Mehmet N. Orman

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Some previous studies reported an independent association between uric acid and coronary artery disease, while little is known on the association among uric acid and carotid artery disease (CAD). To address this issue, we investigated the association between CAD and higher uric acid level because of the well-known importance of the(More)
Introduction. Sarcoidosis is a chronic granulomatous disease, which can involve different organs and systems. Coexistence of sarcoidosis and spondyloarthritis has been reported in numerous case reports. Purpose. To determine the prevalence of sacroiliitis and spondyloarthritis in patients previously diagnosed with sarcoidosis and to investigate any possible(More)
Introduction. Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) is an autoimmune epithelitis. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is an important and severe complication, which is encountered in many collagen tissue disorders. Early diagnostic strategies are required to define it at the asymptomatic stage. Doppler echocardiography is an important, noninvasive screening(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine alterations in microhardness of crown dentin and enamel, after 2 and 12-month storage in de-ionized water, 0.2% glutaraldehyde, Hanks' Balanced Salt Solution (HBSS), 0.1% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) or 0.1% thymol. MATERIALS AND METHODS Freshly extracted, nonsterile 60 intact human premolars were(More)
PURPOSE Shunt obstruction is the most common shunt complication. In 2003, Kehler et al. used peel-away sheath while implanting the ventricular catheter in 20 patients. They found less revision rate in the peel-away sheath group. We aimed to test the efficacy of this technique in cadavers. METHODS We used 100 fresh brains obtained from medicolegal(More)
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