Original Article January 2014

The Effect of Levetiracetam Therapy on the Autonomous Nerve System in Epilepsy Patients

Aim: It was aimed to research the effects of levetiracetam on some autonomic functions by comparing autonomous nerve system tests in epilepsy patients using levetiracetam monotherapy with the tests of the healthy volunteers who don't use drug. Material and Method: Fourty-one patients diagnosed with partial epilepsy using levetiracetam were included in this study. Control group was selected from 35 healthy…

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  • Recieved 12.07.2012
  • Accepted 16.08.2012
  • Published Online 16.08.2012
  • Printed 01.01.2014
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.1208
  • Author Kazim Ekmekci, Yasar Altun, Yener Tumay, Yasar Ozkul
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):55-58
  • Index Page 55-58
  • How to Cite Kazim Ekmekci, Yasar Altun, Yener Tumay, Yasar Ozkul. The Effect of Levetiracetam Therapy on the Autonomous Nerve System in Epilepsy Patients. J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):55-58
  • Running Title Levetiracetam
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Ostium Secundum Type Atrial Septal Defect After Surgical Treatment of Early and Long-Term Results

Aim: In this study, surgical closure of ostium secundum type atrial septal defects was to evaluate early and long-term results. Material and Method: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery between January 1997-March 2010 due to ostium secundum type atrial septal defects and surgical treatment applied data from 173 patients were evaluated. Mean age 25.16 ± 18.10 (3 -76 years), respectively. Primary defects, was repaired…

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  • Recieved 05.07.2012
  • Accepted 16.08.2012
  • Published Online 16.08.2012
  • Printed 01.01.2014
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.1191
  • Author Yunus Keser Yilmaz, Munacettin Ceviz, Abdurrahim Colak, Necip Becit, Yahya Unlu, Ugur Kaya, Azman Ateş, Hikmet Koçak
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):50-54
  • Index Page 50-54
  • How to Cite Yunus Keser Yilmaz, Munacettin Ceviz, Abdurrahim Colak, Necip Becit, Yahya Unlu, Ugur Kaya, Azman Ateş, Hikmet Koçak. Ostium Secundum Type Atrial Septal Defect After Surgical Treatment of Early and Long-Term Results. J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):50-54
  • Running Title The Results of ASDs
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Discrimination of Ishihara Test Plates Through a Red Filter

Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the Ishihara Color Vision Test performance of color-deficient subjects through red filters. Material and Method: Thirty color-defective male subjects and 30 color normal male subjects were included in the study. The median age was 26.5 (min-max: 17-61) and 28.0 (min-max: 18-60) years in color deficient and in normal subjects respectively. There…

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  • Recieved 26.06.2012
  • Accepted 12.08.2012
  • Published Online 12.08.2012
  • Printed 01.01.2014
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.1179
  • Author Zuleyha Yalniz-Akkaya, Ayse Burcu, Mehmet Akif Acar, Guner Ozkan Uney, Firdevs Ornek
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):46-49
  • Index Page 46-49
  • How to Cite Zuleyha Yalniz-Akkaya, Ayse Burcu, Mehmet Akif Acar, Guner Ozkan Uney, Firdevs Ornek. Discrimination of Ishihara Test Plates Through a Red Filter. J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):46-49
  • Running Title Ishihara Test Through Red Filter
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Analysis of Children Cases were Claimed Exposed to Sexual Violence

Aim: In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the cases between 0-18 ages that are exposed to sexual violence. Material and Method: Records of criminal cases sent to the Forensic Medical Branch in Hatay were examined retrospectively. And suspicious sexual assault cases of 73 children under 18 were enrolled in the study. Results:? The cases were in the range…

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  • Recieved 19.06.2012
  • Accepted 09.08.2012
  • Published Online 09.08.2012
  • Printed 01.01.2014
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.1165
  • Author Murat Tutanc, Vefik Arica, Secil Gunher Arica, Cem Zeren, Fikret Yesiloglu, Mustafa Muhammet Arslan, Mustafa Arı
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):42-45
  • Index Page 42-45
  • How to Cite Murat Tutanc, Vefik Arica, Secil Gunher Arica, Cem Zeren, Fikret Yesiloglu, Mustafa Muhammet Arslan, Mustafa Arı. Analysis of Children Cases were Claimed Exposed to Sexual Violence. J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):42-45
  • Running Title Sexual Violence and Child
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Investigation of Seatbelt use Frequency of Healthcare Providers in Ankara

Aim: In Turkey, as in so many other developing countries, traffic accidents appear as a major public health problem that causes damage to thousands of people every year. Use of seat belt which is one of the most important life-saving safety measures in car accidents has not yet reached the desired level. In this study, the sensibilities of hospital health…

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  • Recieved 14.06.2012
  • Accepted 08.08.2012
  • Published Online 08.08.2012
  • Printed 01.01.2014
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.1155
  • Author Serdar Dede , Cemil Kavalci, Engin Deniz Arslan, Fevzi Yilmaz, Bunyamin Uyanik, Ozgur Arslan
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):39-41
  • Index Page 39-41
  • How to Cite Serdar Dede , Cemil Kavalci, Engin Deniz Arslan, Fevzi Yilmaz, Bunyamin Uyanik, Ozgur Arslan. Investigation of Seatbelt use Frequency of Healthcare Providers in Ankara. J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):39-41
  • Running Title Seatbelt Usage
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Does the Increase of the Body Mass Index Aggravate Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?

Aim: We aimed to study the association between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and body mass index (BMI). Material and Method: 120 patients that had reflux esophagitis (RE) that was detected by esophagogastroduodenoscopy (n=40), that had reflux symptoms albeit without esophagitis (non-erosive reflux esophagitis disease=NERD) (n=40) and that had neither reflux symptoms nor esophagitis (n=40) were included into the study. The…

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  • Recieved 17.07.2012
  • Accepted 06.08.2012
  • Published Online 06.08.2012
  • Printed 01.01.2014
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.1218
  • Author Isa Sevindir, Fatma Ela Keskin, Kayhan Erturk, Nurgül Yasar, Ozlem Harmankaya Kaptanogullari, Aliye Soylu
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):35-38
  • Index Page 35-38
  • How to Cite Isa Sevindir, Fatma Ela Keskin, Kayhan Erturk, Nurgül Yasar, Ozlem Harmankaya Kaptanogullari, Aliye Soylu. Does the Increase of the Body Mass Index Aggravate Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?. J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):35-38
  • Running Title Body Mass Index and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
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A Research on Patient Satisfaction with Primary Health Care in the Center of Afyonkarahisar

Aim: Patient satisfaction is an important indicator to evaluate the quality of primary health care service. It is also significant to improve the quality of medical care, expectation from health staff, priority of patient needs, views and feedbacks about medical services in primary health care. Our objective in this study is to determine the patient satisfaction and the factors effecting…

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  • Recieved 22.06.2012
  • Accepted 05.08.2012
  • Published Online 05.08.2012
  • Printed 01.01.2014
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.1173
  • Author Nazli Sensoy, Alparslan Ozmen, Nurhan Dogan , Atilla Ercan, Hamit Selim Karabekir
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):29-34
  • Index Page 29-34
  • How to Cite Nazli Sensoy, Alparslan Ozmen, Nurhan Dogan , Atilla Ercan, Hamit Selim Karabekir. A Research on Patient Satisfaction with Primary Health Care in the Center of Afyonkarahisar. J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):29-34
  • Running Title Patient Satisfaction in Primary Health Care Services
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Thyroid Dysfunction Does Not Affect the Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women

Aim: To investigate the relationship between bone mineral density (BMD) and thyroid dysfunction in postmenopausal women. Material and Method: A total of 261 postmenopausal women, who were examined between 2006 and 2008, were included in this prospective cohort study. Levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free T3 (triiodothyronine), free T4 (tiroxin), and thyroid antibodies (anti-thyroglobulin antibody -antiTG Ab; anti-thyroid peroxidase…

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  • Recieved 08.07.2012
  • Accepted 05.08.2012
  • Published Online 05.08.2012
  • Printed 01.01.2014
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.1197
  • Author Hatice Ceyda Deniz, Huseyin Levent Keskin, Elcin Islek Secen, Gulin Feykan Yegin Akcay, Isik Ustuner, Ayse Filiz Avsar
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):25-28
  • Index Page 25-28
  • How to Cite Hatice Ceyda Deniz, Huseyin Levent Keskin, Elcin Islek Secen, Gulin Feykan Yegin Akcay, Isik Ustuner, Ayse Filiz Avsar. Thyroid Dysfunction Does Not Affect the Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopausal Women. J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):25-28
  • Running Title The Effect of Thyroid Disfunction on the Bone Mineral Density
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Risk Factors in Development of Postoperative Empyema

Aim: Many etiological factors play a role in the occurrence of postoperative empyema. We aimed to define the effects of these factors on the development of empyema. Material and Method: Two hundred and eighty-eight cases from our clinic who underwent tube thoracostomy and/or were operated due to any cause out of the primary empyema between August 2009 and May 2010…

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  • Recieved 16.07.2012
  • Accepted 05.08.2012
  • Published Online 05.08.2012
  • Printed 01.01.2014
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.1215
  • Author Serdar Ozkan, Ulku Yazici, Ertan Aydin, Ali Celik, Asuman Akin, Nurettin Karaoglanoglu
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):19-24
  • Index Page 19-24
  • How to Cite Serdar Ozkan, Ulku Yazici, Ertan Aydin, Ali Celik, Asuman Akin, Nurettin Karaoglanoglu. Risk Factors in Development of Postoperative Empyema. J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):19-24
  • Running Title Postoperative Empyema
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Early Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Following Life-Saving Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Aim: Percutaneous coronary intervention is usually the initial treatment option for treatment of emergent and severe coronary atherosclerosis with suitable coronary arteries. We aimed to investigate the clinical features, morbidity and mortality rates of coronary artery bypass grafting performed following life-saving stent procedures and patency rates of these stents. Material and Method: Between January 2005 and December 2008, we performed…

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  • Recieved 03.07.2012
  • Accepted 01.08.2012
  • Published Online 01.08.2012
  • Printed 01.01.2014
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.1189
  • Author Kerem Yay, Ertekin Utku Unal, Emre Boysan, Adem Diken, Veysel Basar, Ahmet Baris Durukan, Tolga Ulus, Fehmi Katırcıoğlu
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):15-18
  • Index Page 15-18
  • How to Cite Kerem Yay, Ertekin Utku Unal, Emre Boysan, Adem Diken, Veysel Basar, Ahmet Baris Durukan, Tolga Ulus, Fehmi Katırcıoğlu. Early Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Following Life-Saving Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):15-18
  • Running Title Coronary Bypass Following Stent Procedure
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Lipid Profile in Thyroid Dysfunction: A Study on Patients of Bastar

Aim: Function of thyroid gland is regulating a wide array of metabolic activities which have direct impact on some parameters. The objective of this study was to see the effect of thyroid dysfunction on serum lipid profile parameters among the people of Bastar region. Material and Method: Blood samples were collected from 60 subjects. The blood was analyzed for the…

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  • Recieved 26.06.2012
  • Accepted 21.07.2012
  • Published Online 21.07.2012
  • Printed 01.01.2014
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.1178
  • Author Farah Aziz Khan, S.K.B. Patil, Amar Singh Thakur, Mohammad Fareed Khan, K. Murugan
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):41974
  • Index Page 41974
  • How to Cite Farah Aziz Khan, S.K.B. Patil, Amar Singh Thakur, Mohammad Fareed Khan, K. Murugan. Lipid Profile in Thyroid Dysfunction: A Study on Patients of Bastar. J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):41974
  • Running Title Lipid Profile in Thyroid Dysfunction: A Study on Patients of Bastar
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Evaluation of Cases with Rabies Risk Presenting to Emergency Department

Aim: All around the world 10-12 million people/year receive rabies prophylaxis. Rabies is an acute fatal central nervous system viral enfection. The virus can infect all warm-blooded animals and almost in all cases the enfection results with fatal encephalitis. The aim of this study is to determine the demographic characteristics of cases with rabies risk exposures and behind this to…

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  • Recieved 24.06.2012
  • Accepted 27.07.2012
  • Published Online 27.07.2012
  • Printed 01.01.2014
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.1175
  • Author Fevzi Yilmaz, Ahmet Sami Akbulut, Mahmut Tas, Cemil Kavalci, Engin Deniz Arslan, Muge Sonmez
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):43412
  • Index Page 43412
  • How to Cite Fevzi Yilmaz, Ahmet Sami Akbulut, Mahmut Tas, Cemil Kavalci, Engin Deniz Arslan, Muge Sonmez. Evaluation of Cases with Rabies Risk Presenting to Emergency Department. J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):43412
  • Running Title Evaluation of Patients with Rabies Risk
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Intraoperative Application of 5-Fluorouracil and Mitomycin C in Primary Pterygium Surgery and its Effect on the Fibroblast Counts of Conjunctival Biopsies

Aim: To determine the effectiveness of intraoperative 5-FU and mitomycin C application for prevention of recurrence after primary pterygium excision. Material and Method: We performed a prospective clinical trial of 51 patients with primary pterygia randomly assigned to a treatment group in which 15 patients received a single intraoperative application of 25mg/mL 5-FU for 5 minutes, 20 patients received a…

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  • Recieved 28.06.2012
  • Accepted 27.07.2012
  • Published Online 27.07.2012
  • Printed 01.01.2014
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.1184
  • Author Yesim Altay, Seza Petricli, Nagihan Ugurlu
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):43285
  • Index Page 43285
  • How to Cite Yesim Altay, Seza Petricli, Nagihan Ugurlu. Intraoperative Application of 5-Fluorouracil and Mitomycin C in Primary Pterygium Surgery and its Effect on the Fibroblast Counts of Conjunctival Biopsies. J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):43285
  • Running Title Intraoperative 5-Fu and Mmc in Pterygium Surgery
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The First Trocar Entry in the Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Which Technique?

Aim: We planned a comparison of veress needle (VN) and direct trocar (DT) insertion techniques, which have been commonly used in laparoscopic surgical procedures, via a prospective randomized clinical study. Material and Method: 400 patients who had undergone laparoscopic cholecystectomy were included to the present prospective randomized clinical study. SPSS 17.0 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL) was used for the statistical…

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  • Recieved 29.05.2012
  • Accepted 16.06.2012
  • Published Online 16.06.2012
  • Printed 01.01.2014
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.1115
  • Author Ahmet Serdar Karaca, Muzaffer Capar, Ridvan Ali
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):43160
  • Index Page 43160
  • How to Cite Ahmet Serdar Karaca, Muzaffer Capar, Ridvan Ali. The First Trocar Entry in the Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Which Technique?. J Clin Anal Med. 2014;5(1):43160
  • Running Title The First Trocar Entry
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