Şule Karadayi

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This study aimed to determine the relation between methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphism and lung cancer risk and the frequency of this polymorphism. The study involved 64 lung cancer patients (the study group) with definitive diagnosis and 61 noncancerous subjects (the control group). MTHFR C677T and A1298C mutation analysis was(More)
The aim of this study is to assess patients treated for esophageal foreign bodies. The charts of patients (n=177), between January 1994 and April 2009, were investigated retrospectively. Patients' age and gender, locations and types of foreign bodies (FBs) and interventions were taken into consideration. Fifty-seven percent of the patients were male. The(More)
BACKGROUND There is a long standing interest in the identification of medicinal plants and derived natural products for developing cancer therapeutics. Here we investigated the antiproliferative properties of Melissa officinalis (MO) from Turkey on breast cancer. METHODS MO extracts were studied for cytotoxicity against breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7,(More)
INTRODUCTION Rib fractures are the most common type of injury associated with trauma to the thorax. In this study, we investigated whether morbidity and mortality rates increased in correlation with the number of fractured ribs. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data from 214 patients with rib fractures who applied or were referred to our clinic between January 2007(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal treatment of intrathoracic hydatid diseases in adults involves complete removal of the cyst with parenchyma-preserving surgery. In current practice, thoracotomy remains the standard surgical approach for pulmonary hydatid cysts, so surgical experience is limited, particularly with regard to video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). (More)
BACKGROUND   An elastofibroma is a benign, soft-tissue tumor and is important in the differential diagnosis of thoracic wall masses. Here, patients with elastofibromas who underwent thoracic surgery were retrospectively reviewed to elucidate elastofibroma formation and to facilitate the differential diagnosis. METHODS   This is a retrospective and(More)
This work aims to investigate the antiproliferative properties of Allium sivasicum (AS) on breast cancer. AS extracts were studied for cytotoxicity against the breast cancer cell lines. In vitro apoptosis studies of breast cancer cells were performed by annexin V staining in flow cytometry analyses. AS showed cytotoxicity to three cancer cell lines.(More)
PURPOSE There has been a long-standing interest in the identification of medicinal plants and derived natural products for developing anticancer agents. This work aimed at investigating the antiprolipherative properties of Origanum acutidens (OA) on breast cancer. METHODS OA water extracts were studied for cytotoxicity against the breast cancer cell lines(More)
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 214 patients with rib fractures who applied or were referred to our clinic between January 2007 and December 2008 were retrospectively evaluated. The patients were allocated into three groups according to the number of fractures: 1) patients with an isolated rib fracture (RF1) (n = 50, 23.4%), 2) patients with two rib(More)