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The genetic susceptibility of people with certain NOD2/CARD15, NOD1/CARD4, and ICAM-1 gene variants to inflammatory bowel disease is still under investigation. The aim of this study was to investigate polymorphisms in the NOD2/CARD15 (R702W, G908R, and 3020insC), NOD1/CARD4 (E266K, D372N), and ICAM-1 (G241R, K469E) genes, which are known to be associated(More)
Background Balloon dilatation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is one of the effective nonsurgical treatment options in the management of achalasia. We aimed to determine the long-term results of graded balloon dilatation and the factors predicting outcome. Patients Patients followed for more than 12 months between January 1995 to March 2005, without(More)
Musculoskeletal disorders are well-defined extra-intestinal manifestations of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). There is little data regarding the frequencies of IBD and extra-intestinal manifestations from Central and East Europe and Middle Eastern countries. To determine the prevalence of peripheral arthritis in IBD and to document the relationship to(More)
Pseudo–pseudo meigs syndrome or Tjalma syndrome is characterized with increased cancer antigen-125 (CA-125) level, pleural effusion and ascites in SLE patient without ovarian tumor [1]. Here, we present an unusual case with pseudo–pseudo meigs syndrome, who had had to total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingoophorectomy with misdiagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS We aimed to describe the clinical course of Ulcerative colitis (UC) and the factors that predict the need for total colectomy in Turkish patients with severe UC receiving regular follow up. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed the demographic and clinical characteristics of 612 patients with UC receiving regular follow up between 1994 and(More)
Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome is a rare benign disorder that has a wide range of clinical presentations and variable endoscopic findings which makes it difficult to diagnose and treat. The clinical and endoscopic picture in this condition can also mimic malign ulceration, malignancy or Crohn's disease. Behçet's disease can affect the gastrointestinal(More)
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