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The aim of this study was to elucidate the chronic effects of tobacco smoking on the P300, a neurophysiological index of cognitive function. Prospective study participants were recruited from a family medicine polyclinic. We selected 32 right-handed smokers who had smoked more than 15 cigarettes per day, by inhalation, for more than 2 years. The control(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequencies of disomy, nullisomy, total aneuploidy, and diploidy in the sperms of infertile men. DESIGN A controlled prospective study. SETTING Assisted reproductive technology (ART)/IVF Unit and Department of Medical Biology and Genetics, Meram Medical Faculty, Konya, Turkey. PATIENT(S) Infertile men with(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we aimed to assess the total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS) and paraoxonase activity (PON1) in smokers and nonsmokers. DESIGN AND METHODS This cross-sectional analytical study was conducted on 100 smokers and 100 nonsmokers. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate cognitive function by using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) among the elderly people in Konya, Turkey, and to examine the acceptance, and screening efficacy of the MMSE in the family medicine practice setting. METHODS A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out between 15th December 2004 and 15th February 2005,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the frequency, severity, and risk factors for restless legs syndrome (RLS) in healthcare personnel. METHODS This cross-sectional study was performed at the Outpatient Family Medicine Clinic of Meram Medical Faculty in Konya, Turkey and included 354 healthcare personnel who were working at the Meram Medical Faculty Hospital between(More)
Endemic goiter and iodine deficiency are among the worldwide major public health problems of today. We aimed to research the goiter prevalence and the urinary iodine level of school children. In this descriptive study, 1,847 school children in Konya aged between 10 and 18 years were included. Urinary iodine level was measured. The mean value of iodine(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiology of smoking among physicians and to describe their socio-demographic characteristics. SUBJECTS AND METHODS All professors, associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers and research assistants working for the Faculty of Medicine of Meram, University of Selçuk, were included in the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was performed to determine the breast cancer risk levels and its relation with the frequency of breast self-examination practices in women who were 20 years old and over. MATERIALS AND METHODS This descriptive study was conducted on 867 women, who were 20 years old and over presenting to a family medicine outpatient clinic for any(More)
This retrospective study assessed the effects of pre- and post-training programme for healthcare professionals about breastfeeding. The study included 3,114 mothers who had children aged 1-72 month(s). Their knowledge and behaviours relating to breastfeeding were evaluated. The mothers were randomly divided into two groups: the 'before' group included 2,000(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide. OBJECTIVE To compare body compositions in obese and nonobese individuals. METHODS This cross-sectional study constituted of 428 individuals. Body compositions were determined using the Tanita. RESULTS Of all the participants, 300 (70.1%) were female. The prevalence of(More)