Arif A Yalcin

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BACKGROUND A fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the most valuable diagnostic procedure for pre-operative discrimination of benign and malignant nodules. The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology provides standardised reporting and cytomorphological criteria in aspiration smears. The aim of the present study was to determine malignancy(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness and safety of different strategies of ivabradine therapy by comparing the effects on heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP), and image quality of coronary CT angiography (CTA). METHODS A total of 192 consecutive patients were randomly assigned to 3 groups of oral premedication with ivabradine(More)
Paradoxical embolism across a patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a rare clinical entity and the thrombus is rarely caught passing through a PFO. A 65-year-old woman presented with dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain. Lower extremity venous Doppler ultrasound showed bilaterally extensive thrombosis at deep veins. Transthoracic echocardiographic examination showed(More)
OBJECTIVE The total burden of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis is significant in young adults. Serum lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) is an established predictor of morbidity and mortality because of cardiovascular disease. The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the relationship between subclinical coronary atherosclerosis(More)
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