Fulya Tekşen

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In the present study, selenium (Se), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), and magnesium (Mg) levels in serum and pleural fluid from patients with malignant and nonmalignant pleural diseases were measured and compared with serum concentrations in healthy subjects. Serum/pleural fluid ratios were also calculated for each element. The purpose of this study was to evaluate(More)
Meckel-Gruber syndrome (MKS) is an autosomal recessive, usually lethal multisystemic disorder characterized by early developmental anomalies of the central nervous system, cystic kidney dysplasia, hepatobiliary ductal plate malformation, and postaxial polydactyly. Three MKS loci have been mapped and recently, two genes were identified: MKS1 on 17q22 in(More)
In Turkey, the rate of consanguineous marriage is quite high (22–24 %) and as a result, the incidence of autosomal recessive diseases and congenital anomalies is also very high and gives rise to a serious public health problem. In the last three decades, great effort has been made to avoid increases in the prevalence of these hereditary diseases. For this(More)
We report a 23-week-old male fetus affected by Meckel-Gruber syndrome. Posterior encephalocele, post-axial polydactyly, and Dandy-Walker malformation were observed on ultrasonographic (USG) examination at 22 weeks' gestation, and lobar holoprosencephaly was demonstrated on postmortem magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) prior to autopsy. After the termination(More)
Plasma copper (Cu), zinc (Zn) and magnesium (Mg) levels were measured in three groups of women; (1) pregnant women suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum (HG)(n=43); (2) pregnant women with uncomplicated pregnancies (n=11) and (3) non-pregnant women (n=11). Plasma Cu, Zn and Mg levels were measured by atomic absorbtion spectrophotometer. We determined that(More)
Down syndrome is the most common cause of mental retardation, affecting 1 in 700-800 liveborn infants. Although numerous biochemical abnormalities accompanying the syndrome have not yet been completely clarified, the antioxidant defense system enzymes have shown to be altered due to increased gene dosage on chromosome 21 and overproduction of superoxide(More)
Nurses and midwives need to develop specific knowledge and skills in genetics to enable them to offer appropriate healthcare in a range of non-specialist settings. Studies on the topic indicate that while nurses acknowledged the importance of genetics knowledge to their work, both their knowledge and confidence in using such information are poor. Despite(More)
A 34-week-old male fetus (first diagnosed at 28 weeks of gestation) with short rib polydactyly type I Saldino-Noonan syndrome is presented in this study. In the postmortem examination of the fetus, pancreatic dysplasia, multiple cysts and multicystic dysplastic kidneys, omphalomesenteric cyst, ascites, malrotation, micropenis, undescended testes, bilateral(More)