Mehmet Zeki Ak

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Although the use of atypical antipsychotic drugs has been successful in the treatment of schizophrenia, they can cause some complications in the long-term use, including weight gain. Patients using these drugs tend to disrupt treatment primarily due to side effects. The atypical antipsychotic mechanism of action regulates a number of highly disrupted(More)
An ideal solid material will respond to an applied load by deforming ®nitely and recovering that deformation upon removal of the load. Such a response is called ``elastic''. Ideal elastic materials obey Hooke's law, which describes a direct proportionality between the stress ( ) and strain ( ) via a proportionality constant called modulus (G), i.e., ˆ G .(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia as well as many neuropsychiatric disease. Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) reduces the level of NO by inhibiting nitric oxide synthase (NOS) enzyme. In this study it is aimed to be investigated ADMA in patients with first-episode schizophrenia. In this study, according to(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the psychometric properties of the Turkish form of the Defense Style Questionnaire (DSQ). METHOD The study included 190 participants, of which 85 with a depressive disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder diagnosis composed the clinical group, and 105 individuals without any psychiatric diagnosis composed the control group.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of a communication skills training program on emergency medicine residents and patient satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty emergency medicine residents attended a 6-week psychoeducation program that was intended to improve their communication skills. The first three sessions of the psychoeducation program(More)
INTRODUCTION Studies investigating the aripiprazole augmentation treatment of serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI)-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are insufficient. The aim of the present pilot study was to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of flexible doses of aripiprazole as an augmenting agent in SRI-resistant OCD patients. METHODS(More)
Octreotide (Sandostatin 201-995) has aninhibitory effect on gastric, intestinal, and pancreaticsecretions and hepatic and splachnic blood flow. Weexamined the effects of octreotide on bile flow and bile components in 10 patients with T-tubecholedochostomy. A Fogarty balloon catheter was inserteddistal to the T-tube of these patients for measurementof bile(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the use of systemic and local methotrexate in the treatment of cesarean scar pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN In this retrospective cohort study, we collected the data of 44 patients with cesarean scar pregnancy. The patients were grouped according to treatment modality: Group 1, local methotrexate injection (n=17)(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare different treatment methods in the management of placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) disorders. METHODS In a retrospective cohort study, medical records were retrieved for patients who underwent elective surgery at 24 weeks of pregnancy or more after a diagnosis of PAS disorder (creta, increta, or percreta) at a center in Turkey between(More)