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The most common malignancy in women is breast cancer. Drug resistance in the treatment of cancer still remains a major clinical concern. Resistance to tamoxifen is seen in half of the recurrences in breast cancer. The anti-estrogen tamoxifen gains agonistic property by transactivating ERα. PAK1-mediated phosphorylation of serine 305 (S305) of ERα leads to(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify the effects of objective laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) on the acoustic parameters of patients by comparing their voice samples with that of control subjects. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study in two tertiary reference hospitals. METHODS 48 consecutive patients with symptoms related to LPR and 64 control(More)
Chylous ascites is the accumulation of lipid-rich lymph in the peritoneal cavity. The usual cause in adults is lymphatic obstruction or leakage caused by malignancy. Non-malignant causes include postoperative trauma, cirrhosis, tuberculosis, pancreatitis and filariasis. A variety of treatment options have been proposed for the management of chylous ascites;(More)
AIM To evaluate susceptibility of Helicobacter pylori to amoxicillin and clarithromycin in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and non-uremic controls. METHODS The subjects with dyspeptic complaints were 33 ESRD patients and 46 age- and sex-matched non-uremic controls who exhibited H pylori on antral biopsy specimens. The two groups were age and sex(More)
The authors present their experience related to extreme complications in treatment of diaphyseal fractures of the long bones with application of the Fixion expansion intramedullary nail in a total of 48 surgeries. We have encountered six (12.5%) extreme complications in the management of fractures of 3 humeral, 2 tibial, and 1 femoral bones during its(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of types of dialysis treatments on hepatitis C virus infection and the epidemiologic properties of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection at three Baskent University hospitals, in Ankara, Adana, and Izmir, Turkey, in 655, 326, and 118 patients with end-stage renal disease, respectively. One hundred(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare whether the effectiveness of continuous ultrasound (US) was superior against pulsed US and against sham US in knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN A randomized controlled study was carried out on 60 patients diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis according to American College of Rheumatology. The patients were randomized(More)
Few data exist about the incidence of drug induced acute pancreatitis in the general population. Drugs are related to the aetiology of pancreatitis in about 1.4%-2% of cases. Although angiotensin converting enzymes are generally well tolerated, acute pancreatitis has been reported in a few subjects treated with captopril, enalapril, and lisinopril. A 85(More)
Duodenal varices that develop in patients with portal hypertension rarely cause hemorrhage, but varix rupture is a serious and often fatal event. We report the case of a 38-year-old man with hepatic vein occlusion who was referred to our hospital for gastrointestinal hemorrhage of unknown origin. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed varices in the(More)
CONTEXT Drugs are related to the etiology of acute pancreatitis in approximately 1.4-2.0% of cases. Although antibiotics constitute a small number of the drugs suspected, tetracycline is the most encountered antibiotic among those drugs. CASE REPORT A 33-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency room complaining of nausea and abdominal pain after the(More)