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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)
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)
BACKGROUND Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an endogenous competitive inhibitor of nitric oxide (NO) synthetase. Elevated ADMA reduces NO formation and is associated with endothelial dysfunction. The aims of this study were to evaluate endothelial function and the cardiovascular risk (CVR) profile in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease(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)
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)
Forty-eight patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), who had no evidence of tumor recurrence or metastases on studies such as radioiodine scanning, neck ultrasonography, and with thyrotropin (TSH) and thyroglobulin (Tg) levels less than 1 mU/L and 5 ng/mL, respectively, were included in the study. The mean age was 43 +/- 12 years (range 15-65) and(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)
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)
We report a patient with diabetes insipidus, whose sella magnetic resonance imaging revealed a normal hypophysis with a focal nodular thickening of the infundibulum and lack of hyper-intense signal of the normal neurohypophysis. The histopathologic examination of the lesion showed a lymphoplasmacytic, predominantly lymphocytic, infiltration. A diagnosis of(More)