Gökhan Erkol

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The aim of this study is to measure serum levels of neurotropic factor (NF) in patients with dementia. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), nerve growth factor (NGF), and neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) were determined in Alzheimer’s dementia patients without medication (AD; n: 22), Alzheimer’s dementia patients receiving cholinesterase inhibitor (CEI) treatment(More)
PURPOSE Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS) is one of the medically intractable epilepsies that may be remediable with surgery. Although the pathogenesis of HS still remains obscure, genetics may play a role as a predisposing factor, with the genetically controlled immune system as one of its aspects. Our aim in this study was(More)
AIMS The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether there was an inflammation-mediated link between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) status. METHODS An age-matched control group and patient groups designated as AD without treatment (AD); AD under cholinesterase inhibitors (AD-CEI); DM without treatment (DM); DM under oral(More)
Our objective was to investigate the association of risk factors, especially diabetes mellitus, with high-grade carotid artery stenosis. The study group was chosen from the patients who were sent to our Doppler ultrasonography laboratory for detecting the vascular anatomy. Doppler sonography was performed in 1,058 patients. High-grade carotid artery(More)
As some apparently idiopatic epilepsies may occasionally pose diagnostic difficulties in regard to their precise status of etiology, evoked potentials, particularly visual evoked potential (VEP), may contribute to the diagnosis of childhood epilepsy with occipital paroxysms (CEOP) as a subsidiary method of evaluation. This study includes 19 children (10(More)
To investigate the association between somatosensory blink reflex (SBR) and peripheral facial palsy (PFP) severity and trigeminal blink reflex (BR) changes in cases with PFP and subsequent postparalytic facial syndrome development (PFS). One hundred and twenty subjects with peripheral facial palsy and post-facial syndrome and 44 age and gender matched(More)
The aim of the current study was to compare oxidative DNA damage, DNA susceptibility to oxidation, and ratio of GSH/GSSG in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) treated with acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (AChEI) and combined AChEI+memantine. The study included 67 patients with AD and 42 volunteers as control. DNA damage parameters (strand breaks,(More)
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