Mehmet A Erdogan

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BACKGROUND Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR gamma) has recently been shown to be associated with type 2 diabetes. We aim to investigate Turkish type 2 diabetic patients with/without diabetic nephropathy and healthy group and examined the contribution of the G/C exon 2 and T/C exon 6 of the PPAR gamma gene polymorphism to the(More)
We investigated the demographic and clinical features of patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis who had been diagnosed and treated in Ege University, the main referral center in the Aegean region of Turkey. Medical records of patients who had been followed in the endocrinology clinic of Ege University were retrospectively evaluated. Patients who had been(More)
OBJECTIVE Interleukin (IL)-10 is a major anti-inflammatory cytokine that plays a crucial role in the regulation of the immune system. IL-10 has met the criteria for an anti-inflammatory and an immunosuppressive cytokine, its activity may be important for clinical outcome of diabetic nephropathy (DN). We aimed at evaluating the relation between the genotypic(More)
We aimed to evaluate the relationship between 174 promoter region of the interleukin-6 (IL-6) C/G gene polymorphism and high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), fibrinogen and carotis intima-media thickness (CIMT), body mass index, homeostatic model assessment (HOMA) insulin resistance index, serum lipid parameters, in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)(More)
Higher Levels of Hcy are associated with several clinical conditions, among them non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, endometrial dysplasia and hypertension with insulin resistance, and polycystic ovary syndrome. The purpose of this study was to investigate the serum homocystein levels and other metabolic parameters in relationship with the MTHFR C677T(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to assess circulating thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) levels and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in PCOS patients and control subjects. In this study we aimed to evaluate the relation between the levels of TAFI and homocysteine, high sensitive CRP (hsCRP), fibrinogen and CIMT in PCOS patients carrying a potential(More)
OBJECTIVE Polycystic ovary syndrome is a syndrome of ovarian dysfunction. Oxidative stress, inflammation and endothelial cell activation are thought to play concomitant roles in the pathogenesis of the above diseases particularly in the development of atherosclerotic lesions. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We studied 58 polycystic ovary syndrome patients and(More)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most encountered endocrine malfunctions. PCOS patients have enhanced activation of the blood coagulation system. Eighty-six young women with PCOS and 70 healthy control women were included in our study. PCOS patients and controls were matched for age, body mass index, and allele frequency. Genetic analysis of(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to determine whether spectral Doppler ultrasound (US) parameters, including resistive index (RI) and maximal systolic velocity (MSV), or vascular pattern can be used to distinguish malignant from benign thyroid nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS We prospectively examined 169 thyroid nodules in 134 patients undergoing(More)
OBJECTIVE Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) genetic variation which is a major constituent of plasma lipoproteins causes diabetic nephropathy progress. Chronic kidney disease is associated with increased E2 allele and the decreased E4 allele risk. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between ApoE gene polymorphism in the development of diabetic(More)