Muhittin A. Serdar

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PROJECT Noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus is supposed to be associated with fluctuations in the plasma levels of several trace elements. There is accumulating evidence that the metabolism of several trace elements is altered in patients with noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus and that these nutrients might have specific roles in the pathogenesis(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of alpha-tocopherol on distraction osteogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Right tibias of 30 New Zealand white rabbits were distracted at a rate of 0.5 mm/day for 20 days with a circular external fixator. Experimental group rabbits (n = 15) were administered i.m. 20 mg/kg/day alpha-tocopherol for(More)
Hair analysis is a promising tool for routine clinical screening and diagnosis of heavy metal exposure and essential trace element status in the human body. Systemic intoxications have been identified by anomalously high values of toxins in hair samples. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the relationship between smoking habit of the family members(More)
AIM Both of the diagnosis and treatment evaluation are time-consuming conditions in patients with pulmonary and pleural tuberculosis. The aim of this study was to establish the validity of tumor markers CA 125, CA 15-3, and CA 19-9 in the diagnosis of pulmonary and pleural TB and to verify the success of the treatment protocol. PATIENTS AND METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND In order to apply the right treatment for hemostatic disorders in pediatric patients, laboratory data should be interpreted with age-appropriate reference ranges. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determining age-dependent reference range values for prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), fibrinogen tests,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the impact of photobiomodulation (PBM) on the healing of the donor palatal area following free gingival graft (FGG) harvesting by examining changes in transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB, and interleukin (IL)-8 levels in palatal wound fluid (PWF). MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty patients(More)
T he results of the TIMES2 study indicate that a transdermal testoster-one regiment improves glucose control, insulin resistance, lipid parameters , and sexual health in hypogonadal men with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome (1). The idea of improving metabolic profile with a bonus of increased libido must be charming for all the physicians working in(More)
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