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Guven A.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital | Guven A.,Amasya University | Polat S.,Erciyes University
JCRPE Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology | Year: 2017

Testicular adrenal rest tumors (TART) occur frequently in adolescents and adults with 21-hydroxylase deficiency. There have been no reports of TART in children with 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase deficiency (HSD3β). Biopsy proven TART was diagnosed in a 31/12-year-old male patient and also in his 22-month-old sibling. Hormonal and anthropometric measurements were performed during glucocorticoid and fludrocortisone treatment. The mutational analysis was performed by direct DNA sequencing of the complete coding region of the HSD3β2 gene. Initially, both siblings were treated with high doses of hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone. TART regressed with dexamethasone treatment in both patients. However, growth velocity decreased and weight gain increased in both patients. Dexamethasone was changed to high-dose hydrocortisone (>20 mg/m2/d). Sequencing analyses revealed a novel homozygous p.W355R (c.763 T>C) mutation at exon 4 of the HSD3β2 gene in both siblings. These two patients are, to our knowledge, the first known cases of TARTs with a novel mutation in the HSD3β2 gene detected during childhood. High-dose hydrocortisone treatment is more reliable for TART in children. © 2017 by Turkish Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Society.


Seyhan M.,Acibadem Kadikoy Hospital | Unay K.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital | Sener N.,Acibadem University
Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica | Year: 2012

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of three reduction methods used during intramedullary nailing of the subtrochanteric femur fractures. Methods: This study included 45 patients with subtrochanteric femur fractures who were treated with intramedullary nailing. Twenty-two patients underwent clamp-assisted reduction, 11 reduction with cable cerclage, and 12 with blocking screws. Reduction techniques were compared with respect to the early postoperative alignment, one year postoperative alignment, time to full weight-bearing, time to union, Harris hip score at one year, operation and fluoroscopy times, blood transfusion amount, complications, and additional interventions. Results: The clamp-assisted reduction group had a statistically high mean time to full weight-bearing (p=0.038) and a low mean Harris hip score at one year (p=0.002). The blocking screw group's operation times and fluoroscopy times were statistically long. There was no statistically significant difference between the clamp-assisted reduction and cable cerclage groups in terms of operation times and fluoroscopy times. On the other hand, there were statistically significant differences between the clamp-assisted reduction and blocking screw groups (p=0.0001 and p=0.0001, respectively) and between the cable cerclage and blocking screw groups (p=0.037 p=0.0001, respectively) in terms of operation times and fluoroscopy times. There was no statistically significant difference between the clamp-assisted reduction, cable cerclage and the blocking screw groups in terms of early postoperative alignment, one year postoperative alignment, time to union, complications or additional interventions. Conclusion: Clamp-assisted reduction leads to a longer time to weight-bearing and a poorer functional status at one year. Operation time and fluoroscopy time were longest in the blocking screw group. © 2012 Turkish Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.


Api M.,Zeynep Kamil Women and Children Diseases Training and Research Hospital | Boza A.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital | Gorgen H.,Acibadem Hospital | Api O.,Yeditepe University
Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology | Year: 2015

Several obstetric complications due to inappropriately healed cesarean scar such as placenta accreta, scar dehiscence, and ectopic scar pregnancy are increasingly reported along with rising cesarean rates. Furthermore, many gynecologic conditions, including abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain and infertility, are imputed to deficient cesarean scar healing. Hysteroscopy is the most commonly reported approach for the revision of cesarean scar defects (CSDs). Nevertheless, existing evidence is inadequate to conclude that either hysteroscopy or laparoscopy is effective or superior to each other. Although several management options have been suggested recently, the laparoscopic approach has not been thoroughly scrutinized. We present a case and reviewed the data related to the laparoscopic repair of CSDs and compared the hysteroscopic and laparoscopic management options based on the data from previously published articles. As a result of our analyses, the laparoscopic approach increases uterine wall thickness when compared with the hysteroscopic approach, and both surgical techniques seem to be effective for the resolution of gynecologic symptoms. Hysteroscopic treatment most likely corrects the scar defect but does not strengthen the uterine wall; thus, the potential risk of dehiscence or rupture in subsequent pregnancies does not seem to be improved. Because large uterine defects are known risk factors for scar dehiscence, the repair of the defect to reinforce the myometrial endurance seems to be an appropriate method of treatment. © 2015 AAGL.


Cerit C.,Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital | Filizer A.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital | Tural U.,Kocaeli University | Tufan A.E.,Abant Izzet Baysal University
Comprehensive Psychiatry | Year: 2012

Objective: Extant literature indicates that bipolar disorder (BD) is associated with significant poor psychosocial functioning. However, the relationship between functioning and demographic and clinical variables is unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate the predictors of functioning such as demographic and clinical variables, social support, self-perceived stigma, and insight in remitted patients with BD. Methods: Eighty patients with a diagnosis of BD, complete remission according to the criteria of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition were included in the final assessment. Bipolar Disorder Functioning Questionnaire, Beck Depression Inventory, Young Mania Rating Scale, Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness Scale, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, and Schedule for Assessing the Three Components of Insight were used. Student t test, Pearson correlation analyses, and linear regression analyses were used to assess the pathways effecting on functioning. Results: The 3 predictors of functioning were severity of depression, perceived social support, and internalized stigmatization. Severity of depression is considered the strongest predictor, whereas internalized stigmatization has a core role in predicting functioning. Clinical variables such as years of education and number of hospitalization probably have indirect effects on functioning. Conclusion: Interventions that oppose stigmatization and consideration of mild depressive symptoms will positively affect functioning in remitted patients with BD. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.


Mesci C.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital | Erbil H.H.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital | Olgun A.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital | Yaylali S.A.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital
American Journal of Ophthalmology | Year: 2010

Purpose: To compare the visual performance of patients with unilateral cataract following implantation of monofocal, accommodating, refractive, and diffractive multifocal intraocular lenses (IOL). Design: Prospective nonrandomized clinical trial. Methods: Eighty-seven patients with unilateral cataract were enrolled in 4 groups for phacoemulsification and IOL implantation. Twenty-four patients had monofocal (Alcon Acrysof) (group 1), 21 patients had accommodating (Human Optics 1CU) (group 2), 22 patients had diffractive multifocal (Tecnis ZM900) (group 3), and 20 patients had refractive multifocal (AMO Rezoom) (group 4) IOL implantations. Ages of patients were between 40 and 70. Parameters analyzed at the 18th postoperative month were subjective refractions, monocular and binocular distance, intermediate and near uncorrected visual acuities, monocular distance and near best-corrected visual acuities, monocular distance-corrected intermediate and near visual acuities, stereopsis, visual complaints, and spectacle dependency. Results: No significant difference was observed between distance and near best-corrected visual acuities of IOL groups, and between intermediate visual acuities of groups 2, 3, and 4. Groups 3 and 4 had statistically better near vision than the other groups (P < .05). No significant difference was observed between near visual acuities of groups 3 and 4. Number of patients with better stereoscopic function, spectacle independence, and complaints of halo in groups 3 and 4 was significantly higher than in other groups (P < .05). Conclusions: Multifocal IOLs provide better stereopsis, higher spectacle independence rates, and satisfactory functional vision over a broad range of distances in presbyopic patients with unilateral cataract compared with the monofocal and accommodating IOLs. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.


Yener O.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital
Prague medical report | Year: 2013

The aim of the research was to determine the incidence, significance, and anatomy of spermatic cord and round ligament lipomas. Between 2000 and 2010 we evaluated 969 consecutive patients with 1,070 indirect inguinal hernias, who underwent open repair. A total of 22 lipomas of the spermatic cord or round ligament were identified and resected in 22 patients. No neoplastic changes confirmed in histopathologic examinations of the specimens were reported. Lipomas of the cord and round ligament occur with a considerable incidence. We believe that even if there is no peritoneal sac, the herniation of extraperitoneal fat through the inguinal canal should be counted as an inguinal hernia, and it requires adequate treatment.


Sekerci C.A.,Marmara University | Isbilen B.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital | Isman F.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital | Akbal C.,Marmara University | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Urology | Year: 2014

Purpose Dimercapto-succinic acid scintigraphy and urodynamic studies are gold standards to evaluate renal scarring and neurogenic bladder dysfunction, respectively. We sought to establish the value of bladder wall thickness together with urine NGF, TGF-β1 and TIMP-2 to predict the urodynamic profile and upper urinary tract damage in children with myelodysplasia. Materials and Methods A total of 80 children with myelodysplasia underwent urodynamic investigation, bladder wall thickness measurement and dimercapto-succinic acid scintigraphy with basic neurourological evaluation. Two study and 2 control groups were created according to presence or absence of renal scarring on dimercapto-succinic acid scan (study and control groups 1) and according to detrusor leak point pressure greater or less than 40 cm H 2O (study and control groups 2). Urine samples were analyzed with ELISA. Results The study population consisted of 44 girls and 36 boys with a median ± SD age of 7.2 ± 3.6 years (range 2 to 17). Study and control groups 1 consisted of 35 and 45 children with abnormal and normal dimercapto-succinic acid scan findings, respectively. Study and control groups 2 included 30 and 50 children with detrusor leak point pressure greater and less than 40 cm H2O, respectively. Bladder wall thickness and urinary levels of TGF-β1, NGF and TIMP-2 were significantly increased in both study groups compared to controls. Conclusions Urine markers and bladder wall thickness measurement may predict urinary tract impairment in children with myelodysplasia. Such markers may differentiate at risk patients with either renal scarring or high detrusor leak point pressure, and decrease the need for urodynamics and renal scintigraphy. © 2014 by American Urological Association Education Research, Inc.


Buyukozturk S.,Istanbul University | Gelincik A.,Istanbul University | Demirturk M.,Istanbul University | Kocaturk E.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Dermatology | Year: 2012

Treatment of chronic urticaria consists of antihistamines as the first-line treatment. For more severe symptoms, combinations can be necessary as well as dose augmentations. The recent guidelines suggest the possibility of using omalizumab in resistant cases, but this therapy is still investigational. We treated two patients with idiopathic recurrent angioedema and 12 patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) with omalizumab, who had not benefited from the recommended first-line, second-line and third-line treatments. To evaluate the efficacy of the omalizumab treatment, urticaria activity scores (UAS) and chronic urticaria quality of life (CU-Q2oL) scores were measured at baseline, and at the end of the first and sixth month of the therapy. The dosage and intervals of omalizumab therapy were determined according to the rules suggested for severe asthma treatment. CU-Q2oL scores and UAS displayed significant improvements in all 14 patients. None of the patients reported any adverse effect during the treatment until the submission of this data. Our results show that omalizumab apparently improves CU-Q2oL as well as UAS in treatment-resistant CSU in a real life setting. © 2012 Japanese Dermatological Association.


Yener O.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital
Prague medical report | Year: 2013

Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing neuroendocrine neoplasms that are often indolent and may not become clinically apparent until there is a metastatic spread or evidence of carcinoid syndrome. A 44-year-old man presented to our clinic department with a history of previous left colon cancer operation, chronic crampy left lower quadrant pain, mass and severe anemia. A MR scan was obtained which demonstrated a calcified mesenteric mass 12×8×10 cm diameter with surrounding left colon mesenteric infiltration. The liver was normal. A case of ischaemic ileal necrosis is reported. It was associated with elastic vascular sclerosis produced by mesenteric metastases of an ileal carcinoid tumor. It is postulated that intestinal ischaemia may be of more importance in the production of abdominal pain by carcinoid tumors than has been generally accepted, and that it is the result of functional and structural changes in and around the mesenteric blood vessels, caused by substances secreted by the carcinoid tumor.


Mesci C.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital | Erbil H.H.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital | Karakurt Y.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital | Akcakaya A.A.,Goztepe Training and Research Hospital
Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology | Year: 2012

Background: To evaluate the long-term results following deep sclerectomy with mitomycin C-SKgel implant (DSMMC-SKgel), mitomycin C (DSMMC) and trabeculectomy. Design: Comparative case series, Goztepe Training and Educational Hospital. Participants: Ninety-one open-angle glaucoma patients. Methods: DSMMC-SKgel, DSMMC and trabeculectomy operations were performed in 28, 30 and 33 eyes, respectively. Main Outcome Measures: Intraocular pressures (IOP) and distance corrected visual acuities (DCVA) were measured preoperatively and postoperatively at days 1, 7 and months 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48. Results: At month 48, deep sclerectomy groups had better DCVAs, and in all groups mean IOPs and number of medications were significantly lower and DCVAs were worse than preoperative values. Mean IOPs in trabeculectomy group at week 1, months 1 and 3 were significantly lower than those in DSMMC group. Mean IOPs in DSMMC-SKgel group at week 1 and month 1 were significantly lower than those in DSMMC group. Mean preoperative IOPs, postoperative IOPs following 3rd month, complete (IOP≤21mmHg and ≤18mmHg without medication) and qualified (IOP≤21mmHg and ≤18mmHg with or without medication) success rates of all groups were not statistically different. Rate of complications such as hyphema, hypotony, shallow anterior chamber, bleb leak, bleb fibrosis, cataract, choroidal detachment and macular oedema were found to be significantly higher in trabeculectomy group (P<0.05). No significant difference in the mean post-laser goniopuncture IOPs was found between the two deep sclerectomy groups during the follow up. Conclusions: DSMMC, DSMMC-SKgel and trabeculectomy operations were almost equally effective in lowering IOP at long-term follow up, but complication rates were higher after trabeculectomy operations. © 2011 The Authors. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology © 2011 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

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