Erdal Durmuş

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BACKGROUND Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are associated with worse outcome in various diseases. Non-dipping blood pressure pattern is associated with higher cardiovascular mortality. The aim of this study was to explore the association between NLR and PLR in patients with dipper versus non-dipper hypertension.(More)
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease. Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are systemic inflammatory markers that are correlated with poor cardiovascular outcomes. AIM To explore the relation of NLR and PLR with severity of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS The study population(More)
OBJECTIVE Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with atherosclerosis and reduced vascular compliance. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between arterial stiffness measures, the histological severity of NAFLD, and epicardial fat thickness (EFT). METHODS A total of 100 patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD and 50 age-(More)
BACKGROUND Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are inflammatory markers used as prognostic factors in various diseases. The aims of this study were to compare the PLR and the NLR of heart failure (HF) patients with those of age-sex matched controls, to evaluate the predictive value of those markers in detecting HF,(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that depression and anxiety were independent risk factors for hypertension. Non-dipper hypertension is associated with higher cardiovascular mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anxiety and depression scores in patients with dipper and non-dipper hypertension. METHODS The study sample consisted of 153(More)
Amaç: Önceki prospektif çalışmalarda depresyonun miyokardiyal enfarktüs ve kardiyovasküler mortalite için bağımsız bir risk faktörü olduğu bildirilmiştir. Anksiyete bozukluklarının da koroner arter hastalığı (KAH) ile ilişkili olduğu bilinmektedir. Psikolojik faktörler de sigara içme, azalmış fiziksel aktivite, kötü diyet ve tedaviye uyumun azalması gibi(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate of the right and left heart mechanics by two-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) patients before and after pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE). A total of 40 consecutive CTEPH patients (mean age 49.3 ± 13.5 years, 27 female) were(More)
Paradoxical embolization through the patent foramen ovale (PFO) is the major cause of most cryptogenic stroke cases. However, the presence of PFO may simply be an incidental finding in these patients, and endothelial dysfunction may be the underlying reason of ischemic stroke. The aim of this study was to compare the endothelial function of cryptogenic(More)
BACKGROUND The primary purpose of this study was to investigate adult-child caregiver burden in heart failure (HF) patients. Secondary purpose of the study was to identify the possible influencing factors for caregiver burden and depressive symptoms in a young adult-child caregiver group. METHODS A total of 138 adult-child caregivers and 138 patients with(More)