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The effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), which is a widely used treatment for psychiatric disorders, have not yet been established. Therefore, we aimed to explore whether the patients' serum ghrelin and leptin levels are associated with the action of ECT treatment. In the case of the mood disorders, which occurred in 16 patients with major depressive(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the oral health status and treatment needs in a group of hospitalized chronic psychiatric patients. METHOD The dental status was assessed using the DMFT index. Demographic and medical data were retrieved from the institutional clinical files. RESULTS 491 patients were examined in the study. 258 (52.5%) of the patients were males. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to determine the dominant affective temperament changes in stroke survivors and whether temperament affects the disability. METHODS A total of 63 stroke patients were included in this study. Temperament Evaluation of Memphis, Pisa, Paris and San Diego Autoquestionnaire was used to determine the dominant affective(More)
P-glycoprotein (P-gp), an efflux transporter protein, is an ABC transporter encoded by the multidrug resistance 1 gene (MDR1, ABCB1). The common synonymous C3435T polymorphism in exon 26 is reported to associate with lower P-gp functional expression and drug uptake. Many extended pharmacogenomics, functional, and complex disease association studies focused(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) signs in a group of institutionalized patients with schizophrenia. Three hundred thirty-nine patients with schizophrenia were examined and compared with 107 age-matched and gender-matched control subjects. TMD signs were evaluated according to the Research Diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the periodontal health and treatment needs of chronically hospitalized psychiatric patients in Istanbul, Turkey. METHOD The subjects' periodontal health was recorded by the CPI (Community Periodontal Index) method. RESULTS Of the 330 patients examined, 179 (52.5%) were males and 151 (47.5%) females. The(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) signs and tooth wear levels in a group of hospitalised patients with mental retardation (MR). A total of 118 patients with MR and 104 mentally healthy individuals (control) were included in this study. The groups consisted of equal numbers of male and female(More)
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