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Platelet abnormalities in diabetes mellitus (DM) and atrial fibrillation (AF) may underline the etiology of a prothrombotic state in these conditions. Increased mean platelet volume (MPV) is a marker of abnormal platelet function and activation. We aimed to investigate the possible association of chronic AF with MPV in patients who have type 2 DM. Patients(More)
The current study aimed to evaluate the influence of regular annual influenza vaccinations on cardiovascular (CV) death and heart failure-related hospitalizations (HFrH) in stable outpatients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. The Turkish research team-HF (TREAT-HF) is a network undertaking multicenter, observational cohort studies in HF.(More)
D-dimer is a fibrin degradation product, and is implicated in pathologies of cardiovascular system. Thrombosis within the vascular system in relation with inflammation and stasis might be associated with poor prognosis in patients with systolic heart failure (HF). In this study we aimed to investigate for relationship between d-dimer levels and(More)
The central nervous system (CNS) toxicity of fluoroquinolones is well known but usually occurs benign. In the literature, there are a few number of severe CNS toxicity cases related to fluoroquinolones. Levofloxacin is a third-generation fluorinated quinolone antibiotic, is the active levo stereoisomer of ofloxacin, and has one of the most favorable adverse(More)
BACKGROUND The perioperative use of antithrombotic therapy is associated with increased bleeding risk after cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation. Topical application of tranexamic acid (TXA) is effective in reducing bleeding complications after various surgical operations. However, there is no information regarding local TXA application(More)
In Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW), presence of accessory pathways causes various tachyarrhythmias that lead to different symptoms and clinical conditions in patients. Atrial fibrillation is observed in about 20-30% of this group of patients. Life threatening malignant ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac deaths are observed in patients having(More)
Length of stay is the primary driver of heart-failure hospitalization costs. Because cancer antigen 125 has been associated with poor morbidity and mortality rates in heart failure, we investigated the relationship between admission cancer antigen 125 levels and lengths of stay in heart-failure patients. A total of 267 consecutive patients (184 men, 83(More)
AIM We aimed to assess whether there is a significant relation between periodontal health status and inflammation in uremic patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and also to reveal the efficiency of periodontal treatment in patients with various degrees of periodontal problems. PATIENTS AND METHODS Overall, 68 patients(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the pulmonary artery computed tomography obstruction index ratio (PACTOIR) in patients who have been diagnosed with acute pulmonary embolism (APE) with multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) and to research the predetermination efficiency of right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) compared with echocardiography(More)
Amikacin is a frequently used antibiotic in the treatment of peritoneal dialysis (PD)-related peritonitis. Ototoxicity is a well-known complication of amikacin for which increased oxidative stress and free oxygen radicals are thought to be responsible. In this study, the effect of N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) on cochlear function and oxidant situation in the(More)