Abdullah Uyanik

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UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to investigate the diagnostic value of mean platelet volume (MPV) in acute appendicitis (AA). METHODS Our study was carried out in 206 healthy control groups and 226 patients who had a preliminary diagnosis of AA. RESULTS A statistically significant decrease in MPV was noted in patients with AA compared with(More)
In this study, levels of lipid peroxidation and antioxidant enzyme activities were investigated in the erythrocytes of patients with oesophageal and gastric cancers. Erythrocytes were obtained from 17 patients with oesophageal cancer, 37 patients with gastric cancer and 20 healthy controls. Levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), a lipid peroxidation marker, and(More)
OBJECTIVE There are various causes of halitosis, one of which is chronic renal failure. The objective of this study was to investigate halitosis levels in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients before and after peritoneal dialysis (PD) therapy. METHODS 42 subjects with ESRD were included in this study. The presence of halitosis was assessed using an(More)
INTRODUCTION Smoking increases the risk for cardiovascular disease in kidney donors, as is the case with normal individuals; it may also result in the development and progression of chronic renal failure. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of kidney transplant on smoking habits of kidney donors. METHOD The study included 98 donors in total(More)
Even though there are many drugs for the treatment of gastric ulcers, these drugs sometimes cannot succeed. Since the 1950s, antidepressant drugs have been used for several non-psychiatric indications. A lot of antidepressant drugs have been shown experimentally to produce antiulcer activity in various ulcer models. This study aimed to investigate the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study evaluated the effect of telmisartan on the livers of diabetic rats and also aimed to determine the hepatic distribution and role of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) in diabetes-related hepatic degeneration while taking into account the possible protective effects of telmisartan. METHODS Fifteen adult male rats were(More)
Behcet’s disease (BD) is a chronic, progressive disorder that affects many systems of the body including the eye. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of nitric oxide synthase activity (NOS), nitric oxide $$\left( {{\text{NO}}^ \bullet } \right)$$ , and homocysteine (Hcy) levels in patients with active BD. Included in this study were 18 male BD(More)
OBJECTIVES Renal transplantation (RT) is the most appropriate form of treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Pre-emptive RT decreases the rates of delayed graft function and acute rejection episodes, increasing patient and graft survival, while reducing costs and complications associated with dialysis. In this study, we investigated the relationship(More)
OBJECTIVE Our goal is to investigate the distribution of MEFV mutations in patients with renal amyloidosis who are in renal transplant waiting list which is prepared for transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS FMF was diagnosed in 25 of the 297 patients between the years 2004 and 2008, who were involved in the study (15 male, 10 female; age 34±7.8). 5 out(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is a neoplasm of intermediate biological potential that frequently recurs and rarely metastasizes. CASE REPORT We report a rare case of intermittent gastric outlet obstruction by an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the cardia. RESULTS A 56-year-old woman presented at the gastroenterology department with(More)