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Although there are many studies on effect of fluoride on trace elements in experimental animals, few studies exist on serum trace elements levels in patients with endemic fluorosis. We aimed to determine the serum levels of trace elements including serum copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), and serum levels of minerals including calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), magnesium(More)
Although so many studies exist on effect of fluoride on hematological parameters in experimental animals, a few studies have been conducted to investigate the effects of chronic fluorosis on hematological parameters in humans' subjects with endemic fluorosis. So we aimed to determine the hematological parameters in patients with endemic fluorosis. The study(More)
Sixty-three patients with endemic fluorosis (36 males/27 females; mean age 33.9 +/- 8.6 years) and 45 age-, sex-, and body mass index-matched healthy controls (30 males/15 females; mean age 32.7 +/- 8.8 years) were included in this study. Aortic stiffness indices, aortic strain (AS), aortic distensibility (AD), and aortic strain index (ASI) were calculated(More)
Sixty three patients with endemic fluorosis (36 males/27 females; mean age 33.9+/-8.6years) and 45 age, sex and body mass index (BMI) matched healthy controls (30 males/15 females; mean age 32.7+/-8.8years) were included in this study. Basic echocardiographic measurements, left ventricular diastolic parameters and left ventricular myocardial performance(More)
Endemic waterborne fluorosis is a public health problem in Isparta, a city located in southern Turkey. Fluoride is a cumulative element that increases metabolic turnover of the bone and also affects the homeostasis of bone mineral metabolism. There are number of similarities between the effects of excess parathyroid hormone (PTH) and fluorosis on bone. So(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim is to identify the relation of leptin, adiponectin and insulin resistance to bone mineral density (BMD) in type 2 diabetic postmenopausal women and compare it with that experienced by nondiabetics. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventy six postmenopausal female patients were included in the study. Postmenopausal type 2 diabetic (n = 19) and(More)
PURPOSE To compare the success and immediate complication rates of the anatomical landmark method (group 1) and the radiologically (combined real-time ultrasound and fluoroscopy) guided technique (group 2) in the placement of central venous catheters in emergent hemodialysis patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was performed prospectively in a(More)
Herein we present a 63-year-old male patient with a solid hepatic alveolar echinococcosis diagnosed by surgical biopsy. His liver lesion, which was infected, was drained by percutaneous catheterization. The lesion surprisingly disappeared completely after the treatment. The patient was followed-up without any symptoms for 20 months after the drainage. As(More)
Left atrial and dural calcification in chronic renal failure is very rare. Massive atrial calcification can lead to arrhythmia and diagnosis of this condition is important to take prophylactic measures in dialysis patients. Noninvasive diagnosis of left atrial calcification is also important as it can complicate valvular surgery. We report on a patient with(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between inflammation and development of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with hyperthyroidism. METHODS A total of 65 patients with newly diagnosed hyperthyroidism, 35 of whom were in sinus rhythm and 30 of whom in AF. Thirty five age- and gender-matched patients in a control group were(More)