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ea0041ep358 | Clinical case reports - Thyroid/Others | ECE2016

An acute gout attack following parathyroidectomy

Unal Mustafa , Arpaci Dilek , Erol Basak , Bayraktaroglu Taner

Gout is an arthritis characterized by the deposition of monosodium urate cyristales in the joints because of chronic hyperuricemia. Infections, intravenous contrast materials, acidosis, trauma, surgical interventions can be counted as common causes of acute gout attack. The aim of this study was to present postoperative gout attack at a patient with parathyroidectomy.Case: Sixty five year old man presented with back pain and fatique was admitted to our e...

ea0035p78 | Bone and Osteoporosis | ECE2014

Does testosteron have an effect on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women?

Arpaci Dilek , Saglam Fatma , Cuhaci Neslihan , Ersoy Reyhan , Cakir Bekir

Background: Osteoporosis is a common problem in postmenoausal women. There is limited data about the physiological importance of endogenous testosterone on bone mineral density (BMD) in older women is poorly understood.Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate association of endogeneous testosterone with BMD and BMI.Materials-methods: This cross-sectional study included 64 patients (45–85 year) postmenopausal women; their dem...

ea0035p125 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2014

First seizure presentation in an elderly woman with primary vitamin D deficiency: a case report

Arpaci Dilek , Yilmaz Ulku , Yaylaci Selcuk , Colbay Mehmet , Tamer Ali

Introduction: Vitamin D insufficiency is common in older people and is associated with several disorders related to aging such as osteoporosis, which leads to a significantly increased risk of bone fractures. This deficiency is more common in Mediterranean countries than in Northern European countries. Hypocalcemic seizures resulting from vitamin D deficiency are rare in adults, and fractures caused by seizures without evidence of direct trauma have not yet been reported.<...

ea0035p421 | Diabetes complications | ECE2014

Relationship between diabetes mellitus and hemostasis: a prothrombotic condition

Arpaci Dilek , Saglam Fatma , Ozdemir Didem , Ersoy Reyhan , Cakir Bekir

Background: Diabetes is very common disorder. Many studies have shown that patients with diabetes mellitus have incresing trombotic complications both arterial and venous trombosis. Bad control diabetes increases risk of trombosis. Recent reports have shown that shortened APTTs and increased fibrinogen indicate procoagulan situations. In this study, we aimed to evaluate whether chronic hyperglisemia or bad control diabetes causes trombosis which is reflected by shortened APTTs...

ea0041ep378 | Clinical case reports - Thyroid/Others | ECE2016

Safely operated two patients in pregnancy with primary hyperparathyroidism

Cuhaci Neslihan , Faki Sevgul , Arpaci Dilek , Dincer Nazmiye , Dumlu Gurkan , Ersoy Reyhan , Cakir Bekir

Introduction: Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) during pregnancy is rare and associated with increased morbidity for both mother and fetus. Maternal complications of pHPT include nepfhrolithiasis, pancreatitis, cardiac arrhytmias, hypertension, nausea and vomiting. pHPT is caused by a solitary adenoma in 85–90% of patients, and the curative treatment is parathyroidectomy. Here, we presented two women who have diagnosed pHPT and operated without complications in pregnancy...

ea0041ep989 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2016

Increased Serum Levels of IL-28 and IL-29 and Protective Effect of IL28B rs8099917 Polymorphism in Patients with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Arpaci Dilek , Celik Sevim Karakas , Can Murat , Gunes Gunes Cakmak , Kuzu Fatih , Unal Mustafa , Bayraktaroglu Taner

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is thought to result from the decreased of T helper type 2 (Th2) responses, leading to progressive destruction of thyrocytes. IFN-λ1, -λ2, and -λ3 (also known as IL-29, IL-28A, and IL-28B, respectively) is a recently described member of the IFN-λ family and has been shown to decrease production of Th2 cytokines in vitro. However, the role and mechanism of IFN-λ1 in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis remain unkno...

ea0037ep876 | Thyroid cancer | ECE2015

Simultaneous occurrence of different follicular neoplasms within the same thyroid gland: a retrospective study

Polat Sefika Burcak , Arpaci Dilek , Yazgan Aylin Kilic , Baser Husniye , Kilic Mehmet , Ersoy Reyhan , Cakir Bekir

Introduction: Neoplasms of the thyroid gland are classified according to the cell that it originates and commonly they originate from follicular or parafollicular C cells. The most common differentiated thyroid cancers (DTC) are papillary and follicular carcinomas. Coexistence of two different histological types of primary follicular thyroid neoplasm is a rare condition. There are previous reports of concomitant medullary and papillary thyroid cancers. However, there is scarce...

ea0037ep1011 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2015

Correlation of midkine levels in serum and thyroid nodules with histopathological, haematological and radiological variables

Kuzu Fatih , Arpaci Dilek , Altas Ayfer , Haytaoglu Gurkan , Can Murat , Barut Figen , Bayraktaroglu Taner

Aim: To evaluate serum (SMK) and nodular (NMK) midkine levels in thyroid nodules and explore its relevance to ultrasound feature/pathological results.Methods: A total of 80 patients (56 women, 24 men) with thyroid nodules were included in this prospective study. Hemograms, thyroid function tests, fine needle aspiration biopsies, ultrasonographic evaluation were routinely made. In addition, levels of SMK and NMK were measured. Any possible correlations be...

ea0035p1065 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2014

Assessment of thyroid function and volume in hypogonadal patients

Arpaci Dilek , Cuhaci Neslihan , Saglam Fatma , Ozdemir Didem , Ersoy Reyhan , Cakir Bekir

Background: Hypogonadism is related to additional endocrine abnormalities. Thyroid abnormalities may be common in hypogonadism patients, although this association is not clear.Objective: In this study, we examined the incidence of thyroid disorders in hypogonadisms.Methods: A case–control study of 68 hypogonadal patients and 74 age-matched healthy controls from the general population was conducted. Thyroid function, thyroid vo...

ea0032p317 | Clinical case reports - Thyroid / Others | ECE2013

Cyclosporine induced autoimmune thyroid disease: presentation of two cases

Onal Eda Demir , Usluogullari Alper Celil , Arpaci Dilek Karakaya , Ucler Rifki , Ersoy Reyhan , Cakir Bekir

Immune supressive patients due to any cause (disease, medication, etc.) rarely have autoimmune diseases. In this presentation, two patients diagnosed with Graves’ disease and subacute thyroiditis while taking cyclosporine therapy will be discussed.Case 1: A 47-year-old female patient applied with weight loss, sweating and tremor. She had been on cyclosporine therapy for 3 years because of hypoplastic anemia. In laboratory tests; TSH: 0.005 uIU/ml (0...