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There is concern about an emerging diabetes epidemic in Turkey. We aimed to determine the prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes, prediabetes and their 12-year trends and to identify risk factors for diabetes in the adult Turkish population. A cross-sectional, population-based survey, 'TURDEP-II' included 26,499 randomly sampled adults aged ≥ 20(More)
Elastosonography (ES) is a newly developed method that is used for the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant thyroid nodules. In different studies, ES scoring has been compared with histopathological findings, and sensitivity and specificity of the scoring were calculated. In this study, it determines the strain index (SI) as well as the ES to(More)
AIMS Foot infections and the subsequent amputation of a lower extremity are the most common cause of hospitalization among patients with diabetes mellitus. Although there are several reasons for susceptibility to infection in diabetic patients, white blood cell dysfunction is considered to be an important cause for this tendency. Granulocyte-colony(More)
AIM The literature is inconclusive concerning the prognostic factors and therapeutic management of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). Herein we report on our extensive experience with PTMC in relation to clinicopathological characteristics and prognostic factors. METHODS In all, 248 patients that were diagnosed and treated for PTMC between 2007 and(More)
The synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of new [(2-oxobenzothiazolin-3-yl)methyl]-4-alkyl/aryl-1,2,4-triazoline-5-thiones are reported. All compounds were screened for analgesic and antiinflammatory activities by using the AcOH induced-stretching test, the hot plate test, the tail clip test, and the tail flick test. All of the title compounds showed(More)
INTRODUCTION Acromegaly is a disorder with increased morbidity which can involve many organs and the eye can be one of them which was investigated in few reports. Herein, we aimed to evaluate CCT, IOP and retinal thickness (RT), and their relationships with serum GH and IGF-1 levels and disease duration, in acromegaly patients. We compared the ocular(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare topographic and biomechanical properties of corneas in patients with acromegaly with those of healthy individuals. METHODS Thirty-five patients with acromegaly (study group) and 35 healthy individuals (control group) were enrolled in this prospective study. Topographic measurements, including central corneal(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in acromegalic patients. METHODS A study group of 29 patients with acromegaly and a control group of 38 age-matched healthy individuals were enrolled in a cross-sectional study. The study group was further divided by tumor size into two subgroups, a macroadenoma group and a microadenoma group.(More)
BACKGROUND Some but not all reports, particularly those of a retrospective nature, have noted an increased risk of carcinoma in thyroid nodules in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). Thyroid cancer (TC) in patients with HT, however, have been reported to have a better prognosis. In the presence of HT, the ultrasonography (US) appearance of the(More)
Gynecomastia is the benign enlargement of male breast glandular tissue and is the most common breast condition in males. At least 30% of males will be affected during their life. Since it causes anxiety, psychosocial discomfort and fear of breast cancer, early diagnostic evaluation is important and patients usually seek medical attention. Gynecomastia was(More)