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OBJECTIVE To determine paraoxonase (PON1) levels and whether paraoxonase activity is associated with an increased propensity for the development of cardiovascular disease in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). STUDY DESIGN Thirty-one subjects with PCOS and 33 healthy controls were evaluated in this controlled clinical study. Lipid subfractions,(More)
AIM To investigate the relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection and severe hyperemesis gravidarum (H. Gravidarum) by using Helicobacter pylori Stool Antigen (HpSA) and other serologic test results. METHODS Twenty-seven pregnant women with H. Gravidarum and 97 asymptomatic pregnant women of matching gestational age without gastric problems were(More)
OBJECTIVES Prediabetes includes individuals with impaired glucose metabolism, and it has been associated with various complications of diabetes mellitus (DM), including peripheral neuropathy. We aimed to investigate the associations between pro-inflammatory (TNF-α) and anti-inflammatory (IL-10) cytokines and neuropathy of very distal sensory nerves in(More)
This study is to evaluate the effect of dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (ω-3 PUFA) and/or calcium supplementation on colon tissue of the carcinogenic N-methyl-N-nitrosurea (NMU)-injected rats and to investigate this effect by the assessment of the oxidative stress. The rats were divided into four groups: those fed with a standard diet, with a(More)
PURPOSE Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrinopathy characterized by chronic anovulation and hyperandrogenism where hyperinsulinemia can be seen. Hormonal changes can affect meibomian gland function. In this study, we evaluated tear function in PCOS. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-seven women having PCOS and 22 normal individuals aged between(More)
Mustard, a vesicant warfare agent, has cytotoxic, mutagenic, and cytostatic effects via alkylation of DNA and inhibition of DNA replication. Since symptoms appear following a latent period, it can cause some subacute and chronic effects to occur and delay in the treatment. Therefore, the main approach should be the use of protective preparation to reduce(More)
Uterine adenofibroma is a rare benign neoplasm that is classified into the mixed epithelial and mesenchymal tumor group. It typically affects the endometrium; involvement of the cervix is an unusual condition. We present a 55-year-old woman with the complaint of perimenopausal genital bleeding. Her gynecologic examination revealed a firm, pedunculated 2 × 2(More)
Toxic chemicals have been used as weapons of war and also as means of terrorist attacks on civilian populations. Research focusing on chemical warfare agents (CWAs) may be associated with an increased risk of exposure to and contamination by these agents. This article summarizes some of the regulations concerning designation and safety in a CWA analysis and(More)
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