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OBJECTIVE The present study dealt with the question of possible association between the diagonal ear lobe crease (ELC) and diabetes mellitus, hypertension, myocardial infarction, coronary artery diseases. METHODS The present study was carried out as a field study with the contributions of 6 Primary Health Care Centers in Golbasi, Education and Research… (More)
BACKGROUND Serotonergic dysfunction is implicated in depression, psychiatric disorders and suicidal behaviors. The first and rate-limiting step in the synthesis of serotonin is catalyzed by tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH) which is encoded by TPH1 and THP2 genes. Genetic association studies have revealed contradictory results about the effect of the TPH1 A218C… (More)
Alcoholism is a complex genetically influenced disorder which refers to alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence. There are controversial results on the role of gene polymorphisms in alcohol dependence in the literature. Differences in population groups and selective inclusion criteria for alcohol dependence may affect results. In this study, we investigated… (More)
Among many methods to facilitate robbery is spiking unsuspected victims' food or beverage with drugs. In this short report, we would like to present a highly unusual and a very creative case of drug-facilitated robbery to highlight the possibility of this type of case in the field of travel safety.
Our study was designed to determine whether the hormone and enzyme levels that we have mentioned in serum specimens can be used in postmortem examinations of the cases of hanging or not. Our research includes the postmortem results of the thyroid tissue pathologic examinations, serum levels of triiodothyronine (fT3), thyroxine (fT4), thyrotropin (TSH),… (More)
Distinguishing between injuries resulted from electrical current versus thermal energy is not only a difficult, but also a controversial issue in forensic medicine practice.In this study, an electrical current and a cautery were applied to dorsal skins of 10 rats and biopsies were taken from the injured sites as well as normal skin. In the histologic… (More)