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BACKGROUND This study was performed to evaluate neck circumference (NC) and metabolic syndrome (MS) parameters in severe and non-severe (mild-moderate) obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) patients according to apnea-hypopnea index (AHI). MATERIAL AND METHODS We enrolled 44 patients diagnosed with OSAS based on overnight polysomnography. The diagnosis(More)
INTRODUCTION Adrenal incidentalomas (AIs) have been associated with an increased incidence of several cardiovascular risk factors. The aim of this study was to investigate plasma adiponectin, leptin, resistin, homocysteine, high sensitive C-reactive protein levels, and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) in patients with non-functioning AI (NFAI). (More)
BACKGROUND Sjögren syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune-lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by mononuclear cell infiltration of exocrine glands. Clinically, Sjögren syndrome (SS) has a wide spectrum, varying from autoimmune exocrinopathy to systemic involvement. There have been few cases reporting that primary SS developed with distal renal tubular(More)
CONTEXT The recently discovered peptide irisin has been hypothesized to be a regulator of body metabolism. However, studies ended up with controversial results. In the present study, we aimed to investigate irisin levels in sedentary women at different stages of prediabetes. DESIGN, SETTING, AND SUBJECTS We performed a cross-sectional analysis of(More)
PURPOSE Analysis of the RET proto-oncogen is very important for diagnosis and prognosis of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). Genotype-phenotype correlation is also well known. Here we report features of the largest known family in Turkey with the V804M-mutated RET proto-oncogene. METHODS Thirty members from three generations were evaluated. A RET(More)
AIM Cabergoline is related to an elevated risk of fibrotic adverse reactions including cardiac valvular and pleuropulmonary fibrosis. We investigated pulmonary and cardiac valve fibrosis and immunological markers before and after 3 and 12 months of treatment with cabergoline in women with prolactinoma. MATERIAL-METHODS The study included thirty-two women(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypogonadism has major effects on the urogenital system, in addition to other systems, the cardiovascular system in particular. There have been few studies conducted on markers of atherosclerosis, such as flow mediated dilatation (% FMD), carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and adipocytokine levels in idiopatic hypogonadotropic hypogonadal (IHH)(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine whether atherosclerotic risk markers exist at the moment and after withdrawal of cabergoline (CAB) therapy in patients who had taken a suitable dose of CAB therapy for a suitable period of time before cessation of CAB. METHODS This study was designed as prospective cross-sectional. Out of a total of 115(More)
Normocalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism (NC-PHPT) is a variant of hyperparathyroidism, characterized by normal serum calcium levels, high parathyroid hormone (PTH) and normal 25-OH vitamin D status. The present study aimed to compare complications related to hyperparathyroidism in patients with NC-PHPT and hypercalcemic PHPT (HC-PHPT). We retrospectively(More)