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AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between sublinical inflammation and glycemic status in patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS Sixty-one patients with GDM and 40 healthy pregnant women were included in the study. Fasting blood glucose (FBG), insulin, high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), lipid(More)
OBJECTIVES Most patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are obese and known to have insulin resistance. Obesity per se is a cause of insulin resistance. This study was performed to determine whether insulin resistance occurs in patients with PCOS in the absence of obesity and acanthosis nigricans. METHOD For this purpose, an euglycemic(More)
OBJECTIVE High body mass index (BMI) has been found to be associated with raised thyroid cancer risk, particularly in women. We examined the associations for BMI and waist circumference (WC) with thyroid cancer risk among women with Hürthle-cell lesion/neoplasm (HLN) on fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) with the hypothesis that BMI and WC could guide the(More)
Osteoporosis is an important cause of vertebral fractures and there is an increased risk for osteoporosis in nursing home residents. Most of the men with osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures are not diagnosed and do not receive treatment. Our study aim was to determine osteoporosis and silent vertebral fracture prevalence in male nursing home residents(More)
OBJECTIVE Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) may affect metabolic parameters and increase predisposition to obesity. In this study, we aimed to assess the relationships among serum ghrelin concentrations, metabolic parameters, and thyroid autoimmunity in euthyroid HT patients. METHODS The study included 48 euthyroid HT patients and 41 age- and sex-matched(More)
The role of insulin resistance (IR) is well-documented in obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Controversies exist concerning the presence of IR in idiopathic hirsutism (IH) or if it is a manifestation of high body mass index (BMI). We aimed to investigate the presence/absence of IR in lean hirsute women. One-hundred fifty-one lean women with(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with hyperprolactinemia who require medical therapy are typically treated with dopamine agonists (DAs). In most cases, DAs normalize prolactin levels, control symptoms, and substantially decrease tumor size. Here, we aimed to compare the efficacy of cabergoline (CAB) and bromocriptine (BRC) in patients with hyperprolactinemia at a(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the first case of syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion with life-threatening hyponatremia due to rosiglitazone therapy. METHODS We describe the clinical, laboratory, and imaging findings of the study patient. RESULTS An 89-year-old woman with a 5-year history of type 2 diabetes mellitus was admitted to the(More)
AIM Cabergoline is related to an elevated risk of fibrotic adverse reactions including cardiac valvular and pleuropulmonary fibrosis. We investigated pulmonary and cardiac valve fibrosis and immunological markers before and after 3 and 12 months of treatment with cabergoline in women with prolactinoma. MATERIAL-METHODS The study included thirty-two women(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypogonadism has major effects on the urogenital system, in addition to other systems, the cardiovascular system in particular. There have been few studies conducted on markers of atherosclerosis, such as flow mediated dilatation (% FMD), carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and adipocytokine levels in idiopatic hypogonadotropic hypogonadal (IHH)(More)