Kadir Demirci

Kadir Demirci

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Objectives This study aimed to investigate the effect of temperament and character traits on perceived social support and quality of life in patients with epilepsy (PWE). Methods Fifty-two PWE and 54 healthy controls were included in this study. Demographics and clinical data were recorded. Temperament and Character traits were investigated using...
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Inhibition of Ca²⁺ entry into the hippocampus and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) through inhibition of N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist drugs is the current standard of care in neuronal diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and peripheral pain. Oxidative stress activates Ca²⁺-permeable TRPM2 and TRPV1, and recent studies indica...
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A potent antioxidant, selenium might modulate dementia-induced progression of brain and blood oxidative and apoptotic injuries. The present study explores whether selenium protects against experimental dementia (scopolamine, SCOP)-induced brain, and blood oxidative stress, apoptosis levels, and cytokine production in rats. Thirty-two rats were equa...
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Objective The present study aims to analyze the levels of resistin, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, IL-18, and C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and also investigate a potential relationship between resistin levels and TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-6, IL-18, and CRP levels in patients with AD. Me...
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Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between Type D personality and clinical features and quality of life in patients with tension-type headache (TTH). Material and Methods: Eighty-three patients with TTH were enrolled in this study. Headache characteristics of the patients were recorded and the severity of headache wa...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to translate the Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics Questionnaire (PIDAQ) into Turkish, validate the questionnaire, and provide a cross-cultural adaptation. Methods: The translation process included the following steps, which were performed by a translation committee: (1) translation into Turkish, (2) b...
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Aim: There has been increasing evidence that childhood traumas are related to reduced health-related quality of life, neurobiological changes and long-term adverse effects, such as an increase in the likelihood of psychiatric disorders in adulthoods. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between childhood traumas and type D pe...
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Introduction: The most important adverse effect during shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is pain perception. In this study, we evaluated the effect of anxiety, stress, and depression on pain perception during SWL. Methods: From November 2013 to December 2014, 189 consecutive patients undergoing SWL for kidney stones were evaluated prospectively. Pati...
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Mitochondria play have a critical role in regulating cellular functions, such as redox signaling, calcium homeostasis, and apoptosis. Also, mitochondria are crucial for neurogenesis and neuronal functions. Melatonin is an indole analog hormone, which is generally produced by the pineal gland. It plays a vital role in circadian rhythm and act as a p...
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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a relatively new, noninvasive imaging technique that has been used increasingly to diagnose and manage a variety of retinal diseases. Since the axons in retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) are nonmyelinated within the retina, OCT has been used in various neurodegenerative diseases to visualize the process of neuro...
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Introduction: The Type D personality was reported as an important indicator of adverse clinical outcomes and quality of life in various diseases. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationships between the Type D personality and clinical features and the effect of Type D personality on quality of life in patients with multiple scl...
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Introduction: The aim of this study was to investigate symptoms and diagnoses of Adult-Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in women with iron deficiency anemia, to evaluate relationship between ADHD with clinical features and to compare with the women without iron deficiency anemia. Methods: Eighty-three newly diagnosed iron deficien...
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Objective: In the present study, we aimed to determine the frequency of benzodiazepine prescriptions to patients with psychiatric disorders in Isparta Province, Turkey. Methods: The data was collected retrospectively from records of controlled drugs of Isparta Province in 2011. A total of 11,317 benzodiazepine prescriptions for any kind of psychiat...
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We aimed to investigate the frequency of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and the associations between RLS and quality of sleep and life in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). One hundred and eight AS patients and 64 controls were included in this study. Demographics, clinical, and laboratory data were recorded. The presence of RLS was determine...
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Some antipsychotic drugs have treatment efficacy for mania and bipolar disorder. However, these drugs may rarely cause manic symptoms in some schizophrenic patients. We hereby report a 22-year-old female patient with schizophrenia who experienced a manic episode during a switch from paliperidone ER to paliperidone palmitate. This case is an importa...
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Duloxetine is a potent serotonin and noradrenaline re-uptake inhibitor that is used for the management of major depressive disorder and diabetic neuropathic pain. The common adverse effects are nausea, dry mouth, fatigue, dizziness, somnolence, anorexia, constipation, and hyperhidrosis. The cases of hyponatremia induced by duloxetine have rarely be...
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Background and aims: The usage of smartphones has increased rapidly in recent years, and this has brought about addiction. The aim of the current study was to investigate the relationship between smartphone use severity and sleep quality, depression, and anxiety in university students. Methods: In total, 319 university students (203 females and...
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Type D personality was identified as an important factor that can explain the differences in clinical outcomes in various diseases. The aim of this study is to clarify the relationships between Type D personality and clinical status of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). The scores of the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index(BASDAI), Ankylos...
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We investigated the flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendon and median nerve in smartphone users by ultrasonography to assess the effects of smartphone addiction on the clinical and functional status of the hands. One-hundred-two students were divided into 3 groups: Non-users, high and low smartphone-users. Smartphone Addiction Scale (SAS) scores and g...
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To the Editor:Extrapyramidal symptoms (EPSs) include acute dystonia, akathisia, parkinsonism, and tardive dyskinesia. Antipsychotic drug-induced EPSs are mostly related to antipsychotic drugs that target the dopaminergic system. Atypical antipsychotics cause lower EPSs than typical antipsychotics [1]. In Parkinson’s disease, the thalamus is a key n...
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Introduction: This study aimed to investigate the eating attitudes in patients with migraine. Methods: Fifty-nine patients (mean age: 32.54±8.47 years) diagnosed with migraine according to the International Classification of Headache Disorder, 2004, and 47 age-, gender- and education-matched healthy controls (mean age: 31.85±7.14 years) were enr...
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Melissa officinalis is a medical and aromatic plant that is used for its hypnotic, sedative, and spasmolytic effects. This report presents a case study of30-year-old patient who was admitted to an emergency department with restlessness, tremor, distractibility, and sweating following a discontinuation of Melissa officinalis consumption. In this cas...
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Background/aim: To compare the cognitive functions and define the frequency of Alzheimer disease (AD) between participants with and without age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Materials and methods: Fifty-nine patients with late-stage AMD (74.3 ± 7.3 years) and 49 age-, sex-, and education-matched control subjects were compared for the prese...
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Objective: The treatment of schizophrenia is multifactorial, with antipsychotic medications comprising a major part of treatment. Paliperidone is a newly commercialized antipsychotic whose formulation includes the principal active metabolite risperidone, 9-hydroxyrisperidone. Ever since the relationship between schizophrenia and oxidative stress w...
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Objective: Smartphones have many features such as communication, internet, photography, multimedia and navigation, and are currently one of the most popular technological devices. Usage of smartphones has increased rapidly and this rapid increase has brought about addiction and problematic usage. To our knowledge, there is no scale, which can be us...
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Antipsychotics medication frequently leads to different undesirable extrapyramidal side effects. Acute dystonia is one of them. It is defined as sustained abnormal postures or muscle spasms that develop within few days of starting or increasing the dose of the antipsychotic treatment or of reducing the anticholinergic medication used to treat extra...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of subclinical infarctions and white matter lesions (WML), to analyze the relation between migraine and the level of depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and to examine the effect of the frequency and type of migraine on these disorders in patients with migraine-type...
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It has been widely suggested that selenium (Se) deficiency play an important role in the pathophysiology of epilepsy. It has been reported that Se provides protection against the neuronal damage in patients and animals with epilepsy by restoring the antioxidant defense mechanism. The neuroprotective effects of topiramate (TPM) have been reported in...
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Objective: The aim of the present study is to identify the complaints and diagnoses of patients who referred to a child and adolescent psychiatry polyclinic. Method: Medical records of 763 patients referred to the Children and Adolescent Psychiatry Polyclinic at Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine between October 2007 and October 2008 w...