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    Evaluation of the relationship between vitamin D level and adropin, IL-1β, IL-6, and oxidative status in women
    (2022-01-01T00:00:00Z) ZORLU, MEHMET; ŞEKERCİ, ABDÜSSELAM; TUNÇ, MUHAMMED; Güler, Eray Metin; Gülen, Bedia; KARATOPRAK, CUMALİ; KISKAÇ, MUHARREM; ÇAKIRCA, MUSTAFA; ZORLU, MEHMET; ŞEKERCİ, ABDÜSSELAM; TUNÇ, MUHAMMED; KARATOPRAK, CUMALİ; KISKAÇ, MUHARREM; ÇAKIRCA, MUSTAFA
    Background: Vitamin D, adropin, proinflammatory cytokines, and oxidative stress closely related with metabolic homeostasis and endothelial dysfunction. The aim of the present study is to investigate how vitamin D levels affect serum adropin, IL-1ß, IL-6, and oxidative stress. Methods: A total of 77 female subjects were divided into 3 groups according to vitamin D levels. Biochemical parameters, adropin, IL-1ß, IL-6, oxidative stress markers were studied in these groups, and the results were compared statistically. Results: Serum adropin, IL-1ß, IL-6, total oxidant status (TOS) and total antioxidant status (TAS) and oxidative stress index (OSI) levels differed significantly between the vitamin D groups (p < 0.05). A significant positive correlation was detected between vitamin D, and adropin and TAS (r = 0.807; p < 0.001, r = 0.814; p < 0.001, respectively). A significant negative correlation was detected between vitamin D, and IL-1ß, IL-6, TOS, OSI (r = -0.725; p < 0.001, r = -0.720; p < 0.001, r = -0.238; p = 0.037, r = -0.705; p < 0.001, respectively). Discussion: Vitamin D could show its effects through vitamin D receptors on tissues or on the ENHO gene in adropin secreting tissues via direct or indirect mechanisms. Proinflammatory cytokines, oxidative stress, and adropin targeted studies could contribute to the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with vitamin D deficiency in future.
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    Endothelial Dysfunction and Atherosclerosis in Patients With Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
    (2021-02-01T00:00:00Z) Büyükbaba, Mitat; Çınar, Ahmet; Tunç, Muhammed; Gürsu, Meltem; Kazancıoğlu, Rümeyza; TUNÇ, MUHAMMED; GÜRSU, MELTEM; KAZANCIOĞLU, RÜMEYZA
    Introduction In this study, we aimed to determine the endothelial dysfunction (ED) and atherosclerosis in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Materials and methods This study was conducted with 83 subjects (26 male, mean age: 46±11 years) consisted of three groups including ADPKD, hypertension (HT) and healthy control groups. The groups were evaluated in terms of serum endocan and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels, flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), nitroglycerin-mediated dilation (NMD) and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT). Results Serum endocan and ADMA levels and CIMT were significantly higher while NMD was significantly lower in ADPKD group than control group. FMD and NMD were lower but serum ADMA level was higher in the ADPKD group than HT group; while serum endocan level and CIMT were not significantly different in ADPKD and HT groups. In ADPKD patients, CIMT value and serum endocan and ADMA levels were higher while NMD was lower in patients with eGFR≤60 mL/min/1.73 m2 than patients with eGFR>60 mL/min/1.73 m2. Serum ADMA level was higher and NMD was lower in hypertensive ADPKD patients than non-hypertensive ones. Serum endocan level was higher in ADPKD patients with nephrolithiasis and a negative correlation was detected between serum endocan level and 24-hour urine volume. Conclusions Endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis are common conditions in ADPKD patients and it was further reinforced in our study. In order to clarify the relationship between serum endocan level and 24-hour urine volume, which is a remarkable finding in our study, larger studies that including the measurement of urine endocan may be useful.
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    Aortic Dissection In Case with Chronic Kidney Disease
    (2017-10-01) Buyukaydin, BANU; Alay, Murat; Kazancioglu, RÜMEYZA; UGUR, Aycan; Tunc, MUHAMMED; TEKER, Melike Elif; Inan, BEKİR; ERKOC, Reha; BÜYÜKAYDIN, BANU; KAZANCIOĞLU, RÜMEYZA; TUNÇ, MUHAMMED; İNAN, BEKİR
    Aortic disection is an urgent clinical problem that rapid diagnosis and appropriate treatment is life-saving. Hypertension is one of the major risk factors. In this paper, a 56 years old female patient with hypertension and renal failure was presented. In this case after clinical suspicion aortic dissection was diagnosed with imaging studies. Endovascular aortic repair was performed but after surgery, patient died because of possible hemorrhage complication.
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    Refractory Hypoglycemia in T-Cell Lymphoma
    (2016-01-01) BÜYÜKAYDIN, BANU; TUNÇ, MUHAMMED; Alay, Murat; KAZANCIOĞLU, RÜMEYZA; Erkoç, Reha; BÜYÜKAYDIN, BANU; TUNÇ, MUHAMMED; KAZANCIOĞLU, RÜMEYZA
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    An evaluation of the relationship between vitamin D level and CTRP-9, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, thiol-disulfide hemostasis in women
    (2021-01-01T00:00:00Z) KISKAÇ, MUHARREM; ŞEKERCİ, ABDÜSSELAM; Guler, Eray Metin; TUNÇ, MUHAMMED; ÇAKIRCA, MUSTAFA; ZORLU, MEHMET; KISKAÇ, MUHARREM; ŞEKERCİ, ABDÜSSELAM; TUNÇ, MUHAMMED; ÇAKIRCA, MUSTAFA; KARATOPRAK, CUMALİ; ZORLU, MEHMET
    Objective: Many chronic diseases such as malignancy, cardiovascular diseases, endothelial dysfunction, and autoimmune diseases, which have been shown to be related to vitamin D in various studies; have similar relations with CTRP-9, TNFα, and thiol-disulfide hemostasis. We aimed to contribute to the literature by evaluating the relationship between CTRP-9, TNFα, and thiol-disulfide hemostasis and vitamin D levels, which we thought may have some effects on the pathogenesis of vitamin D deficiency. Methods: In our study, 78 female volunteers older than 18 years were included. Volunteers were divided into three groups according to the reference values of vitamin D levels. Biochemical parameters, CTRP-9, TNFα, and thiol/disulfide hemostasis tests taken from all volunteers were studied. Results: In this study, there was a significant difference in CTRP-9, TNFα, total thiol (TT), native thiol (NT), DIS (disulfide), TT/DIS, and NT/DIS levels in vitamin D groups (p<0.05). There was a significant negative correlation between vitamin D and TNFα and DIS, while a significant positive correlation was found with CTRP-9, TT, NT, TT/DIS, and NT/DIS (p<0.05). Conclusions: It was determined that vitamin D deficiency causes a significant decrease in CTRP-9 level and a significant increase in TNFα level, as well as an increase in thiol/disulfide hemostasis in favor of disulfide, which may be a risk factor for increased oxidative stress. We considered that these changes may play mediator roles for many chronic diseases and metabolic disorders that are increasing in frequency due to vitamin D deficiency.
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    The relationship between the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk score used in the prediction of cardiovascular disease risk and endocan.
    (2019-05-01T00:00:00Z) Cakirca, M; Tunc, M; Zorlu, M; Dae, SA; Kiskac, M; Karatoprak, CUMALİ; ÇAKIRCA, MUSTAFA; ZORLU, MEHMET; TUNÇ, MUHAMMED; KARATOPRAK, CUMALİ
    Objective: To date, there have been no studies investigating whether or not there is a correlation between the serum endocan level and the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk score that is frequently used in the determination of the risk of cardiovascular disease. If a single parameter such as endocan can provide reliable results which could be used in the prediction of the cardiovascular disease risk, the workload of the clinician would be lightened. The aim of this study was to investigate whether or not there is an association between the serum endocan level and the ASVCD risk score. Materials and methods: This prospective, cross-sectional study included individuals age 40-79 years with risk factors calculated using the ASVCD score and individuals without any of those risk factors. In accordance with ASCVD risk calculation, each participant was questioned with respect to age, gender, height, weight, and lifestyle habits such as smoking, diseases, and medications. Systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and serum endocan levels were measured and recorded. The serum endocan levels and ASCVD scores were compared. Results: The study included 205 individuals, comprising 92 (44.9%) males and 113 (55.1%) females with a mean age of 50.7 ± 7.6 years. The 10-year atherosclerosis risk was determined as mean 6.32% ± 5.9% (range, 0.3%-27.3%). The mean serum endocan level was calculated as 1109.6 ± 1479.7 ng/mL. As the ASCVD risk score increased, no increase was detected in the serum endocan level. Conclusion: The results of the study suggested that the serum endocan level is not suitable for use in place of the ASCVD risk score as a predictor of cardiovascular disease risk.
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    Selective Attention and Information Processing Speed in Graves- Disease: Stroop Interference Effect
    (2021-03-01T00:00:00Z) Ekinci, Iskender; Ekinci, Esra; Buyukkaba, Mitat; Cinar, Ahmet; Utku, Irem Kirac; Tunc, Muhammed; Kumbasar, Abdulbaki; Tabak, Omur; TUNÇ, MUHAMMED
    Background Cognitive functions are affected by thyroid hormones. In this study, we aimed to investigate the selective attention and information processing speed in thyrotoxic Graves' disease. Methodology This study was conducted among 40 patients with thyrotoxic Graves' disease and age and gender-matched 40 healthy controls. Stroop Color and Word test were applied to healthy controls once and to patients with Graves' disease during thyrotoxic and euthyroid periods. Stroop interference effect was calculated. Results The mean age was 34.67 ± 11 in the Graves' group and 34.72 ± 9.16 in the control group (p > 0.05). The number of errors and self-corrections in Stroop Color and Word test was higher in patients with thyrotoxic Graves' disease than both patients with euthyroid Graves' disease and healthy controls (p < 0.05). Stroop interference effect was significantly longer in patients with thyrotoxic Graves' disease than both patients with euthyroid Graves' disease and healthy controls (p < 0.05). All parameters obtained from the Stroop Color and Word test including errors, self-corrections, and Stroop interference effect were similar in patients with euthyroid Graves' disease and healthy controls. Conclusions Selective attention was impaired and information processing speed was slow in patients with thyrotoxic Graves' disease, and these findings were associated with age and educational level. After becoming euthyroid through antithyroid medication, these pathological findings returned to normal levels. Additionally, Stroop interference effect was significantly decreased when patients with Graves' disease became euthyroid.
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    Endothelial Dysfunction and Atherosclerosis in Patients With Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
    (2021-02-01T00:00:00Z) Tunç, Muhammed; TUNÇ, MUHAMMED
    AbstractIntroductionIn this study, we aimed to determine the endothelial dysfunction (ED) and atherosclerosis in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).Materials and methodsThis study was conducted with 83 subjects (26 male, mean age: 46±11 years)consisted of three groups including ADPKD, hypertension (HT) and healthy control groups. The groups were evaluated in terms of serum endocan and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA)levels, flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), nitroglycerin-mediated dilation (NMD) and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT).ResultsSerum endocan and ADMA levels and CIMT were significantly higher while NMD was significantly lower in ADPKD group than control group. FMD and NMD were lower but serum ADMA level was higher in the ADPKD group than HT group; while serum endocan level and CIMT were not significantly different in ADPKD and HT groups. In ADPKD patients, CIMT value and serum endocan and ADMA levels were higher while NMD was lower in patients with eGFR≤60 mL/min/1.73 m2than patients with eGFR>60 mL/min/1.73 m2. Serum ADMA level was higher and NMD was lower in hypertensive ADPKD patients than non-hypertensive ones. Serum endocan level was higher in ADPKD patients with nephrolithiasis and a negative correlation was detected between serum endocan level and 24-hour urine volume.ConclusionsEndothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis are common conditions in ADPKD patients and it was further reinforced in our study. In order to clarify the relationship between serum endocan level and 24-hour urine volume, which is a remarkable finding in our study, larger studies that including the measurement of urine endocan may be useful.
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    Thorax computed tomography findings and anti-SARS-CoV-2 immunoglobulin G levels in polymerase chain reaction-negative probable COVID-19 cases.
    (2022-11-25) Yurtsever I.; Karatoprak C.; Sumbul B.; Kiskac M.; Tunc M.; Zorlu M.; Ogun H.; Durdu B.; Toluk O.; Cakirca M.; YURTSEVER, İSMAİL; KARATOPRAK, CUMALİ; SÜMBÜL, BİLGE; KISKAÇ, MUHARREM; TUNÇ, MUHAMMED; ZORLU, MEHMET; OGUN, HAMZA; DURDU, BÜLENT; TOLUK, ÖZLEM; ÇAKIRCA, MUSTAFA
    OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the SARS-CoV-2 immunoglobulin G (IgG) levels after 6 months of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) negativebut assumed to be COVID-19 positive cases to investigate the relationship between IgG levels and thoracic computed tomography (CT) findings.METHODS: This was a single-center study that included patients whose PCR test results were negative at least three times using nasopharyngealswabs but had clinical findings of COVID-19 and thoracic CT findings compatible with viral pneumonia. Six months after discharge, the IgG antibodieswere analyzed. The cutoff value for negative and positive serology was defined as <1.4 (index S/C) and ≥1.4 (index S/C), respectively. In addition, thepatients were categorized according to their thoracic CT findings as high (typical) and low (atypical). Also, the patients were grouped into classes as<5% lung involvement versus ≥5% lung involvement.RESULTS: The patients’ mean age was 49.78±12.96 years. PCR was negative, but patients with COVID-19 symptoms who had SARS-CoV-2 IgGpositive were 81.9% (n=95). The antibody titer and lung involvement ≥5% were statistically significantly higher in SARS-CoV-2 IgG positive cases(p<0.001 and p=0.021). Age and chest CT findings were the risk factors for lung involvement (OR=1.08, p<0.001 and OR=2.19, p=0.010, respectively).CONCLUSION: This study is valuable because increasing severity (≥5%) of lung involvement appears to be associated with high and persistent IgGantibody titers. In probable cases of COVID-19, even if the PCR test is negative, high IgG titers 6 months after discharge can predict the rate of lungparenchymal involvement.
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    Adrenocortical System Hormones in Non-Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients
    (2021-01-01T00:00:00Z) Ekinci, I.; Hursitoglu, M.; TUNÇ, MUHAMMED; Kazezoglu, C.; Isiksacan, N.; Yurt, S.; AKDENİZ, ESRA; Eroz, E.; Kumbasar, A.; TUNÇ, MUHAMMED
    Context: The effects of COVID-19 on the adrenocortical system and its hormones are not well known. Objectives: We studied serum cortisol, serum adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), and their ratio in hospitalized non-critically ill COVID-19 patients. Design: A prospective case-control study. Methods: The study participants were divided into 2 groups. Group 1 consisted of 74 COVID-19 patients. The second group consisted of 33 healthy persons. Early admission above hormones levels was determined and compared between the study groups. Besides that, COVID-19 patients were grouped according to their Glasgow Coma Score (GCS), CURB-65 score, and intensive care unit (ICU) requirement, and further sub-analyses were performed. Results: There were no significant differences in the mean age or gender distribution in both groups. In the patients' group, the serum ACTH concentration was lower than in the healthy group (p<0.05). On the other hand, the serum cortisol levels and cortisol/ACTH ratio of the patients' group were significantly higher than of the healthy controls (p<0.05, all). Further analyses showed that, although serum cortisol and ACTH levels were not high, the cortisol/ACTH ratio was higher in COVID-19 patients with low GCS (<15) than patients with normal GCS (=15) (p<0.05). In COVID-19 in patients with different CURB-65 scores, the cortisol/ACTH ratio was significantly different (p<0.05), while serum cortisol and ACTH were not different in groups (p>0.05). Serum cortisol levels and cortisol/ACTH ratio were higher but ACTH level was lower in the ICU needed COVID-19 patients than in patients who do not need ICU (p<0.05). Conclusion: Our pilot study results showed that the cortisol/ACTH ratio would be more useful than serum cortisol and/or ACTH levels alone in evaluating the adrenocortical system of COVID-19 patients. Still, further detailed studies are needed to confirm these.