Çimen A Abstract Background/aim: The aim was to investigate the protective and therapeutic effects of ghrelin, which has antioxidant and antiinflammatory activity, on preventing kidney damage that occurs by induced partial ureteral obstruction in rats Materials and methods: Twenty-eight adult male rats were included in the study, and the rats were divided into 4 groups. After the laparotomy operation on the sham group, the ureter was identified in the retroperitoneal area and was duly sutured (n = 7). Ghrelin was admini...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Evaluation of the correlation between quantitative measurement of the foveal avascular zone and retinal vessel density and outer retinal disruptions in diabetic patients.
Conclusion: The result of the current study shows a significant relationship between the quantitative OCTA parameters and the integrity of the outer retinal layers and. This finding reveals a correlation between retinal capillary nonperfusion and outer retinal disruption in eyes with diabetic retinopathy. PMID: 30920190 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Profiling of 17 Y-STR loci in Mazandaran and Gilan provinces of Iran
Conclusion: The results highlight the effectiveness of these Y-STRP markers for male discrimination in the north of Iran. Using additional markers along with extended sample size would provide a better opportunity for removing matched haplotypes and introducing the best polymorphic markers in this specific population. PMID: 30893979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Audiometric threshold shifts after total knee arthroplasty by using gentamicin-loaded bone cement
Conclusion: According to our results, audiometric threshold shifts can be detected in patients who undergo primary TKA using gentamicin loaded bone cement. However, no permanent shifts were observed during close follow-up. PMID: 30893980 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Percutaneous navigable intradiscal decompression in treatment of lumbar disc herniation: a single-center experience
Authors: Ceylan A, Aşık İ Abstract Background/aim: Minimally invasive procedures have been increasingly used for the treatment of herniated discs. Nonsurgical interventions minimize the secondary damage to other tissues and shorten the length of hospital stay by avoiding general anesthesia. Possible complications are thermal injuries, root injury, discitis, endplate damage, dural injury, meningitis, infection, increase in pain, and muscle spasm. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous decompression therapy by using intradiscal navigable electrodes on pain and functional movement index in patients with ...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Validity and reliability study of the Turkish version of the Postoperative Recovery Index of patients undergoing surgical intervention
Conclusion: It was seen that the PoRI-TR is a valid and reliable measurement tool for Turkish patients. PMID: 30893985 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Relationship between the earlobe crease and brain white matter abnormalities in apparently healthy subjects
Authors: Ata Korkmaz HA Abstract Background/aim: In the present study we aimed to investigate whether the earlobe crease (ELC) might provide predictive information about white matter intensities (WMIs) in the brain that reflect brain aging. Materials and methods: A total of 350 individuals examined from January 2016 to July 2016 were screened. Patients with known demyelinating white matter disease, neurodegenerative disorders, cerebrovascular event history, or brain tumors were excluded from the study. Finally, 285 cases were included in the study. The four-point cerebral intensity classification system of Faze...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Optimum recording time of routine electroencephalogram for adults with epilepsy
Conclusion: The recording time of routine EEGs for adults with epilepsy should not be less 30 min. PMID: 30889944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Efficacy of chemical shift MRI for differentiating diffuse red bone marrow reconversion and hematological malignancies
Authors: Akman B, Ata Korkmaz HA, Sarı A Abstract Background/aim: The main purpose of our study was to determine the efficacy of chemical shift imaging (CSI) for differentiating diffuse red bone marrow reconversion (RBMR) and hematological malignancies. We also aimed to calculate the cut-off value for these entities with similar imaging features in routine magnetic resonance (MR) sequences. Materials and methods: A total of 54 patients were included: 17 patients (31.4%) with hematological malignancies (group 1), 16 patients (29.6%) with RBMR (group 2), and 21 patients (38.0%) with no clinical and hematological...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

The distribution of MEFV mutations in Turkish FMF patients: multicenter study representing results of Anatolia
Authors: Yaşar Bilge Ş, Sarı İ, Solmaz D, Şenel S, Emmungil H, Kılıç L, Yılmaz Öner S, Yıldız F, Yılmaz S, Ersözlü Bozkırlı D, Aydın Tufan M, Yılmaz S, Yazısız V, Pehlivan Y, Bes C, Yıldırım Çetin G, Erten Ş, Gönüllü E, Şahin F, Akar S, Aksu K, Kalyoncu U, Direskeneli H, Erken E, Kısacık B, Sayarlıoğlu M, Çınar M, Kaşifoğlu T Abstract Background/aim: The distribution of Mediterranean fever (MEFV) gene mutations in Turkish familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients varies according to geographic area of Turkey. There is a need for highl...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

In vitro combination of tigecycline with other antibiotics in Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolates
Conclusion: When trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole cannot be used because of resistance or allergy, tigecycline alone or in combination may be included as an alternative option. Although in vitro results are promising, clinical data are required. PMID: 30866602 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Influence of LRP5 (rs556442) polymorphism on insulin resistance in healthy Iranian children and adolescents
Conclusion: This study showed that LRP5 polymorphism (rs556442) was associated with insulin resistance in Iranian children and adolescents. PMID: 30866603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

The association of reduced bone density with paraspinal muscle atrophy and adipose tissue in geriatric patients: a cross-sectional CT study
Authors: Ekin EE, Altunrende ME Abstract Background/aim: The aim of the study is to examine the relationship among bone density, adipose tissue, and muscle mass with abdominal CT in geriatric patients. Materials and methods: The study is a retrospective cohort study of patients 65 years and over who underwent abdominal CT for any reason between October 2017 and July 2018. Third lumbar vertebra density, fatty degeneration of the paraspinal muscle, subcutaneous adipose tissue, and mesenteric adipose tissue ratio were evaluated. Results: A total of 312 patients, 144 females and 168 males, were included in the ...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

High neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio predicts acute allograft rejection in kidney transplantation: a retrospective study
Authors: Ergin G, Değer SM, Köprü B, Derici Ü, Arınsoy T Abstract Background/aim: Our research focused on the identification of easily available and sensitive markers for early prediction of acute kidney allograft rejection (AR). We aimed to investigate the association between neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and AR in kidney transplant patients. Materials and methods: The medical records of 51 kidney transplant patients [12 female/39 male; median age of 32 (IQR: 24–44) years] were evaluated retrospectively. We considered a cut-off value of>2.5 as high NLR. Results: A total of ...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Efficacy of the in vitro splitting of human preimplantation embryos from ART programs
Conclusion: Chromosomally normal embryos enrolled in IES are more potent to develop into viable blastocysts. For research purposes, 1PN and 3PN embryos are the best options for splitting procedures, regardless of the poor quality of developed blastocysts. PMID: 30866606 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Characterization and haplotype study of 6 novel STR markers related to the KCNQ1 gene in heterogeneous cardiovascular disorders in the Iranian population
Conclusion: A novel panel of STR markers was described with high allele heterozygosity and segregation in every locus, which may lead to faster and more credible recognition of the disease-inducing KCNQ1 gene and allow it to be used for human identity testing and prenatal diagnosis. PMID: 30866607 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Down-regulation of circular RNA ITCH and circHIPK3 in gastric cancer tissues
Conclusion: Cir_ITCH and circHIPK3 may have imperative roles in GC and serve in the future as potential prognostic biomarkers in GC. PMID: 30866608 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Cold Intolerance Symptom Severity Questionnaire
Conclusion: As a result, the CISS-T is a valid and reliable instrument to assess the severity of cold intolerance. PMID: 30866612 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

The results of nasopharyngeal cancer patients treated by simultaneous integrated boost technique and concomitant chemotherapy
Conclusion: In radiotherapy of advanced NPC, generally a considerable amount of normal head and neck tissues might have to be irradiated in addition to gross tumor volume, involved node, and elective neck irradiation. Together with chemoradiotherapy, poor oral hygiene and inadequate nutritional support result in excessive morbidity. Despite loco-regional success of concurrent chemoradiotherapy, distant metastasis is still the major pattern of treatment failure in the intensity modulated radiotherapy era. We need to improve our adjuvant chemotherapy regimens or develop new drugs. PMID: 30862133 [PubMed - as supplied by ...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Long-term monitoring of Graves ’ disease in children and adolescents: a single-center experience
Conclusion: Long-term initial ATD treatment and long-term total ATD treatment were evaluated as positive parameters for the remission of Graves’ disease in children and adolescents. Our findings showed that the chance of long-term remission increases in direct proportion to the initial ATD treatment duration and the total ATD treatment duration. PMID: 30862149 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Urinary phytate concentration and risk of fracture determined by the FRAX index in a group of postmenopausal women
This study was designed to evaluate the relationship between urinary phytate concentration and risk of fracture at 10 years, determined by using the FRAX model, in women who had undergone menopause within 5 years of the time of enrollment. Materials and methods: Of the 212 postmenopausal women evaluated, 69 were excluded because they had urinary phytate concentrations between 0.51 and 0.99 mg/L. Of the remaining 143 women, 91 had low (≤0.50 mg/L) and 52 had high (≥1.0 mg/L) urinary phytate concentrations. The 10-year risk of fracture was calculated by using the FRAX model. Results: The risks of major osteopor...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Seroprevalence of hantavirus and Borrelia burgdorferi in D üzce (Turkey) forest villages and the relationship with sociodemographic features
Conclusion: This study was the first to determine the frequency of hantavirus in the study region and it includes current data for B. burgdorferi. Consequently, it is recommended that similar studies be carried out on rodents in all the regions at risk. PMID: 30862151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Glutamate transporter SLC1A1 is associated with clear cell renal cell carcinoma
This study aimed to comparatively analyze the expression levels of the SLC1A1 gene in renal specimens from tumors and adjacent healthy kidney tissues of patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). Materials and methods: Nineteen patients diagnosed with ccRCC were included in the study. The expression levels of the SLC1A1 and GAPDH genes were measured in tumor and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue specimens from the adjacent healthy kidney of each subject. Via the GEPIA database, the distribution of SLC1A1 gene expressions in ccRCC and healthy kidney tissues was obtained. The relative expression ...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

High neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio predicts acute allograft rejection in kidney transplantation; a retrospective study
Authors: Ergin G, Değer M, Köprü B, Derici Ü, Arınsoy T Abstract Background/aim: Our research focused on the identification of easily available and sensitive markers for early prediction of acute kidney allograft rejection (AR). We aimed to investigate the association between neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and AR in kidney transplant patients. Materials and methods: The medical records of 51 kidney transplant patients [12 female/39 male; median age of 32 (IQR: 24–44) years] were evaluated retrospectively. We considered a cut-off value of>2.5 as high NLR. Results: A total of 2...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Relationship between plasma YKL-40 levels and endothelial dysfunction in chronic kidney disease
This study shows that YKL-40 increases with CKD stage and is negatively correlated with FMD measurements PMID: 30763987 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - February 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Comparison of reference systems in the assessment of age-related serum immunoglobulin levels in pediatric patients
Conclusion: In this study, we found that the rates of low Ig level in a group of pediatric patients differed significantly when evaluated using three different reference systems for age-related serum Ig levels PMID: 30764591 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - February 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

8-armed octopus: Evaluation of clinicopathologic prognostic factors of urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary system
Conclusion: Differentiation and necrosis of tumor, lymph node involvement, and presence of distant metastasis is associated with the overall survival of urothelial carcinoma of the upper urinary system. PMID: 30764592 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - February 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Older Children (PAQ-C)
Conclusion: The PAQ-C is a valid and reliable instrument that can be used for Turkish children PMID: 30764593 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - February 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Comparison of conventional and modern methods in determining ischemic stroke etiology by general and stroke neurologists
Conclusion: The CCS system improved compliance in both stroke and general neurologists compared with TOAST. This suggests that the automatic, evidence-based, easily reproducible CCS system was superior to the TOAST system. PMID: 30764594 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - February 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Validity and reliability of the Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale in the Turkish population
Conclusion: The Turkish translation of the APAIS is valid and can be reliably used to determine the preoperative anxiety experienced by patients who are undergoing elective surgery. PMID: 30764595 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - February 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Role of iliac crest tangent in correct numbering of lumbosacral transitional vertebrae
Authors: Gündüz N, Durukan G, Eser MB, Aslan A, Kabaalioğlu A Abstract Background/aim: The iliac crest tangent (ICT) has recently emerged as a reliable landmark to correctly number the lumbosacral transitional vertebrae (LSTV). We retrospectively evaluated the reproducibility and accuracy of the ICT as a landmark in subjects without disc degeneration. Materials and methods: Fifty-eight patients with LSTV [19 female, 41 (26–52) years] and 55 controls without LSTV [23 female, 40 (26–55) years] who had undergone spinal computed tomography were included. The ICT was drawn on the coronal image...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - February 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Calcification of breast artery as detected by mammography: association with coronary and aortic calcification
Authors: Soylu Aİ, Soylu K, Aydın R, Uzunkaya F, Aslan K, Polat AV Abstract Background/aim: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9740-3580 Materials and methods: A total of 404 female patients above 40 years of age who, within a 6-month period, had undergone thoracic computed tomography and mammography for various reasons were screened retrospectively at our clinic. Mammographies were assessed for BAC and thoracic CT investigations were assessed for CAC and AC. Patients included in the study were scored as 0 (none), 1 (mild), 2 (moderate), or 3 (severe) depending on the number and shape of CAC, AC, and BAC lesions obs...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - February 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research

Determination of medication adherence and related factors among people living with HIV/AIDS in a Turkish university hospital
Conclusion: Our results suggest that medication adherence is excellent among Turkish PLWHA. Interventions, including effective social support, and continuous counseling about ART, might further boost the adherence of PLWHA PMID: 30764598 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - February 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research