Mehmet Gundogan

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Leptin, the product of the adipose specific ob gene, regulates food intake and energy expenditure. However, little is known about the effects of thyroid status on plasma leptin levels in women. We determined fasting plasma leptin levels before and 1 month after restoration of euthyroidism in 20 female patients with hypothyroidism, 20 female patients with(More)
Efficacy of octreotide treatment for Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO) and the effects of this treatment on the serum levels of the circulating intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1) were evaluated. Ten patients with GO were treated with octreotide three daily SC injections of 100 micrograms, for 3 months. Octreotide treatment was initiated after restoration(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the cognitive function of patients with hypothyroidism, based on long-latency auditory event-related potentials (ERPs). METHODS We investigated alterations of P300 latency in patients with hypothyroidism before treatment and after restoration of euthyroidism. ERPs were elicited in 14 untreated patients with hypothyroidism (mean age,(More)
It is known that lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a) is an independent risk factor for developing atherosclerosis, whereas the LpA-I particle of high density lipoprotein (HDL) is an antiatherogenic factor. The effects of androgen replacement therapy on lipid and lipoproteins have previously been reported in male hypogonadism. However, no study reported the effect of(More)
Nonneoplastic Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS) is rare. A 27-year-old man as initially having the diagnosis of Addison's disease was admitted to the hospital because of fatigue, dry-mouthness and proximal limb weakness for 1 year. A diagnosis of LEMS was made from electrophysiological studies. Clinical and laboratory studies revealed no malignancy.(More)
Several studies based on psychometric tests have demonstrated an impairment of cognitive functions in hyperthyroid patients. Long-latency auditory event related potentials (ERPs) allow the measurement of a kind of cerebral reaction time that is unavailable to psychometric tests. However, ERPs alterations in hyperthyroidism have been investigated only in(More)
Although the availability of thyroid cyst fluid is easy by fineneedle aspiration, less is known about the biochemical composition of thyroid cyst fluid. The authors have, therefore, determined the biochemical composition of 18 benign thyroid cyst fluid specimens. They found that the activities of aspartate aminotransferase (AST), lactate dehydrogenase(More)
It has previously been shown that increased nocturnal melatonin (MT) secretion exists in male patients with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. However, little is known about the effects of gonadotropin and testosterone (T) treatment on early morning plasma MT levels in male hypogonadism. Also, the impact of gonadal steroids on plasma MT levels is an open(More)
Functional alterations in the central nervous system and peripheral nerves are well documented in overt hypothyroidism, but not in subclinical hypothyroidism. Twenty-seven patients with subclinical hypothyroidism were compared with a control group of 20 age- and sex-matched subjects to determine whether subclinical hypothyroidism can lead to alterations in(More)
Alterations of lipid profile are a well-known phenomenon in thyroid dysfunction. However, little is known about the influence of thyroid hormone on Lp A-I and LpA-I:A-II particles. We have, therefore, studied LpA-I and LpAI:A-II concentrations in a group of 20 patients with hyperthyroidism and in a group of 15 patients with hypothyroidism before and one(More)