Şeref Yüksel

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The presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in case of negative HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) in serum is known as "occult hepatitis B". There are many reports indicating that occult HBV infections are more frequently encountered in case of hepatocellular carcinoma, hemodialysis practice and co-infections with hepatitis C virus (HCV). The aim of this study(More)
The cutaneous silent period (CSP) may be useful as a method for the evaluation of smaller and unmyelinated fiber dysfunctions. CSP refers to the brief interruption in voluntary contraction that follows strong electrical stimulation of a cutaneous nerve. The aim the present study is to establish whether CSP can be instrumental in the determination of(More)
AIM To analyze the prevalence and associated oral findings of nephrocalcinosis in a group of patients affected with amelogenesis imperfecta (AI). The relationship between types of AI and nephrocalcinosis were also evaluated. DESIGN This study examines patients who were referred to Pediatric Dentistry Department of SDU between the years of 2002-2007 and(More)
Sleep disturbances such as sleep-onset insomnia, frequent awakening, sleep-maintenance insomnia, and restless legs syndrome are extremely common in hemodialysis patient. Those additional problems to their chronic disease appear to have significant negative effects on quality of life and functional health status. This study was intended to evaluate the sleep(More)
OBJECTIVE The lack of nocturnal decline in blood pressure (BP) is associated with an increase in cardiovascular events. Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is an uncomfortable feeling in which the patient wants to budge the legs with ache in the legs. RLS also increases the hypertension and cardiovascular risk. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the relationship(More)
Aim: Nowadays, combination of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) with spironolactone is used to treat patients with heart failure or hypertension. Unfortunately these drugs may lead to increase in morbidity and mortality dependent on severe hyperkalemia. We aimed to evaluate the therapeutics and(More)
Moyamoya disease is a rare entity consisting of bilateral stenosis or occlusion of internal carotid arteries with abnormal collateral vessels at the base of the brain. We present five Turkish children with this disease, which is more common in Japan. Focal neurologic deficits and/or epilepsy were the common presenting symptoms in two girls and three boys(More)
INTRODUCTION Long-term exposure to dialysis solutions is an important contributor to the ongoing inflammatory process in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. Some studies have shown amelioration of this adverse effect with biocompatible solutions. We aimed to compare the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte (N/L) ratio in PD patients using biocompatible and standard(More)
This study aims to investigate whether preoperative L-carnitine supplementation affects the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio is an inflammatory marker that has proven usefulness for predicting postoperative complications in coronary artery bypass surgery.(More)
OBJECTIVE Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a non-invasive technique used to evaluate the arterial elasticity, which is an early indicator of atherosclerosis. Lately, gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) is considered a determiner of arterial stiffness (AS). In this study, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between GGT levels and AS with PWV in patients with(More)