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BACKGROUND Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) is a new prognostic marker in coronary artery disease. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between PLR and in-hospital mortality in patients with ST-elevated acute myocardial infarction (AMI). MATERIAL AND METHODS The present study included 636 patients with ST-elevated AMI. The study population was divided(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to study the predictive value of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in patients with non ST-elevated acute coronary syndrome (NST-ACS). METHODS A total of 405 patients (mean age 62 years and 75% male) with NST-ACS were included in the study. The study population was divided into(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to assess right ventricular systolic and diastolic function and its relationship with grade of hepatosteatosis (HS) in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients using conventional and tissue Doppler echocardiography. METHODS NAFLD was diagnosed in 32 individuals (15 males, 17 females; 59% were grade I HS, 41%(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the thyroid gland is extremely rare. Infrequently, primary SCC of the thyroid gland is accompanied by other thyroid diseases such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). Recently, studies have demonstrated that differentiated thyroid cancer with coexisting HT has a better prognosis. However, the prognosis(More)
OBJECTIVE The criterium defining the threshold size of adrenal incidentaloma (AI) is a size greater than 1 cm diameter. However, data concerning AI≤1 cm in diameter is scant. The aim of this study was to evaluate the function of adrenal masses≤1 cm and to compare them with adrenal masses>1 cm. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 130 consecutive(More)
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