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Prenatal detection of esophageal atresia with transposition of great arteries

Balkan Med J 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Ultrasound, Xiangyang No. 1 People’s Hospital Affiliated to Hubei University of Medicine, Xiangyang Key Laboratory of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Fetal Heart Disease, Hubei, China

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April 2019
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Geographic Variations in Patients with Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Sub-Group Analysis of APOLLON Registry

Balkan Med J 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Cardiology, Mugla Sitki Kocman University Training and Research Hospital, Mugla, Turkey

Background: Clinical features of patients with heart failure (HF) may vary by geographical region. However, the available data on the geographic differences of patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) are limited.

Aims: The present subgroup analysis aims to investigate the geographical differences in clinical characteristics, management, and leading etiology of patients with HFpEF in Turkey. Read More

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April 2019
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Possible Holt-Oram Syndrome: Missed Prenatal Diagnosis and Sub-Optimal Management in a Poor-Resourced Hospital

Balkan Med J 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Kent, United Kingdom

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Effect of Adjuvant Therapy on Oncologic Outcomes of Surgically Approved Stage I Uterine Carcinosarcoma: Turkish Gynecologic Oncology Study

Balkan Med J 2019 Mar 15. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Background: Uterine carcinosarcoma (UCS) is rare neoplasm that mostly presents as metastatic disease. Stage is one of the most important prognostic factor, however, the management of the early stage UCS is still controversial.

Aims: To evaluate prognostic factors, treatment options, and survival outcomes in patients with surgically approved stage I UCS. Read More

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March 2019
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0.169 Impact Factor

Which Threats to Global Health Pose a Problem for Turkey’s Health?

Authors:
Burcu Tokuç

Balkan Med J 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Department of Public Health, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

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Flexion-Induced Cervical Cord Compression: Hirayama Disease

Balkan Med J 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medipol University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Balkan Medical Journal and Legal Regulation

Balkan Med J 2019 02 18;36(2):71-77. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Otolaryngology, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

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February 2019
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Data Sharing Policy for Balkan Medical Journal

Balkan Med J 2019 02 18;36(2):70-70. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409960PMC
February 2019

Intestinal Obstruction Secondary to Ventral Hernia

Balkan Med J 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Clinic of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, United States

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February 2019

Cutaneous Anthrax Outbreak in the Trakya Region of Turkey

Balkan Med J 2019 01 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

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January 2019

PD-L1 Expression in Non Small Cell Lung Cancer and Prognosis

Balkan Med J 2018 Dec 28. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Department of Pathology, İstanbul University, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Background: Prognostic significance of programmed death-ligand-1 (PD-L1) status in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is controversial.

Aims: In this study, we aimed to show the PD-L1 expression status in our patient population with NSCLC and its effect on prognosis and relationship with clinicopathologic data.

Study Design: The study was retrospective cross-sectional study and included 208 cases (107 had squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), 72 had adenocarcinoma (AC), and 29 had other types of NSCLC) who underwent surgery between 2001 and 2012. Read More

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December 2018
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The Applicability of Haarlem Integrated Diagnostic System in Diffuse Glial Tumors and The Role of PDGFRA Amplification as a Marker of Recurrence and Prognosis

Balkan Med J 2018 Dec 28. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Department of Pathology, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Background: With the help of genetic studies, it is possible to obtain information about diagnosis and prognosis of glial tumors.

Aims: We aimed to categorize the cases according to the new World Health Organization Central Nervous System classification by reconsidering the histologic features of oligodendrogliomas, astrocytomas and oligoastrocytomas. We also evaluated whether these genetic features are prognostic. Read More

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December 2018
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The Incidence of Cystic Fibrosis in Central Anatolia Region of Turkey in 2015 and 2016

Balkan Med J 2018 Dec 28. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Kayseri Provincial Public Health Directorate, Kayseri, Turkey

Background: Cystic fibrosis is the most prevalent metabolic chronic disease in Caucasian children in the Europe. Cystic fibrosis has seen approximately 1 in 3000 births in northern European countries. Birth prevalence varies worldwide. Read More

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December 2018
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Novel SNARE complex polymorphisms associated with Multiple Sclerosis: Signs of Synapthopathy in Multiple Sclerosis

Balkan Med J 2018 Dec 24. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Department of Neurology, Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Background: The role of axonal degeneration on disability in patients with multiple sclerosis is well known and the synapthopathy has recently become an important issue.

Aims: To investigate possible roles of selected synaptic and presynaptic membrane protein genetic polymorphisms (VAMP2, SNAP-25, Synaptotagmin, Syntaxin 1A) in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Study Design: Case-control study. Read More

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December 2018

Detection of by Capsule Endoscopy

Balkan Med J 2019 02 24;36(2):143-144. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Department of Pathophysiology, Kuban State Medical University, Krasnodar, Russia

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4274/balkanmedj.galenos.2018.2018.1548DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409957PMC
February 2019
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No Family Clustering in Behçet’s Syndrome

Balkan Med J 2019 02 24;36(2):145-146. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Clinic of Rheumatology, İstanbul Kartal Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409965PMC
February 2019

New Online Manuscript Submission System of Balkan Medical Journal

Balkan Med J 2019 01 19;36(1):1-2. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Department of Psychiatry, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335939PMC
January 2019

Association Between Erosive Esophagitis and the Anthropometric Index in the General Korean Population

Authors:
Hyun Young Kim

Balkan Med J 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam-si, Korea

Background: An association between obesity and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has been reported. However, previous studies have focused on obesity or central obesity.

Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of anthropometric index and endoscopic erosive esophagitis (EE) in health check-up of Koreans. Read More

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December 2018
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More Income for Male Physicians; Findings About Salary Differences Between Male and Female Iranian Physicians

Balkan Med J 2018 12 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Background: In recent decades, the role of women in the organizations of developed and less developed countries has increased, but little is known about gender gap in salaries of Iranian physicians.

Aims: The aim of this study was to analyze the gender gap in the salary of physicians working in public health sector of Iran and its predicting factors in 2016.

Study Design: This is a cross sectional study conducted on physicians’ salary in Iran in 2016. Read More

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December 2018

Congenital Superior Sternal Cleft Repair Using Primary Closure

Balkan Med J 2019 02 30;36(2):141-142. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409951PMC
February 2019
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The Adipokine Profile and the Cardio-Metabolic Risk in Non-Obese Young Adults.

Balkan Med J 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

Background: Young, non obese adults are considered at low risk for cardio-metabolic diseases, although markers of unhealthy metabolic state are not uncommon findings in this population. The dysfunction of the adipose tissue, evaluated by the adipokine profile, significantly influences lipid and glucose metabolism and the low grade systemic inflammation.

Aims: To determine the relation between the adipose tissue dysfunction and already confirmed indicators of the cardio-metabolic risk: the atherogenic index of plasma (AIP), the lipid accumulation product (LAP), the homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and the low grade inflammation markers: interleukin 6 and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP). Read More

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November 2018
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Bull’s Head Sign in a Patient with SAPHO Syndrome

Balkan Med J 2019 02 20;36(2):139-140. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Rheumatology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409962PMC
February 2019
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Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in Dermatomyositis

Balkan Med J 2019 01 20;36(1):62-63. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4274/balkanmedj.2018.1339DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335937PMC
January 2019
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Validation of the “Mind the Gap” Scale to Assess Satisfaction with Health Care among Adolescents

Balkan Med J 2019 02 12;36(2):113-120. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Department of Pediatric Nursing, Health Sciences University Faculty of Nursing, Ankara, Turkey

Background: At present, more than 90% of adolescents with chronic conditions survive into adulthood as health care users and move pediatric to adult care with their chronic illness. Therefore, the need satisfaction scale focuses specifically on transitional care and reflect the increasing expectations among youth and their parents.

Aims: To examine the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of Mind the Gap scale. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4274/balkanmedj.galenos.2018.2017.0168DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409955PMC
February 2019
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The Turkish Version of the Rhinoplasty Outcomes Evaluation Questionnaire: Validation and Clinical Application

Balkan Med J 2019 02 12;36(2):129-133. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Fatih Medical Park Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Background: An assessment of rhinoplasty from the patient’s perspective, in terms of satisfaction and quality of life, is quite important because these are the predominant factors indicating the success of rhinoplasty.

Aims: To translate the Rhinoplasty Outcomes Evaluation into Turkish and then validate the new version for use in Turkish patients.

Study Design: Validation study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409958PMC
February 2019

Neutrophil Gelatinase-associated Lipocalin Significantly Correlates with Ischemic Damage in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy

Balkan Med J 2019 02 12;36(2):121-128. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Department of Anesthesiology, İstanbul University İstanbul School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Background: Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, which minimizes renal function loss due to its nephron sparing nature, has become a standard technique among many experienced centers worldwide for surgical treatment of localized kidney tumors. Although partial nephrectomy will remain the gold standard, we need to improve perioperative management and surgical method to prevent postoperative acute kidney injury.

Aims: To demonstrate the frequency of the development of postoperative acute kidney injury following laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in patients with healthy contralateral kidney and determine the early predictive effects of serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin on ischemia-reperfusion injury and its association with warm ischemia time. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4274/balkanmedj.galenos.2018.2018.0852DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409963PMC
February 2019
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Cytotoxic Effects of Some Flavonoids and Imatinib on the K562 Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cell Line: Data Analysis Using the Combination Index Method

Balkan Med J 2019 02 5;36(2):96-105. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Physiology, İstanbul University İstanbul School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Background: Flavonoids are natural compounds with antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory effects.

Aims: To determine the cytotoxic effects of flavonoids and drug resistance related to P-gp on K562 human chronic myeloid leukemia cells. We also aimed to evaluate the therapeutic potential of imatinib and flavonoid combinations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4274/balkanmedj.galenos.2018.2017.1244DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409953PMC
February 2019
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Evaluation of Cerebral Blood Flow Alterations and Acute Neuronal Damage due to Water-Pipe Smoking

Balkan Med J 2019 02 5;36(2):106-112. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Derince Training and Research Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey

Background: Although water-pipe smoking is a great public health problem, data regarding the acute and chronic effects and the degree of toxin exposure are limited. While water pipe-related malignancy, pulmonary, infectious, cardiac effects, infertility, and biological effects have been described in a meta-analysis, there are no studies in the literature about its neurologic effects.

Aims: To evaluate water pipe-related acute neurological effects and cerebral blood flow through transcranial Doppler ultrasonography and serum S100 calcium binding protein calcium binding protein level measurements. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4274/balkanmedj.galenos.2018.2018.0704DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409964PMC
February 2019
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Undergraduate Internal Medicine Training and Medical University Curriculum in Romania

Balkan Med J 2019 01 31;36(1):68-69. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Colentina Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335944PMC
January 2019
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Unilateral Type of Macrodystrophia Lipomatosa of the Thumb, Index Finger, and Thenar

Balkan Med J 2019 01 26;36(1):60-61. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

University of Novi Sad Faculty of Medicine, Hajduk Veljkova, Novi Sad, Serbia

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335933PMC
January 2019
12 Reads
0.170 Impact Factor

Evaluating the Effects of a Topical Preparation with Dexpanthenol, Silbiol, Undecylenic Acid, and Lidocaine on Palatal Mucosa Wound Healing in a Rat Model

Balkan Med J 2019 02 16;36(2):88-95. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Department of Pathology, Başkent University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Background: Postoperative complications occur after periodontal plastic surgeries, but an ideal treatment to overcome them has not been found yet.

Aims: To evaluate the effects of topically applied Oral-norm gel on the healing of excisional wounds.

Study Design: Animal experiment. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409956PMC
February 2019
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Effectiveness of Percutaneous Intradiscal Decompression Therapy in Thoracic Disc Herniation

Balkan Med J 2019 02 9;36(2):134-138. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Aims: Although there have been many studies about lumbar and cervical ablation procedures, few studies have been performed in the thoracic region. To evaluate the clinical results of a percutaneous disc decompression device in patients with radicular symptoms and/or dorsal pain due to thoracic disc herniation.

Methods: Eleven patients with thoracic disc herniation and/or degenerative discs (all in T10-T11, or T11-T12 levels) who did not respond to conservative treatments were undergoing ablation and compression procedures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4274/balkanmedj.galenos.2018.2018.0188DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409959PMC
February 2019
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Myxoma of the Ovary: in Regard to Bedir et al. (Balkan Med J 2018;35:120-121)

Balkan Med J 2019 01 1;36(1):64-65. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Cancerology and Gynecology Surgery, Urbain V Clinic, Avignon, France

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335942PMC
January 2019

Retronasal Olfaction Test Methods: A Systematic Review

Balkan Med J 2019 01 28;36(1):49-59. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

Background: This report produces a bibliographic study of psychophysical tests proposed clinical assessments of retronasal olfaction.

Aims: We review how these tests can be utilized and discuss their methodological properties.

Study Design: Systematic review. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335936PMC
January 2019
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The Progress of Next Generation Sequencing in the Assessment of Myeloid Malignancies

Balkan Med J 2019 02 25;36(2):78-87. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, California, USA

The introduction and advances on next-generation sequencing have led to novel ways to integrate simultaneous assessment of multiple target genes in routine laboratory analysis. Assessment of myeloid neoplasms with targeted next-generation sequencing panels shows evidence to improve diagnosis, assist therapeutic decisions, provide better information about prognosis, and better detection of minimal residual disease. Herein, we provide information for application and utilization of next-generation sequencing studies with a focus on the most important mutations in acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloproliferative neoplasms, and other myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms in order to integrate them into the daily clinical practice. Read More

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February 2019
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The Effect of Chemerin on Cardiac Parameters and Gene Expressions in Isolated Perfused Rat Heart

Balkan Med J 2019 01 21;36(1):43-48. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Department of Pharmacology, Eskişehir Osmangazi University School of Medicine, Eskişehir, Turkey

Background: Chemerin is a novel chemoattractant adipokine expressed in cardiovascular system, and its receptor has been detected in the epicardial adipose tissue.

Aims: To determine the effects of chemerin on the cardiac parameters and gene expressions in the isolated perfused rat heart.

Study Design: Animal experiment. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335941PMC
January 2019
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Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing of , and Genes in Patients with Endometrial Carcinoma under 50 Years of Age

Balkan Med J 2019 01 21;36(1):37-42. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Genetic Diagnostic Center, Health Sciences University, İzmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

Background: Lynch syndrome is an inherited cancer disorder that causes an increased lifetime risk of various types of cancers. Endometrial cancer is the most common extracolonic cancer in Lynch syndrome. Guidelines recommend that patients with endometrial cancer younger than 50 years of age should be evaluated for Lynch syndrome. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335935PMC
January 2019
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Sex as a Biological Variable in Research: the New Policy of Balkan Medical Journal

Authors:
Zafer Koçak

Balkan Med J 2018 09;35(5):356-357

Department of Radiation Oncology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6158475PMC
September 2018

Pediatric Mercury Intoxication Mimicking Pheochromocytoma

Balkan Med J 2018 11 18;35(6):451-452. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Comenius University in Bratislava Faculty of Medicine, Bratislava, Slovakia

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6251373PMC
November 2018

Tumoral Melanosis Arising on a Mycosis Fungoides Plaque

Balkan Med J 2018 11 11;35(6):447-448. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Department of Pathology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6251375PMC
November 2018
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Comparison of Scoring Systems in Predicting Success of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

Balkan Med J 2019 01 11;36(1):32-36. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Clinic of Urology, Private Sen Jorj Avusturya Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Background: Scoring systems are useful to inform the patients about the success and complication rates of the operation prior the surgery.

Aims: To determine the applicability of the popular scoring systems (Guy’s, stone size, tract length, obstruction, number of involved calices, and essence/stone density and Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society) by means of examining preoperative data of patients treated with percutaneous nephrolithotomy.

Study Design: Cross sectional study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6335940PMC
January 2019
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Iodine status of pregnant women in Northern Cyprus

Balkan Med J 2018 11 11;35(6):449-450. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6251378PMC
November 2018
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Investigation of Gene Expressions of Myeloma Cells in the Bone Marrow of Multiple Myeloma Patients by Transcriptome Analysis

Balkan Med J 2019 01 6;36(1):23-31. Epub 2018 Aug 6.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Genetics, İstanbul Universiy İstanbul School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Background: Multiple myeloma is a plasma cell dyscrasia characterized by transformation of B cells into malignant cells. Although there are data regarding the molecular pathology of multiple myeloma, the molecular mechanisms of the disease have not been fully elucidated.

Aims: To investigate the gene expression profiles in bone marrow myeloma cells via RNA-sequencing technology. Read More

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The Prevalence and Risks of Inappropriate Combination of Aspirin and Warfarin in Clinical Practice: Results From WARFARIN-TR Study

Balkan Med J 2019 01 6;36(1):17-22. Epub 2018 Aug 6.

Department of Cardiology, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

Background: The use of warfarin and aspirin in combination is restricted to limited patients under relevant guidelines.

Aims: To evaluate the prevalence of the inappropriate combination of aspirin and warfarin therapy in daily practice and its risks.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Read More

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January 2019
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Updates in Clinical and Genetics Aspects of Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

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Irman Forghani

Balkan Med J 2019 01 31;36(1):12-16. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Clinic of Clinical and Translational Genetics, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA

Efforts on recognition, diagnosis, and management of the presumed, most common connective tissue disorder hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome have been an ongoing challenge, even decades after the description of this condition. A recent international consortium proposed a revised Ehlers-Danlos syndrome classification, an update much needed since Villefranche nosology, in 1998. Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is the only subtype in these groups of syndromes with no known genetic cause(s). Read More

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January 2019
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Association Between Superoxide Dismutase Isoenzyme Gene Expression and Total Antioxidant Status in Patients with an End-Stage Renal Disease

Balkan Med J 2018 11 31;35(6):431-436. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Department for Medical Biochemistry, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Pharmacy, Belgrade, Serbia

Background: Chronic renal failure, particularly end-stage renal disease, is a serious health problem associated with a high mortality rate. Uremic syndrome leads to increased oxidative stress, inflammation, and dyslipidemia.

Aims: To examine superoxide dismutase isoenzyme gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients on hemodialysis and to determine the associations between superoxide dismutase isoenzyme gene expression, oxidative stress, and non-enzymatic antioxidative protection. Read More

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November 2018
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In Reply to Özkıdık et al.

Balkan Med J 2018 07;35(4):354-355

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Gaziosmanpaşa University Hospital, Tokat, Turkey

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July 2018
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Recent Progress in the Pathology and Genetics of Pilocytic and Pilomyxoid Astrocytomas

Balkan Med J 2019 01 9;36(1):3-11. Epub 2018 Jul 9.

Division of Neuropathology, Department of Pathology, UCSF School of Medicine, California, USA

Pilocytic and pilomyxoid astrocytomas are some of the most common gliomas in children and young adults. These gliomas are indolent neoplasms with long overall survival probability. The genetic characteristics of these neoplasms are well known, and our deepened understanding of their associated molecular alterations has led to the development of novel treatment strategies and approaches. Read More

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January 2019
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