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BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to evaluate the validity of preoperative basal serum cortisol levels measured in predicting preoperative adrenal insufficiency and also the validity of basal serum cortisol levels and early postoperative insulin tolerance test (ITT) in predicting postoperative adrenal insufficiency. METHODS The study was(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of styloid process elongation (SPE) detected on panoramic radiographs (PRs) in Cappadocia region population in Turkey and to investigate the SPE incidences in relation to the age subgroups. METHODS Between 2004 to 2007 years, a random sample of 750 PRs was collected from the data files and(More)
Metastasis from prostate to thyroid gland is very uncommon. Here we report a 77-year-old man who was admitted to the hospital because of a nodular goiter. A fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the nodule showed metastatic prostatic adenocarcinoma. This is the second case of a metastatic prostate carcinoma to the thyroid gland.
Hirsutism is a common clinical problem in women and the treatment depends on the cause of hirsutism. The study was designed to determine the various causes of hirsutism and their prevalences in a Turkish population. 168 women with hirsutism attending to Endocrinology Outpatient Clinic of Erciyes University Hospital were investigated in detail. Medical(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common health problem, and associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome (MetS), and diabetes. Growing evidence shows that 25-hydroxyvitamin-D3 (25-OH-D) insufficiency and high parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels may be correlated to glucose intolerance, MetS, obesity, and cardiovascular abnormalities similar to OSAS.(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence, size, shape and location of the torus palatinus (TP) in dental outpatients in Cappadocia region of Turkey and to investigate the relationship between the findings in relation to age and gender. METHODS The present study included 2660 patients, who attended the Department of Oral(More)
This study investigated the presence of carotid artery calcifications (CACs) on panoramic radiographs (PRs) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD), and analysed the relationship between CAC prevalence and PD duration. A random sample of 110 PRs were collected from ESRD patients (15 with questionable CACs were(More)
Declining use of the services of local dispensaries has often been suggested as a significant factor in the rising trend of tuberculosis in Turkey after 1970. Data confirming this view were insufficient until this study, which consists of an evaluation of the records of 51,086 subjects seen by the tuberculosis dispensary in Elaziğ between 1985-1989. We(More)
A 26-year-old man who had end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to primary glomerulonephritis presented for a routine dental examination. He had peritoneal dialysis (PD) as renal replacement therapy for 2 years. He had smoking one to two packs of cigarettes a day for five years and did not drink alcohol. On clinical examination, the maxillary left canine tooth(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis by ACTH stimulation test and the changes in adrenal size in acute brucellosis before and after therapy in a prospective study. Sixteen patients with acute brucellosis and 15 healthy subjects were included in the study during the last two years. Cortisol levels were assessed(More)