Serdal Ugurlu

Learn More
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to present special clinical and laboratory features of 294 cases of mushroom poisoning. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective study, 294 patients admitted to the Pediatric and Adult Emergency, Internal Medicine and ICU Departments of Cumhuriyet University Hospital were investigated. RESULTS Of 294 patients(More)
  • Yohei Kirino, Qing Zhou, +23 authors Elaine F Remmers
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 2013
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are a powerful means of identifying genes with disease-associated common variants, but they are not well-suited to detecting genes with disease-associated rare and low-frequency variants. In the current study of Behçet disease (BD), nonsynonymous variants (NSVs) identified by deep exonic resequencing of 10 genes found(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic inflammatory diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis are associated with accelerated atherosclerosis. We hypothesised that atherosclerosis may also be increased in Takayasu arteritis. METHODS The frequency of atherosclerotic plaques and the intima-media thickness (IMT) were investigated in 30 female(More)
Behçet's syndrome (BS) is a disease of unknown etiology, and as such, there have been efforts to classify BS within the popular nosological identities of the times such as seronegative spondarthritides, autoimmune, and more recently autoinflammatory diseases. Current evidence suggests that BS does not easily fit into any one of these lumps, while on(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate serum leptin, adiponectin and paraoxonase1 levels in adult females receiving pharmacotherapy for various psychiatric disorders. METHODS The study group consisted of 32 obese females (mean age 40.53 +/- 11.00 years, mean body mass index 35.44 +/- 5.33 kg/m(2)) who were receiving treatment for psychiatric(More)
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the frequency of Cushing’s syndrome (CS) in obese patients devoid of specific clinical symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome. METHODS: A total of 150 obese patients (129 female, 21 male; mean age 44.41 ± 13.34 yr; mean BMI 35.76 ± 7.13) were included in the study. As a first screening step, we measured 24-h urinary(More)
Eleven patients with rate responsive pacemakers (7 men, 4 women, mean age 41 years with a range of 23-60) were randomly assigned to a cross-over study in order to assess their overall exercise capacity and quality-of-life (QOL) scores. All of the pacemakers were implanted for complete AV block or sick sinus syndrome. The pacemakers were randomly programmed(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to establish reference values for body composition as measured by Bioelectrical Impedance Analyser (BIA) in adult females without any endocrinological and/or metabolic disorders, according to their body mass index (BMI) grouped as normal, overweight, obese and morbid obese. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study was performed(More)
The case of a 35-year-old female patient who was diagnosed as schizophrenia treated with psychotrophic drugs nearly for 15 years is presented here. After the disease was diagnosed, the patient quit her university education and began to live inactively far from her social environment, usually spending lazy time at home. During this period, due to either the(More)
A 30-year old man diagnosed with Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) 2.5 years ago presented with numbness in his left lower extremity and ataxia. Multiple sclerosis (MS) plaques were founded in his spinal and cranial MRI. The diagnosis of MS was established and steroid treatment was started. FMF and MS coexistence is rare, but should not be missed.