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Magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS) eliminates apoptotic spermatozoa based on the presence of externalized phosphatidylserine residues. We evaluated the outcome of male fertility treatment when intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) into human oocytes was performed with non-apoptotic MACS-selected spermatozoa. 196 couples were treated by ICSI following(More)
Anticoagulation with warfarin is the main treatment of intracardiac thrombus. While novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF), they are not indicated for resolution of intracardiac thrombus. The case of a 60-year-old woman with(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous studies have shown the association between various hematological parameters and cardiovascular diseases, and their prognostic value. In this study, we compared red cell distribution width (RDW), neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and mean platelet volume (MPV) measurements among patients with poor coronary collateral circulation (CCC) and(More)
BACKGROUND Concomitant thyroid and heart disease are frequently encountered in clinical practice. There are many studies evaluating thyroid function in acute and critical conditions. Information on thyroid dysfunction in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is limited; its correlation with short and long-term outcome is not fully known. (More)
OBJECTIVES Vitamin D regulates calcium and bone homeostasis, and parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion. Cross-sectional associations between lower vitamin D levels and cardiovascular diseases have been reported, but the relationship between vitamin D levels and collateral arteries in stable coronary artery disease (CAD) has not been reported before. DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVE Determinants of risk of death are highly relevant for the management strategy of individuals. We aimed to determine an algorithm for predicting risk of death in Turkish adults who have a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHODS Nine-year risk of death was estimated in 3348 middle-aged adults, followed over 8.81±4.2years. Cox(More)
Current studies evaluating the effect of serum potassium levels on mortality in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are lacking. We analyzed retrospectively 3760 patients diagnosed with STEMI. Mean serum potassium levels were categorized accordingly: <3.0, 3.0 to <3.5, 3.5 to <4.0, 4.0 to <4.5, 4.5 to <5.0, 5.0 to <5.5, and ≥5.5mEq/L.(More)
Cardiac resynchronization therapy with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (CRT-D) is the preferred treatment for patients with severe heart failure, dyssynchrony, and an increased risk of sudden cardiac death or for primary ventricular arrhythmia survivors. Rarely, left ventricular epicardial pacing can induce ventricular tachyarrhythmia rather than(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk index (TRI) was recently evaluated in patients with acute myocardial infarction and found as an important prognostic index. In the current study, we evaluated the prognostic value of TRI in patients with moderate-high and high risk pulmonary embolism (PE) who were treated with thrombolytic agents.(More)