Hatice Seda Kaya

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In a previous experiment, maternal exposure to a polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) mixture reconstituted according to the congener pattern found in human breast milk resulted in decreased aromatase activity in the brain of newborn male rats, together with feminization of sweet preference behavior in adult male littermates. Both mixtures led to similar(More)
INTRODUCTION The success of university students depends on their ability to utilize time properly and completely. Students are required to learn to manage time so that they are able to apply the same degree of efficiency in the profession they choose after completing their education. METHODS This descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted to(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) is the second leading cause of death from an infectious disease worldwide, after the human immunodeficiency virus. There are almost 2.5 million new smear-positive pulmonary TB cases and 1.9 million new smear-negative pulmonary TB cases in the world in 2012 according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Report 2013.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the quality of sleep and effecting factors in hospitalized patients in a neurosurgery clinic. METHODS This research was conducted as a descriptive study in a neurosurgery clinic of a University Hospital, in Turkey, between November 2005 and June 2006. The study sample consisted of 102 patients who met the inclusion criteria and(More)
AIMS To validate an English version of the Individualised Care Scale for use with a Turkish population and evaluate its validity and reliability. BACKGROUND Studies about the evaluation of nursing care from the patients' perspective are becoming more important. No valid and reliable instruments are available in Turkey for evaluating individualised care(More)
BACKGROUND Chitotriosidase is an accepted marker of macrophage activation. In this study, we investigated serum chitotriosidase levels in pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). METHODS Forth-two patients with PTB and 30 healthy subjects were enrolled in the study. The radiological extent of PTB, radiological sequela after treatment, and the degree of smear(More)
BACKGROUND A T-to-G polymorphism (SNP309) at the promoter region of MDM2 has been recently reported to extend the Sp1 binding site that positively regulates the MDM2 transcription level and consequently, its expression level. MDM2 is the negative regulator of p53 tumor suppressor protein and elevated levels of MDM2 hamper the stress response driven by the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the clinical features and high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings in smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) and to evaluate the correlation between these parameters and the culture results. METHODS We retrospectively studied 78 active smear-negative PTB patients. They were divided into two(More)
Keloids are scars that grow beyond the boundaries of a cutaneous injury, inflammation, surgical incision, or burn. They are the result of an overgrowth of dense fibrous tissue that usually develops after healing of a skin injury, and do not usually regress spontaneously. In addition to symptomatic relief, cosmetic concern is the primary reason patients seek(More)
OBJECTIVE Intravenous catheters have been indispensable tools of modern medicine. Although intravenous applications can be used for a multitude of purposes, these applications may cause complications, some of which have serious effects. Of these complications, the most commonly observed is phlebitis. This study was conducted to determine the effect of(More)