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Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCLs) arise from specific molecular aberrations that lead to uncontrolled cell proliferation. RNA interference (RNAi) with short interfering RNAs (siRNAs) is a feasible approach to interrupt aberrant signal processing in CTCL cells, but functional biomaterial carriers are needed to effectively deliver siRNAs intracellularly.(More)
This study examined memory variables both cross-culturally and across four cultural self-construal types. US (N=240) and Turkish (N=174) college students described their earliest childhood memory, and another significant childhood memory, and completed the Balanced Integration-Differentiation (BID) Scale (Imamoglu, 1998; 2003), which measured relatedness(More)
OBJECTIVE The product of the G72 gene is an activator of d-amino acid oxidase and has been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. Increased G72 protein levels may be associated with disturbed glutamatergic transmission and increased reactive oxygen species. Only one pilot study by Lin et al. has investigated the potential role of(More)
OBJECTIVES To research the effect of listening to music during shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) on the patient's pain control, anxiety levels, and satisfaction. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study comprised 400 patients from three hospitals. Half of patients listened to music during their first SWL session but not during their second session. The other half had no(More)
This study examined the self-reported health status of 90 patients who had undergone Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG). Data were collected by the Short Form-36 (SF-36) instrument, administered twice at preoperative and postoperative periods. The reliability of the SF-36 ranged from 0.68 to 0.93 in the analysis of preoperative and postoperative(More)
Aim To investigate marital adjustment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and factors affecting this. Methods A total of 32 patients diagnosed with Steinbrocker class 1-2 rheumatoid arthritis and 32 healthy individuals from a similar age group were included. Sociodemographic characteristics, the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), short-form 36(SF-36) and(More)
OBJECTIVE Abuse is considered to have a place in the etiology of various psychiatric disorders. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is one of the psychiatric disorders for which abuse could be an etiologic factor; however, few studies have investigated the relationship between abuse and PMDD. In this study, our aim was to investigate childhood abuse in(More)
Objective Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) measurement is used for assessing the impact of diseases and medical treatments on physical, psychological and social aspects of an individual's health and life. The Paediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™) is a widely used instrument to measure paediatric HRQOL in children. The aim of this study is to(More)
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