Seda Turgut

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Essential thrombocythemia (ET) is an entity of classic Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), characterized by thrombocytosis with megakaryocytic hyperplasia and thrombocytes are increased with abnormal functions. Discovery of the protein tyrosine kinase JAK2 V617F allele contributed to better understanding of the pathogenetic(More)
PURPOSE Familial neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus (FNDI) is a rare, autosomal dominant, inherited disorder which is characterized by severe polydipsia and polyuria generally presenting in early childhood. In the present study, we aimed to analyze the AVP gene in a Turkish family with FNDI. METHODS Four patients with neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus(More)
OBJECTIVES Genetic alterations explaining the clinical variability of prolactinomas still could not be clarified and dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) polymorphism is a putative candidate for the variable response to dopaminergic treatment. The present study was conducted to investigate the influence of DRD2 TaqI A polymorphism on initial and follow-up(More)
PURPOSE Gastrointestinal tract is one of the most affected systems in hypothyroidism. Despite decreased esophageal emptying, prolonged esophageal and gastric transit time have been indicated in previous reports, the mechanism of thyroid hormones activity and antibodies on the esophagus motility is not yet fully understood. This study was conducted to(More)
OBJECTIVE The genetic structural alterations in the majority of somatotroph adenomas are not clarified and the search for novel candidate genes is still a challenge. We aimed to investigate possible associations between vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms and acromegaly. DESIGN, PATIENTS, AND METHODS 52 acromegaly patients (mean age 45.7 ± 1.9 years)(More)
AIM Prolactinomas are thought to arise from clonal expansion of a single mutated cell which is subjected to growth stimuli of several permissive factors, although the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying tumorigenesis remain unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the role of p16 (540C→G and 580C→T) and mouse double minute 2 (MDM2) (SNP309T→G) gene(More)
INTRODUCTION Although prolonged small intestine and colonic transit time has been demonstrated in acromegaly patients, the influence of acromegaly on oesophagus motility and the pathological mechanisms involved are still not clarified. We aimed to investigate manometric measurements to ascertain whether oesophagus motility is affected in active acromegaly(More)
Giant prolactinoma is a rare subset of macroadenomas. Limited studies demonstrated which therapy could be successfully used in the first-line therapy of giant prolactinoma. We presented a case with a 54 × 40 × 40 mm pituitary adenoma and optic chiasmatic compression with left sphenoid sinus invasion. The tumor caused a loss of visual field of the right(More)
Oxidative status is attributed to endothelial dysfunction and might be one of the key mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction in acromegaly. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of acromegaly on superoxide dismutase (SOD) and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) levels, and the possible influence of human manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD)(More)
One of the most important morbidity causes of aplastic anemia is invasive fungal infections. It could not be possible to take control of infection without neutrophils despite the recent developments in the antifungals. In this presented case, a patient with severe aplastic anemia, granulocyte transfusion were administered as 46 times because of the presence(More)