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OBJECTIVES The relationship between serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and histologic prostatic inflammation is controversial. Previous studies were performed using either the intensity or extent of inflammation for grading, with a relatively lower number of specimens. In our study, the inflammation was categorized more profoundly, using both the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of serum vitamin B(12), folic acid, iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus levels as well as family history and cigarette smoking with recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS). METHODS Thirty-four patients with RAS and 32 control subjects were included in this controlled prospective screening study. Both groups(More)
AIMS To determine the optimal place to apply the local anesthetic agent and to investigate the efficacy of lidocaine-prilocaine cream on the perianal and intrarectal region during prostate biopsy. METHODS The study included 80 patients. Patients were randomized into four groups: group 1 served as the control group and was administered no anesthesia; group(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we aimed to investigate which basal cell marker should be used with α-methylacyl coenzyme A racemase (AMACR) to increase diagnostic accuracy in the diagnosis of prostate carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 98 cases of prostate biopsy, comprising 65 cases with prostate adenocarcinoma and 33 cases without adenocarcinoma,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen positivity and antibodies against Brucella in rural and urban areas of Bolu province of Turkey. METHODS A total of 4,234 [corrected] people were screened from the urban and rural regions (3084 [corrected] versus 1150, respectively). All sera were evaluated(More)
Today atherosclerotic diseases are among the most important causes of death in the world. Epidemiological, clinical, genetic, experimental and pathological studies have clearly shown the role of lipoproteins in atherosclerosis. LDL is the major atherogenic lipoprotein and has been defined as the primary target of lipid lowering treatment by NCEP. Although(More)
Reproductive activity of Mongolian gerbils is regulated by photoperiod nevertheless body weight regulation is controlled without ambient photoperiod. Food intake is a major factor affecting rodent reproductive efficiency. Leptin is a hormone secreted by adipose tissue and modulates food intake, energy expenditure and body fat stores. In this study we(More)
BACKGROUND Beta-glucans are known as macrophage stimulators and antioxidants. This study aimed to investigate the effects of beta-glucans on oxidative damage to the liver during obstructive jaundice. METHODS Sham, control and treatment groups (7 Wistar Albino rats in each) were designed. In the treatment group, beta-glucan was given through gavages for 10(More)
To investigate the effects of physical agents on the levels of stress hormones in patients with osteoarthritis (OA).Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, hot packs, and therapeutic ultrasound were applied to the lumbar region and knees of patients with OA. Blood samples were taken for the measurement of the serum levels of glucose, insulin (INS),(More)
The effects of pinealectomy and leptin hormone on proliferative and apoptotic processes in the epithelia of testicular seminiferous tubules of Syrian hamsters have been investigated. Proliferative and apoptotic processes were assessed semi-quantitatively by proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and caspase-3 immune stainings. Animals used in the study(More)
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