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Aksoy Okan M.,Istanbul University | Gunduz M.,Istanbul University | Okur M.,Istanbul University | Akgun C.,Medipol University | Esin K.,Istanbul Science University
Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine | Year: 2015

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of maternal diet on infantile colic without any interventions or food restrictions. Methods: Thirty colicky and 29 non-colicky infants were included in this prospective study. Mother’s diet and baby crying time were recorded for 1 week by mothers; nutritionist classified contents of mother’s diet and compared the diet of mother in colicky and non-colicky infants. Results: It was found that mothers of non-colicky infants consumed significantly more grapes and lemons than mothers of colicky infants (p = 0.044). The crying time was moderately negatively correlated with the percentage of protein in the maternal diet (R = –0.45, p = 0.01) and the presence of potatoes in the maternal diet (R = –0.38, p = 0.034) and positively correlated with the maternal consumption of walnut (R = 0.38, p = 0.034), banana (R = 0.44, p = 0.01). Conclusions: Removing bananas from the maternal diet may reduce colic. The consumption of a protein-rich maternal diet, grapes, lemons and potatoes by breastfeeding mothers may protect infants from colic. © 2015 Taylor & Francis. Source


Kadioglu H.,Bezmialem Foundation University | Bilgin S.,Medipol University
Medical Ultrasonography | Year: 2014

Objectives: To evaluate the usefulness of power Doppler vocal fremitus (PDVF) breast sonography for differentiation of hamartomas from other breast (malign or benign) masses. Material and methods: Two hundred and six breast masses in 180 women were evaluated. The breast lesions were scanned first by mammography (MG), then by ultrasonography (US) with PDVF imaging. Finally, biopsy was performed on lesions suspicious for malignancy (n=172). We used PDVF imaging to evaluate whether the Power acoustic Doppler artifact existed in all breast lesions. Results: Pathology results of 172 biopsied lesions showed that 83 were malign and 89 masses were benign. Totally 39 breast hamartomas were diagnosed radiologically (n=25) or histopathologically (n=14). All hamartomas (n=39) produced the power acoustic Doppler artifact as the surrounding tissue at the same depth in PDVF imaging. On the other hand, none of the malign or benign lesions, apart from hamartomas, evidenced a similar vibrational artifact as the surrounding tissue at the same depth in the PDVF imaging. Conclusion: PDVF imaging during breast sonography is an invaluable technique in the identification of breast hamartomas from other benign or malign breast masses. Source


Say F.,Ondokuz Mayis University | Gurler D.,Samsun Training and Research Hospital | Bulbul M.,Medipol University
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery | Year: 2016

Purpose. To compare the 6-week and 6-month outcome in 60 patients who received a single-dose injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or steroid for subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS). Methods. 22 men and 38 women (mean age, 49.7 years) opted to receive a single-dose injection of PRP (n=30) or steroid (n=30) for SIS that had not responded to conservative treatment for >3 months. The PRP or a mixture of 1 ml 40 mg methylprednisolone and 8 ml prilocaine was administered via a dorsolateral approach through the interval just beneath the dorsal acromial edge. Both groups were instructed to perform standard rotator cuff stretching and strengthening exercises for 6 weeks. The use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs was prohibited. Patients were evaluated before and 6 weeks and 6 months after treatment using the Constant score, visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain, and range of motion (ROM) of the shoulder. Results. No local or systemic complication occurred. Improvement in the Constant score and VAS for pain at week 6 and month 6 was significantly better following steroid than PRP injection. The difference in the Constant score was greater than the mean clinically important difference of 10.4. Nonetheless, the 2 groups were comparable for improvement in ROM of the shoulder. Conclusion. Steroid injection was more effective than PRP injection for treatment of SIS in terms of the Constant score and VAS for pain at 6 weeks and 6 months. © 2016, Hong Kong University Press. All rights reserved. Source


Muftuoglu O.,Istanbul University | Ayar O.,Bulent Ecevit University | Hurmeric V.,Dunya Eye Hospital | Orucoglu F.,Medipol University | Kilic I.,Istanbul Egitim Arastirma Hastanesi
Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery | Year: 2015

Purpose To compare the multimetric D index and other keratoconus-screening parameters in patients with clinical keratoconus in 1 eye and subclinical keratoconus in the fellow eye. Setting Medipol University Hospital and Birinci Eye Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Design Retrospective case-control study. Methods Patients with clinical keratoconus in 1 eye and subclinical keratoconus in the fellow eye and eyes of normal subjects were evaluated with a rotating Scheimpflug imaging system (Pentacam). Parameters included anterior curve analysis, keratometry (K) values, minimum corneal thickness, pachymetric progression index, Ambrósio relational thickness, posterior elevation, back difference elevation, and D-index values. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were analyzed to evaluate the area under curve (AUC), sensitivity, and specificity of each parameter. Results Forty-five patients and 67 normal subjects were evaluated. The pachymetric progression indices, posterior elevation, and the D-index measurements were statistically significantly higher whereas corneal thickness and Ambrósio relational thickness measurements were significantly lower in eyes with keratoconus or subclinical keratoconus than in eyes of normal subjects (P <.05). Using the ROC analysis, the AUC values of the mean steep K, minimum corneal thickness, pachymetric progression index minimum, Ambrósio relational thickness maximum, posterior elevation, back difference elevation, and D index to distinguish between subclinical keratoconus from control subjects were 0.52, 0.64, 0.71, 0.72, 0.71, 0.76, and 0.83, respectively. Conclusion The new multimetric D index seems to be better than other single-metric parameters in diagnosing keratoconus and subclinical keratoconus with good specificity. However, the sensitivity levels of all parameters were relatively limited in the diagnosis of subclinical keratoconus. Financial Disclosure No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned. © 2015 ASCRS and ESCRS. Source


Atalay F.O.,Uludag University | Ozgun G.,Medipol University | Tolunay S.,Uludag University | Bekar A.,Uludag University
Journal of Nippon Medical School | Year: 2014

Intracranial chondroma is a rare benign neoplasm that occurs most often at the skull base. In extremely rare instances, it arises from the dura mater of the convexity or from the falx cerebri. The tumor cells are thought to originate from meningeal fibroblasts, perivascular mesenchymal tissue, or ectopic chondrocytes. Because the clinical presentation of such cases is nonspecific and because neuroimaging findings are not pathognomonic, intracranial chondromas mimic other intracranial tumors. Herein, we report a chondroma originating from the dura mater in the frontal region. The patient had been followed-up radiologically for 3 years after a preliminary diagnosis of meningioma until the correct diagnosis of chondroma was established with postoperative histological examination. Source

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