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16 de Abril     Open Access  
Acta Informatica Medica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
AJOB Primary Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
American Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Health Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 245)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Annales des Sciences de la Santé     Open Access  
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità     Open Access  
Annals of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal  
Applied Research In Health And Social Sciences: Interface And Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Apuntes Universitarios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arquivos de Ciências da Saúde     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 7)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Behavioral Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal  
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Birat Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Boletin Médico de Postgrado     Open Access  
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Carta Comunitaria     Open Access  
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Case Studies in Fire Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
Child Abuse Research in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Children     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Innovación en Salud     Open Access  
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia y Salud Virtual     Open Access  
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clocks & Sleep     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CoDAS     Open Access  
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Contraception and Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de la Escuela de Salud Pública     Open Access  
Curare     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Diversity of Research in Health Journal     Open Access  
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Drogues, santé et société     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Duazary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Düzce Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi / Journal of Duzce University Health Sciences Institute     Open Access  
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
electronic Journal of Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Emergency Services SA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ensaios e Ciência: Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Ethics & Human Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Eurasian Journal of Health Technology Assessment     Open Access  
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Expressa Extensão     Open Access  
Face à face     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Family & Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ganesha Journal     Open Access  
Gazi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Challenges     Open Access  
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Global Reproductive Health     Open Access  
Global Security : Health, Science and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastane Öncesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
HCU Journal     Open Access  
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Health and Human Rights     Free   (Followers: 10)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Equity     Open Access  
Health Inform     Full-text available via subscription  
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Health Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Health Notions     Open Access  
Health Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Health Policy and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Health Professional Student Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Health Promotion Journal of Australia : Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Prospect     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52)
Health Psychology Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Health Renaissance     Open Access  
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Health SA Gesondheid     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Science Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Sciences and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Security     Hybrid Journal  
Health Services Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Health Voices     Full-text available via subscription  
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Healthcare Technology Letters     Open Access  

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Published by Marmara University Homepage  [11 journals]
  • A Rare Case of Iodide Mumps after Percutaneous Interventional Liver
           Transarterial Chemoembolization

    • Authors: Muhammet Arslan; Bozkurt Gulek, Murat Gedikoglu
      Abstract: Iodide-induced sialadenitis (iodide mumps) is a rare complication of iodide-containingcontrast media administration. The phenomenon is, in fact, a form of asepticsialadenitis and is characterized by acute swelling of the salivary glands. The causeof this condition is not yet entirely clear, but reports have been published in favor ofiodine concentration in the salivary glands. In this article, we present the first evercase of iodide-induced sialadenitis reported in our country, which arose following apercutaneous transarterial liver chemoembolization procedure.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Assessing the Relation Between Attitudes Towards Gender Roles and Domestic
           Violence of Nursing And Paramedic Students

    • Authors: Emel Bahadır Yılmaz; Fatma Öz
      Abstract: Objective: The purpose of study was to assess the relation between attitudestowards gender roles and domestic violence of nursing and paramedic students in acountry in the north east of our country.Methodology: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was used. The study populationconsisted of 205 nursing and paramedic students in 2014-2015 academic year.The sample consisted of 160 students. Data were collected with the “DemographicInformation Form”, “The Attitudes Towards Domestic Violence Scale (ATDV)”, and“The Gender Roles Attitudes Scale (GRA)”. Data were analysed using descriptivestatistics such as number, percentage, mean, standard deviation, median, 25thquarter and 75th quarter, Spearman’s correlation analysis, and Mann Whitney U test.Results: The students had equalitarian gender roles and positive attitudes towardsdomestic violence. Spearman’s correlation analysis indicated a positive moderaterelation between the attitudes towards gender roles and domestic violence of thestudents (r=0.670, p<0.05). Female students had more egalitarian attitudes towardsgender roles and more positive attitudes towards domestic violence than malestudents (p<0.05).Discussion: In conclusion, there is the relation between attitudes towards genderroles and domestic violence of nursing and paramedic students. In order that studentscan have positive attitudes towards domestic violence, inclusion of gender equalitycourse in the curriculum has been recommended.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Evaluation of Sexual Dysfunction, Depression and Quality of Life Among
           Married Women Presented to a Gynecology Polyclinic of a Training and
           Research Hospital in Sakarya

    • Authors: Sevil Sahin; Kevser Ilcıoğlu, Alaettin Unsal
      Abstract: Objective: This study is intended to determine frequency of sexual dysfunctionamong married women, to review some variables that are believed to be associatedwith sexual dysfunction and to evaluate depression and quality of life.Method: This is a descriptive study conducted on married women admitted toa Training and Research Hospital Gynecology Polyclinic in Sakarya betweenSeptember 2012 and April 2013. The study group consisted of a total of 777 womenadmitted to the gynecology polyclinic of the hospital and agreed to take part in thestudy.Results: The age of women in the study group ranged between 17 and 58 with amean age of 32.25 ± 8.07 years. The scores obtained by women from the FemaleSexual Function Index (FSFI) ranged between 4.40 and 34.70 with a mean score of24.70 ± 6.80 whereas the scores obtained from the Beck Depression Inventory werebetween 0 and 48 with a mean score of 10.94 ± 8.22.Conclusion: Sexual dysfunction in women has a negative impact on depression andquality of life.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Protective Effects of Montelukast Against Stress-Induced Degeneration of
           the Urinary Bladder

    • Authors: Esra Çikler Dülger; Yasemin Ersoy Çanıllıoğlu, Şule Çetinel, Göksel Şener, Feriha Ercan
      Abstract: Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the role of montelukast (ML), acysteinyl leukotriene-1 receptor antagonist, on the water avoidance stress (WAS) –induced degeneration of the rat urinary bladder mucosa.Methods: In WAS group, rats were exposed to WAS two hours daily for five days.In WAS+ML group, rats were administered ML (10 mg/kg; i.p.;) following every WASexposure for 5 days. In control group, rats were injected vehicle solution only. Theurinary bladder was evaluated for general morphology at light microscope. Mastcell activation and uroplakin distribution were assassed with immunohistochemistry.Glycosaminoglycan (GAG) distribution and urothelial permeability were observedusing ruthenium red (RR) staining techniques in transmission electron microscopeand luminal urothelial cells were observed with scanning electron microscope. Tissuemalondialdehyde (MDA) and gluthatione (GSH) levels were also analysed.Results: Irregular GAG layer and uroplakin distribution, penetration of RR inthe intercellular spaces and dilated tight junctions in urothelial layer, increase ininflammatory cell infiltration, in number of both granulated and activated mast cells,and were observed in the WAS group. The MDA level was increased, and GSH levelwas decreased significantly in urinary bladder in the WAS group in comparison withthe control group. Quite regular GAG layer, uroplakin distribution and tight junctionsin most regions, decrease in inflammatory cell infiltration and both of activated andgranulated mast cells in the mucosa, were observed in WAS+ML group. Moreover,significant decrease in MDA and increase in GSH levels were observed in this group.Conclusion: Montelukast appears to exert a protective activity in WAS inducedurinary bladder injury by inhibiting inflammatory and oxidative activity.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Antioxidant, Anti-urease Activities and Genotoxic Effects of Terfezia
           Claveryi Methanol Extracts on Human Lymphocytes

    • Authors: Turgut Taşkın; Tugce Yesil Devecioglu, İsmail Şenkardeş
      Abstract: Objective: Terfezia claveryi is a dark brown color truffle and has been usedextensively in human diet in Turkey. Therefore; it is an important issue to determinetheir biological activities and toxicity. This study aims to investigate the antioxidant andanti-urease effects of T. claveryi methanol extracts and to evaluate the genotoxicityof each extract.Methods: The antioxidant activities of methanol extracts were examined by2,2-diphenyl-1-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH), 2,2’-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonate (ABTS) and ferric reducing/antioxidant power (FRAP) methods. Theamount of total phenolic compounds contained in the extracts was determined usingthe Folin-Ciocalteu reagent (FCR) method. Anti-urease activities of methanol extractswere evaluated by indophenol method. In addition, potential DNA damaging effects ofT. claveryi extracts on human lymphocytes were determined by the alkaline cometassay.Results: UM extract exhibited higher DPPH radical scavenging activity than MMextract [the concentration of the substance which provides the inhibition of 50% of theradical (IC50):0.77±0.01 mg/mL, 1.17±0.02 mg/mL, respectively, p<0.0001] however,lower activity than standard (p<0.0001). Both extracts in different concentrations ofT. claveryi caused DNA damage (p<0.0001) compared with solvent control DMSO.Also, total comet scores was higher in cells which had been incubated with MMextract (p<0.05). UM extract exhibited higher ferric reducing and anti-urease activitythan MM extract but not found statistically different; also activities of both extract werefound lower than positive controls of each methods (p<0.0001).Conclusion: T. claveryi methanol extracts induced genotoxicity on lymphocytes andshowed very low antioxidant activity compared to standards. This preliminary studyshould be confirmed with further studies and in diferent cell lines.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Nesfatin-1 ameliorates sepsis-induced remote organ injury: The role of
           oxidant-antioxidant status and neutrophils

    • Authors: Zarife Nigâr Özdemir-Kumral; Ahmet Cumhur, Ali İhsan Oluk, Aykut Hoşcan, İdris Önem, Gazi Contuk, Feriha Ercan, Berrak Yeğen
      Abstract: Purpose: Protective effects of nesfatin-1 was studied in sepsis-induced injury ofremote organs.Methods: Male rats were randomly divided as control and sepsis (cecal ligationperforation)groups, treated with either saline or nesfatin-1 (10 μg/kg). At 16 hfollowing surgery, samples of brain, kidney, liver and lung tissues were removedand myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, glutathione (GSH), catalase (CAT), superoxidedismutase (SOD) and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels were measured in thesetissues.Results: In saline-treated septic rats, elevated MDA and MPO activities wereaccompanied with depleted CAT, SOD and GSH levels in the brain, kidney, liverand lung tissues, implicating extensive oxidative damage in all remote organs.Nesfatin-1 reduced MDA levels (brain, lung) and MPO activities (brain, kidney),and preserved antioxidant GSH (brain, lung), CAT (brain) and SOD (kidney) levels.Severe hepatocyte degeneration, neuronal damage, glomerulotubular degenerationand alveolar disturbance in saline-treated septic rats were replaced with regular tissuemorphologies in nesfatin-1-treated rats.Conclusion: Nesfatin-1 alleviates oxidative damage by enhancing endogenousantioxidant systems and inhibiting recruitment of neutrophils, suggesting thatnesfatin-1 may be have a potential therapeutic impact on the treatment of septicshock to reduce subsequent remote organ failure.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • The Effect of a School-Based Nutritional Program on the Anthropometric
           Measurements, Blood Test Results and Eating Habits of Adolescents

    • Authors: Sevil Albayrak; Ayşe Ergün
      Abstract: Objectives:To determine the effects of a school-based nutritional program (SBNP)designed for adolescents in high school, who are for various reasons unable to eat amidday meal, on their anthropometric measurements, blood test results and eatinghabits.Patients and Methods:The research used one group and was of a pretestposttestdesign. 148 adolescent high school students who had difficulty accessinga midday meal and expressed willingness to participate in the study. As part of theSBNP, four sessions of nutrition education, each for one hour once a week, wereheld and the students were regularly provided with lunch at school for 3 months. Asociodemographic form, an “Eating Habits Inventory,” anthropometric measurementsand blood tests.Results:Mean waist measurements were significantly lower at the last evaluationcompared to the preliminary assessment. The increases in Rbc, Hb and Htc afterthe SBNP compared to pretest results were found to be statistically significant. Mouthsores, gingival bleeding and hair loss rates showed a significant decrease.Conclusion:The SBNP had a positive impact on increasing erythrocyte, hemoglobinand hematocrit counts and reducing waist circumference measurements. In addition,the SBNP also contributed to reducing certain skin and mucosal conditions (sores onthe edges of the mouth, canker sores, gingival bleeding) and the hair loss rates that maybe associated with vitamin deficiency. It is recommended that the impact of an SBNP betested for a longer duration with a larger sample that includes a control group.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • The Impact of Sun Protection Program on the Sun Protection Behavior of
           Adolescents

    • Authors: Ozcan Aygun; Ayse Ergun
      Abstract: Background: The incidence of skin cancers is steadily increasing. In particular,because children and adolescents tend to be outdoors during the hours of mostintensive sunlight, schools play an important role in establishing sun protectionbehavior among students.Purpose: The aim of this research was to investigate the effect of a Sun ProtectionProgram (SPP) on the sun protection behavior of Turkish adolescents.Methods: This study was designed as pre-/posttest control group semi-experimentalresearch. The research was carried out with 147 12-15 years-old adolescents in twoschools. One of the schools was randomly designated as consisting of the interventiongroup of students; the other represented the control group. The intervention groupcomprised 76, the control group 71 students, which together made up the sample.Covariants were calculated in the pre-test scores and covariance analysis performedto evaluate the impact of the intervention on both groups. The SPP formed the basisfor the program and consisted of 6 posters, a 12-page student handbook, 4 puzzles,educational videos, and a UV-sensitive Frisbee game.Results: The intervention group’s sunscreen use stage of change and sun avoidance,using sunscreen and hat self-efficacy mean scores were higher and statistically moresignificant than in the control group (p<.001). In addition, the increase in the scoreson the posttest as compared to the baseline in the sunscreen stage as well as in thepros scores was found to be significant in the intervention group but not in the controlgroup (p<.05).Conclusion: The study showed that a school-based SPP was effective in the shortterm in achieving progress in the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) sunscreen usestages, perceiving pros and in sun avoidance, sunscreen and hat use self-efficacy,meaning that the program may be used in schools to increase sun protection behavior.School-based, nurse-led, short-term studies encompassing group interventions aresuccessful in developing sun protection attitudes and will be useful in the future in thecontext of school nursing activities.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Histopathological Results in Patients With Prostate Specific Antigen Below
           1.5 ng / ml

    • Authors: Eren Altun; Gülay Turan, Figen Aslan, Serpil Paksoy
      Abstract: Objectives: Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is the most commonly used markerfor prostate cancer. PSA-based screening has reduced disease-specific mortality.However, PSA is not specific for prostate cancer, but is specific for prostate tissue andincreases in benign conditions.Material and Methods: In our study, 63 patients with PSA values of 1.5 ng / ml or lesswere evaluated retrospectively with 636 patients who underwent prostate samplingbecause of the suspicion of prostate cancer.Results: In our study, 34.9% prostate cancer and 4.1% ASAP were detected below1.5 ng / ml of PSA. Our results suggest that a significant number of cancers weredetected below 1.5 ng / ml of PSA.Conclusion: A significant number of prostate cancers are found below 1.5 ng / mlPSA. The lack of a PSA value that we can say without prostate cancer leads to theneed for a low cost and reliable marker.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Does Patient-Controlled Infraclavicular Perineural Dexmedetomidine
           Increase the Duration of Postoperative Analgesia'

    • Authors: Ilke Kupeli; Ufuk Kuyrukluyıldız, Sara Taş, Zehra Bedir, Ayşin Selcan
      Abstract: Objective: Peripheral nerve blocks are now used widely for postoperative analgesiaand peripheral nerve catheters are widely utilized. Objective of this study was toinvestigate effect of perineural infusion of dexmedetomidine on the duration ofpostoperative analgesia retrospectively.Material & Methods: A total of 60 patients aged between 18 and 65 years wereincluded in the study. Group 1 received infraclavicular patient-controlled perineuralbupivacaine (0.1 %). Group 2 received infraclavicular patient-controlled perineuralbupivacaine (0.1 %) + dexmedetomidine (200 mic/100 cc). Blood pressure, pulse,peripheral oxygen saturation modified ramsay sedation scale, visual pain scores, totalamount of analgesics were recorded at the 0, 30, 60, 90 minutes and 2, 4, 6, 8, 12,24 hours.Results: Systolic blood pressure was higher in Group 1 at the hour 6 (p: 0.007).Whereas, diastolic blood pressure was higher in Group 1 at the hours 4 and 6 (p:0.000, p: 0.003). Heart rate was found to be higher in Group 2 at the hours 8, 12 and24 (p: 0.004, p: 0.002, p: 0.002). Patients in Group 1 were found to significantly feelpain and need analgesics at the hours 4 and 6 (p: 0.002, p< 0.05). The mean numberof patient requests for analgesia was 5.8±1.4 times in Group 1 and 2.2±0.4 in Group2 (p<0,05). None of the patients developed sedation/neurological deficits.Conclusion: Perineural infusion of dexmedetomidine combined with bupivacainewas found to increase the duration of postoperative analgesia, reduce 24-hour need for analgesia and have not any adverse efect at low doses.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Mast Cell Degranulation Mediates Compound 48/80-Induced Meningeal
           Vasodilatation Underlying Migraine Pain

    • Authors: Erkan Kilinc; Yasar Dagistan, Fatma Tore
      Abstract: Objective: The cranial dura mater contains plenty of mast cells and is principallysupplied by the middle meningeal artery which has a key role in the generation ofheadaches. Neurogenic inflammation caused by perivascular nerve activation anddural vasodilation is held responsible for migraine pain. Dural mast cells contributeneurogenic inflammation and migraine via vasoactive and proinflammatory mediatorsin their secretory granules. In the present study, it was aimed to investigate vasoactiveeffect of mast cell degranulating agent compound 48/80 induced dural mast celldegranulation on the middle meningeal artery and its anterior and posterior branches.Methods: Isolated skulls obtained from male Wistar rats were divided into 2 halves.The skull cavities with intact the dura mater were applied synthetic interstitial fluidfor control group or mast cell degranulating agent compound 48/80 (10 μg/ml) insynthetic interstitial fluid for treated group at 37 oC for 15 min. Diameters of middlemeningeal artery and its anterior and posterior branches were measured and mastcells were counted from whole-mount preparations of meningeal dura mater.Results: While compound 48/80 induced massive degranulation of dural mast cells(P<0.01), it did not change the number of mast cells in the dura mater. Moreover,compound 48/80 increased diameter of middle meningeal artery (P<0.01) andits anterior (P<0.05) and posterior (P<0.01) branches, respectively compared tosynthetic interstitial fluid treatment.Conclusion: Dural mast cell degranulation causes dilatation of middle meningealartery which is involved in the pathophysiology of migraine, therefore testing of mastcell stabilizing agents in vivo models of migraine pain may promise hope for the nextbig things in the treatment of migraine headaches.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
  • Evaluation of Health Status of Turkish Ceramic Workers

    • Authors: Hatice Gul Anlar; Merve Bacanli, Meşide Gündüzöz, Servet Iritas, Engin Tutkun, Omer Hinc Yilmaz, Nursen Basaran
      Abstract: Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluation of health status of Turkishceramic workers (n=99). For this purpose, leukocyte (WBC), hemoglobin (HGB),haematocrit (HCT), thrombocyte (PLT), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartateaminotransferase (AST), creatinine (CR), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg) levelswere investigated in workers and their controls (n=81). Also spirometry tests, chestradiographs and workplace dust measurement were analyzed.Methods: As and Hg levels determined by Inductively Coupled Plasma MassSpectrometry (ICP-MS). AST, ALT and CR levels were analyzed by Konelab Prime60i auto-analyzer while Hb, PLT, WBC numbers and HCT percentages weremeasured by Coulter LH780. Chest radiographs of workers were taken by using ashort exposure time with high voltage technique. Standard spirometry measurementsof workers and controls were done with a dry seal spirometry Dust samples werecollected with badge dosimeter and analyzed by gravimetrically.Results: In this study, WBC, PLT, AST, ALT, CR, As and Hg levels of workers higherwhile HGB and HCT levels lower than the controls. 38 workers were diagnosed withsilicosis, 9 workers were suspected to have silicosis, whereas 52 workers were foundto be healthy. Average value of FEV1/FVC ratios was found to be 81.430±5.314(Mean ± SD) for workers and 81.31±5.22 (Mean ± SD) for controls. The meanconcentration of respirable total dust in workplace was 3.58 mg/m3.Conclusion: Ceramic workers must be considered as risky persons as their workingconditions affect many organs and systems in their body such as liver, kidney andhematopoetic system.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +030
       
 
 
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