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BACKGROUND Thyroid papillary microcarcinoma (TPM) is defined according to WHO criteria as a thyroid tumor smaller than 1-1.5 cm. TPMs are encountered in 0.5-35.6% of autopsies or surgical specimens where carcinoma had been unsuspected. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate patients who had TPMs in terms of clinical findings, histopathological(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)
INTRODUCTION Levothyroxine (LT4) therapy has been used for the treatment of euthyroid nodular goiter, but there are controversial results about its usefulness. We aimed to evaluate the possible role of benign nodules' cytological characteristics in response to LT4 therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS In total, 93 patients with 128 nodules were included in the(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to determine the remission rates of the first operation with respect to the number of surgeons and the parameters important for the prediction of the success. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study cohort consisted of 180 acromegalic patients who presented over a 29 year. All the patients had undergone transnasal(More)
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