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BACKGROUND Weight loss and muscle wasting are common features reported in COPD patients and they are all related with systemic inflammation. In this study, the relationship between pulmonary functions and inflammatory and metabolic parameters in low weight COPD patients were investigated. METHODS Fifty male COPD patients were grouped according to the(More)
Crossed renal ectopia is one of the rarest urinary system anomalies. It is more often seen at autopsy than in clinical practice. Most cases of renal ectopia remain asymptomatic during life and are diagnosed incidentally. Renal ultrasonography, intravenous pyelography, computerized tomography, and renal scintigraphy (technetium-based tests) are the imaging(More)
Mean platelet volume (MPV) was studied in subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) and the results are conflicting. The aim of this study is to assess how MPV is affected in overt hypothyroidism (OH) and mild SH, the 2 end points of hypothyroidism, in patients having low cardiac risk. Premenopausal women without any cardiac risk, 18 with OH, 30 with mild SH, and 37(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to compare the efficacies of gallium-68 (68Ga) DOTATATE PET-computed tomography (CT), fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) PET-CT and technetium-99m (99mTc)-(V)DMSA scintigraphy in the detection of residual/metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). MATERIALS AND METHOD We retrospectively evaluated DOTATATE PET-CT, 18F-FDG PET-CT(More)
OBJECTIVE Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), a phosphatonin, inhibits renal phosphate reabsorption and suppresses 1-α hydroxylase activity. Calcitriol stimulates FGF23 synthesis in bone. We aimed to determine the effect of vitamin D replacement therapy on serum FGF23 concentrations in vitamin D-deficient women and to compare the FGF23 concentrations of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and discuss potential relationships between anorexia nervosa (AN) and Raynaud's phenomenon, the course and concurrent treatment of these two disorders as they appeared simultaneously, and a potential treatment modification entailed in such concurrent therapies. BACKGROUND Although Raynaud's phenomenon has been described during the(More)
AIMS To describe the phenotype associated with a novel heterozygous missense PPARG mutation discovered in a Turkish family and to compare the fat distribution and metabolic characteristics of subjects with the peroxisome proliferator activator receptor -γ (PPARG) mutation with those of a cluster of patients with familial partial lipodystrophy with classic(More)
CONTEXT Data regarding serum adipocytokine and ghrelin concentrations in different stages of anorexia nervosa (AN) is conflicting. OBJECTIVE Our aim is to determine serum concentrations of adiponectin (ApN), leptin and ghrelin in different stages of AN and to evaluate their relationships with study parameters. DESIGN SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Study group(More)
OBJECTIVES Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is characterized by normal serum free T4 (fT4), free T3 (fT3) levels and increased serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels.The aim of this study was to assess the validity of tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) in evaluating cardiac effects of SH and to demonstrate the improving effects of L-thyroxin(L-T4) on TDI(More)
The aim was to evaluate the concentrations of lipid subfractions in relation to adipokines and metabolic parameters in adult growth hormone (GH)-deficient hypopituitary patients on conventional replacement therapy. The study included 21 GH deficient-hypopituitary patients (age: 36.0 ± 15.1 years, male/female: 7/14) on conventional replacement therapy other(More)