Semra Ayturk

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OBJECTIVE Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of metabolic abnormalities with insulin resistance (IR) as a major component. It has been recently questioned whether MetS and its related components are associated with functional and morphological alterations of the thyroid gland. The aim of our study is to examine thyroid volume and nodule prevalence in a(More)
OBJECTIVE Insulin resistance (IR) is a key factor involved in the pathogenesis of impaired glucose metabolism. IR is associated with increased thyroid volume and nodule prevalence in patients with metabolic syndrome. Data on the association of thyroid morphology and abnormal glucose metabolism are limited. This prospective study was carried out to evaluate(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a difference exists in terms of obtaining adequate cytologic samples from ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (US-FNAC) between experienced and inexperienced physicians in a tertiary referral center. METHODS In a prospective design, all patients with thyroid nodules of at least 10 mm in diameter were referred(More)
BACKGROUND Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is secreted from the ventricular myocardium in response to volume expansion and pressure overload. Serum BNP levels are also affected by thyroid function status, which was mostly related to a direct stimulatory effect of thyroid hormones on the secretion of BNP. Although the diagnostic value of BNP in heart failure(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinical profile of asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) has shifted from a symptomatic disorder toward a more subtle, asymptomatic state. The lack of knowledge about the natural course of asymptomatic PHPT contributes to the controversy regarding the optimal management of these patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate the(More)
Distant metastases as initial manifestation of follicular thyroid carcinoma is rare. We report a case of an unusual initial presentation of follicular thyroid carcinoma on follow-up. A 52- year-old woman presented with a 12-month history of progressively enlarging mass in the anterior chest wall. The mass was fixed to the chest wall, measuring 12 x 10 cm in(More)
Propylthiouracil (PTU) is a common drug used in patients with hyperthyroidism. It may cause perinuclearantineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (p-ANCA) in few patients with Graves' disease. This antibody has been associated with different forms of vasculitis. We report a patient who presented with cutaneous manifestations of leukocytoclasticvasculitis with(More)
A 39-yr-old man presented to our hospital with unexplained erythrocytosis and hypertension. His follow-up for erythrocytosis had begun 2 yr earlier in another hospital and he had been diagnosed with polycythemia rubra vera. On admission to our hospital he was hypertensive (165/95 mmHg) and, except for the presence of moon-like face and facial plethora, his(More)
Prophylactic lymph node dissection is still controversial due to the potentially surgery-related morbidity in management of papillary thyroid carcinomas. So, some histopathological predictors for lymph node metastasis in thyroidectomy specimens may reveal importance. The objective of this study was to define histomorphological indicators of lymph node(More)
Subclinical Cushing's syndrome (SCS) is a condition of slight but chronic cortisol excess in patients with adrenal incidentaloma (AI) without typical signs and symptoms of Cushing's syndrome. Adiponectin has potent roles in modulating energy balance and metabolic homeostasis and acts in opposition to glucocorticoids. This study aimed to evaluate adiponectin(More)