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OBJECT The exploration of lesions in the mediobasal temporal region (MTR) has challenged generations of neurosurgeons to achieve an appropriate approach. To address this challenge, the extensive use of the paramedian supracerebellar-transtentorial (PST) approach to expose the entire length of the MTR, as well as the fusiform gyrus, was investigated. (More)
The second enzyme in the heme biosynthetic pathway, delta-aminolevulinate dehydratase (ALAD), is a homooctameric protein encoded by a gene localized to human chromosome 9q34. Expression of the two common alleles, ALAD1 (p = .9) and ALAD2 (q = .1), results in a polymorphic enzyme system with three distinct charge isozymes, designated 1-1, 1-2, and 2-2.(More)
It is well known that manifest thyroid dysfunction causes mood disorders. In the literature there are few studies related with subclinical thyroid dysfunction and anxiety. We aimed to determine if there exists a relation between the anxiety and subclinical thyroid dysfunction. This study was carried out in the Meram Medical Faculty of Selçuk University,(More)
Bone turnover is reported to increase in favour of resorption in overt hyperthyroidism and the rate of resorption is associated with the levels of thyroid hormones. Hypothyroidism, on the other hand, was shown to cause no disturbance of calcium kinetics and found to associate lower trabecular resorption surfaces and increased bone cortical thickness.(More)
BACKGROUND Slow coronary flow (SCF) is characterized by delayed opacification of epicardial coronary vessels. SCF can cause ischemia and sudden cardiac death. We investigated the association between presence and extent of SCF, and cardiovascular risk factors and hematologic indices. METHODS In this study, 2467 patients who received coronary angiography(More)
STUDY DESIGN Computerized tomography (CT) analysis of in vivo pedicle screw placement to determine their exact position in relation to the pedicle in thoracolumbar region (T10-L3). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical accuracy of the placement of thoracolumbar pedicle screws with a free hand technique after reviewing preoperative imaging. SUMMARY OF(More)
The corrected transposition of the great arteries is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly characterised by atrio-ventricular and ventriculo-arterial discordance and is related to the largest incidence of cardiological complications. We report on a 40-year-old woman with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, situs inversus, atrial septal(More)
BACKGROUND Juvenile Tillaux fracture is relatively an uncommon injury for which there appears no established treatment protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten patients with juvenile Tillaux fractures were treated by open reduction and internal fixation and the results were evaluated by an objective scoring system. RESULTS At the latest follow-up (32-75(More)
The goal of this study was to test the utility of bedside plasma concentration of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) assay as a screen for large shunts in pediatric patients with atrial septal defects (ASDs) and ventricular septal defects (VSDs). Thirty-five children at a mean age of 70+/-129 weeks with ASD or VSD were included in the study. Nine patients had(More)
OBJECTIVE A close relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and difficult intubation has been suggested. We hypothesized that the STOP-Bang questionnaire, a screening tool for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), can predict difficult intubation. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this prospective cohort study, 200 adult surgical patients undergoing surgery under(More)