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BACKGROUND Psychosocial stressors either acute or more sustained frequently precede the onset and exacerbation of the symptoms of the functional dyspepsia (FD). Depressive mood and quality of life have been already reported for interference in functional dyspepsia suffering patients. METHODS The examination were performed on 60 FD patients (30 females and(More)
The aim of this study was to assess spinal mobility status and Quality of life (QoL) of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and determine the relationship between spinal mobility and measures of clinical condition including QoL. A total of 74 patients with AS were included in this study. Disease specific instruments Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate serum leptin concentration and its relation to metabolic syndrome (MSy) in non-diabetic patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). MATERIALS AND METHODS This study included 34 DM1 patients, and the same number of healthy subjects matched for age, sex and body mass index (BMI). RESULTS DM1 patients had increased BMI and insulin(More)
Ghrelin is 28-amino acid peptide, which is produced mainly in the stomach. Since plasma ghrelin are strictly dependent on food intake, this hormone has significant effects on appetite and energy balance. The aim of this investigation was to examine the effects of centrally applied ghrelin on feeding dynamism by measuring the approaches to food container and(More)
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate cardiac autonomic nervous system (ANS) in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). The function of ANS was studied in 20 patients with DM1 and 15 healthy controls. All subjects were investigated by a battery of six cardiovascular autonomic tests and power spectral analysis of heart rate variability(More)
The change in socio-economic status, drastic decrease in living standards, war, and the introduction of sanctions to our country were complicated in addition by a large number of internally displaced people from Kosovo, which culminated with the 1999 NATO bombing. The aim of this investigation was to estimate the influence of internal displacement on the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to identify factors influencing surgical treatment outcome following upper extremity arterial injuries. METHODS This 15-year study (January 1992 to December 2006) included 167 patients with 189 civilian, iatrogenic or military upper extremity arterial injuries requiring surgical intervention. Patient data were(More)
INTRODUCTION This is an open uncontrolled study about effects of physical treatment on disease activity parameters of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to establish if there was any improvement of disease activity parameters after four weeks of physical and spa treatment. METHOD We compared(More)
AIM To compare patient's attitudes, demographic, clinical characteristics, psychopathology, insight and type of antipsychotic therapy in compliant and non-compliant outpatients with schizophrenia; to explore correlations between patient's attitudes and related variables. METHODS A sample of 44 outpatients of both genders (> 60 years), with a diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with large-size (>10 cm) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Child B cirrhosis are usually excluded from curative treatment, i.e., hepatic resection, because of marginal liver function and poor outcome. This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of the radiofrequency (RF)-assisted sequential "coagulate-cut liver resection(More)