Zeynep Canturk

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OBJECTIVE Adiponectin is an adipose tissue-specific protein that has anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and antiobesity effects. It has been suggested that adiponectin has a hepatoprotective role. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming more prevalent with increasingly adverse clinical outcomes. In this study, serum adiponectin levels were(More)
Hypopituitarism in adult life is commonly acquired and the main causes are known as pituitary tumors and/or their treatments. Since there are new insights into the etiology of hypopituitarism and presence of differences in various populations, more studies regarding causes of hypopituitarism are needed to be done in different ethnic groups with sufficient(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Changes of lipoprotein pattern in plasma occur in many acute infections. The aim of this study was to analyse the role of total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol in postsurgical patients with nosocomial infection. METHODS Four hundred and eighteen patients admitted to our department and operated on for various diseases are included in(More)
There are several important aetiologies of extrahepatic biliary obstruction (EBO). If EBO is surgically reconstructed in the critical time period, liver damage can be halted or reversed. In this golden period, lipid peroxidations significantly intensify liver defects. We hypothesised that alpha tocopherol (alpha-T) could protect the liver from the damage(More)
Helicobacter pylori is now regarded as a major gastroduodenal pathogen that is etiologically linked with duodenal and gastric disease. It has been suggested recently as an important factor for nongastroenterologic conditions such as coronary heart disease and diabetes mellitus. In this study, we planned to investigate the prevalence of H. pylori in diabetic(More)
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Metformin, the most commonly used antidiabetic, also has an antiatherogenic effect. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is increased in patients with high thrombogenic activation and also at risk for atherosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of metformin on(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate aromatase enzyme expression in growth hormone (GH) secreting adenomas and comparison with prolactinomas, nonfunctional adenomas, and normal pituitary tissues. Also the impact of its expression on clinical and prognostic features was evaluated. 38 acromegaly, 26 prolactinoma, and 31 nonfunctional pituitary adenoma(More)
The incidence of thyroid cancer has been greatly increasing. Several studies aimed to investigate biomarkers for prediction of thyroid cancer. Some of these studies have suggested that thyroid autoantibodies (TAb) could be used as predictors of thyroid cancer risk, but the correlation between TAb and PTC is still a matter of debate. The aim of this study is(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate association of serum lipids and fasting plasma glucose levels with colorectal cancer. METHODOLOGY This prospective case control study was conducted with 347 patients with colorectal carcinoma and 310 age and gender matched healthy controls who were examined for annual check-up. Total cholesterol, serum lipids and fasting(More)
This study evaluated changes of lipids and lipoprotein (a) [Lp (a)] as atherosclerotic risk factors and the effects of levothyroxine (LT4) treatment on these parameters in patient with subclinical hypothyroidism (SH), defined by increased concentrations of thyrotropin (TSH) and normal thyroid hormone concentrations. We prospectively included 35 female(More)