March 2017

Patient preparation for oncological FDG-PET/CT imaging

In oncology patients who undergo positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT), radiolabeled [18F]-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) is utilized to obtain qualitative and quantitative data about tumour metabolism. The process of patient preparation before FDG-PET/CT imaging (scanning) primarily includes acquisition of patient data, fasting before imaging, regulation of blood glucose and insulin levels, administration of FDG and radiologic contrast material, administration of adjunctive…

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  • Recieved 17.10.2016
  • Accepted 04.11.2016
  • Published Online 04.11.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4838
  • Author Sevin Ayaz
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):172-175
  • Index Page 172-175
  • How to Cite Sevin Ayaz. Patient preparation for oncological FDG-PET/CT imaging. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):172-175
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Complications of spinal cord injuries: Two case reports and a review of the literature

Spinal cord injuries are a health problem that affects many systems and leads to physical restrictions associated with the level at which the spinal cord is affected. It may be necessary to maintain early and late-stage treatment under intensive care conditions according to the degree of dysfunction that develops as a result of the level affected in the spinal cord.…

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  • Recieved 29.09.2016
  • Accepted 26.10.2016
  • Published Online 26.10.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4818
  • Author Pinar Karabacak, Kemal Yetis Gulsoy, Haci Omer Osmanlioglu, Lütfi Yavuz
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):168-171
  • Index Page 168-171
  • How to Cite Pinar Karabacak, Kemal Yetis Gulsoy, Haci Omer Osmanlioglu, Lütfi Yavuz. Complications of spinal cord injuries: Two case reports and a review of the literature. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):168-171
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The relationship between postpartum depression and intimate partner violence

Aim: It has been suggested that intimate partner violence (IPV) triggers depression. We aim to examine the effect of exposure to IPV on women who experience postpartum depression as compared with postpartum women without depression.Material and Methods: The study sample included 128 women whose week 4 postpartum check was done in Family Practice. A psychiatric evaluation was completed for 128…

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  • Recieved 07.09.2016
  • Accepted 26.09.2016
  • Published Online 26.09.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4801
  • Author Suheyla Dogan Bulut, Esra Alatas, Gamer Gunay, Serdar Bulut
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):164-167
  • Index Page 164-167
  • How to Cite Suheyla Dogan Bulut, Esra Alatas, Gamer Gunay, Serdar Bulut. The relationship between postpartum depression and intimate partner violence. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):164-167
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The comparative analysis of biochemical parameters in patients with pleural effusions: A prospective study

Aim: The differentiation of exudative from transudative effusion is important to lead the clinician in making further biochemical analysis for possible etiology and in choosing the appropriate treatment strategy. The aim of the study is to evaluate the diagnostic value of biochemical parameters together with Light?s criteria to differentiate exudative from transudative effusions. Material and Method: The LDH, total protein,…

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  • Recieved 29.08.2016
  • Accepted 20.09.2016
  • Published Online 20.09.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4793
  • Author Ali Cevat Kutluk, Hasan Akin, Sulhettin Arslan, Suleyman Aykut Altunkaya
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):160-163
  • Index Page 160-163
  • How to Cite Ali Cevat Kutluk, Hasan Akin, Sulhettin Arslan, Suleyman Aykut Altunkaya. The comparative analysis of biochemical parameters in patients with pleural effusions: A prospective study. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):160-163
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Determination of anxiety levels by Beck anxiety inventoryin emergency medicine residents before and after night duties

Aim: Anxiety is a negative feeling accompanied with fear of the worst happening, worries, and stress of unknown origin. This study analyzes the relationship between anxiety and night shifts in emergency service, sex, marital status, substance use, working period as a resident, the institution where physicians work, and working system,with the goal of improving the preventable factors. Material and Method:…

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  • Recieved 22.07.2016
  • Accepted 10.09.2016
  • Published Online 10.09.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4763
  • Author Atakan Savrun, Selim Bozkurt, Mehmet Okumus, Şeyda Tuba Savrun
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):155-159
  • Index Page 155-159
  • How to Cite Atakan Savrun, Selim Bozkurt, Mehmet Okumus, Şeyda Tuba Savrun. Determination of anxiety levels by Beck anxiety inventoryin emergency medicine residents before and after night duties. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):155-159
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Analysis of vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms in alopecia areata

Aim: Alopecia areata (AA) is a disease characterized with hair loss on the hair skin any region of the body. This disease affects approximately 1?2% of the general population. The etiopathogenesis of this disease is unclear but infections, genetic, psychological and autoimmune factors is known play to role. Vitamin D is thought to be a regulator of the immune system…

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  • Recieved 31.08.2016
  • Accepted 14.09.2016
  • Published Online 14.09.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4795
  • Author Omer Ates
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):151-154
  • Index Page 151-154
  • How to Cite Omer Ates. Analysis of vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms in alopecia areata. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):151-154
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Does obesity impact assisted reproductive outcomes in patients with endometriosis?

Aim: It is not known whether overweight or obese women with endometriosis have the same outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF) when compared with normal weight patients. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the impact of obesity on assisted reproductive outcomes in patients with endometriosis.Materials-Methods: A total of 45 women with a history of endometrioma operation who underwent…

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  • Recieved 20.07.2016
  • Accepted 14.09.2016
  • Published Online 14.09.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4756
  • Author Yaprak Engin-Ustun, Mustafa Kara, Necati Hancerliogullari, Nafiye Yilmaz
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):147-150
  • Index Page 147-150
  • How to Cite Yaprak Engin-Ustun, Mustafa Kara, Necati Hancerliogullari, Nafiye Yilmaz. Does obesity impact assisted reproductive outcomes in patients with endometriosis?. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):147-150
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The effect of consolidation chemotherapy for LA-NSCLC patients receiving concurrent chemoradiotherapy

Aim: The efficacy and safety of consolidation chemotherapy (CCT) following concurrent chemoradiotherapy are not adequately established for patients with locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC). In this context, the present study aims to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of CCT.Material and Method: We retrospectively analyzed the overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) of 83 LA-NSCLC patients treated with concurrent…

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  • Recieved 21.06.2016
  • Accepted 09.09.2016
  • Published Online 09.09.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4713
  • Author Yelda Varol, Berna Komurcuoglu, Ufuk Yilmaz, Esra Kirakli, Aysen Evkan
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):142-146
  • Index Page 142-146
  • How to Cite Yelda Varol, Berna Komurcuoglu, Ufuk Yilmaz, Esra Kirakli, Aysen Evkan. The effect of consolidation chemotherapy for LA-NSCLC patients receiving concurrent chemoradiotherapy. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):142-146
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Neutrophil/Lymphocyte ratio and mean platelet volume in patients with gout

Aim: Gout is a clinical syndrome with increased uric acid concentration, which is caused by inflammatory response against monosodium urate (MSU) crystals. In gout, neutrophils are involved in inflammatory response and neutrophil activation is dependent on local cytokine production. Mean platelet volume (MPV) and neutrophillymphocyte ratio (NLR) are considered as inflammatory markers in several diseases and it is reported that…

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  • Recieved 12.06.2016
  • Accepted 10.09.2016
  • Published Online 10.09.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4696
  • Author Ayse Balkarli, Atalay Dogru, Yunus Ugan, Gulsum Dogan, Mehmet Sahin
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):138-141
  • Index Page 138-141
  • How to Cite Ayse Balkarli, Atalay Dogru, Yunus Ugan, Gulsum Dogan, Mehmet Sahin. Neutrophil/Lymphocyte ratio and mean platelet volume in patients with gout. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):138-141
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Evaluation of postprandial total antioxidant activity in normal and overweight individuals

Aim: Postprandial changes acutely alter some mechanisms in body. There are many studies showing blood oxidative status changes after food intake, and supplementation. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of a standardized meal on serum total antioxidant activity (TAA) in normal weight and overweight individuals. Material and Method: Fourteen normal weight and twelve overweight individuals…

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  • Recieved 11.08.2016
  • Accepted 06.09.2016
  • Published Online 06.09.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4781
  • Author Fatma Demet Arslan, Mehmet Koseoglu, Aysenur Atay, Yavuz Yigit, Yasemin Akcay, Eser Sozmen
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):134-137
  • Index Page 134-137
  • How to Cite Fatma Demet Arslan, Mehmet Koseoglu, Aysenur Atay, Yavuz Yigit, Yasemin Akcay, Eser Sozmen. Evaluation of postprandial total antioxidant activity in normal and overweight individuals. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):134-137
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The levels of serum B12, folic acid and homocysteine in the thromboembolic diseases

Aim: The aim of this study was to examine the levels of serum B12, folic acid, and homocysteine at admission in the cases established at the emer-gency department with thrombo-embolic diseases and to compare them with healthy subjects and also compare the diagnosis groups with each other. Material and Method: This study included 100 subjects diagnosed at the emergency department…

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  • Recieved 08.08.2016
  • Accepted 04.09.2016
  • Published Online 04.09.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4777
  • Author Keziban Ucar Karabulut, Aysegul Bayir, Fatih Kara, Ahmet Ak
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):130-133
  • Index Page 130-133
  • How to Cite Keziban Ucar Karabulut, Aysegul Bayir, Fatih Kara, Ahmet Ak. The levels of serum B12, folic acid and homocysteine in the thromboembolic diseases. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):130-133
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Is there a threshold of body mass index for to predict extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy success?

Aim:We aimed to determine the impact of BMI (body mass index) on extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) success.Material and Methods:?We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of all patients who underwent SWL for single renal stone smaller than 1.5 cm. Patient demographics, height, weight and stone characteristics were recorded. Stone free (SF) patients and patients with residual stone (RS) were compared…

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  • Recieved 28.06.2016
  • Accepted 29.08.2016
  • Published Online 29.08.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4729
  • Author Sedat Yahsi, Senol Tonyali, Cavit Ceylan, Serkan Dogan, Eymen Gazel
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):126-129
  • Index Page 126-129
  • How to Cite Sedat Yahsi, Senol Tonyali, Cavit Ceylan, Serkan Dogan, Eymen Gazel. Is there a threshold of body mass index for to predict extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy success?. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):126-129
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Evaluation of renal function in children by Tc-99m DTPA scintigraphy

Aim: Dynamic renal scintigraphy can demonstrate both structural and functional renal pathologies. Our aim was to evaluate renal functions in children by technetium-99m diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (Tc-99m DTPA) dynamic renal scintigraphy, and todetermine the frequency of scintigraphically detectable atrophic kidneys. Material and Methods: Dynamic renal scintigraphy studies of 17 children (12 males, five females) with urinary system complaints, having a mean…

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  • Recieved 30.07.2016
  • Accepted 19.08.2016
  • Published Online 19.08.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4772
  • Author Sevin Ayaz
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):122-125
  • Index Page 122-125
  • How to Cite Sevin Ayaz. Evaluation of renal function in children by Tc-99m DTPA scintigraphy. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):122-125
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Comparison of the effect of noise levels on stress response in two different operation groups in an orthopedic surgery room

Aim: The aim of this randomized, single-blinded study was to evaluate the effects of noise on hemodynamic and neuroendocrine stress response by measuring the level of noise in the surgery rooms of patients undergoing knee operations under neuroaxial anesthesia. Material and Methods: We com-pared patient responses from two groups of patients: those undergoing knee operations in a surgery room where…

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  • Recieved 19.07.2016
  • Accepted 16.08.2016
  • Published Online 16.08.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4752
  • Author Hasibe Gul Baytan Yildiz, Enver Özgencil, Sanem Cakar, Feyhan Okten, Filiz Tuzuner
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):116-121
  • Index Page 116-121
  • How to Cite Hasibe Gul Baytan Yildiz, Enver Özgencil, Sanem Cakar, Feyhan Okten, Filiz Tuzuner. Comparison of the effect of noise levels on stress response in two different operation groups in an orthopedic surgery room. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):116-121
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The role of histopathology, endometrium thickness and obstetric history in abnormal uterine bleeding

Aim: To evaluate the clinical manifestations of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), ultrasonography findings and compare with histopathological results.Materials and Methods: A total of 404 women with AUB were classified as; Group I: 18-39 years, Group II: 40-50 years, Group III: >50 years old. Age, parity, bleeding pattern, menstrual history, laboratory results, ultrasonography and histopathological findings were evaluated.Results: Almost half presented…

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  • Recieved 02.07.2016
  • Accepted 12.08.2016
  • Published Online 12.08.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4735
  • Author Turkan Cengiz, Fahriye Kilinc, Hatice Isik, Refika Selimoglu, Handan Yilmaz
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):111-115
  • Index Page 111-115
  • How to Cite Turkan Cengiz, Fahriye Kilinc, Hatice Isik, Refika Selimoglu, Handan Yilmaz. The role of histopathology, endometrium thickness and obstetric history in abnormal uterine bleeding. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):111-115
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Role of computed tomography severity index in acute diagnosis and follow-up of acute pancreatitis

Aim: We aimed to identify the role that computed tomography (CT) plays in the emergency services and during treatmentin the process of establishing an early diagnosis of acute pancreatitis and detecting potential complications that can emerge. Material and Method: Seventy ? six patients who presented to a Training and Research Hospital?s Emergency Department and diagnosed with acute pancreatitis (AP) were…

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  • Recieved 12.05.2016
  • Accepted 12.08.2016
  • Published Online 12.08.2016
  • Printed 12.08.2016
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4627
  • Author Serap Biberoglu, Murat Koyuncu, Derya Öztürk, Ahmet Cevdet Toksoz, Emin Cakmakcı, Fatih Çakmak, İbrahim İkizceli
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):106-110
  • Index Page 106-110
  • How to Cite Serap Biberoglu, Murat Koyuncu, Derya Öztürk, Ahmet Cevdet Toksoz, Emin Cakmakcı, Fatih Çakmak, İbrahim İkizceli. Role of computed tomography severity index in acute diagnosis and follow-up of acute pancreatitis. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):106-110
  • Running Title Diagnosis of acute pancreatitis
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Peripheral facial nerve paralysis secondary to acute otitis media

Aim: Acute otitis media is a common disease among children, and peripheral facial nerve paralysis secondary to acute otitis media is a dramatic clinical entity for children and parents. In this report we discuss the clinical presentation of facial nerve paralysis secondary to acute otitis media and management of this clinical issue. Material and Method: The medical histories of seven…

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  • Recieved 30.06.2016
  • Accepted 09.08.2016
  • Published Online 09.08.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4725
  • Author Ahmet Mutlu, Murat Ozturk, Murat Topdag, Mete Iseri, Sinem Dasli
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):102-105
  • Index Page 102-105
  • How to Cite Ahmet Mutlu, Murat Ozturk, Murat Topdag, Mete Iseri, Sinem Dasli. Peripheral facial nerve paralysis secondary to acute otitis media. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):102-105
  • Running Title Facial nerve paralysis
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Evaluation of erythrocyte and thrombocyte parameters in pediatric patients with diabetes mellitus

Aim: To analyze erythrocyte and thrombocyte parameters in patients with diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, and controls. Material and Method: Patients who were diagnosed as having diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in the pediatric emergency clinic between January 2015 and January 2016 were included in group 1; patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) who consulted the pediatric endocrinology outpatient clinic for routine controls…

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  • Recieved 19.07.2016
  • Accepted 04.08.2016
  • Published Online 04.08.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4753
  • Author Seher Erdogan, Fatma Dursun, Heves Kirmizibekmez, Şirin Guven, Ulku Miray Yildirim
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):98-101
  • Index Page 98-101
  • How to Cite Seher Erdogan, Fatma Dursun, Heves Kirmizibekmez, Şirin Guven, Ulku Miray Yildirim. Evaluation of erythrocyte and thrombocyte parameters in pediatric patients with diabetes mellitus. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):98-101
  • Running Title Diabetes and MPV
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The relationship between epicardial adipose tissue volume and coronary plaque structure in diabetics

Aim: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) contributes to the development and progression of coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to evaluate the relationship between EAT volume, coronary atherosclerosis, coronary plaque burden, and plaque structure in diabetic patients. Material and Method: 196 DM patients who were evaluated with 128-slice dual- source coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) for suspected CAD were included in…

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  • Recieved 14.07.2016
  • Accepted 29.07.2016
  • Published Online 29.07.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4748
  • Author Gokhan Aksan, Serhat Sigirci, Gokhan Cetinkal, Burak Musa Ayhan, Suleyman Sezai Yildiz, Aysegul Idil Soylu, Muzaffer Başak, Kadriye Orta Kılıçkesmez
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):92-97
  • Index Page 92-97
  • How to Cite Gokhan Aksan, Serhat Sigirci, Gokhan Cetinkal, Burak Musa Ayhan, Suleyman Sezai Yildiz, Aysegul Idil Soylu, Muzaffer Başak, Kadriye Orta Kılıçkesmez. The relationship between epicardial adipose tissue volume and coronary plaque structure in diabetics. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):92-97
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The distribution of Hepatitis C Virus genotypes of patients with chronic Hepatitis C infection in the Eskisehir region of Turkey

Aim: Chronic Hepatitis C is a serious disease than can result in long-term health problems. It is known that different genotypes in HCV infections account for differences in disease courses and treatment responses. Our study aimed to determine the HCV genotype distribution of patients with chronic hepatitis C infection. Material and Method: This study investigated the anti-HCV, HCV RNA viral…

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  • Recieved 15.07.2016
  • Accepted 28.07.2016
  • Published Online 28.07.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4747
  • Author Tercan Us, Nilgun Kasifoglu , Ferhat Gurkan Aslan, Muge Aslan, Yurdanur Akgun, Gul Durmaz
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):88-91
  • Index Page 88-91
  • How to Cite Tercan Us, Nilgun Kasifoglu , Ferhat Gurkan Aslan, Muge Aslan, Yurdanur Akgun, Gul Durmaz. The distribution of hepatitis c virus genotypes of patients with chronic hepatitis c infection in the Eskisehir region of Turkey. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):88-91
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The impact of pleural lavage cytology before and after resection on prognosis

Aim: Regardless of pleural effusion, presence of tumor in pleural cavity indicates presence of more aggressive tumor. In this study, we analysed positive tumor results in preoperative pleural lavage in operable malignant cases with no pleural fluid according to the mass and mediastinal lymph node characteristics. Material and Method: Pleural lavage before preoperative dissection and after resection was performed on…

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  • Recieved 14.07.2016
  • Accepted 28.07.2016
  • Published Online 28.07.2016
  • Printed 01.03.2017
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.4749
  • Author Serdar Ozkan, Ertan Aydin, Ozgur Omer Yildiz, Ulku Yazici, Mehmet Furkan Sahin, Funda Demirag
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):83-87
  • Index Page 83-87
  • How to Cite Serdar Ozkan, Ertan Aydin, Ozgur Omer Yildiz, Ulku Yazici, Mehmet Furkan Sahin, Funda Demirag. The impact of pleural lavage cytology before and after resection on prognosis. J Clin Anal Med. 2017;8(2):83-87
  • Running Title Lung cancer and pleural lavage cytology
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