Filiz Yildirim

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of oxidant/antioxidant status and protein oxidation in the development of age-related macular degeneration. METHOD The activities of serum superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase and the levels of serum malondialdehyde, advanced oxidation protein products, glutathione and vitamin C were measured in 25 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate serious complications of tuberculous meningitis (TBM), resulting from difficulties in diagnosis and treatment of the disease. METHODS Clinical and laboratory findings of 121 patients with TBM followed-up between the years 1998 and 2005 were evaluated retrospectively in Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. The(More)
AIM To examine the mechanism of the development of pseudoexfoliation (PSX) syndrome via both cytokine formation and endothelial vasorelaxing and growth factors that will provide us new therapeutic insights for the treatment. METHODS This is a cross sectional study included two groups; Group 1: control patients with nuclear cataract (n=20, aged 51-80(More)
We evaluated the cases of 7,266 individuals who applied to our hospital's Center for Rabies Vaccination between January and December 2003. Among 1,831 female and 5,435 male cases, 37% were given 3 doses of vaccination, 14% were given 5 doses, and in 24% of cases a 2-1-1 vaccination schedule was applied. Antirabies serum of horse origin was given in 179(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione (GSH), and advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) levels and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities in diabetic senile cataract. Ten patients with diabetic senile cataract and ten patients with nondiabetic senile cataract (control group) were(More)
INTRODUCTION Clinical and forensic autopsies are the best methods for determining cause of death. The aim of this study was to determine demographic and etiologic characteristics in geriatric forensic cases analyzed in Erzurum, Turkey. MATERIALS AND METHODS Autopsy reports and prosecution documents of decedents aged 65 and older autopsied in the Morgue(More)
Neurobrucellosis (NB) is a rare clinical presentation of brucellosis. This form is hard to diagnose because of a lack of definite diagnostic criteria, and its treatment is also hard. The clinical spectrum may cover a span between non-specific neurological symptoms to a severe meningoencephalitis. We report 3 patients with NB, whose main complaint was(More)
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