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Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have low serum vitamin B12 and folate levels and high levels of homocysteine. We aimed to evaluate serum vitamin B12, folate, homocysteine, mean corpuscular volume (MCV), hemoglobin (Hb), and hematocrit (Hct) levels in patients with MS. We examined the relationship between these parameters and age, sex, disease(More)
OBJECTIVE To reduce the incidence of transfusion-related acute lung injury (ALI), the American Association of Blood Banks recently recommended rapid implementation of strategies to minimize transfusion of high plasma volume components, fresh frozen plasma and apheresis platelets, from potentially alloimmunized donors, especially females. The objective of(More)
This was a single-centre, prospective study to assess the frequency of neurological complications and their impact on prolonged hospitalization in 137 liver transplant patients presenting between September 1997 and June 2010. Neurological complications were seen in 22 (16%) patients during their postoperative stay in the intensive care unit. Complications(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate significance of the serotonin transporter gene (STG) polymorphism in migraine, and to address the polymorphic patterns of STG, both in the migraineurs and healthy people in this country. STUDY DESIGN A PCR study of STG in 52 migraineurs and 80 healthy controls. METHODS Using the PCR technique, STG polymorphism was studied in the(More)
OBJECTIVE The optimal treatment modality for traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis is still a controversial issue. Many conservative, posterior and anterior fixation techniques have been used to treat these injuries. The C2 pars (isthmus) was used as a novel screw anchor point in upper cervical spine injuries. The direct C2 pars screws are also used to(More)
OBJECTIVE To find out the significance of the 5-HT2A receptor gene polymorphism in migraine. STUDY DESIGN A PCR study in which 61 migraineurs and 44 healthy controls were included. METHODS The T102C polymorphism of the 5-HT2A receptor gene was studied. The results of the migraineurs and controls were compared. The relationship between the gene(More)
The objective was to assess the significance of the catechol-o-methyltransferase (COMT) enzyme polymorphism in migraine. For this reason, 62 migraineurs and 64 healthy volunteers were included in the study. The analysis of COMT polymorphism was performed using PCR. The H/H genotype was more frequent in the control group than in the patients group (P=0.032).(More)
OBJECT The authors reviewed the results of "skip" corpectomy in 29 patients with multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and ossified posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). METHODS The skip corpectomy technique, which is characterized by C-4 and C-6 corpectomy, C-5 osteophytectomy, and C-5 vertebral body preservation, was used for decompression(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the visual evoked potential (VEP) changes in migraines with and without aura. STUDY DESIGN A clinical study in which the VEP results of 45 migraineurs (study group) and 22 healthy volunteers (control group) were compared. Of 45 migraineurs, 29 had migraine with aura (MA) and 16 had migraine without aura (MOA), and they were examined(More)