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BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal therapy of smoking and non-smoking patients with moderate to advanced chronic periodontitis. METHODS All 36 systemically healthy patients who were included in the study initially received non-surgical periodontal therapy.(More)
CONTEXT Although some endocrine surgeons administer Lugol solution to decrease thyroid gland vascularity, there is still not an agreement on its effectiveness. OBJECTIVE The aims of this clinical trial are to evaluate thyroid blood flow and microvessel density in patients with Graves' disease who received Lugol solution treatment preoperatively. DESIGN(More)
Bisphosphonates (BSPs) are used for the treatment of multiple myeloma, metastatic breast and lung cancer, Paget's disease, osteoporosis, hypercalcemia due to malignancy, and many other skeletal diseases. BSPs reduce osteoclastic functions, which result in bone resorption. Bisphosphonates-related osteonecrosis of jaws (BRONJ) is a newly developed term that(More)
BACKGROUND The primary goal of ultrasonography (US) in the evaluation of a thyroid nodule is to determine its malignancy, although the diagnosis of a malignant nodule on the basis of US alone is nearly impossible. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the predictive value of sonographic features in the preoperative diagnosis of malignant thyroid(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of sociocultural status on periodontal conditions in pregnant women have been reported by a number of researchers and there have been speculations about the effects of hormonal changes, patients' systemic health, and socio-cultural characteristics on periodontal health during pregnancy. METHODS This study evaluates the periodontal(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The relationship between renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and coagulation/fibrinolysis system has been described in several studies. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of 4 different coagulation/fibrinolysis factors on the prediction of histopathologic and survival prognosis in patients with RCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the incidence and risk factors of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy and hypoparathyroidism following thyroidectomy. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. SETTING Tertiary clinic. PARTICIPANTS From September 1990 to September 2005, 3250 consecutive patients who had a thyroidectomy for treatment of various thyroid diseases. (More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Hemodialysis (HD) patients are at increased risk of reactivation of latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI). LTBI screening of this population is recommended. The QuantiFERON-TB Gold assay (QFT-G) may be more accurate than the tuberculin skin test (TST) in the detection of LTBI. We prospectively compared the results of QFT-G to(More)
The need for greater collaboration between nurses and physicians in clinical practice is essential to improve patient care and worker satisfaction. This study used t-tests and logistic regression to test four research hypotheses concerning attitudes toward physician-nurse collaboration in Istanbul, Turkey. The study found that nurses express more positive(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this in vivo study was to histopathologically evaluate the inflammatory reaction incited by Vicryl in rats and compare this material with various suture materials that are widely used in the clinic. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Four different suture materials, catgut, silk, polypropylene, and Vicryl were used in soft tissues of 32(More)