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OBJECTIVE The relation between vitamin D and autoimmune disorders has long been investigated regarding the important roles of this hormone in immune regulation. We evaluated 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) status in subjects with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) and healthy controls. METHODS Group-1 included 180 euthyroid patients (123 females/57 males) with HT(More)
BACKGROUND Heart type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) has been closely associated with acute coronary syndrome, cardiac abnormalities, stroke, and obstructive sleep disorder in previous studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the serum H-FABP levels and carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) between patients with prediabetes and(More)
BACKGROUND Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Copeptin has been found to be predictive for myocardial ischemia. We tested whether copeptin is the predictor for CVD in PCOS patients, who have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. METHODS This was a cross sectional controlled study conducted(More)
AIM This study aimed to compare thyroid functions, thyroid autoantibodies, and the existence of nonthyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS) according to vitamin D level. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included age- and BMI-matched healthy volunteers with and without vitamin D deficiency. In addition, the nonthyroidal illness syndrome status was evaluated. (More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Thyroid volume (TV) has been found to be associated with age, anthropometry, smoking, iodine status and hyperinsulinemia. Hyperinsulinemia is frequent finding in patients with PCOS and has associations with TV. However, the TV has been evaluated only a few studies in patients with PCOS. Therefore, the aim of this study was to(More)
INTRODUCTION We report the case of a patient diagnosed with a struma ovarii with lymphocytic thyroiditis of her ectopic thyroid tissue. We believe that this case presents an unusual variation of a struma ovarii and a rare presentation of subclinical hyperthyroidism. CASE PRESENTATION A 17-year-old Caucasian female patient who had undergone an ovariectomy(More)
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