F. Arda Kara

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Cells in the umbilical cord stroma have gained attention in recent years; however, differentiation to certain lineages in humans has been demonstrated in few studies. Unlike bone marrow MSCs, human umbilical cord stroma cells (HUCSCs) are far from being well characterized. This study attempts to describe proliferation, structural, and differentiation(More)
As their abilities improve, robots will be placed in roles of greater responsibility and specialization. In these contexts, robots may attribute blame to humans in order to identify problems and help humans make sense of complex information. In a between-participants experiment with a single factor (blame target) and three levels (human blame vs. team blame(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the fibrocystic breast disease rates and its association with different clinical, endocrine and metabolic parameters between main polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) phenotypes. One hundred thirty two consecutive women were included in the study. Body mass index, serum follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone (LH),(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether postmenopausal women with vasomotor symptoms have a lower bone mineral density (BMD) and a higher carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) than those without vasomotor symptoms. METHODS Postmenopausal women with (n=87) or without (n=117) vasomotor symptoms who did not receive hormone therapy were included. The CIMT and BMD were(More)
A case of acardiac twinning where the pump twin dies in utero due to massive thrombotic occlusion of umbilical arteries at a site of umbilical cord stricture of the intact twin. In acardiac twinning the morbidity and mortality of the pump twin can be reduced by some invasive or medical approaches. The authors believe that in this interesting case the death(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnant endometrial stroma, an immunologically privileged site in the female reproductive system, is enriched by decidual and natural killer (NK) cells. Since the cellular microenvironment in early pregnancy from the decidual tissues of normal and miscarriage cases has gained importance, with special emphasis on cell-to-cell contacts, we aimed(More)
In this study, HSV-1 IgG, IgM and HSV-2 IgG, IgM antibodies by ELISA in the sera of the mothers who had different kinds of obstetrical problems like abortus, stillbirth, prematurity, postmaturity, intrauterine development retardation and in the newborns' cord sera who had congenital anomalies like anencephaly, cataract and dolichocephaly were investigated.(More)
In this study, Ch.trachomatis antigen was investigated by ELISA, endocervical swab material of 35 infertile and sterile women, and 4 of them were antigen positive. All of these 4 cases were secondary sterile and 3 of them showed Ch.trachomatis IgG seropositivity. Chlamydia IgG seropositivity was seen in 8 of 35 cases. In this study, 68 patients were(More)
To investigate the existence and the distribution of decidual apoptosis in normal pregnancies and miscarriages (spontaneous and recurrent), a comparative immunofluorescent tissue labelling of normal control (n = 12) and miscarried pregnancies (n = 24) was designed. Evaluation of the existence and distribution of decidual apoptosis in normal pregnancies and(More)