Mertihan Kurdoğlu

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To investigate the correlation between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-VD) concentrations and metabolic parameters in obese and non-obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). One hundred women with PCOS were divided into two groups, obese and non-obese, according to their body mass index (BMI). Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), Ferriman–Gallwey score,(More)
Intestinal obstruction due to sigmoid volvulus during pregnancy is rare. The presenting signs/symptoms seen in these patients are the same as with non-pregnant patients. Fetal and maternal mortality rates are higher during pregnancy due to delays in diagnosis. We aimed to present four patients diagnosed with sigmoid volvulus during pregnancy and puerperium(More)
Catalase (antioxidant enzyme) activity in erythrocytes and serum levels of trace elements (copper, iron, zinc), heavy metals (cadmium, cobalt) and vitamins A (retinol), D (cholecalciferol) and E (alpha-tocopherol) were measured in 145 subjects comprising 47 pre-eclamptic pregnant women (PE), 48 healthy pregnant women (HP) and 50 healthy non-pregnant(More)
The relationship between clinico-biochemical characteristics and self reported psychological parameters in 42 women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and 42 age-matched healthy controls was examined. The General Health Questionnaire was used (GHQ-12) to ascertain emotional distress and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) to determine depressive(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of domestic violence against infertile women in a Turkish setting. METHODS A total of 122 women with primary infertility attending an obstetrics and gynecology outpatient clinic were interviewed using the Abuse Assessment Screen questionnaire to investigate their experiences of domestic violence. RESULTS In total,(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the serum levels of essential trace elements copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn), magnesium (Mg) and heavy metals cadmium (Cd), cobalt (Co) and lead (Pb) in the patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS A total of 65 (35 patients with PCOS and 30 healthy controls) women were included in the study. Serum(More)
To review our experience with preterm premature rupture of membranes at a tertiary-care hospital in Turkey to determine whether the amount of residual amniotic fluid after rupture has prognostic value for adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. We reviewed the medical records of 191 pregnant women with gestational ages between 24 and 34 weeks at the time of(More)
To review our experience with brucellosis in pregnancy and to characterize the risk factors, clinical presentations, the rates of possible perinatal complications, and the effect of hospitalization on pregnancy outcomes. We reviewed the medical records of 21 pregnant women at a tertiary care hospital and 12 at a maternity hospital, who presented with acute,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To review the main sonographic and magnetic resonance imaging manifestations of Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich syndrome, characterized by uterus didelphys, obstructed hemivagina, and ipsilateral renal agenesis, and to discuss the value of techniques for its diagnosis and treatment. PARTICIPANTS Thirteen patients with Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate serum myeloperoxidase (MPO) and adenosine deaminase activities and to investigate whether there was a correlation between these and sex hormones, and lipids in polycystic ovary syndrome. DESIGN AND METHODS Forty-five women with polycystic ovary syndrome and 40 healthy controls were included in this study. Leukocyte counts, serum MPO(More)