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OBJECTIVE Three molecular forms of prolactin with molecular weights of 23 (monomeric), 50 - 60 and > 100 kDA (macroprolactin) have been defined. Prolactin levels have been shown to be reduced in especially poorly controlled diabetes mellitus and the prevalence of macroprolactinemia in diabetic patients has been higher than the non-diabetic population. (More)
Urotensin II (U-II) was thought to be one of the mediators of primary renal sodium retention due to effects on renal sodium excretion. For this purpose, the relationship between U-II and overhydration was investigated. A total of 107 patients were enrolled in the study. According to body compositor monitor analysis, fluid overload up to 1.1 L, was(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether or not reduction of thyroid volume during weight loss is related to adipocytokines and urinary iodine excretion in obese women. SUBJECTS AND METHODS 98 obese and 31 non-obese women consecutively admitted to the endocrinology and metabolism outpatient clinic of the School of Medicine, Akdeniz University were included in the(More)
A high rate of complications is associated with open reduction and internal fixation of Sanders type 4 fractures of the calcaneum. We assessed the long-term outcome of 83 Sanders type 4 comminuted intra-articular fractures of the calcaneum in 64 patients who underwent non-operative treatment between 1999 and 2005. Each fracture was treated by closed(More)
Chronic renal failure is accompanied by various abnormalities of innate and acquired, cellular and humoral immunity. We aimed to investigate whether positive Candida skin test results, CD4+ and CD8+, before the first dose of vaccination could be a predictor for antibody response to hepatitis B vaccination and the relation of these parameters with hepatitis(More)
The relationship between soluble Klotho (s-Klotho) levels, fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) levels, and albuminuria in patients with diabetic chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains unclear. A total of 109 patients with type 2 diabetes (mean age 61.63±9.77 years), at the outpatient clinic of the Antalya Research and Training Hospital Nephrology Unit between(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of quinapril on HOMA-IR, high sensitive C-reactive protein and leptin. Total 54 hypertensive and 24 control subjects were included in this study. Blood pressure, leptin, high sensitive C-reactive protein, and HOMA-IR were determined at baseline and after 3 months quinapril treatment. After treatment with(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of exposure to gliclazide and ramipril during pregnancy in a patient with diabetes mellitus and hypertension. CASE SUMMARY A 42-year-old female with type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension who had been taking gliclazide 30 mg/day and ramipril 10 mg/day for 2 years was admitted in the 16th week of gestation. The following week,(More)
CD200 is a novel immune-effective molecule, existing in a cell membrane-bound form, as well as in a soluble form in serum, which performs to modulate inflammatory and acquired immune responses. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is characterized by the development of large renal cysts and progressive loss of renal function. As defects in(More)