Elif Didem Ozdemir

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Using a modified sparse temporal sampling fMRI technique, we examined both shared and distinct neural correlates of singing and speaking. In the experimental conditions, 10 right-handed subjects were asked to repeat intoned ("sung") and non-intoned ("spoken") bisyllabic words/phrases that were contrasted with conditions controlling for pitch ("humming") and(More)
AIMS  The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of sex-hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), and to clarify the association between SHBG levels and GDM complications/medication requirements. MATERIAL AND METHODS Among the participants (n = 93) who provided blood samples between 13 and 16(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of depression and treatment with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on sequence learning. BACKGROUND Prefrontal dysfunction in depression may affect sequence learning and be amenable to normalization by rTMS. METHOD The serial reaction time test (SRTT) was administered to 19 patients with major depressive(More)
OBJECTIVES To present the most serious complications from circumcision and to compare the complications caused during mass and single circumcisions performed by medically trained or untrained operators. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study comprised both a retrospective and prospective analysis of 220 cases of complications from circumcisions occurring during(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate iatrogenic urinary tract system injuries in obstetrics and gynecology operations and compare the results with the literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS We examined the records of patients who had obstetric and gynecology operations at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health, Training and Research Hospital between(More)
We aimed to assess the effect of spermatic vein ligation on seminal total antioxidant capacity (TAC) in patients with varicocele. Twenty infertile male patients with varicocele and 20 normal fertile men (control group) were included in the study. All the male patients were diagnosed with primary infertility and varicocele. The patients with varicocele were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM This study was designed to determine if osteocalcin is associated with insulin resistance, metabolic risk factors and adiponectin levels in nondiabetic postmenopausal women. METHODS A total of 87 menopausal nondiabetic subjects were enrolled into the study. Levels of fasting plasma glucose (FPG), insulin and serum lipids were determined. To(More)
Several reports have indicated a higher incidence of absolute pitch in blind than in sighted musicians. Employing a pitch memory task, we examined whether a blind absolute pitch musician would rely on different neural correlates than a group of sighted absolute pitch musicians. The blind musician showed significantly more activation of bihemispheric visual(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate umbilical cord blood ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) levels in cases of fetal distress (FD) and to explore fetal blood IMA levels regarding the route of delivery. METHODS Umbilical cord and maternal serum IMA concentrations were assessed in term 40 cases with cesarean section (CS) due to FD, 76 cases with elective repeat CS and 85(More)
OBJECTIVE The carbon-14 ((14)C) urea breath test (UBT) is a reliable and noninvasive technique for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection. The diagnostic performance of a new practical and low dose (14)C UBT system (Heliprobe, Stockholm, Sweden) was compared with those of other diagnostic tests, namely, rapid urease test (RUT), histopathology,(More)