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We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic values of soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) concentration, transferrin-ferritin index (soluble transferrin receptor concentration/log ferritin), ferritin levels and other related parameters in geriatric patients with anemia of chronic disease (ACD) and iron deficiency (IDA). Forty-four elderly subjects (median age 73(More)
The prevalence of sarcopenia differs between different populations, ages, gender and between settings such as the community and nursing homes. Studies on the association of sarcopenia with functional status revealed conflicting results whereas its association with nutritional status is well documented. We aimed at investigating the prevalence of sarcopenia(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Age related decline in food intake is associated with various physiological, psychological and social factors. Our aim was to assess the nutritional status of our elderly patients and its association with other geriatric syndromes. METHODS In this cross-sectional population based study, Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) test was used to(More)
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) which are longer than 200 base pairs in length, play an important role in cellular machinery. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and multiple myeloma (MM) are neoplasms of B-cells. In our study we aimed to investigate circulating lncRNA levels of CLL and MM patients. For this purpose we selected 5 candidate lncRNAs (TUG1,(More)
Whole-body scintigraphy with Technetium-99m 2-methoxy-isobutyl-isonitrile (99mTc-MIBI) has been proposed as a useful method for demonstrating the areas of active bone marrow infiltration in multiple myeloma (MM). In this study, we compared the 99mTc-MIBI scan with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), skeletal X-ray survey, and biochemical markers of disease(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Sarcopenia is defined as a reduction in skeletal muscle mass, strength, and endurance observed with advancing age. Although Vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphism is reported to be associated with muscle mass and strength, evidence for this is limited and conflicting. In this study, we examined the association between the polymorphisms of(More)
BMI is commonly used indicator of malnutrition and 18.5-24.9 kg/m(2) is generally regarded optimal. However, there is an ongoing debate on ideal range for elderly. BMI cut-off values vary also between ethnic groups. We aimed to investigate relationships between BMI, functional status and malnutrition in elderly living in a nursing home in Turkey. BMIs of(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystemic disease which potentially involves various organs including the skin, joints, kidneys, liver, hematopoetic system, and serous membranes. It is rarely seen in elderly males. The most common cardiovascular involvement type is pericarditis. Anti-Ro antibodies may be associated with neonatal lupus which(More)
Two patients with Takayasu arteritis are reported who presented with fever of unknown origin. Takayasu arteritis was diagnosed at the prepulseless period after stenotic lesions of the aorta, and its branches were seen with imaging methods. In the first month of steroid treatment, hypertension developed in both patients that was related to fibrosis in(More)
Impaired endothelium-dependent vasomotion is a diffuse disease process resulting in abnormal regulation of blood vessel tone and loss of several atheroprotective effects of the normal endothelium. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of aging and hypertension on endothelial function. Sixty-six geriatric subjects with ages over 60 (48(More)