Ahmet Kaya

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Various studies have reported a significant reduction in tensile bond strength of brackets when bonding is carried out immediately after bleaching. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effect of an antioxidant agent on the tensile bond strength values of metal brackets bonded with composite resin to human enamel after bleaching with(More)
Objectives. To investigate insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-1) levels in response to hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for diabetic foot ulcers and to determine whether IGF-1 is a predictive indicator of wound healing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers. Design and Methods. We treated 48 consecutive patients with diabetic foot ulcers with HBOT.(More)
Error in data is one of the facts that cause the parameter estimations to be subjective. If the erroneous case is proved statistically, then these cases are called outliers. Outliers are defined as the few observations or records which appear to be inconsistent with the rest of the group of the sample and more effective on prediction values. Isolated(More)
OBJECTIVES Diabetes mellitus is known as one of the factors causing the cholesterol gallstone. Gallstone incidence is about 30% in diabetic patients over 20 years of age. Pathophysiology is still not clear. The aim of the present study was to investigate gallbladder (GB) functions in diabetic patients and determine its relationship with peripheral and(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aims to determine whether apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) can help differentiate benign and malignant bone tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2012 to February 2013, we prospectively included 26 patients. Of these 15 patients were male and 11 were female; ranging in age from 8 to 76 years (mean age, 34.5 years).(More)
The thyroid gland is susceptible to nodulation. The mechanism responsible for the growth of only some follicular cells, which results in nodule formation, is not yet clear. Selenium deficiency may be a risk factor in the development of thyroid nodules. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between selenium levels in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to investigate the effects of general, spinal and epidural anesthesia on fetal total antioxidant status (TAS) and total oxidant status (TOS), and oxidative stress index (OSI) during elective cesarean section in this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-seven parturients scheduled for elective cesarean section were randomly allocated into(More)
BACKGROUND Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is a noninvasive method for investigation of tumor histological content. It has been applied for some musculoskeletal tumors and reported to be useful. OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to prospectively evaluate the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of benign and malignant soft tissue tumors(More)
Creating and sustaining competitive advantages is the number one priority of any organisation. Companies are trying to be competitive through continously building their innovative capability and creating innovative product and services. Literature has identified several factors affecting the innovation capability of the firms. Organisational culture is(More)
Varioussoftware for Geographical Information Systems (GISs) have been developed and used in many different engineering projects. In GIS applications, map coverage is important in terms of performing reliable and meaningful queries. Map projections can be conformal, equal-area and equidistant. The goal of an application plays an important role in choosing(More)