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  • PublicationOpen Access
    Investigation of the Vitamin D Receptor Polymorphisms in Acromegaly Patients
    (2015-01-01) Ilhan, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; TOPTAS-HEKIMOGLU, Bahar; YAYLIM, Ilhan; Turgut, SEDA; TURAN, Saime; Karaman, Ozcan; Tasan, ERTUĞRUL; İLHAN, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; TURGUT, SEDA; KARAMAN, ÖZCAN; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL
    Objective. The genetic structural alterations in the majority of somatotroph adenomas are not clarified and the search for novel candidate genes is still a challenge.We aimed to investigate possible associations between vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms and acromegaly. Design, Patients, and Methods. 52 acromegaly patients (mean age 45.7 ± 1.9 years) and 83 controls (mean age 43.1 ± 2.6 years) were recruited to the study. VDR polymorphism was determined by polymerase chain reaction-based restriction fragment length polymorphism methods. Results. The distribution of VDR genotypes showed a significant difference in the frequencies of VDR FokI genotypes between patients and controls (𝑃 = 0.034). VDR FokI ff genotype was significantly decreased in acromegaly patients (𝑃 = 0.035) and carriers of FokI Ff genotype had a 1.5-fold increased risk for acromegaly (OR: 1.5, 95% CI: 1.07–2.1; 𝑃 = 0.020). IGF1 levels after treatment were significantly higher in patients carrying the Ff genotype compared to carrying ff genotype (𝑃 = 0.0049). 25(OH)D3 levels were significantly lower in acromegaly patients (𝑃 < 0.001). Conclusions. Our study suggests that VDR FokI genotypes might affect the development of acromegaly and VDR polymorphisms may play a role in the course of acromegaly as a consequence of altering hormonal status.
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    An Unusual Case of Cushing’s Syndrome: Coexistence of Functional Pituitary and Adrenal Adenoma
    (2017-04-01) İLHAN, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; KARAMAN, ÖZCAN; YASİN ÇETİN, AYŞE İREM; BÜYÜKBAŞLI, NUR; HAMDARD, JAMSHİD; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL; İLHAN, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; KARAMAN, ÖZCAN; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL
    A case of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-independent Cushing's syndrome, which develops in the course of ACTH-dependent Cushing's disease, is presented in this report. A 47-year-old woman with a past history of surgery and gamma knife radiosurgery because of Cushing's disease was admitted to the endocrinology clinic with weight gain and unregulated blood glucose levels. Hypercortisolemia was still persisting and diagnostic work-up indicated ACTH-independent Cushing's syndrome. Along with the rare possibility of this coexistence, longstanding ACTH hypersecretion can play a role in functional transition of adrenal adenomas. Further studies are needed to clarify the underlying mechanisms.
  • PublicationOpen Access
    The use of complementary medicine in patients with diabetes
    (2016-05-01) İLHAN, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; DEMİR, BÜŞRA; YÜKSEL, SENA; AYDIN ÇATAKLI, SERRA; YILDIZ, RABİA SEVDA; KARAMAN, ÖZCAN; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL; İLHAN, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; KARAMAN, ÖZCAN; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL
    OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a growing health problem with serious complications. The chronic and progressive nature of the disease often leads patients to use complementary and integrative medicine. The present study aimed to investigate the frequency of use of alternative medicine by patients with DM and the products used. METHODS: Between September 2014 and May 2015, 301 patients with DM were selected from Bezmialem Foundation University Hospital Diabetes Clinic to participate in the study. RESULTS: The results of the study indicate that 81 (26.9%) patients had tried alternative medicine, and 50 (16.6%) patients continued to use some form of alternative medicine product. A total of 43 (14.3%) patients used such products every day and 24 (8%) patients had used alternative medicine products for up to 6 months. Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels were significantly decreased in patients using alternative medicine products compared to the remainder of patients in the study (p=0.017). No other significant difference was found between the two groups. It was observed that among patients using alternative medicine products, only 10 (12%) had informed their physicians. CONCLUSION: This study indicated that patients with diabetes are very likely to use alternative medicine products. Additional studies are needed to further determine the efficacy of these products. Patients as well as health providers must be educated about complementary medicine and alternative products.
  • PublicationOpen Access
    Effects of Weight Loss with Bariatric Surgery on Platelet Count and Volume
    (2018-07-01) Ilhan, Muzaffer; KARAMAN, ÖZCAN; Yasin, Ayse Irem; TURGUT, SEDA; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL; KARAMAN, ÖZCAN; YASİN, AYŞE İREM; TURGUT, SEDA; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL
    Objective: Obesity is a chronic metabolic disorder that leads to the increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. This study aims to investigate the effect of weight loss on the platelet count and volume, which is associated with cardiovascular diseases. Methods: In total, 56 obese patients were recruited for the study. The parameters were retrospectively evaluated before and after 6 months of surgery. Results: The mean weight of the patients was 126.2±23.1 kg before surgery and 91.8±20.5 kg after surgery (p<0.001). The mean platelet counts were 292.5±58.6×10³/µL before surgery and 246.8±59.1×10³/µL after surgery (p<0.001). The mean platelet volumes were 10.4±1.0 fL and 11.6±0.9 fL before and after surgery, respectively (p<0.001). The mean platelet counts before surgery were correlated with the mean platelet volume, mean weight, and mean body mass index (p<0.01, r=−0.39, p<0.01, r=0.35, p<0.01, r=0.41, respectively). The mean platelet counts after surgery were correlated with the mean platelet volume (p<0.001, r=−0.68). Conclusion: This study demonstrated decreased platelet counts and increased platelet volume at 6 months after surgery in obese patients. Further long-term and prospective studies are warranted to clarify these results and pathopsychological mechanisms involved.
  • PublicationOpen Access
    The Role of p16 and MDM2 Gene Polymorphisms in Prolactinoma: MDM2 Gene Polymorphisms May Be Associated with Tumor Shrinkage
    (2017-05-01) Turgut, SEDA; Ilhan, Muzaffer; Turan, Saime; Karaman, Ozcan; Yaylim, Ilhan; Kucukhuseyin, Ozlem; Tasan, ERTUĞRUL; TURGUT, SEDA; İLHAN, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; KARAMAN, ÖZCAN; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL
    Aim: Prolactinomas are thought to arise from clonal expansion of a single mutated cell which is subjected to growth stimuli of several permissive factors, although the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying tumorigenesis remain unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the role of p16 (540C→G and 580C→T) and mouse double minute 2 (MDM2) (SNP309T→G) gene polymorphisms in tumorigenesis and characteristics of prolactinoma. Patients and methods: A total of 74 patients with prolactinoma and 100 age- and gender-matched healthy individuals were enrolled in the study. Serum prolactin levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). p16 and MDM2 polymorphisms were determined by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment polymorphism and agarose gel electrophoresis. Results: p16 540C→G genotype distribution was found to be: CC: 66.2%, CG: 28.4%, GG: 5.4%; p16 580C→T genotype distribution was found to be: CC: 82.4%, CT: 17.6%, TT: 0% and MDM2 genotype distribution was found to be: TT: 31.1%, TG: 47.3%, GG: 21.6% in patients with prolactinoma. Tumor diameter before treatment was correlated with prolactin levels before treatment and percentage of prolactin decrease with treatment (r=0.719, p<0.001, p=0.034 r=0.256, respectively). The number of patients with tumor size decrease of more than 50% in those with homozygous genotype (TT+GG) of MDM2 SNP309T→G was significantly higher than in heterozygous genotype (TG) carriers (odds ratio(OR)=0.18, 95% confidence interval(CI)=0.06-0.58; p=0.003). Conclusion: This study showed that p16 and MDM2 polymorphisms do not play a decisive role in tumorigenesis, but some genotypes of these polymorphisms might be associated with follow-up characteristics of prolactinoma.
  • PublicationOpen Access
    Investigation of Survivin Promoter -31 G/C Polymorphism and Survivin Levels in Acromegaly
    (2021-03-01T00:00:00Z) Ilhan, Muzaffer; Turan, Saime; Turgut, Seda; Korkmaz, Gurbet; Ozkan, Nazli Ezgi; KARAMAN, Özcan; Yaylim, Ilhan; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL; TURGUT, SEDA; KARAMAN, ÖZCAN; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL
    Objevtive: Acromegaly is a rare disease characterized by growth hormone hypersecretion generally arising from pituitary adenomas. Survivin, an apoptosis inhibitor protein, plays an important role in cell cycle regulation and possibly involves hypophysis gland proliferation mechanisms. However, the underlying causes of somatotroph adenomas with different behaviors and useful prognostic markers are still not fully understood. We investigated possible associations between survivin gene promoter -31 G\C genotypes and serum survivin level and clinical prognostic factors in acromegaly. Material and Methods: Sixty-eight acromegaly patients and 171 age-sex matched control subjects were enrolled in the study. Survivin -31 G\C polymorphism was performed by using a polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). Blood GH and IGF1 levels were assayed using a chemiluminescence immunometric assay. Serum survivin levels were determined by ELISA. Results: Acromegaly patients had significantly higher serum survivin levels than controls (p=0.001). We found no significant association between acromegaly patients and controls in terms of survivin gene promoter -31 G\C genotype distribution and allele frequencies. No correlation was found between disease characteristics and survivin gene polymorphisms. Conclusion: Our study suggests that serum survivin levels might be associated with acromegaly, but survivin -31 G\C polymorphisms do not modify individual susceptibility to acromegaly in the Turkish population.
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    The Correlation of Increased CRP Levels with NFKB1 and TLR2 Polymorphisms in the Case of Morbid Obesity
    (2016-11-01) Soydas, T.; Karaman, O.; Arkan, H.; Yenmis, G.; ILHAN, M. M.; Tombulturk, K.; TASAN, ERTUĞRUL; Sultuybek, G. Kanigur; KARAMAN, ÖZCAN; İLHAN, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL
    Morbid obesity (MO) is associated with an increase in circulating levels of systemic acute phase proteins such as C-reactive protein (CRP). Toll-like receptor is possible candidate for inflammatory responses which is mainly mediated by NFKB1. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between NFKB1 and Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 polymorphisms and the risk of MO in a Turkish population in the context of CRP serum levels which may contribute to susceptibility to the disease. We analysed the distribution of NFKB1-94 ins/del ATTG rs28362491 and TLR2 Arg753Gln rs5743708 polymorphisms using PCR-RFLP method and CRP serum levels using ELISA method in 213 MO and 200 healthy controls. The frequency of the ins/ins genotype and ins allele of rs28362491 was significantly higher in the patients compared to control group (P: 0.0309; P: 0.0421, respectively). Additionally, the frequency of GG genotype and G allele of rs5743708 was found to be statistically higher in the patient group (P: 0.0421; P < 0.0001, respectively). In addition, serum CRP levels (>20 mg/l) in MO patients with ins/ins genotype were significantly higher than in patients with del/ins genotype (P: 0.0309). Serum CRP levels were also higher in MO patients with GG genotype and G allele (P: 0.0001). According to combined analysis, the wild type of rs28362491 and rs5743708 polymorphisms (ins/ins/GG genotype) was also significantly higher in the patient group versus the control group when compared with the combined ins/ins/GA and del/ins/GA genotype (P < 0.0001). Therefore, our findings suggest that rs28362491 and rs5743708 polymorphisms were significantly associated with MO disease through acting by modulating serum CRP levels.
  • PublicationOpen Access
    Microstructural brain changes in acromegaly: quantitative analysis by diffusion tensor imaging
    (2014-06-01) KILICARSLAN, R.; ILHAN, M. M.; Alkan, ALPAY; ARALASMAK, AYŞE; AKKOYUNLU, M. E.; KART, L.; TASAN, ERTUĞRUL; İLHAN, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; ALKAN, ALPAY; ARALAŞMAK, AYŞE; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL
    Objective: We examined brain diffusion changes of patients with acromegaly. We searched whether there are differences in apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and fractional anisotropy (FA) values between remission and nonremission patients with acromegaly and investigated any effect of time of hormone exposure on diffusion metrics. Methods: The values of FA and ADC were calculated in a total of 35 patients with acromegaly and 28 control subjects. Patients were subdivided into remission and non-remission groups. We looked at brain FA and ADC differences among the groups and looked for any relation between the diffusion changes and time of hormone exposure among the patients with acromegaly. Results: We found decreased FA and increased ADC values in some of the growth hormone responsive areas. There were no significant brain diffusion changes between remission and non-remission groups. The most affected areas were the hypothalamus, parietal white matter and pre-motor cortex in patients with acromegaly. In terms of hormone exposure time among the patients with acromegaly, there was no effect of disease duration on brain microstructural changes. Conclusion: All patients with acromegaly showed increased brain diffusion with no relation to disease duration and treatment status. We suggested that in patients with acromegaly, brain damage had already occurred in the subclinical period before symptom onset. Advances in knowledge: This study contributes to the understanding of the mechanisms in acromegaly.
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    Does hormonal control obviate positive airway pressure therapy in acromegaly with sleep-disordered breathing?
    (2013-11-01) Akkoyunlu, MUHAMMED EMİN; Ilhan, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; Bayram, MEHMET; Tasan, ERTUĞRUL; YAKAR, Fatih; OZCELIK, Hatice Kutbay; KARAKOSE, Fatmanur; Kart, Levent; AKKOYUNLU, MUHAMMED EMİN; İLHAN, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; BAYRAM, MEHMET; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL; OKYALTIRIK, FATMANUR
    Acromegaly is a disease in which uncontrolled release of growth hormone occurs after closure of epiphyseal plates, causing changes in the body that can lead to sleep disordered breathing (SDB). No definite guidelines regarding the treatment of SDB in acromegaly are available. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of SDB in acromegaly and whether hormonal control alters the necessity of positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy in acromegaly patients with SDB. Methods: Forty-two acromegaly patients were included in the study and divided into two groups according to disease status, i.e., active or well controlled. All patients underwent polysomnography. Fourteen patients with active acromegaly were diagnosed with SDB and were evaluated for PAP therapy with polysomnography both before and 6 months after disease control was achieved. Results: Sleep-disorder breathing was diagnosed in 22 of 42 patients, 7 of 20 patients with controlled-disease and 15 of 20 patients with active diseases. There were significant reductions in respiratory disturbance index (RDI), apnea index, desaturation index, central apnea number, and rapid eye movement-phase RDI at the control polysomnography. Initially, PAP therapy was indicated in 12 of 14 patients and PAP therapy indication held in 11 patients after acromegaly control was achieved. Conclusion: Our study revealed that over half of patients with acromegaly had SDB. Furthermore, SDB severity decreases with acromegaly treatment; however, this decrease does not
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    The assessment of total antioxidant capacity and superoxide dismutase levels, and the possible role of manganese superoxide dismutase polymorphism in acromegaly.
    (2018-01-30) ILHAN, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; Turgut, SEDA; TURAN, S; Demirci, Cekic; ERGEN, HA; Korkmaz, Dursun; MEZANI, B; KARAMAN, O; YAYLIM, I; APAK, MR; TASAN, ERTUĞRUL; İLHAN, MAHMUT MUZAFFER; TURGUT, SEDA; KARAMAN, ÖZCAN; TAŞAN, ERTUĞRUL
    Oxidative status is attributed to endothelial dysfunction and might be one of the key mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction in acromegaly. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of acromegaly on superoxide dismutase (SOD) and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) levels, and the possible influence of human manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) polymorphism on these levels. 51 acromegaly patients and 57 age and sex matched healthy subjects were recruited to the study in Bezmialem Vakif University Hospital between 2011 and 2014. The median SOD and TAC levels were 42.7 (33-60) pg/mL and 1,313.7 (155-1,902) μM in acromegaly; and 46.3 (38-95) pg/mL and 1,607.3 (195-1,981) μM in healthy subjects (p < 0.001, p < 0.001). SOD levels were decreased in controlled and uncontrolled patients compared to healthy subjects (p = 0.05 and p = 0.002, respectively). Controlled and uncontrolled acromegaly displayed significantly decreased levels of TAC compared to healthy subjects (p < 0.05 and p < 0.001, respectively). SOD levels were not associated with MnSOD polymorphisms in acromegaly. In conclusion, this study showed that acromegaly was associated with decreased levels of SOD and TAC, and controlling the disease activity could not adequately improve these levels.