F Kelestimur

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Affiliation: Erciyes University
Country: Turkey

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Manifesto for the current understanding and management of traumatic brain injury-induced hypopituitarism
    F Tanriverdi
    Erciyes University Medical School, Department of Endocrinology, Kayseri, Turkey
    J Endocrinol Invest 34:541-3. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Routine screening for Cushing's syndrome is not required in patients presenting with hirsutism
    Z Karaca
    Departments of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    Eur J Endocrinol 168:379-84. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Non-classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia
    Fahrettin Kelestimur
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University, Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 3:451-4. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of polycystic ovarian changes and polycystic ovary syndrome in premenopausal women with treated type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Fahrettin Kelestimur
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Fertil Steril 86:405-10. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Chronic trauma in sports as a cause of hypopituitarism
    Fahrettin Kelestimur
    Department of Endocrinology, Medical School, Erciyes University, Turkey
    Pituitary 8:259-62. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Growth hormone deficiency after traumatic brain injury in adults: when to test and how to treat?
    Fahrettin Kelestimur
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 6:534-9. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Pregnancy and pituitary disorders
    Z Karaca
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    Eur J Endocrinol 162:453-75. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Sheehan's syndrome: baseline characteristics and effect of 2 years of growth hormone replacement therapy in 91 patients in KIMS - Pfizer International Metabolic Database
    Fahrettin Kelestimur
    Erciyes University, Medical School, Department of Endocrinology, Kayseri, Turkey
    Eur J Endocrinol 152:581-7. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Sheehan's syndrome
    Fahrettin Kelestimur
    Erciyes University, Medical School, Department of Endocrinology, Kayseri, 38039, Turkey
    Pituitary 6:181-8. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Hirsutism of adrenal origin in adolescents: consequences in adults
    F Kelestimur
    Department of Endocrinology, Medical School, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 14:1309-15; discussion 1317. 2001

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Publications75

  1. doi request reprint Manifesto for the current understanding and management of traumatic brain injury-induced hypopituitarism
    F Tanriverdi
    Erciyes University Medical School, Department of Endocrinology, Kayseri, Turkey
    J Endocrinol Invest 34:541-3. 2011
    ..During the 2-day meeting, the main issues of this topic were presented and discussed, and current understanding and management of TBI-induced hypopituitarism are summarized here...
  2. doi request reprint Routine screening for Cushing's syndrome is not required in patients presenting with hirsutism
    Z Karaca
    Departments of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    Eur J Endocrinol 168:379-84. 2013
    ..Prevalence of Cushing's syndrome (CS) in patients presenting with hirsutism is not well known...
  3. ncbi request reprint Non-classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia
    Fahrettin Kelestimur
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University, Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 3:451-4. 2006
    ..NCAH is not characterized by cortisol insufficiency and these patients do not need glucocorticoid replacement before and/or during surgery unless they have been treated chronically with glucocorticoids...
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of polycystic ovarian changes and polycystic ovary syndrome in premenopausal women with treated type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Fahrettin Kelestimur
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Fertil Steril 86:405-10. 2006
    ..To investigate the prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and polycystic ovary (PCO) among premenopausal women with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Chronic trauma in sports as a cause of hypopituitarism
    Fahrettin Kelestimur
    Department of Endocrinology, Medical School, Erciyes University, Turkey
    Pituitary 8:259-62. 2005
    ..It seems that acute or chronic head trauma in sports is a possible cause of hypopituitarism. In this review, current data regarding TBI in sports are discussed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Growth hormone deficiency after traumatic brain injury in adults: when to test and how to treat?
    Fahrettin Kelestimur
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 6:534-9. 2009
    ..Patients who experience TBI should, therefore, be followed up carefully and evaluated for pituitary dysfunction to ensure that appropriate hormone replacement therapy can be provided if needed...
  7. doi request reprint Pregnancy and pituitary disorders
    Z Karaca
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    Eur J Endocrinol 162:453-75. 2010
    ..Being aware of all this information will prevent any serious problems which mother and child will be exposed to...
  8. ncbi request reprint Sheehan's syndrome: baseline characteristics and effect of 2 years of growth hormone replacement therapy in 91 patients in KIMS - Pfizer International Metabolic Database
    Fahrettin Kelestimur
    Erciyes University, Medical School, Department of Endocrinology, Kayseri, Turkey
    Eur J Endocrinol 152:581-7. 2005
    ..However, little is known about the effects of growth hormone (GH) replacement therapy in patients with Sheehan's syndrome...
  9. ncbi request reprint Sheehan's syndrome
    Fahrettin Kelestimur
    Erciyes University, Medical School, Department of Endocrinology, Kayseri, 38039, Turkey
    Pituitary 6:181-8. 2003
    ..The great majority of the patients has empty sella on CT or MRI. Lymphocytic hypophysitis should be kept in mind in differential diagnosis. In this review, the old and recent data regarding Sheehan's syndrome are presented...
  10. ncbi request reprint Hirsutism of adrenal origin in adolescents: consequences in adults
    F Kelestimur
    Department of Endocrinology, Medical School, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 14:1309-15; discussion 1317. 2001
    ..Hirsutism may be the presenting symptom of an adrenal carcinoma or adenoma. In this review, adrenal causes of hirsutism, the pathophysiology of the hirsutism in NC-CAH, and the treatment of hirsutism in these patients, are discussed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effects of long-term erythropoietin therapy on the hypothalamo-pituitary-testicular axis in male CAPD patients
    B Tokgoz
    Department of Nephrology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Perit Dial Int 21:448-54. 2001
    ..The present study assesses the hypothalamo-pituitary-testicular axis and growth hormone status in male continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients, before and after recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) therapy...
  12. doi request reprint Can basal cortisol measurement be an alternative to the insulin tolerance test in the assessment of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis before and after pituitary surgery?
    Z Karaca
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    Eur J Endocrinol 163:377-82. 2010
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  13. doi request reprint Comparison of primary octreotide-lar and surgical treatment in newly diagnosed patients with acromegaly
    Z Karaca
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 75:678-84. 2011
    ..The second aim was to compare two primary treatment modalities in terms of side effects such as pituitary insufficiency, cholelithiasis, metabolic parameters and the effect on quality of life (QoL)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Three years prospective investigation of pituitary functions following subarachnoid haemorrhage
    Z Karaca
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    Pituitary 16:76-82. 2013
    ..Although one year after SAH seems to be an appropriate time for the evaluation of pituitary functions, further follow-up may be required at least in some cases due to recovered and new-onset hormone deficiencies at 3rd year of SAH...
  15. ncbi request reprint The value of low dose (1 microg) ACTH stimulation test in the investigation of non-classic adrenal hyperplasia due to 11beta-hydroxylase deficiency
    K Unluhizarci
    Department of Endocrinology Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 110:381-5. 2002
    ..This study also showed that LDT can not replace SDT in every clinical situation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Boxing as a sport activity associated with isolated GH deficiency
    F Kelestimur
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:RC28-32. 2004
    ..In conclusion, we think that boxing is a cause of TBI, and GH deficiency is very common among boxers. Further studies including large number of boxers, both professional and amateur, are needed to clarify pituitary dysfunction in boxers...
  17. doi request reprint Hypopituitarism due to sports related head trauma and the effects of growth hormone replacement in retired amateur boxers
    F Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Pituitary 13:111-4. 2010
    ..But more data with higher number of boxers and longer GHRT duration are warranted...
  18. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in untreated patients with polymyalgia rheumatica and healthy controls
    H Demir
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Scand J Rheumatol 35:217-23. 2006
    ..To explore the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)...
  19. doi request reprint Evaluation of cognitive performance by using P300 auditory event related potentials (ERPs) in patients with growth hormone (GH) deficiency and acromegaly
    F Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    Growth Horm IGF Res 19:24-30. 2009
    ..P300 event related potential (ERP) application is a well established neurophysiological approach in the assessment of cognitive performance...
  20. ncbi request reprint A detailed investigation of hirsutism in a Turkish population: idiopathic hyperandrogenemia as a perplexing issue
    K Unluhizarci
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 112:504-9. 2004
    ..Although PCOS is the most common cause of hirsutism, it is notable that nearly one fifth of hirsute women have no apparent cause of hyperandrogenemia...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effects of 18-month of growth hormone (GH) replacement therapy in patients with Sheehan's syndrome
    F Tanriverdi
    Erciyes University Medical School, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kayseri 38039, Turkey
    Growth Horm IGF Res 15:231-7. 2005
    ..The present study was therefore designed to investigate the effects of GHD and GHRT in patients with Sheehan's syndrome...
  22. doi request reprint Posterior pituitary functions are not altered after growth hormone replacement therapy in hypopituitarism due to Sheehan's syndrome
    Z Karaca
    Erciyes University Medical School Department of Endocrinology, Kayseri, Turkey
    Growth Horm IGF Res 22:146-9. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of growth hormone (GH) replacement on posterior pituitary functions of GH-deficient Sheehan's syndrome (SS) patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint The effects of 12 months of growth hormone replacement therapy on cardiac autonomic tone in adults with growth hormone deficiency
    F Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 62:706-12. 2005
    ..The present study was therefore designed to investigate the effects of GHD and 12 months of GHRT on cardiac autonomic tone in a larger number of adult patients with severe GHD...
  24. ncbi request reprint The hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia syndrome
    F Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Medical School, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey
    Stress 10:13-25. 2007
    ..It may be also an adaptive response of the body to chronic stress. In this review, tests used in the assessment of HPA axis function and the HPA axis alterations found in CFS and FMS are discussed in detail...
  25. ncbi request reprint The hormonal and radiological evaluation of adrenal glands, and the determination of the usefulness of low dose ACTH test in patients with renal amyloidosis
    Z Gunduz
    Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey
    Ren Fail 23:239-49. 2001
    ..01). In conclusion, adrenal involvement and adrenal insufficiency is common in amyloidosis. Low 11-DOC levels in amyloidosis is a new finding and further detailed studies is required to explain its cause...
  26. doi request reprint The prevalence of iodine deficiency, serum thyroglobulin, anti-thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase antibody levels in the urban areas of Kayseri, Central Anatolia
    F Bayram
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Erciyes, Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 117:64-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of goitre, evaluate the degree of ID, its effects on thyroid functions and volume of subjects living in wide outer skirts of the old volcano Erciyes, at 1655 m and 1350 m altitudes...
  27. ncbi request reprint Low-dose (2.5 mg/day) finasteride treatment in hirsutism
    F Bayram
    Erciyes University Medical Faculty, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 38039, Kayseri, Turkey
    Gynecol Endocrinol 17:419-22. 2003
    ..5 mg/day) is a cost-effective, well-tolerated therapeutic agent without significant abnormal biochemical findings and can be used in place of high-dose (5 mg/day) finasteride in the treatment of hirsutism...
  28. doi request reprint Prospective investigation of pituitary functions in patients with acute infectious meningitis: is acute meningitis induced pituitary dysfunction associated with autoimmunity?
    F Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    Pituitary 15:579-88. 2012
    ..Further longer-term prospective investigations need to be carried out on a larger cohort of patients to understand the role of autoimmunity in the pathogenesis of late hypopituitarism after acute infectious meningitis...
  29. ncbi request reprint Transient hypogonadotropic hypogonadism in an amateur kickboxer after head trauma
    F Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039, Kayseri, Turkey
    J Endocrinol Invest 30:150-2. 2007
    ..In conclusion acute head trauma due to kickboxing may cause transient gonadotropin deficiency. Therefore, screening the pituitary functions of sportsmen dealing with combative sports is crucial...
  30. doi request reprint VEGFR1 expression is related to lymph node metastasis and serum VEGF may be a marker of progression in the follow-up of patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma
    Z Karaca
    Departments of Endocrinology Pathology Microbiology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    Eur J Endocrinol 164:277-84. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the expressions and serum levels of VEGF, VEGFR1, IGF1, and IGF1 receptor (IGF1R) in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) compared with patients with nodular goiter (NG)...
  31. doi request reprint The frequency of CYP 21 gene mutations in Turkish women with hyperandrogenism
    F Kelestimur
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 117:205-8. 2009
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint A comparison between finasteride, flutamide, and finasteride plus flutamide combination in the treatment of hirsutism
    K Unluhizarci
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:37-40. 2009
    ..In conclusion, flutamide is more effective than finasteride and the combination of these two drugs is not better than flutamide alone, but better than finasteride in hirsute women...
  33. ncbi request reprint The effects of severe growth hormone deficiency on the skin of patients with Sheehan's syndrome
    M Borlu
    Department of Dermatology, Medical Faculty, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 21:199-204. 2007
    ..Dry, thin and pale skin has been described in hypopituitarism. Sheehan's syndrome is characterized by anterior pituitary dysfunction due to postpartum pituitary necrosis and GH is one of the hormones lost first...
  34. ncbi request reprint Investigation of pituitary functions in patients with acute meningitis: a pilot study
    F Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039, Kayseri, Turkey
    J Endocrinol Invest 31:489-91. 2008
    ..In this preliminary study, we have assessed the pituitary functions in adult patients who had acute bacterial or viral meningitis...
  35. ncbi request reprint Electrodermal activity in hypothyroid patients and healthy subjects
    N Dolu
    Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey
    Thyroid 9:787-90. 1999
    ..In conclusion, hypothyroid patients may have abnormal electrodermal activity that is related to the change of hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis function, without associated psychiatric symptoms...
  36. ncbi request reprint Growth hormone replacement therapy in adults with growth hormone deficiency: benefits and cost-effectiveness
    Fatih Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039, Kayseri, Turkey
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 6:131-8. 2006
    ..Therefore, the aim of this review is to re-evaluate the current understanding on GHRT in adults in the light of recent data. Additionally, the clinical aspects, risks, benefits and cost-effectiveness of GHRT are summarized...
  37. ncbi request reprint Brief communication: pituitary volume and function in competing and retired male boxers
    Fatih Tanriverdi
    Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey, and Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Ann Intern Med 148:827-31. 2008
    ..Pituitary consequences of chronic head trauma in boxing have not been investigated in detail...
  38. doi request reprint GnRH-II mRNA expression in tumor tissue and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in patients with malignant and benign ovarian tumors
    Ibrahim Serdar Serin
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 149:92-6. 2010
    ..To investigate the expression of the second form of GnRH (GnRH-II) in tumor tissue and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in malignant and benign ovarian tumors in humans...
  39. ncbi request reprint Impaired longitudinal myocardial velocities in patients with growth hormone deficiency improves after hormone replacement therapy
    Ibrahim Ozdogru
    Department of Cardiology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 20:1093-9. 2007
    ..Adult-onset GH deficiency is associated with normal left ventricular sizes and preserved ejection fraction whereas longitudinal systolic function obtained by Doppler tissue imaging is deteriorated, which improves with 12 months of GHRT...
  40. ncbi request reprint Adrenal axis functions in patients with familial Mediterranean fever
    Tansu Sav
    Department of Nephrology, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 25:458-61. 2006
    ..There is a large body of evidence to show that cytokines (IL-1, IL-6 and TNF-alpha) activate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. We have designated this study to investigate the HPA axis in FMF patients without amyloidosis...
  41. ncbi request reprint Kickboxing sport as a new cause of traumatic brain injury-mediated hypopituitarism
    Fatih Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 66:360-6. 2007
    ..Pituitary consequences of chronic repetitive head trauma in kickboxing have not been investigated until now. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the pituitary function in both retired and active amateur kickboxers...
  42. ncbi request reprint Medical treatment regimens of hirsutism
    Yilmaz Sahin
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erciyes University, Medical School, 38039, Kayseri, Turkey
    Reprod Biomed Online 8:538-46. 2004
    ..In the present review, the main features of anti-androgen drugs, new combined treatments, and insulin sensitizers in the treatment of hirsutism are discussed...
  43. ncbi request reprint Hypothalamo-pituitary gonadal axis in men with chronic hepatitis
    Sebnem Gursoy
    Department of Gastroenterology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
    Hepatogastroenterology 51:787-90. 2004
    ..Hypothalamo-pituitary function of male patients with chronic active hepatitis was evaluated. The effects of interferon alpha therapy on hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal axis were also investigated...
  44. ncbi request reprint Potential utility of insulin sensitizers in the treatment of patients with Polycystic ovary syndrome
    Fahri Bayram
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Treat Endocrinol 1:45-53. 2002
    ..Insulin-sensitizing agents may be a useful adjuvant therapy for women with PCOS...
  45. ncbi request reprint Utility of P300 auditory event related potential latency in detecting cognitive dysfunction in growth hormone (GH) deficient patients with Sheehan's syndrome and effects of GH replacement therapy
    A Golgeli
    Department of Physiology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    Eur J Endocrinol 150:153-9. 2004
    ..The present study was designed to investigate the effects of GHD and 6 months of GHRT on cognitive function in patients with Sheehan's syndrome by using P300 latency...
  46. ncbi request reprint The endocrinology of adrenal tuberculosis: the effects of tuberculosis on the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis and adrenocortical function
    F Kelestimur
    Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Erciyes, Kayseri, Turkey
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:380-6. 2004
    ..In this review, recent findings concerning the adrenocortical function, radiological changes in adrenal glands and HPA axis involvement in tuberculosis are discussed...
  47. ncbi request reprint Improvement of thyroid hormone profile and thyrotrophin (TSH) surge alterations in hemodialysis patients on erythropoietin treatment
    C Utas
    Nephrology Department of Erciyes University of Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Clin Nephrol 55:471-6. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: rHuEPO treatment has some beneficial effects on hypothalamo-pituitary-thyroid axis in the patients on RHD...
  48. doi request reprint Pituitary function in subjects with mild traumatic brain injury: a review of literature and proposal of a screening strategy
    Fatih Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    Pituitary 13:146-53. 2010
    ..Therefore, in this review we will discuss the frequency, characteristics and current management of pituitary dysfunction in patients with MTBI including the subjects exposed to sports related chronic mild head trauma...
  49. ncbi request reprint Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in patients with ankylosing spondylitis
    Mehmet Kirnap
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Hormones (Athens) 7:255-8. 2008
    ..To investigate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis via the insulin-tolerance test (ITT), standard-dose (250 microg) ACTH test (SDT) and low-dose (1 microg) ACTH test (LDT) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS)...
  50. ncbi request reprint Investigation of adrenal functions in patients with idiopathic hyperandrogenemia
    Hulusi Atmaca
    Department of Endocrinology, Zonguldak Karaelmas University Medical School, Zonguldak, Turkey
    Eur J Endocrinol 155:307-11. 2006
    ..Some patients with hyperandrogenemia had no identifiable cause, which was named as idiopathic hyperandrogenemia (IHA). The role of the adrenal glands in these patients was investigated...
  51. ncbi request reprint Investigation of the skin characteristics in patients with severe GH deficiency and the effects of 6 months of GH replacement therapy: a randomized placebo controlled study
    Fatih Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 65:579-85. 2006
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Antipituitary antibodies after traumatic brain injury: is head trauma-induced pituitary dysfunction associated with autoimmunity?
    Fatih Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    Eur J Endocrinol 159:7-13. 2008
    ....
  53. doi request reprint Investigation of antihypothalamus and antipituitary antibodies in amateur boxers: is chronic repetitive head trauma-induced pituitary dysfunction associated with autoimmunity?
    Fatih Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Eur J Endocrinol 162:861-7. 2010
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Investigation of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) by 1 microg ACTH test and metyrapone test in patients with primary fibromyalgia syndrome
    M Calis
    Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Erciyes, Kayseri, Turkey
    J Endocrinol Invest 27:42-6. 2004
    ..This study clearly shows that HPA axis is underactivated in PFS, rather than overactivated...
  55. ncbi request reprint Effect of propylthiouracil on adenosine deaminase activity and thyroid function in patients with psoriasis
    K Kose
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    Br J Dermatol 144:1121-6. 2001
    ..The antithyroid drug propylthiouracil (PTU) has recently been shown to have beneficial effects on psoriatic lesions, probably by acting on the immune system...
  56. ncbi request reprint High risk of hypopituitarism after traumatic brain injury: a prospective investigation of anterior pituitary function in the acute phase and 12 months after trauma
    Fatih Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:2105-11. 2006
    ..Recent data have demonstrated that traumatic brain injury (TBI)-mediated hypopituitarism could be more frequent than previously known. However, most previous data were obtained from retrospective studies...
  57. ncbi request reprint The investigation of insulin resistance in patients with idiopathic hirsutism
    Kursad Unluhizarci
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:2741-4. 2004
    ..05) difference in terms of basal insulin levels and HOMA scores. Six of eight (75%) obese patients with IH showed IGT. These data suggest that IH is associated with insulin resistance and an increased prevalence of IGT in obese patients...
  58. ncbi request reprint Three years prospective investigation of anterior pituitary function after traumatic brain injury: a pilot study
    Fatih Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 68:573-9. 2008
    ..Therefore, we report the results of 3 years prospective follow-up of anterior pituitary function in patients with mild, moderate and severe TBI...
  59. doi request reprint Sleep architecture in Sheehan's syndrome before and 6 months after growth hormone replacement therapy
    Sevda Ismailogullari
    Erciyes University Medical Faculty, Neurology Department, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:212-9. 2009
    ..To characterize the sleep parameters in patients with growth hormone (GH) deficiency in Sheehan's syndrome adults and to assess the effects of 6-month GH replacement therapy (GHRT)...
  60. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and glucose metabolism disorders in the first degree relatives of type 2 diabetic patients
    A Karaman
    Erciyes University, Department of Internal Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
    Bratisl Lek Listy 113:361-7. 2012
    ..We designed this study to observe the DM prevalence, insulin resistance, beta cell reserve and the interaction of these parameters in the first degree relatives of Type 2 diabetic patients in Turkish population...
  61. pmc GnRH-I and GnRH-II have differential modulatory effects on human peripheral blood mononuclear cell proliferation and interleukin-2 receptor gamma-chain mRNA expression in healthy males
    F Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Clin Exp Immunol 142:103-10. 2005
    ..To our knowledge, our observations provide the first evidence for the interactions of these local neuropeptides at lymphocyte level. Further experimental data in human are warranted to explore the clinical implications of these data...
  62. ncbi request reprint Complete surgical resolution of bilateral total opthalmoplegia without visual field defect in an acromegalic patient presented with pituitary apoplexy
    Fatih Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Endocr J 54:681-4. 2007
    ..Therefore the presented case clearly demonstrates that opthalmoplegia without a visual field defect due to PA has a good prognosis and early diagnosis and treatment including surgical decompression are crucially important...
  63. ncbi request reprint Pituitary functions in the acute phase of traumatic brain injury: are they related to severity of the injury or mortality?
    Fatih Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Brain Inj 21:433-9. 2007
    ..Additionally, the relationships between basal pituitary hormones, severity of the trauma and mortality due to trauma were also investigated...
  64. doi request reprint An assessment of the elastic properties of the aorta in nonobese women with polycystic ovary syndrome
    Mehmet Gungor Kaya
    Department of Cardiology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
    Fertil Steril 94:2402-5. 2010
    ..In the absence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors, it seems that there is no predisposition to atherosclerosis in nonobese women with PCOS...
  65. doi request reprint Apolipoprotein E3/E3 genotype decreases the risk of pituitary dysfunction after traumatic brain injury due to various causes: preliminary data
    Fatih Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    J Neurotrauma 25:1071-7. 2008
    ..The demonstration of the association between the APO E polymorphism and TBI may provide a new point of view in this field and promote further studies...
  66. doi request reprint Empty sella may be the final outcome in lymphocytic hypophysitis
    Zuleyha Karaca
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, School of Medicine, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey
    Endocr Res 34:10-7. 2009
    ..Females are affected more frequently than males and the disease is usually associated with pregnancy or postpartum period...
  67. ncbi request reprint Do we still need the TRH stimulation test?
    Hulusi Atmaca
    Department of Endocrinology, Zonguldak Karaelmas University Medical School, Zonguldak, Turkey
    Thyroid 17:529-33. 2007
    ..To evaluate the diagnostic value of the thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) stimulation test in the diagnosis of central hypothyroidism in patients with Sheehan's syndrome...
  68. ncbi request reprint Massive cardiac thrombosis in a patient with Sheehan's syndrome
    Fatih Tanriverdi
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University Medical School, Kayseri, Turkey
    Endocr J 52:709-14. 2005
    ..Therefore, patients with GHD should be screened carefully for thrombus in clinical practice, and further studies need to be done to understand the relation between GHD and coagulation system...
  69. ncbi request reprint Effect of obesity and morbid obesity on the growth hormone (GH) secretion elicited by the combined GHRH + GHRP-6 test
    Fahrettin Kelestimur
    Department of Endocrinology, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 64:667-71. 2006
    ..In this work, the role of obesity in the GH response elicited by the GHRH + GHRP-6 test was assessed in a large population of obese and nonobese subjects...
  70. pmc Leptin levels in various manifestations of pulmonary tuberculosis
    Hakan Buyukoglan
    Department of Pulmonology, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, 38200 Kayseri, Turkey
    Mediators Inflamm 2007:64859. 2007
    ..Microbial products and cytokines such as TNF and IL-1 increase leptin expression dose dependently in adipose tissue. Leptin plays an important role in cellular immunity...
  71. ncbi request reprint Posterior pituitary function in Sheehan's syndrome
    Hulusi Atmaca
    Department of Endocrinology, Zonguldak Karaelmas University Medical School, Zonguldak, Turkey
    Eur J Endocrinol 156:563-7. 2007
    ..We studied posterior pituitary function in 27 patients with Sheehan's syndrome and 14 controls...
  72. doi request reprint Anti-hypothalamus and anti-pituitary antibodies may contribute to perpetuate the hypopituitarism in patients with Sheehan's syndrome
    Annamaria De Bellis
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine and Surgery F Magrassi, A Lanzara, Second University of Naples, via Pansini N 5, 80131 Napoli, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 158:147-52. 2008
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  73. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents in Thessaloniki-Greece and Kayseri-Turkey
    Gerasimos E Krassas
    Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Panagia General Hospital, Thessaloniki Greece
    Pediatr Endocrinol Rev 1:460-4. 2004
    ..Differences in lifestyle and socioeconomic status in the two regions are most probably responsible for these results...
  74. ncbi request reprint Regulation of ghrelin secretion and action
    Jesús P Camiña
    Department of Medicine, Research Area, Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory, School of Medicine and Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago, University of Santiago de Compostela, E 15780 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Endocrine 22:5-12. 2003
    ..The discovery of ghrelin adds a new component to the complex machinery responsible for regulation of GH secretion in connection with the regulation of appetite and energy homeostasis...
  75. ncbi request reprint Investigation of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis and changes in the size of adrenal glands in acute brucellosis
    Orhan Yildiz
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, Kayseri Turkey
    Endocr J 52:183-8. 2005
    ..We concluded that the HPA axis is activated and the adrenal glands are enlarged in acute brucellosis, which is reduced after appropriate therapy...