Mahmut Akyildiz

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BACKGROUND It is well known that nutritional habits, sleeping patterns and meal frequency have profound effects on maintaining human health. Ramadan is a religious month for Islam, during which Muslims do not eat and drink during the daylight hours. The duration of restricted food and beverage intake is approximately 12 h/day for 1 month, which makes(More)
We examined the relationship between maternal smoking during pregnancy and serum lipid, lipoprotein and apolipoprotein levels in newborns. Serum concentrations of total cholesterol, triglyceride, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, apolipoprotein A-1, apolipoprotein B and lipoprotein (a) were assessed in blood samples(More)
In Turkish adults, the incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) has been found to be high. However, no detailed lipid, or lipoprotein data of children are available from Turkey. The present study was designed to define the borderline lipid and lipoprotein levels of sera in 397 healthy children (aged 5-14 years; 206 boys and 191 girls). Mean levels of(More)
We report the case of a 32-year-old male patient with symptoms of cerebrovascular accident manifesting with dysarthria. A transesophageal echocardiogram showed a floating mass localized in the ascending aorta, and a multislice computed tomography evaluation confirmed the diagnosis. With a comprehensive assessment of the mass, we decided on surgical(More)
A 36-year-old man presented for treatment of headache, paresthesis, and weakness of his right arm and leg. Examination revealed an atherosclerotic plaque in the left common carotid artery, lying to the left internal carotid artery and resulting in 99% stenosis. The plaque was removed successfully by carotid endarterectomy. Pathological examination of the(More)
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