Mehmet Tugrul Yilmaz

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Research on female sex hormones has demonstrated that estrogen aggravates epileptogenesis. Theoretically, this means that the frequency of epileptic attacks should be decreased in epileptic women during menopause. However, although epilepsy attacks are reported to decrease in some women during menopause, they may not change in others. Increases in attack(More)
Of all human oral carcinomas, 41 % are localized to the tongue. Despite considerable improvements in both diagnosis and treatment, tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) has remained one of the most lethal types of cancer. Here, we aimed at identifying a salivary microRNA (miRNA) expression signature specific for TSCC patients. To identify putative(More)
Plummer-Vinson syndrome is known as the association of postcricoid dysphagia, upper esophageal web, and iron deficiency anemia. Although correction of iron deficiency may result in resolution of dysphagia and sometimes disappearance of the webs, dilation therapy is usually necessary to remove webs and relieve dysphagia. We report two cases of Plummer-Vinson(More)
The cancer stem-like cells (CSLCs) are tumorigenic cells promoting initiation, progression, and spread of the tumor. Accumulating evidences suggested the presence of CSLCs in distinct tumors including laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). MicroRNAs have been proposed as significant regulators of carcinogenesis, and several of them have been demonstrated(More)
OBJECTIVE Pathophysiology of tinnitus known to accompany nearly all disorders in hearing system has not been fully understood, and therefore, there are some difficulties in evaluation and treatment thereof. The objective of the current study is to research the effectiveness of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) application in treatment of tinnitus. (More)
OBJECTIVES In this study, effect of methylprednisolone on bone mineral density (BMD) was investigated in rats with overiectomy induced bone lose and suppressed endogenous adrenalin levels, and compared to alendronate. MATERIALS AND METHODS Severity of bone loss in the examined material (femur bones) was evaluated by BMD measurement. RESULTS The group(More)
Hematological malignancies (HM) are a group of neoplasms derived from the cells of the bone marrow and lymphatic system. Genetic factors leading to susceptibility to HM have been investigated for years but little is known yet. Low molecular weight polypeptide (LMP) 2 and LMP7 genes are important subunits of the immunoproteasome and play significant role in(More)
Emerging evidences proposed that microRNAs are associated with regulation of distinct physio-pathological processes including development of normal stem cells and carcinogenesis. In this study we aimed to investigate microRNA profile of cancer stem-like cells (CSLCs) isolated form freshly resected larynx cancer (LCa) tissue samples. CD133 positive (CD133+)(More)
Styloid process (SP) is a cylindrical anatomical structure located at the anterior side of stylomastoid foramen. Normally, it is 20 to 25  mm in length and can vary with age and sex. An elongated SP is an unusual source of craniofacial and cervical pain. In this study, the clinical role of morphometric data of SP was discussed. In this study, 64-slice(More)