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AIM Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) may induce morphological, molecular and cellular processes, which are involved in wound healing. The aim of this split-mouth controlled clinical trial was to assess the effects of LLLT on healing of gingiva after gingivectomy and gingivoplasty. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty patients with inflammatory gingival hyperplasias(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of regular submaximal exercise on quality of life, exercise capacity and pulmonary function in asthmatic children. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-two children with mild-moderate asthma (mean age 10.4 (SD 2.1) years) were randomly allocated into exercise and control groups. The exercise group underwent a moderately(More)
BACKGROUND Mania in youth is increasingly recognized and accompanied by substantial psychiatric and psychosocial morbidity. There are no data on prepubertals in the general population and we aimed to search for mania symptoms and its clinical correlations in a community sample of prepubertal Turkish children. METHODS Among all children (n = 56,335) aged(More)
The aim of this study is to detect the biologic and/or prognostic significance of survivin (S) and effector protease receptor 1: EPR-1 (E) expression in acute leukemias (34 ALL and 40 AML) by using RT-PCR. S and E expressions were found in 83.8 and 20.3% of the cases, respectively. S was detected in 90%, 76.5% and E was detected in 17.5%, 23.5% of the cases(More)
Arteriosclerosis is characterized by stiffening of arteries. The incremental elastic modulus (Einc) measurement is a good marker of arterial wall stiffness. Metabolic, inflammatory and hemodynamic alterations cause structural changes and vascular complications in end stage renal disease. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the factors that may(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the blood pressure (BP) profile, microalbuminuria, renal functions, and relations with remaining normal kidney size in children with unilateral functioning solitary kidney (UFSK). Sixty-six children with UFSK were equally divided into three groups: unilateral renal agenesis (URA), unilateral atrophic kidney (UAK), and(More)
UNLABELLED The aim is to evaluate the antioxidant enzyme levels in tumoral tissues and accompanying normal tissues in gastrointestinal cancer; and compare the colorectal cancer (CRC) with gastric cancer (GC). METHOD Antioxidant enzymes including glutathione reductase (GR), glutathione peroxidase (GPX), superoxide dismutase (SOD), malondialdehyde (MDA) and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to examine a plausible correlation between venous and arterial blood gas values in acidotic patients with chronic uremia or diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). METHODS A total of 152 arterial and 152 venous blood samples from uremic patients (n = 100), DKA patients (n = 21) and healthy controls (n = 31) were analyzed for(More)
Programmed death-1 (PD-1) and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) are new targets in cancer immunotherapy. PD-1 protein is an immune checkpoint expressed in many tumors. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is present in malignant Hodgkin/Reed-Sternberg (HRS) cells in approximately 40-50 % of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical and(More)
OBJECTIVE The main aim of the present study is to investigate the short-term cognitive effects of computer games in children with different psychiatric disorders and normal controls. METHOD One hundred one children are recruited for the study (aged between 9 and 12 years). All participants played a motor-racing game on the computer for 1 hour. The TBAG(More)