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Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a syndrome of disordered metabolism with inappropriate hyperglycemia due either to an absolute deficiency of insulin secretion or a reduction in the biologic effectiveness of insulin or both. It may lead to serious complications. In conclusion, one may not use the glucose, which is derived from foods and transported into the blood circulation, and blood glucose level increases.

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NEW THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES IN DIABETES MELLITUS

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disease, caused by either inadequate production of the hormone insulin or a lack of response to insulin by various cells of the body. Consequently, the organism cannot sufficiently benefit from carbohydrates, fats and proteins and needs constant medical care.

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DIABETES MELLITUS IN CHILDHOOD

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood, and its prevalence is gradually increasing in recent years. Type 1 Diabetes is the most common form of the disease in children, and it occurs due to the deficiency of insulin secretion in pancreas. Although the real cause is unknown, genetic and environmental factors have a great role in development of the disease.

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Diabetes and Heart Diseases

Characterized with increased blood glucose level, diabetes is a condition which triggers cardiac and vascular diseases in long term. Mortality and hospitalization are usually secondary to cardiovascular causes in patients with diabetes.

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OPHTHALMOLOGIC FOLLOW-UP IN DIABETIC PATIENTS

One of the main complications of diabetes mellitus which is well-known by the patients and affects their daily life is ocular involvement. Diabetic retinopathy implies changes related to diabetes in the retina layer, which is responsible of vision. The changes are secondary to diabetes-emergent impairment of vessels at this layer. Diabetic Retinopathy is one major cause of poor vision; while it is the most common third cause of blindness in middle- and advanced-age people in developed countries.

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SURGERY FOR DIABETES

Someone in the world dies from complications associated with diabetes. Approximately 90 percent of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is attributable to excessive body fat. Metabolic and bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for T2DM among individuals who are affected by obesity and may result in remission or improvement in nearly all cases.

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ARE YOU AWARE OF THREATS IN HOSPITALS?

The title frightened you, isn't it? You may never actually know the severity of threat, if patient safety is not duly monitored and managed by the administration of the hospital where you let save your life. Presentation of healthcare services and hospital processes is really complex. How safe is healthcare service period, ranging from the moment you step in the hospital to the moment you leave, for you? Or, what are factors threatening you even after you leave?

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BARIATRIC SURGERY (OBESITY SURGERY)

Bariatric surgical procedures cause causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Bariatric procedures also often cause hormonal changes. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques.

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INTENSIVE CARE UNITS - Anesthesiology and Reanimation

The critically ill patients, who were previously losing their lives due to fatal medical reasons such as sepsis (the inflammation disseminated to the body), shock, and organ deficiency, have now the chance to recover their health, thanks to the specialized care and treatment methods applied in Intensive Care Units.

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HOW CAN BE THE INFECTION PREVENTED?

Dear our patients, nosocomial infections (the term refers to the infections caused by the hospital environment) lead to treatment-refractory and persistent health problems and it may influence many people who seek healthcare services. The Infection Control Committee of TOBB ETU Hospital makes best efforts to minimize the frequency of preventable infections.

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Are you of those who can’t do without salt

Keep salt always available at the table, put salt in the dish before tasting it and prefer the abundantly salty ones among dried nuts.... If you mistakenly believe that deliciousness of food is in paralel with the salt rate, and if you repeat these mistakes, do not forget that you are a potential kidney patient.

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POST-ANESTHETIC PERIOD - Anesthesiology and Reanimation

Recovery from anesthesia (waking up) occurs when effects of anesthetic drugs are gone and body functions start to come back Anesthetist will closely follow you up and take care of your medication for a safe recovery.

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