Mustafa Akaydin

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OBJECTIVE To assess psychological changes in medical students in Antalya, Turkey during their undergraduate education. The first-year follow-up outcomes are presented in this article. DESIGN All first-year undergraduate students were given a detailed, self-report questionnaire and another in the second year. They were asked to complete the General Health(More)
Noncompliance with regard to diet, medications and routine physician visits is frequently observed among some patient groups. This results in late graft dysfunction and behavior loss. In the present study, we defined compliance as attendance at 80% or more outpatient visits. The study included 63 cadaveric and 158 living-related renal transplant recipients(More)
We compared the incidence of urological and anastomotic complications for the ureteroureterostomy and Lich-Gregoir techniques in kidney transplant recipients. Between May 2003 and February 2004, 75 kidney transplant recipients from living donors were divided into two similar groups to receive ureteroureterostomy (n = 41, 28 male, 13 female) and Lich-Gregoir(More)
A transient increase in serum progesterone concentrations (to 1 ng/ml for 1-2 days) is observed in the majority of ewes before the first estrous cycle of the breeding season. To determine whether such a brief antecedent rise in progesterone ensures initiation of a full-length cycle by the next LH surge, synthetic GnRH was administered for 3 days to 24(More)
OBJECTIVES Tacrolimus (FK506) is a potent immunosuppressive drug used for prevention of rejection following transplantation. Several methods including immunoassays have been used for monitoring tacrolimus levels. The purpose of the present study was to compare the effects of various hematological parameters on whole blood tacrolimus concentrations which(More)
The organ shortage is a social, psychological, ethical, moral, and probably legal and political problem of the 21st century. It must be solved as soon as possible to save lives; transplant coordinators are important cornerstones in this effort. The first transplant coordinator training course was organized in May, 2002, including 27 participants from(More)
Management of renal transplant patients requires periodic measurement of renal function, which is usually assessed by measuring the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). The most commonly used marker for GFR is serum creatinine, although muscle wasting and tubular secretion may lead to overestimation of the actual GFR. Serum concentrations of the(More)
In this study we genotyped Turkish breast/ovarian cancer patients for BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations: protein truncation test (PTT) for exon 11 BRCA1 of and, multiplex PCR and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) for BRCA2, complemented by DNA sequencing. In addition, a modified restriction assay was used for analysis of the predominant Jewish mutations:(More)