Hamit Acemoglu

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PURPOSE Hippocampal sclerosis (HS) is the most common pathology in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). There are a few reports concerning prognosis in patients with MTLE-HS treated medically. The study was carried out to determine the clinical risk factors affecting prognosis. METHODS We enrolled 287 patients with MTLE-HS treated medically. Gender, age(More)
BACKGROUND Commercial sources of information are known to have greater influence than scientific sources on general practitioners' (GPs) prescribing behavior in under developed and developing countries. The study aimed to determine the self-reported impact of pharmaceutical promotion on the decision-making process of prescription of GPs in Eastern Turkey.(More)
PURPOSE Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between lesion volume, serum level of biochemical markers, and clinical situation in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. METHODS MRI was obtained on 33 ischemic and 28 hemorrhagic strokes. The Cavalieri method was used to measure the volume. To evaluate neurological situation of the patients, we used the(More)
Personality and behavioral changes in epilepsy are well documented. However, neither the quantitative characteristics nor the etiology of these changes is clear yet. Cloninger has developed a psychobiological personality model that provides a way to evaluate personality in a dimensional way. This study examined the relationship between epilepsy and(More)
AIM This was a follow-up study to determine postpartum depression (PPD) and its causes in a population previously evaluated in the first trimester of pregnancy. METHODS The study sample consisted of pregnant women who were evaluated in the first trimester and 360 women who were re-evaluated in the postpartum period. Detailed sociodemographic data were(More)
BACKGROUND Denim sandblasting may cause silicosis as a result of free crystalline silica inhalation. Its pathogenesis remains unclear, but autoimmunity may play a role in the development of silicosis. The present study aimed to investigate the relationships between human leukocyte antigen (HLA) and the severity and latency period of silicosis. METHODS 48(More)
OBJECTIVE Gallbladder stones are common in the Western world, and 70% to 80% of gallstones are cholesterol stones. This study investigates the effects of serum cholesterol, LDL, and HDL levels on gallstone cholesterol concentration. METHODOLOGY The gallstones of 75 patients with cholelithiasis were examined using spectrophotometry. RESULTS High serum(More)
BACKGROUND Hypothyroidism and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are both common health problems and can be seen together. Each of these 2 diseases can cause pulmonary hypertension (PH). We aimed to determine whether hypothyroidism with OSA has a significant effect on the frequency and severity of PH. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 236 patients were included(More)
We designed and evaluated an objective structured biostatistics examination (OSBE) on a trial basis to determine whether it was feasible for formative or summative assessment. At Ataturk University, we have a seminar system for curriculum for every cohort of all five years undergraduate education. Each seminar consists of an integrated system for different(More)
In this study, the global extent of measles outbreaks were evaluated. We searched the reports of measles outbreaks that occurred between 1993 and 2002 in English published literature and data about measles morbidity and mortality rates of Turkey during 1970-2001. Thirty-five reports described outbreaks in a total of 19 middle or low income countries. In(More)