Ayşe Akman Karakaş

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Background Efforts are made to enhance in-class learner engagement because it stimulates and enhances learning. However, it is not easy to quantify learner engagement. This study aimed to develop and validate an observation tool for instructor and student behaviors to determine and compare in-class learner engagement levels in four different class types(More)
GDF-15 (Growth Differentiation Factor-15) is a member of the transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) superfamily. GDF-15 is not only involved in cancer development, progression, angiogenesis and metastasis, but also controls stress responses, bone formation, hematopoietic development, adipose tissue function and cardiovascular diseases. GDF-15, which is(More)
INTRODUCTION Psychosocial factors have been implicated as being important in the onset and/or exacerbation of urticaria. AIM To examine both personality factors of patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) and the correlations between illness duration, severity of itching, urticaria activity score (UAS) and temperament-character dimensions. (More)
OBJECTIVE Cutaneus leishmaniasis, a chronic self-limited disease of the skin, is usually caused by Leishmania Tropica. It is endemic in Southeastern Anatolia. The definitive diagnosis depends on demonstration of the parasites by smear and culture or its identification in tissue section. This study aimed to evaluate clinical and histopathological skin(More)
to move the legs. In the present study, we investigated the frequency of RLS in patients with psoriasis and tried to obtain the effects of RLS on sleep quality and psychiatric wellbeing. Methods: A total of 114 consecutive psoriasis patients (60 women and 54 men) and 67 control subjects who attended the Department of Dermatology and Venereology were(More)
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disease characterized by the urge to move the legs and sleep disturbances. Similarly, chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is a dermatological disease characterized by pruritus and sleep disorders. In this study, we aimed to determine the prevalence and severity of RLS in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) and(More)
BACKGROUND Here, we report the first case of patient with intracranial tumors (ICT) who developed a cutaneous adverse drug reaction during lansoprazole and prophylactic anticonvulsant treatment. SCORTEN is a scoring system used to predict mortality in TEN patients. If SCORTEN index is 5 or more, mortality rate is more than 90%. SCORTEN of our patient was(More)
Pemphigus is a group of rare and life-threatening autoimmune blistering diseases of the skin and mucous membranes. Although they occur worldwide, their incidence shows wide geographical variation, and prospective data on the epidemiology of pemphigus are very limited. Objective of this work is to evaluate the incidence and epidemiological and clinical(More)
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