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ea0035p130 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2014

The relationship between microvascular complications and vitamin D deficiency in type 2 diabetes mellitus microvascular complications and vitamin D deficiency

Usluogullari Celil , Balkan Fevzi , Caner Sedat , Ucler Rifki , Kaya Cafer , Ersoy Reyhan , Cakir Bekir

Aim: Vitamin D deficiency is reported as a risk factor for the development of diabetes in several epidemiologic studies. In this study, we investigated the frequency of 25-OH vitamin D deficiency in type 2 diabetes and the relationship between 25-OH vitamin D deficiency and microvascular complications.Materials and methods: Retrospectively, medical records of 557 type 2 diabetic patients admitted to the Endocrinology Outpatient Clinic in January–Mar...

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...

ea0032p1055 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2013

Does a normal thyroid ultrasound image always accompany normal thyroid functions test results?

Tam Abbas Ali , Kaya Cafer , Ucler Rifki , Dirikoc Ahmet , Ersoy Reyhan , Cakir Bekir

Introduction: Nowadays, ultrasonography (USG) is being used very commonly and indispensably for diagnosing thyroid diseases. Heterogeneous appearance of thyroid parenchyma is associated with positivity for thyroid autoantibody and hypofunctioning of thyroid gland. On the other hand, it is not determined whether thyroid parenchyma appearing totally of normal ecogenity on USG is related to presence normal thyroid function tests or otherwise. The objective of our study was evalua...

ea0026p506 | Bone/calcium/Vitamin D | ECE2011

Suspected parathyroid lesions and incidentally detected parathyroid adenomas during thyroid ultrasonography

Ozdemir Didem , Arpaci Dilek , Ucler Rifki , Cuhaci Neslihan , Ersoy Reyhan , Cakir Bekir

Introduction: Although incidentalomas in endocrine glands such as pituitary, adrenal or thyroid are well defined, parathyroid incidentaloma is a rare concept. In this study, we aimed to determine the prevalence of suspicious parathyroid lesions and true parathyroid incidentalomas in patients referred for thyroid ultrasonography (US) and investigate the possible factors that might cause inadvertent suspicion of a parathyroid adenoma.Methods: Patients susp...

ea0026p619 | Clinical case reports | ECE2011

Our clinical experience in percutenous ethanol injection into cystic tyroid nodules

Cakir Bekir , Ucler Rifki , Arpaci Dilek , Balkan Fevzi , Dirikoc Ahmet , Ersoy Reyhan

Aim: Percutenous ethanol injection (PEI) is a minimally invasive method which can be preferred in treatment of cystic thyroid nodules. We have presented our cases of PEI below.Material and methods: We have performed PEI to 8 patients in our clinic. We have made ultrasound guided fluid aspiration from the cysts which were confirmed to be benign. We have injected ethanol (98%) into the pouche of the cyst in an amount that is 20–40% of the cystic fluid...

ea0026p715 | Diabetes (epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2011

Autoimmune markers in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus

Ozdemir Didem , Baser Husniye , Ucler Rifki , Usluogullari Alper , Ersoy Reyhan , Cakir Bekir

Introduction: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) is frequently associated with other autoimmune diseases. In this study, we aimed to evaluate thyroid autoantibodies, celiac antibodies and antiparietal antibody in patients with type 1 DM.Methods: Thyroid antithyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO) and antithyroglobulin (anti-Tg) antibodies, antiinsulin, antiislet cell and anti-glutamic acid decarboxylase (anti-GAD) antibodies, antiparietal antibody, antiendomisium, anti...

ea0022p195 | Clinical case reports and clinical practice | ECE2010

A rare cutaneous manifestation in Cushing’s syndrome: generalized pustular psoriasis

Cuhaci Neslihan , Arpaci Dilek , Ucler Rifki , Metin Ahmet , Ersoy Reyhan , Cakir Bekir

Introduction: Generalized pustular psoriasis is a rare and the most severe form of psoriasis. It is usually seen in adults. Generalized pustular psoriasis is characterized with sudden eruption of yellowish pustule groups on the shiny erythematous skin, measuring 2 to 3 mm, and cover the all body in a short time. In this report, we presented a patient with Cushing’s syndrome (CS) who had determined pustular psoriasis.Case report: A 35 years old woman...

ea0022p239 | Clinical case reports and clinical practice | ECE2010

Causes and patterns of death in an endocrinology clinic: data of six years

Sen Didem Ozdemir , Arpaci Dilek , Ucler Rifki , Cuhaci Neslihan , Ersoy Reyhan , Cakir Bekir

Introduction: Periodic review of hospital deaths is important to know the changing pattern of mortality in our environment. Ankara Ataturk Education and Research Hospital is a tertiary center with 18 in-patient beds in Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinic. Critical patients with endocrine-related diseases are also followed in intensive care unit. In this study, we aimed to evaluate demographic characteristics, hospitalization indications and causes of death in patients who died...

ea0022p844 | Thyroid | ECE2010

The predictive value of ultrasonography in detection of autoimmune thyroiditis

Balkan Fevzi , Vuray Ihsan , Ucler Rifki , Usluogullari Alper C , Ersoy Reyhan , Cakir Bekir

Introduction: Diagnosis of autoimmune thyroiditis is made by determination of elevated antibodies against thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin, and a hypoechoic pattern in ultrasound. In the present study we have performed a grey-scale quantitative analysis of thyroid echogenicity in the patients affected by autoimmune thyroiditis, obtaining the degree of hypoechogenicity associated with the appearance of thyroid dysfunction.Material and methods: Six hun...

ea0032p271 | Clinical case reports - Thyroid / Others | ECE2013

Malignancy rate of thyroid nodules, which defined as follicular lesion of undetermined significance and atypia of undetermined significance in thyroid cytopathology and relation with ultrasonographic features

Cuhaci Fatma Neslihan , Arpaci Dilek , Ucler Rifki , Kiyak Gulten , Yalcin Samet , Ersoy Pamir Eren , Guler Gulnur , Ersoy Reyhan , Cakir Bekir

Introduction: Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) has been widely accepted the most accurate, safe and cost-effective method for evaluation of the thyroid nodules. The most challenging category in the FNAC is atypia of undetermined significance (AUS) and follicular lesion of undetermined significance (FLUS). Bethesda System (BS) recommends repeat FNAC in that category due to their low risk of malignancy. In our study, we aimed to investigate the malignancy rate of thyroid n...