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OBJECTIVES Measurement of tumor response to chemotherapy in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is problematic because of non-spherical tumor growth patterns and difficulty in choosing target lesion. In this study, we aimed to determine the effectiveness of tumor volume measurement for evaluating chemotherapy response. METHODS Fifty-seven MPM patients(More)
AIMS Lower urinary tract dysfunction is often occurs in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), that is primarily induced by neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) and negatively effect the quality of the patient's life. The aim of this study is to evaluate the acute effects of posterior tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) on the urodynamic findings in the PD(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of PTNS after 12 weeks, on the urodynamic findings in the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients with neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO). METHODS A total of 19 MS patients with NDO were enrolled in the study. Urodynamic studies before and after 12 weeks PTNS were performed. PTNS was applied(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Significant corpus callosum (CC) atrophy has been demonstrated in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The aim of this study is to evaluate the size and the area of the CC with the Osiris method. The correlation between the CC measurements and Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE) scores in AD patients was also investigated. (More)
The aim of the study was to develop a formula to estimate the stature and sex of an individual using foot and shoe dimensions. To this aim the stature, right and left shoe sizes, and maximum and minimum feet length and width measurements of a target group of 569 individuals were taken. The group was composed of 294 males and 275 females. The highest(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate hemispheric asymmetry in patients with schizophrenia using a cheap, simple stereologic method on the basis of standard CT scans of the brain. METHODS To demonstrate hemispheric asymmetry, standard CT scans of 30 schizophrenic patients (14 males, 16 females) were compared with 39 (13 male, 26 female) control subjects at Eskisehir(More)
PURPOSE The surgical anatomy of the dorsal branch of the ulnar nerve and artery on the dorsal aspect of the hand is important in design of neurocutaneous flaps for reconstructive surgery and serves as a donor site for nerve grafts. In this study, the course, location, and diameter of the dorsal branches of the ulnar nerve and artery were studied from(More)
We examined the preventive effect of human recombinant erythropoietin (HrEPO) on nitric oxide (NO)-mediated toxicity to neurons and cysteine protease release into cytoplasm, which is attributed to neuronal death in brain ischemia. Focal cerebral ischemia was induced by permanent occlusion of middle cerebral artery in two sets of rat. The first set was used(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to investigate the effects of levetiracetam on oxidative stress which is one of the new antiepileptic drugs in epileptic patients. METHODS The study consisted of 21 patients with cryptogenic partial epilepsy. We determined the urinary 15F-2t-isoprostane levels of the 30 patients which is a marker of oxidative stress. Morning urine samples(More)
Testicular torsion results with the damage of the testis and it is a surgical emergency. Pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) is a low-molecular-weight antioxidant and potent inhibitor of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) activation. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of PDTC to testicular torsion-detorsion (T/D) injury. Forty adult male(More)