Mustafa Sait Gonen

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BACKGROUND Increased levels of selectins, adhesion molecules, hs-CRP and homocysteine are considered important as indicators of atherosclerosis. There is a significant amount of evidence that high LDL-C levels are a risk factor for coronary artery disease, whereas the relevance of isolated triglycerides is controversial. The present study aims to compare(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of antithyroid antibodies and the presence of autoimmune thyroiditis among patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome. DESIGN A case-control study. METHODS 53 consecutive patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome, 30 with rheumatoid arthritis, 12 with secondary Sjögren's syndrome associated with rheumatoid arthritis, 17(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS ATP-sensitive potassium (K(ATP)) channels of pancreatic β-cells play a key role in glucose-stimulated insulin secretion mechanism. The Kir6.2 protein, forming the K(ATP) channel pore inwardly, and the SUR1 protein that surrounds it forming the outside part of the channel were encoded by ABCC8 and KCNJ11 genes, respectively. Recent(More)
Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is not only a gynecological problem but also has serious effects on women’s health such as changes in hormone levels that can trigger fluctuations in blood sugar level and inflammation status. The present study was designed to determine vitamin D, copper, zinc, metabolic parameters [insulin, homeostasis model of(More)
Adiponectin, an adipose tissue specific protein encoded by the Adiponectin gene, modulates insulin sensitivity and plays an important role in regulating energy homeostasis. Many studies have shown that single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the Adiponectin gene are associated with low plasma Adiponectin levels, insulin resistance and an increased risk of(More)
Premature menopause in young women is associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease. The present study was designed to determine vitamin D (vit D) and the coagulation parameters such as activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), PT, D-dimer, white blood cell (WBC), and mean platelet volume (MPV) levels, in primary ovarian insufficiency(More)
The main aim of this study is to evaluate the role of blink reflex for early diagnosis of cranial neuropathy in diabetic patients with or without polyneuropathy. Ninety-five diabetic patients were included in the present study for the evaluation of blink reflex. The diabetic patients were divided into two groups according to having diabetic neuropathy or(More)
To determine the ocular changes related to hypothyrodism in newly diagnosed patients without orbitopathy. Thirty-three patients diagnosed to have primary overt hypothyroidism were enrolled in the study. All subjects were assigned to underwent central corneal thickness (CCT), anterior chamber volume, depth and angle measurements with the Scheimpflug camera(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to evaluate left ventricle (LV) systolic and diastolic function, using tissue Doppler echocardiography (TDE) and color M-mode flow propagation velocity, in relation to blood glucose status in normotensive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who had no clinical evidence of heart disease. METHODS(More)
A 41-year-old man with a history of hyperthyroidism had been treated with methimazole and propranolol for the past 2 months. He developed multiorgan dysfunction with acute liver failure, severe lactic acidosis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, heart failure and acute pulmonary edema with rapid deterioration of renal function. The patient had no(More)