Sema Akinci

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Skeletal-related events (SREs) for nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with bone metastasis lead to serious morbidity. The aim of this study was to determine risk factors for SREs in NSCLC patients with bone metastasis and the factors influencing SRE-free survival and overall survival (OS). From 2000 to 2012, we evaluated retrospectively 835 NSCLC(More)
OBJECTIVE Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common form of anemia. Impaired intake absorption and blood loss are the main factors in the etiology. Impaired absorption can be caused by a decrease in trace elements such as copper and zinc, which are found in the structure of enzymes that coordinate iron metabolism or act as a catalyst for them, and the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to evaluate the iron absorption status by using the oral iron absorption test (OIAT) in older patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in comparison with younger patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a cross-sectional study including 100 patients with iron deficiency anemia. Patients were divided in two groups; group(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The aim of this study was to examine the theory that oxidative stress might have an important mediating effect on the deleterious results of vitamin B12 metabolism deficiency seen throughout the body. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty patients with vitamin B12 deficiency and 40 healthy controls were included in the study. Venous blood samples(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to determine the presence or absence of malignant etiology in the epidemiological, clinical and laboratory results of patients undergoing lymph node biopsies. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study was carried out between January 2013 and April 2014. We enrolled a total of 150 adult patients who had lymph node biopsies. 73 of these were(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic myeloproliferative diseases are clonal stem cell diseases which occur as a result of uncontrollable growth and reproduction of hematopoietic stem cells, which are the myeloid series source in bone marrow. Recent studies have suggested that chronic inflammation can be a triggering factor in the clonal change in chronic myeloproliferative(More)
PURPOSE In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of sex-based non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) varieties on survival rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective study was performed in patients with NSCLC who were diagnosed by histological methods between the years 2000 and 2010. A chi-square test was used to compare variables. Overall survival(More)
BACKGROUND The disclosure of a diagnosis of cancer is complex, particularly in older patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between age and not knowing the diagnosis, and its impact on mood. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 70 patients with various types of solid and hematologic cancer in early stages, which were(More)
OBJECTIVE Many older women are hesitated to initiate discussions about urinary symptoms and their incontinence. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of occult urinary incontinence in outpatient older women and to evaluate its association with other geriatric conditions. PATIENTS AND METHODS 100 female patients 65 years and older were(More)