Faik Çetin

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BACKGROUND This study was performed to evaluate neck circumference (NC) and metabolic syndrome (MS) parameters in severe and non-severe (mild-moderate) obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) patients according to apnea-hypopnea index (AHI). MATERIAL AND METHODS We enrolled 44 patients diagnosed with OSAS based on overnight polysomnography. The diagnosis(More)
BACKGROUND Sjögren syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune-lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by mononuclear cell infiltration of exocrine glands. Clinically, Sjögren syndrome (SS) has a wide spectrum, varying from autoimmune exocrinopathy to systemic involvement. There have been few cases reporting that primary SS developed with distal renal tubular(More)
BACKGROUND The intima-media thickness (IMT) of the carotid artery is highly correlated with cardiovascular events in Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The aim of the present study was to undertake a cardiovascular risk assessment in a group of patients (n = 102) who had been followed-up for 10 years. METHODS Framingham risk score (FRS), IMT, and various(More)
The introduction of the stapler apparatus has provided safe and effective gastrointestinal anastomotic surgical operations for most surgeons. However, the major disadvantage of stapler surgery is an increased risk of anastomotic stricture formation. Treatment of this kind of stricture is performed mainly by using endoscopic balloon dilators. However, this(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was performed to evaluate the effects of metabolic parameters and thyroid dysfunction on the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS The current study evaluated a total of 115 patients, 75 female and 40 male. Physical examination and anthropometric measurements were applied to all participants. Hypothyroidism(More)
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