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AIMS The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential roles of pathological variables in the prediction of nodal metastasis in women with endometrioid endometrial cancer (EC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Women who underwent surgery for endometrioid EC between 1995 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Those who underwent prior neoadjuvant(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this multicenter case-control study was to compare the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with mucinous adenocarcinoma of the endometrium (MAE) and endometrioid endometrial carcinoma (EEC). METHODS A retrospective review of two cancer registry databases in Turkey was conducted to identify patients diagnosed with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the neutrophil:lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet:lymphocyte ratio (PLR) before complete surgical staging provide information on lymph node metastasis in vulvar squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). STUDY DESIGN All patients with vulvar SCC who underwent complete surgical staging at two institutions between 1 January 2005 and 31(More)
PURPOSE To identify prognostic predictors and spread patterns in adult ovarian granulosa cell tumors (OGCTs). METHODS Available retrospective data of 108 OGCT patients managed at three centers between January 1, 1991 and December 31, 2010 were abstracted and analyzed. RESULTS Stage distributions at diagnosis for stage I, II and III OGCT were 84.3, 5.4,(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to find out and compare perinatal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by severe preeclampsia-eclampsia with and without HELLP syndrome. METHODS Clinical and laboratory findings, and perinatal-neonatal outcomes of all pregnants with severe preeclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP have been prospectively recorded. Results were compared by(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to determine the prevalence of and risk factors for low back pain (LBP) in a sample of Turkish population among adults living in the Afyon region, Turkey. METHODS A field screening investigation was performed in a total of 75 areas including the city center, 18 districts, and 57 associated small municipalities. Adequate(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes of interval debulking surgery after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC/IDS) with primary debulking surgery (PDS) in patients diagnosed with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). METHODS A total of 292 patients with IIIC and IV disease stages, who were treated with either NAC/IDS or PDS between(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated hip rotation degrees, frequency of intoeing problems, and sitting habits in nursery school children and the relationship between these parameters. METHODS The study included 1,134 children (612 boys, 522 girls), aged between three to six years, attending 26 nursery schools in the central area of Afyon. First, informed consent(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether gum chewing affects the return of bowel function after complete staging surgery for gynecologic malignancies. METHODS A total of 149 patients undergoing abdominal complete surgical staging for various gynecological cancers were randomized into a gum-chewing group (n=74) or a control group (n=75). The patients chewed(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinicopathological characteristics, treatment, and prognosis of uterine carcinosarcoma (UC). MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of three cancer registry databases in Turkey was conducted for identification of patients diagnosed with UC between January 1, 1996, and December 31, 2012. We(More)