Ali Kutlucan

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OBJECTIVE Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) are at an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) partly explained by cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN). There have been fewer studies to evaluate CAN using heart rate variability (HRV) and heart rate recovery (HRR) in patients with type 2 DM.To our knowledge, there has been no study to investigate the(More)
Articular involvement was reported to be present in approximately 5-76% of Behçet patients. Therefore, we need a useful non-invasive method to detect articular involvement early in Behçet patients with nonspecific complaints. We aimed to evaluate the usefulness of 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate (Tc-99m-MDP) bone scintigraphy in the detection of the articular(More)
The relationship between major depression and increased platelet activity has been previously stated by several studies. This study sought to test the relationship between mean platelet volume (MPV)--an indicator of platelet activity--and major depression, in an adult Turkish population sample. Respondents were 2286 participants interviewed in a regional(More)
The metabolic syndrome is closely associated with atherosclerotic risk factors and increased mortality. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is an indicator of platelet activation which also shows a close relationship with cardiovascular risk factors, such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study was(More)
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a syndrome characterized by widespread and chronic musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, morning stiffness, and sleep disturbance. However, the etiopathogenesis of FM remains unclear. Various etiological factors have been suggested to trigger FM. These include systemic rheumatismal disease, physical trauma, psychological disorders, and chronic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study aimed to evaluate the severity of obesity and its impact on achieving target blood pressure and metabolic derangement in obese individuals. METHODS This cross-sectional and population-based study was conducted between January and December 2012. A total of 1837 consecutive obese patients admitted to our outpatient clinic were(More)
AIM Increased carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) is recognized as the early indicator of atherosclerosis. We aimed to evaluate the effect of impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) on the CIMT. METHODS We evaluated 51 dysglycemic patients (IFG [N.=22]; IGT [N.=29]) and 25 controls who have similar age and gender. Patients(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between inflammation and development of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with hyperthyroidism. METHODS A total of 65 patients with newly diagnosed hyperthyroidism, 35 of whom were in sinus rhythm and 30 of whom in AF. Thirty five age- and gender-matched patients in a control group were(More)
AIM To investigate correlation of vitamin B12 with obesity insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome. METHODS The cross-sectional and primary care-based study was carried out. Anthropometric, blood pressure measurements and bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) were recorded. Vitamin B12, folic acid, hemogram, insulin, ferritin, iron, total iron binding(More)