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Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Volume 52, Number 3 (2022)

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Articles

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Turkey's transition to face-to-face schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic
MAHMUT ÖZER, HAYRİ EREN SUNA, MATJAZ PERC, SADRİ ŞENSOY, and SEVİL UYGUN İLİKHAN
Pages 529-540

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Determination of COVID-19 PCR positivity and mutation status in coronaVacvaccinated individuals in Turkey
AHMET ÇALIŞKAN, MÜCAHİT SEÇME, İLKNUR KALELİ, TUĞBA SARI, SEDEF ZELİHA ÖNER, SANİYE KÜÇÜKAKIN YAKA, and BÜŞRA DÖNMEZ
Pages 541-546

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The efficacy of anakinra compared to standard care of treatment for COVID-19: a metaanalysis
HAMNA MALIK, HIRA BINT ABDUL JABBAR, FARAH LATIF, AZZA SARFRAZ, ZOUINA SARFRAZ, and MUZNA SARFRAZ
Pages 547-553

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An evaluation of the results of convalescent plasma therapy applied to pregnant womendiagnosed as COVID-19- positive in a pandemic center: A prospective cohort study
SEYİT AHMET EROL, ATAKAN TANAÇAN, HAKAN APAYDIN, ŞULE GÖNCÜ AYHAN, DENİZ OLUKLU, DERYA UYAN HENDEM, SERPİL ÜNLÜ, ABDULSAMET ERDEN, ÖZLEM MORALOĞLU TEKİN, AHMET OMMA, İHSAN ATEŞ, ORHAN KÜÇÜKŞAHİN, and DİLEK ŞAHİN
Pages 554-564

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The effect of COVID-19 pandemic in a large series of patients with Takayasu arteritis
ALİ KARAKAŞ, TUBA YÜCE İNEL, FATOŞ ÖNEN, and İSMAİL SARI
Pages 565-570

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The clinical follow-up and management of COVID-19 in children and adolescents withan immunocompromised state or a malignancy
İREM CEREN ERBAŞ, HATİCE KARAOĞLU ASRAK, AYŞE ÇAKIL GÜZİN, ŞİLEM ÖZDEM ALATAŞ, ŞEFİKA AKYOL, MERAL TORUN BAYRAM, REFİK EMRE ÇEÇEN, DİLEK İNCE, ÖZLEM TÜFEKÇİ, and NURŞEN BELET
Pages 571-579

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Pertussis prevalence among adult patients with acute cough
AHMET İLBAY, MİNE DURUSU TANRIÖVER, IŞKIN PINAR ZARAKOL, EZGİ ÇALIŞKAN GÜZELCE, HATİCE BÖLEK, and SERHAT ÜNAL
Pages 580-586

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The risk of cancer in patients with primary Sjögrensyndrome; A single-center study from Turkey
BENGİSU ASLAN, TAHİR SAYGIN ÖĞÜT, FUNDA ERBASAN, MELİS DİLBİL, ECE ÇELİK, MUSTAFA ENDER TERZİOĞLU, and VELİ YAZISIZ
Pages 587-595

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The Validity and Reliability Study of the Turkish Version of Engagement in Healthy Ageing
RAMAZAN KIRAÇ, SEDA UYAR, MEHMET AKİF ERİŞEN, and NUR FEYZAL KESEN
Pages 596-604

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The Relationship between Elevated Plasma Zonulin Levels and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
ESRA DEMİR, BURAK ÖNAL, HANİŞE ÖZKAN, İREM KIRAÇ UTKU, BERRAK SAHTİYANCI, ABDULBAKİ KUMBASAR, GUVEN YENMIS, and BÜLENT DEMİR
Pages 605-612

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Morphometric analysis of hippocampus and intracranial formations based on their stages in patients diagnosed with major cognitive disorder
NURULLAH YÜCEL, MUZAFFER ŞEKER, MEHMET TUĞRUL YILMAZ, ZAKİR SAKCI, and YAŞAR BÜKTE
Pages 613-624

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Executive functions and personality traits of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy patients: single-center experience of 23 cases
BERİN GÜLATAR TÜRKOĞLU, İPEK MİDİ, and KADRİYE AĞAN YILDIRIM
Pages 625-630

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COMPARISON OF GERIATRIC NUTRITIONAL RISK INDEX AND CREATININE INDEX IN SHORT-TERM MORTALITY PREDICTION IN MAINTENANCE HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS
FATMA AYERDEN EBİNÇ, GÜLAY ULUSAL OKYAY, SERPİL MÜGE DEĞER, HATİCE ŞAHİN, TAMER SELEN, ÇİSE KANAR DOĞAN, KADİR GÖKHAN ATILGAN, EBRU GÖK OĞUZ, and MEHMET DENİZ AYLI
Pages 641-648

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Investigation of miRNA and cytokine expressions in latent Tuberculosis infection and active Tuberculosis
CENGİZ ÇAVUŞOĞLU, MUHSİN ÖZGÜR ÇOĞULU, ASUDE DURMAZ, ZEHRA CENGİSİZ, FETHİYE FERDA YILMAZ, MEHMET SEZAİ TAŞBAKAN, MELTEM TAŞBAKAN, CUMHUR GÜNDÜZ, CAN BİÇMEN, ONUR KARAMAN, HASAN TAŞLIDERE, HALUK AKIN, TÜLAY AKARCA, and MUSTAFA ŞEVKET DERELİ
Pages 649-657

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Assessment of subclinical cardiovascular alterations in non-functioning adrenal incidentalomas
BÜLENT CAN, PELİN KARACA ÖZER, BÜŞRA CAN, and ÖZGE TELCİ ÇAKLILI
Pages 677-682

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Arthroscopic Bankart repair improves upper limb exercise capacity, shoulder function and quality of life
FİGEN DAĞ, FEHMİ VOLKAN ÖZTUNA, DİDEM DERİCİ YILDIRIM, and ÖZLEM BÖLGEN ÇİMEN
Pages 683-690

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Melanocytes as the source of the increased melanisation in pigmented epithelial tumours: a holistic approach
ASUMAN KİLİTCİ, ÖMER FARUK ELMAS, NECMETTİN AKDENİZ, and MEHMET GAMSIZKAN
Pages 691-698

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Oncometabolites in urine-a new opportunity for detection and prognosis of the clinical progress of verified prostate cancer-a pilot study
DIMITAR DELKOV, LYUBKA YOANIDU, DESISLAV TOMOV, RUMYANA STOYANOVA, IVAN DECHEV, and YORDANKA UZUNOVA
Pages 699-706

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Association between depression scores and comprehensive geriatric assessment and frailty in geriatric outpatients with somatic complaints: an observational cross-sectional study
HANDE SELVİ ÖZTORUN, BİLGE GÖZÜKARA, REMZİ BAHŞİ, TUĞBA TURGUT, DENİZ MUT SÜRMELİ, ÇAĞLAR COŞARDERELİOĞLU SEÇER, VOLKAN ATMIŞ, AHMET YALÇIN, SEVGİ ARAS, and MURAT VARLI
Pages 715-723

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Evaluation of plasma carnitine status in patients diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis
AYŞE ÇİĞDEM AKTUĞLU ZEYBEK, ERTUĞRUL KIYKIM, KENAN BARUT, TANYEL ZÜBARİOĞLU, MEHMET ŞERİF CANSEVER, and ÖZGÜR KASAPÇOPUR
Pages 724-729

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Evaluation of anthropometric measurements and clinical tests in the diagnosis of difficult airway in patients undergoing head and neck surgery
ŞÜKRÜ MERT BAŞPINAR, İLKBEN GÜNÜŞEN, DEMET SERGİN, ASUMAN SARGIN, and SACİTTİN TANER BALCIOĞLU
Pages 730-740

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Outcomes of transcorneal electrical stimulation treatmentin the early stages of retinitis pigmentosa
MUHAMMED NECATİ DEMİR, UĞUR ACAR, GÜNGÖR SOBACI, and DİNÇER GÖKSÜLÜK
Pages 741-746

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Effects of iron deficiency on left ventricular functions in young women regardless of anemia: A speckle tracking echocardiography study
BETÜL CENGİZ ELÇİOĞLU, ONUR BAYDAR, ALPARSLAN KILIÇ, NİHAL TEFIK, FÜSUN HELVACI, EROL GÜRSOY, YASEMİN DEMİRCİ, DİLEK URAL, VEDAT AYTEKİN, and SAİDE AYTEKİN
Pages 754-761

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Radiomics analysis of uterine tumors in 18F-flourodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography for prediction of lymph node metastases in endometrial carcinoma
ÇİĞDEM SOYDAL, BULUT VARLI, MİNE ARAZ, BATUHAN BAKIRARAR, SALİH TAŞKIN, and UĞUR FIRAT ORTAÇ
Pages 762-769

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Reflux, dysphonia, and dysphagia symptoms in patients with diabetes and their association with diabetic complications
HAKAN GÖLAÇ, GÜZİDE ATALIK, YUSUF KEMAL KEMALOĞLU, and METİN YILMAZ
Pages 770-777

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Determination of miRNA expression profile in patients with prostate cancer and benign prostate hyperplasia
OKAN SANCER, PINAR ASLAN KOŞAR, MUHAMMET YUSUF TEPEBAŞI, OSMAN ERGÜN, MURAT DEMİR, and ALİM KOŞAR
Pages 788-795

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Mortality Related Factors on Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathic Patients Treated with Therapeutic Hypothermia: A 11-year Single Center Experience
MEHMET FATİH DEVECİ, HATİCE TURGUT, MERAL ALAGÖZ, HÜSEYİN KAYA, İSMAİL KÜRŞAD GÖKÇE, and RAMAZAN ÖZDEMİR
Pages 796-802

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Paraoxonase-1 and Fetuin-A Levels in Children with Cerebral Palsy
ÖZLEM UNAY DEMİREL, ÖZLEM GÜNGÖR, SEYDA İĞNAK TARLIĞ, and MERAL YÜKSEL
Pages 803-808

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Assessment of Tp-e interval, Tp-e/QT and Tp-e/QTc ratios in patients with acromegaly
İBRAHİM ETEM ÇELİK, SEVDE NUR FIRAT, UĞUR BOZKURT, MİKAİL YARLOĞLUEŞ, MUSTAFA DURAN, and SANİ NAMIK MURAT
Pages 809-815

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A device that facilitates screwing at an appropriate angle in quadrilateral surface fractures: 105-degree drill attachment
EMRE GÜLTAÇ, CEM YALIN KILINÇ, FATİH İLKER CAN, İSMAİL GÖKHAN ŞAHİN, AHMET EMRAH AÇAN, ÇAĞATAY GEMCİ, and NEVRES HÜRRİYET AYDOĞAN
Pages 816-824

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Evaluation of Organic Load Related Efficacy Changes in Antiseptic Solutions Used in Hospitals
ASLI ŞAHİNER, ECE HALAT, EVREN ALĞIN YAPAR, and BİLGE AHSEN KARA
Pages 825-833

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Medically important Candida spp. identification: an era beyond traditional methods
EBRU EVREN, JULİDE SEDEF GÖÇMEN, ELVAN HORTAÇ İŞTAR, ŞÜKRAN YAVUZDEMİR, FAZIL ALPER TEKELİ, YASEMİN YAVUZ, and ZEYNEP CEREN KARAHAN
Pages 834-840

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Does memantine show chemopreventive effect against mice 4T1 breast tumor model?
GÜLŞAH ALBAYRAK, ELİF BURCU BALİ, FUNDA DEMİRTAŞ KORKMAZ, and EMİN ÜMİT BAĞRIAÇIK
Pages 841-847

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Hydroxychloroquine induces endothelium-dependent and endothelium-independent relaxation of rat aorta
SEYFULLAH OKTAY ARSLAN, MUHAMMED FATİH DOĞAN, SALİHA AYŞENUR ÇAM, IBRAHEEM AKRAM OMAR, FATMA UYSAL, ALİ PARLAR, AHMET CENK ANDAÇ, and OĞUZHAN YILDIZ
Pages 848-857

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Classical heart rate variability and non-linear heart rate analysis in mice under Na-Pentobarbital and Ketamine/Xylazine anesthesia.
HASAN KAZDAĞLI, HASAN FEHMİ ÖZEL, MUSTAFA ÖZBEK, ŞÜHEDA ALPAY, and MÜRÜVVET ALENBEY
Pages 858-869

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Response to Letter to the Editor
ESRA İŞÇİ BOSTANCI, YASİN DURMUŞ, SİNEM AYŞE DURU ÇÖTELİ, FULYA KAYIKÇIOĞLU, and NURETTİN BORAN
Pages 871-871

Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akif ÖZTÜRK
Gazi University

Associate Editors-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Murat KEKİLLİ
Gazi University
Prof. Dr. Selim ARICI
Ondokuz Mayis University
Prof. Dr. Kürşat ALTINBAŞ
Selçuk University
Prof. Dr. Zehra Sema ÖZKAN
Kırıkkale University

Editorial Board