Imran Kurt

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In this study, performances of classification techniques were compared in order to predict the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD). A retrospective analysis was performed in 1245 subjects (865 presence of CAD and 380 absence of CAD). We compared performances of logistic regression (LR), classification and regression tree (CART), multi-layer perceptron(More)
Hypertension is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. In this study, performance of classification techniques is compared in order to predict the risk of essential hypertension disease. A retrospective analysis was performed in 694 subjects (452 patients and 242 controls). We compared performances of three decision trees, four statistical algorithms,(More)
7 8 Abstract 9 In this study, we compared classical principal components analysis (PCA), generalized principal components analysis (GPCA), linear 10 principal components analysis using neural networks (PCA-NN), and non-linear principal components analysis using neural networks 11 (NLPCA-NN). Data were extracted from the patient satisfaction query with(More)
Long-term exposure to organophosphate pesticides (OPs) without acute poisoning can lead to various OPs. Environmental exposure to organophosphate pesticides may be associated with depression and suicide attempts in a population living in a rural agricultural area. Patients (n = 149) suffering from major depressive disorder (with and without attempted(More)
[Purpose] Physiotherapeutic heating agents are classified into two groups: superficial-heating agents and deep-heating agents. Therapeutic ultrasound is a deep-heating agent used to treat various musculosketal disorders. Numerous studies have attempted to determine the impact of ultrasound on healthy nerve conduction parameters. However, the instantaneous(More)
BACKGROUND Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is a lysosomal hemoprotein found in the azurophilic granules in neutrophils. Myeloperoxidase plays an important role in oxygen-dependent killing of bacteria, fungi, virus and malignant cells. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is listed among conditions that may lead to secondary MPO deficiency in neutrophils but inconsistent results(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim in this study was to compare the ultrasound estimation of the jugular vein diameter (IJVmax, IJVmin) and area (IJVarea), the height of the right internal jugular vein (CVPusg), the vena cava diameter (IVCmax, IVCmin), and the vena cava index (IVCindex) with direct estimation of central venous pressure (CVPinv). METHODS Ultrasonography(More)
BACKGROUND Pruritus affects the quality of life (QoL) in the patients. However, little is known of the impacts of itching on the QoL in the literature. OBJECTIVE In this study, a questionnaire eliciting specific responses about pruritus was used to determine the effect of itching and its severity on QoL in chronic pruritic patients. METHODS One hundred(More)