There are about 6747 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Turkey. The country of the clinical trial is determined by the location of where the clinical research is being studied. Most studies are often held in multiple locations & countries.
The purpose of this study is to translate and culturally adapt the quality of life profile for spinal deformities (QLPSD) to Turkish language and test the validity and reliability of Turkish version of QLPSD in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Recently, it has been stated that Smads play an active role in all conditions where transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) is involved, including periodontal inflammation. This study aimed to examine the levels of TGF-β and inhibitor Smads in saliva and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) in patients with Stage 3 Grade B periodontitis before and after non-surgical periodontal treatment. Twenty (20) stage 3 grade B periodontitis and 20 periodontally healthy individuals were included in the study. Clinical periodontal measurements were recorded; periodontitis patients received non-surgical periodontal treatment, and GCF and saliva samples were obtained at baseline and one month after treatment. TGF-β, Smad6, and Smad7 were determined by ELISA.
Since the severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) first emerged in Wuhan, China, on 12 December 2019, it has spread rapidly across the world and developed into a pandemic. The pandemic has affected over 100 countries and regions, with over 132 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. The rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 has caused considerable harm to public health and the economy. Alongside other laboratory tests and clinical findings of the COVID-19 infection, serological testing may be beneficial for epidemiological monitoring and outbreak control. The determination of antibodies enables confirmation of the SARS-CoV-2 infection in asymptomatic patients in addition to those with typical symptoms. In this study, we aimed to determine the SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence and the IgG antibody levels among healthcare workers who frequently encountered COVID-19 patients in our hospital.
Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS); It is a chronic condition characterized by widespread body pain, sleep disturbance, fatigue, impaired cognitive functions, and anxiety (1). FMS; chronic fatigue syndrome, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome, temperomandibular joint dysfunction, myofascial pain, functional dyspepsia, restless leg syndrome and posttraumatic stress disorder are among central sensitization syndromes (2,3).
This study was carried out as a randomized controlled experimental study to compare the effect of wiping bath with 2% daily chlorhexidine gluconate and soap-free body wash on the permanent skin flora of children hospitalized in the PICU.
Sleep quality is impaired in young adults due to current conditions. Recent studies emphasize that this situation may also affect the cognitive status of individuals. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between sleep quality and cognitive status in young adults. A total of 122 young adults (61 female, 61 male) aged between 18 to 25 and studied at Istanbul Medipol University, Faculty of Health Sciences, were included in the study. Individuals were evaluated with "Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI)" for sleep quality; with "Montreal Cognitive Status Scale (MoCA)" for cognitive status, with "STROOP Test" for selective attention; with "Verbal Fluency Test" for sustained attention; with "WMS-R digit Span Test" for auditory attention
In this study, we have aimed to investigate whether GDM is a risk factor for hearing impairment in newborns. To our knowledge, this study is the first prospective, controlled study on this subject.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of mediterranean and low-fat diet on hepatic fat, inflammation markers and oxidative stress in adolescents with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This randomized, single-blind controlled study conducted with obese adolescents aged 11-18 years who were admitted to Tepecik Training and Research Hospital Pediatric Gastroenterology Outpatient Clinic with the diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Participants were randomly assigned to the Mediterranean diet or low-fat diet group.
ABSTRACT Objective: The aim of the study is to determine the effects of animal-assisted activities on the stress and social anxiety levels of physically disabled children. Method: The research was carried out in two separate Special Education and Rehabilitation Centers providing education under the Antalya Provincial Directorate of National Education. The data of the study were obtained between November 2019-September 2020. The study is a single blind randomized controlled study designed in a pretest, posttest and follow-up design. The study was carried out in two different institutions to prevent contamination. Institutions are determined by an independent lottery method. The sample of the study consisted of 44 physically disabled children between the ages of 8-11, as the intervention group (n: 21) and the control group (n: 23). A 45-60 minute structured animal supported activity program (HayDAP) was applied to the intervention group, once a week for 7 weeks. Interviews were conducted individually. The data of the study were obtained using Personal Information Form (KBF), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and Social Anxiety Scale for Children. Follow-up evaluation was made at the end of the 1st month following the completion of the application. There was no intervention in the control group. The data were analyzed using the Pearson Ki-Square Test in SPSS 23.0 package program, Fisher's Exact Test if large, Shapiro-Wilks Test, Box M, Bonferroni and mixed pattern ANOVA tests. A 95% significance level (or α = 0.05 margin of error) was used to determine the differences in the analyzes.
Current endometriosis therapy is based on interrupting the menstrual cycle and suppression of estrogen synthesis in order to induce atrophy of endometrial tissue. Progestins, oral contraceptives, androgenic agents, aromatase inhibitors, gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues all play a role in the treatment of endometriosis. However, none of these treatments can definitely cure the disease and they require long-term use despite the side effects of the drug. It is clear that new treatment methods are needed for this disease, and therefore many different new treatment methods are being investigated. Some of the treatment methods have focused on inhibiting angiogenesis and inflammation, which seems to play an important role in the progression of the disease. In the present study, it was investigated whether ezetimibe which is a cholesterol absorption inhibitor with anti-inflammatory and antiangiogenic properties, has therapeutic effect on endometriosis in an experimental rat model.