Abdullah Karakuş

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BACKGROUND In spite of the fact that platinum-based doublets are considered the standard therapy for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), no elderly-specific platinum based prospective phase III regimen has been explored. The aim of this retrospective singlecenter study was to evaluate the efficacy and side effects of cisplatin-based(More)
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare acquired disorder characterized by intravascular hemolysis. Real-world experience of PNH management is largely unreported. A retrospective analysis was undertaken based on medical records from six patients with PNH [two with aplastic anemia (AA)] treated at our center, Dicle University, Turkey. Diagnosis(More)
BACKGROUND Platinum-based chemotherapy for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is still considered the first choice, presenting a modest survival advantage. However, the patients eventually experience disease progression and require second-line therapy. While there are reliable predictors to identify patients receiving first-line chemotherapy, very(More)
PURPOSE Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) makes up 80-85% of all lung cancers cases. Lung cancer in older individuals is frequently undertreated. Patients eligible for cisplatin- based chemotherapy should be selected carefully. The aim of this retrospective single-center study was to evaluate prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) in elderly (≥65(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have pointed to many different prognostic factors for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) but diabetes mellitus (DM) has not been clearly or consistently identified as of prognostic value. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic significance of the characteristics of patients and clinical laboratory tests in SCLC.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the uric acid (UA) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty patients with newly diagnosed ITP and 40 healthy individuals were enrolled in the study. The patients were divided into two groups; group 1 (n = 40) consisted of(More)
Brain stem is the most vital part of our body and is a transitional region of the brain that connects the cerebrum with the spinal cord. Though, being small in size, it is full of indispensible functions such as the breathing, heart beat. Injury to the brain stem has similar effects as a brain injury, but it is more fatal. Use of the Glasgow Coma Score as a(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this retrospective single-center study was to evaluate the prognostic implication on overall survival (OS) of the F-18 FDG PET scan in locally advanced or metastatic non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 120 locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC patients (December 2004-November 2011)(More)
OBJECTIVE Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an immune haematologic disorder causing platelet destruction mediated by anti-platelet antibodies. In this study we aimed to evaluate the clinical and laboratory variables of ITP patients in southeast of Turkey. METHODS In this retrospective study 167 ITP patients between 2005 and 2015 were evaluated. All(More)
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