Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0020p499 | Obesity and Metabolism | ECE2009

Comparing the activity of orlistat and sibutramine on obesity treatment

Sahin Ibrahim , Keskin Lezzan , Comert Melda

Introduction: In this study, we aimed to examine the weight alterations after the medical treatment and compare the effects of medical treatment in obese patients who applied to Endocrinology Policlinic.Material and method: We examined the patients who were diagnosed as obesity and initiated medical treatment at Endocrinology and Metabolism Diseases Policlinic in Inonu University Medical Faculty between Agust 2005–May 2008. Patients were divided int...

ea0032p414 | Diabetes | ECE2013

Endothelial dysfunction in type 2 diabetic patients; its relation with level of albuminuria and frequency of the microvascular complications

Yagmur Murat , Yagmur Julide , Keskin Lezzan , Sahin Ibrahim

Introduction: Both endothelial dysfunction and albuminuria have been shown to be related to cardiovascular risk. We aimed to investigate relations between endothelial dysfunction, albuminuria and frequency of the microvascular complication in type 2 diabetic patients.Method: Forty type 2 diabetic patients (24 microalbuminuria and 16 macroalbuminuria) with a mean age of 57.2±10.8 years and 25 healthy control subjects with a mean age of 54.1±9.6 ...

ea0032p141 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2013

Does vitamin D status predict handgrip strength in young adult women?

Sahin Ibrahim , Sezgin Salih , Keskin Lezzan , Taskapan Cagatay , Yavuz Dilek , Felek Selma Aydin , Karaca Zuhal , Taskapan Hulya

Introduction: Increasing evidence suggesting an integral role of vitamin D in skeletal muscle function. The relationship between muscle strength and vitamin D status has been investigated to some degree in older populations, however there has been very little research in younger adult women. This study aims to measure the effects of vitamin D on handgrip strength in young adult women.Method: A total of 141 healthy women with mean age of 33.8±6.8 wer...

ea0014p202 | (1) | ECE2007

Epicardial adipose tissue, hepatic steatosis and obesity

Cikim Ayse Sertkaya , Topal Ergun , Harputluoglu Murat , Keskin Lezzan , Zengin Zeynep , Cikim Kerim , Ozdemir Ramazan , Aladag Murat , Yologlu Saim

Objective: The measurement of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) sonographically is reported to be related with both obesity and insulin resistance. Hepatic steatosis is one of the best known other coincidence with obesity. We aimed to evaluate the relationships between EAT thickness, hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance in obese patients.Methods: Obese 63 subjects were enrolled into the study. Local ethical committee approval was obtained. Patients wer...

ea0014p260 | (1) | ECE2007

Obesity: diffusion weighted imaging features of brain

Alkan Alpay , Sahin Ibrahim , Keskin Lezzan , Karakas Hakki Muammer , Cikim Ayse Sertkaya , Karaca Zuhal , Turhan Nedim , Firat Ahmet Kemal , Sigirci Ahmet , Ulutas Ozkan

Homeostasis of the body weight is maintaining by the interactions between the different sections of the brain and peripheral tissues. Diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) is a method that investigates the microscopic motion of the water particules in tissues and also depends on measurement of the signal variations in tissues which is connected with the kinetic energy of the molecules called; molecular diffusion. The purpose of this work was to detect brain diffu...

ea0035p1048 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2014

Adherence of levothyroxine treatment in primary hypothyroid patients in Turkey: a multicenter study

Yavuz Dilek Gogas , Keskin Lezzan , Atmaca Aysegul , Dikbas Oguz , Hekimsoy Zeliha , Sahin Ibrahim , Yalin Serap , Yilmaz Murat , Uygur Melin , Yazici Dilek , Sarac Fulden , Sancak Seda , Sekizkardes Sibel , Asmaz Ozlem

Non adherence to medication schedules by patients with chronic illnesses has long been recognized as a problem. The aim of this study is to evaluate levothyroxine (L-T4) compliance, daily dosage and TSH levels under treatment in primary hypothyroid patients.We included 1636 primary hypothyroid patients over 1 year under L-T4 (F/M: 1469/167, 46±13 years of age) included from 11 tertiary health care ...