Demet Corapçioğlu

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OBJECTIVE Although fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of thyroid nodules is a reliable and simple method, the diagnostic value may be limited by inadequate and false-negative results. In this prospective study, we compared palpation-guided FNAB (PGFNAB) with ultrasound-guided FNAB (UGFNAB) to establish the rates of inadequate material and(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, although only a few therapies normalize the liver test abnormalities with/without improving the liver histology, no pharmacologic therapy has proved to be effective for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. AIM To investigate the role of insulin sensitizers in the treatment of individuals with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis(More)
Ovary is the main source of the hyperandrogenism in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Adrenal glands may also be involved in the pathogenesis of the development of PCOS. To investigate this possibility and to find out if buserelin test is able to distinguish PCOS patients from the patients with idiopathic hirsutism (IH), ACTH and buserelin tests were(More)
To assess the influence of obesity on left ventricular function, 20 obese women (mean body mass index (BMI) 33.8 +/- 3.1 kg/m2 and mean age 31.1 +/- 2.4 years) without evidence of heart disease were evaluated by echocardiography. Obese subjects had greater left ventricular mass index (103 +/- 22 g/m2, 76 +/- 18 g/m2; P < 0.0001) and augmented fractional(More)
OBJECTIVE To attempt to clarify the effect of simvastatin, a widely used statin, on the bone mineral density in women with type 2 diabetes. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional, controlled study of 37 women with type 2 diabetes who were taking simvastatin. Each woman was matched with 2 control subjects who were closest in age, years since menopause (if(More)
Although diabetics may be exempted from Ramadan fasting, many patients still insist on this worship. Aim of the present study is to compare the effects of glimepiride, repaglinide, and insulin glargine in type 2 diabetics during Ramadan fasting on the glucose metabolism. Patients, who were willing to fast, were treated with glimepiride (n=21), repaglinide(More)
Late onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia (LO CAH) can be seen in association with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or idiopathic hirsutism (IH). The study aimed to find out the prevalence of LO CAH in Central Anatolia among hirsute women. Sixty-three patients with hirsutism were evaluated to determine the frequency of LO CAH by comparing them with their(More)
We aimed to investigate whether metformin would reverse the endocrinopathy of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), allowing resumption of cyclic ovulation and regular menses, and whether metformin causes any change in the serum concentration of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) in patients with PCOS. Fifty-eight women with PCOS participated in the study and(More)
A 53-yr-old previously healthy man was admitted to our hospital for thyrotoxicosis without ophthalmopathy. Initial therapy with propylthiouracil caused an acute elevation of liver enzymes. Then, he received a first course of 131I therapy (20 mCi). At the end of 6-mo follow-up after 131I, he was still thyrotoxic and developed moderately severe(More)
Subclinical Cushing's syndrome (SCS) is being detected with increased frequency in patients with adrenal incidentaloma. In the current study, we evaluated the prevalence of SCS in 70 patients with adrenal incidentaloma and compared the main findings on them with other patients with nonfunctional adrenal incidentaloma (NFA). Overnight 3 mg dexamethasone(More)