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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)
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)
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)
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)
The aims of this study were to examine the plasma nitrate/nitrite (NOx; two end products of nitric oxide metabolism) and endothelin-1 (ET-1) concentrations in patients with liver cirrhosis, and to investigate whether there is a relationship between these two vasoactive parameters and the course of disease. Twenty-eight patients with liver cirrhosis (11(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)
BACKGROUND Procalcitonin (PCT) represents a new marker of systemic inflammatory reactions to bacterial infections. The main aim in this study was to determine the diagnostic value of PCT in predicting the clinical severity of febril neutropenic attacks, compare it with that of C-reactive protein (CRP), and clarify its importance in culture-positive attacks.(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)