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The timely secretion of gonadal sex steroids is essential for the initiation of puberty, the postpubertal maintenance of secondary sexual characteristics and the normal perinatal development of male external genitalia. Normal gonadal steroid production requires the actions of the pituitary-derived gonadotropins, luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in obese women in comparison with age-matched control group, emphasising their hormonal and psychological status. PATIENTS, SUBJECTS AND METHODS Sixty-four sexually active obese premenauposal women were compared with a control group of 27 age-matched healthy volunteers with a normal body mass index(More)
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) display enhanced genomic damage. DNA repair gene polymorphisms may affect DNA repair capacity and modulate susceptibility to ESRD. In this study, we aimed to determine the frequency of polymorphisms in two DNA repair enzyme genes, Xeroderma pigmentosum complementation group D (XPD) and X-ray cross-complementing(More)
AIM Peritonitis is one of the major comorbidities of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. The aim of this study was to concentrate on potential risk factors, including more recently studied ones among the classical ones for peritonitis, in PD patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analysed 109 patients (F/M = 42/67) followed up at least for 3 months in a single(More)
INTRODUCTION Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) may have a significant negative effect on sexual function. AIM To evaluate female sexual function in women with OSAHS. METHODS Twenty-six patients with OSAHS were evaluated in two groups according to apnea-hypopnea index as mild (5-15, Group I, N = 16) or moderate-severe (>or=15, Group II, N(More)
Although less common than bacterial peritonitis, fungal peritonitis is associated with much higher morbidity and mortality. In this study, we aimed to determine the risk factors for fungal peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients. The records of 109 peritoneal dialysis patients were analyzed. A total of 86 episodes of peritonitis attacks were recorded.(More)
The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of octreotide long acting release (S-LAR) preparation on GH and IGF-1 serum concentrations and pituitary tumor size in patients with persistent and difficultly controlled acromegaly even after adjuvant irradiation and/or dopamine agonists. Thirty-three patients with active acromegaly (26(More)
PURPOSE Hyperprolactinemia is a common hormonal disorder in women that may affect the phases of female sexual function (FSD). We investigated sexual function in patients with hyperprolactinemia. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 25 women with primary hyperprolactinemia and 16 age matched voluntary healthy women who served as the as control group were(More)
The goal of this study is to demonstrate the age-related changes in multimodality digit span under a research design in which level of education is controlled. Volunteer participants (n = 1183) were distributed over levels of age (13-98 years) and education (5-8, 9-11, and 12+ years). Digit span was measured through 11 scores of the Visual Aural Digit Span(More)
Patients with end-stage renal disease display enhanced genomic damage. We investigated the presence of genomic damage in the peripheral lymphocytes by using the micronucleus (MN) test and the factors associated with the MN frequency in hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. We studied 121 dialysis patients (60 HD and 61 PD) and 129 age-(More)