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Despite large investments by higher education institutions in technology for faculty and student use, instructional technology is not being integrated into instruction in higher education institutions including medical education institutions. While the diffusion of instructional technologies has reached a saturation point among early adopters of technology,(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)
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)
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)
'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)
Despite large investment by higher education institutions in technology for faculty and student use, instructional technology is not being integrated into instructions in the higher education institutions, including medical education institutions. While diffusion of instructional technologies has been reached a saturation point with early adopters of(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)
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)
Results: The analysis indicated that following five nodes had different levels of cancer possibility: (1) PSA > 5.98 ng/mL; (2) PSA ≤ 5.98 ng/mL and Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) is suspicious or positive; (3) PSA ≤5 .98 ng/mL and DRE is negative and free PSA > 0.81; (4) PSA ≤ 5.98 ng/mL and DRE is negative and free PSA ≤ 0.81 and age ≤ 57 years; (5) PSA(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)