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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare 3D fast imaging with steady state acquisition (3D FIESTA) to fast spin echo T2-weighted (FSE T2W) MRI sequences in the imaging of cisternal parts of cranial nerves V-XII. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated the temporal MRI sequences of 50 patients (F:M ratio, 27:23; mean age, 44.5 +/- 15.9(More)
OBJECTIVE Catestatin has several cardiovascular actions, in addition to diminished sympatho-adrenal flow. Decreased plasma catestatin levels may reflect a predisposition for the development of hypertension and metabolic disorders. We planned to investigate the possible roles of catestatin in untreated hypertensive patients. As a secondary objective, we(More)
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is characterized with chronic, progressive inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The association of UC with cardiovascular disease is still a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to investigate whether carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV) as surrogates of atherosclerosis(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare para- and perirenal fat (PFT) and subcutaneous abdominal fat (SFT) measurements between patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and control subjects and to assess the possible relation with metabolic disorders. METHODS This study included 68 patients with PCOS and 40 age- and body mass index(More)
A cervical hematoma secondary to the spontaneous rupture of an aneurysm is an uncommon but catastrophic life-threatening condition because it can potentially obstruct the airway. Inferior thyroid artery aneurysm and rupture is a very rare clinical entity and only a limited number of cases have been reported in the literature. In this article, we present the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), a sign of subclinical cardiovascular disease, is an important predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The aim of our study was to determine the association of left ventricular mass (LVM) with possible causative anthropometric and biochemical parameters as well as carotid intima-media(More)
OBJECTIVE Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a subgroup of functional somatic disorders, may be associated with autonomic dysfunction (AD). Heart rate variability (HRV), a measure of autonomic dysfunction, may predict survival. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of IBS on HRV parameters, carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and(More)
AIM This study was designed to evaluate carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) and serum osteoprotegerin (OPG) levels in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in comparison to healthy controls and to investigate factors predicting the CIMT increase. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 60 outpatients [median (min-max) age 44.5 (24.0-65.0) years, 63.3% were(More)
PURPOSE The individual visualization of the glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves has been a troublesome issue. After the recent developments in the microsurgical field, the detailed knowledge of the relationship of these nerves and the tumour has gained importance. The purpose of this study is to compare the visibility of each of these nerves. (More)