Mustafa Mahmut Baris

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Circulating levels of osteoprotegerin (OPG) have been shown to be increased in patients with cardiovascular disorders and diabetes. The aim of this study was to determine serum OPG levels in women with previous gestational diabetes (GDM), and to investigate the relationship between OPG and carotid intima media thickness (IMT) and circulating cardiovascular(More)
A 38-year-old woman presented with a 12-month history of subjective weakness and pain in her legs. Thoracolumbar MRI revealed two spinal intradural cystic lesions at T5-6 and T11 levels, respectively. The lesion located at the T5-6 level was heterogeneously hyperintense on T2-weighted images and heterogeneously hypointense on T1-weighted images. This lesion(More)
BACKGROUNDS Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) was previously considered an illness that affects mostly the young, but now it is also increasingly recognized in the elderly. The aim of this study was to compare the features of elderly versus younger patients diagnosed with PAH, and to define the prognostic factors which affect their long-term survival.(More)
We aimed to investigate the effect of rapid antigen detection test (RADT) in the diagnosis of streptococcal pharyngitis, its impact on antibiotic prescription decision of pediatricians and influence on reduction of antibiotic treatment costs in children with pharyngitis. The study group consisted of 223 patients who were diagnosed with pharyngitis by(More)
INTRODUCTION The differentiation of metastatic and primary brain tumors with certainty is important since clinical management and treatment of these two types of tumors are radically different. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of peritumoral edema volume, tumor volume and mass effect of tumor on differential diagnosis of(More)
OBJECTIVE Autonomous cortisol secretion of adrenal incidentalomas (AIs) is associated with poor cardiovascular outcome. Because centripetal obesity is a cardiovascular risk factor, we aimed to investigate whether autonomous cortisol secretion is associated with increased visceral fat accumulation. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. PATIENTS Patients(More)
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