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Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) is a new marker for predicting myocardial infarction, stroke, cardiac death and inflammation. There is also a strong relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) and cardiovascular disease. This study was designed to investigate the association between serum GGT levels and cardiovascular disease in patients(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographical characteristics of non-syndromic hypodontia and hyperdontia in the permanent dentition. STUDY DESIGN This study included 139 patients. Clinical and radiographical examinations were carried out by two examiners. Number and localization of missing or supernumerary teeth,(More)
AIM Distomolars are defined as the supernumerary teeth that erupt distal to the third molar. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of distomolars in permanent dentition in a non-syndromic Turkish subpopulation. METHODS A total of 10 111 panoramic radiographs of patients aged 18 years and over, who had no systemic diseases and(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is an independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular events and hypertension. The possible causes are oxygen desaturation due to hypopnea, increased cytokine levels and insulin resistance. All these risk factors also have a role in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of this study(More)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has an adverse impact on survival of patients with coronary artery disease and is associated with poor outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Although small randomized, controlled clinical trials showed a reduced target vessel revascularization rate and a good safety profile for sirolimus-eluting coronary(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is an independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular events and hypertension. Mean platelet volume (MPV), an indicator of platelet activation and aggregation, is closely related with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). We aimed to show the relationship between OSAS and MPV with CVD. The medical records of(More)
PURPOSE Percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy (PDT) is a well-established procedure in intensive care medicine. Several reports confirm a low acute and long-term complication rate. However, dilatational tracheotomy is still often postponed even in patients that are under ventilator support for more than 2 weeks. We present a retrospective study analyzing(More)
Osteomas are benign tumors which are composed of mature compact or cancellous bone. They can be either peripheral, central or extraskeletal. The peripheral osteoma arises from surface of the bone (periosteal) whereas the central osteoma arises from the bone medullary (endosteal) and the extra-skeletal soft tissue osteoma usually develops within the muscle.(More)
Gallbladder volvulus or torsion; is an uncommon cause of acute abdomen and occurs by rotation of the gallbladder on its mesentery. The entity commonly misdiagnosed as cholecystitis before laparatomy, although it has some critical findings that alert physician for correct diagnosis. A 47 years old male patient admitted to our emergency department with right(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Recent studies showed endothelial dysfunction and pentraxin-3 both of an early marker for development of cardiovascular disease. The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between severity of OSAS and endothelial dysfunction and(More)