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AIM The study aimed to investigate the effects of frailty on clinical outcomes of patients in an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS In this prospective study, 122 patients (59 frail, 37 pre-frail and 26 robust) were included. A frailty index (FI) derived from comprehensive geriatric assessment parameters was used for the evaluation. The FI score of ≤0.25(More)
AIM Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), the most common liver disease in pregnancy, is characterized by elevated serum total bile acid and/or transaminase concentration, and pruritus. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a key regulator of the immune response, hematopoiesis and inflammation. We examined both IL-6 and the frequently used inflammatory marker(More)
PURPOSE To compare the subfoveal, parafoveal, and peripapillary choroidal thickness in amblyopic eyes with those of fellow and control eyes. METHODS This institutional study involved 114 eyes from 38 patients with unilateral amblyopia and 19 healthy children, aged 6 to 17 years. The cause of amblyopia was identified as hyperopic anisometropia in 17 cases(More)
Retroperitoneal hemorrhage following ruptured renal angiomyolipoma is usually managed surgically or by embolization. But when the same episode occurs in pregnancy, surgery which predisposes to preterm delivery and its subsequent sequelae, the unknown influences of radiation exposure on the fetus makes the management of such cases very challenging. A(More)
BACKGROUND Malnutrition is a pitfall in older adults despite its high prevalence and serious consequences. There are various screening tests however, none of them have been validated for our country. In this study, we aimed to test the hypothesis that MNA (long form of MNA) and MNA-SF (short form of MNA) are applicable to screen malnutrition in Turkish(More)
OBJECTIVES Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is the most common pregnancy specific liver disease and related with adverse maternal and perinatal outcome. Red blood cell distribution width, an anisocytosis marker in a complete blood count, has been used as an inflammation marker in various diseases. However the association of red blood cell distribution(More)
Obstructive uropathy with bilateral hydronephrosis may be seen in uterine procidentia cases. Early recognition and treatment can prevent irreversible renal damage. Although this association has been known for a long time, it is clinically under evaluated most of the time. Here, we present a neglected case of total uterine procidentia in a 64-year-old woman(More)