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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and risk factors of obesity and to obtain the age and gender-specific body mass index (BMI) percentiles in a cohort of children aged 6-17 years, living in the province of Antalya, Turkey. METHODS The study included 15 schools throughout the city center of Antalya, Turkey during the period November 2002-March 2003. A(More)
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PURPOSE Evaluation of serum prolactin levels in Behçet's disease patients in Turkey. METHODS Serum prolactin levels were measured by radioimmunoassay (RIA) in 17 patients with ocular findings, and 20 patients without ocular findings of Behçet's disease, and in 17 healthy volunteers. RESULTS The average prolactin levels were measured as 9.53 ng/mL in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the results of endoscopic transnasal dacryocystorhinostomy (ETDCR) combined with bicanalicular silicone tube intubation (BSTI) performed in 49 patients with nasolacrimal canal obstructions secondary to chronic dacryocystitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS ETDCR combined with BSTI was applied as a primary procedure in 47 cases, and as a(More)
Agent Based Simulations (ABS) is a relatively recent computer paradigm. As opposed to "top down" conventional computer simulations, the ABS approach is a "bottom-up" modelling technique where a medium to high number of independent agents is modelled. These agents' interactions sometimes cause unexpected "emergent" system behaviour. ABS is particularly(More)
Recently, numerous systems for geo-tracking Alzheimer's patients with dementia are developed and reported to be functional for the purposes of security and data collection. However, it was also reported that use of such systems had generated ethical issues. Studies stated possible loss of freedom and autonomy for patients, along with violations of their(More)
'Personal Nutrition Management Tool' (PENUMAT) is an interactive web-based application which aims to help individuals seeking nutrition information on the Internet. However, little is known about the usability of such applications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usability of PENUMAT using multi-method approach. For an in-depth usability(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In this study, we investigated the presence of Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric histological changes in unoperated patients with and without duodenogastric reflux. METHODS Twenty-two women and 15 men, mean age of 51.17 years, who had duodenogastric reflux during endoscopy were included. Thirty-seven age-and gender-matched patients(More)
BACKGROUND The Neonatal Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (NTISS) is a therapy-based severity-of-illness index, The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether: (i) NTISS can predict the severity of illness with the same accuracy both in very low-birthweight (VLBW) and extremely low-birthweight (ELBW) infants, using all parameters; and (ii) the(More)