Ahmet Burak Toros

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About half the users of contraceptives in Turkey employ traditional methods of family planning, particularly withdrawal. This report presents data from a 1988 national survey to examine Turkish couples' use of and opinions about these methods. Use of traditional methods is widespread across all geographic, demographic, and socioeconomic groups. The(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy are frequently performed procedures that can cause anxiety related to disappointing expectations, embarrassment and fear of discomfort. The aim of this study was to examine the possible relationship between state anxiety and trait anxiety with upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy.(More)
PURPOSE Aim of this study was to report our experience in elective and emergency surgery on chronic hemodialysis (CH) patients for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS All patients on CH for ESRD who underwent various surgical procedures in our unit within the past 9-year period (2001-2010) were included in this study. These patients were divided into(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Because of the increasing resistance to clarithromycin and metronidazole, the most frequently used antibiotics in the first-line therapy of Helicobacter pylori eradication, new therapeutic alternatives are needed. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of 7- and 14-day triple therapy including lansoprazole, levofloxacin and(More)
Benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis is a rare hereditary disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of cholestasis and pruritus without anatomical obstruction. Generally, medical therapy is not effective in benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis. Here, we report the case of a young male patient with benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis who(More)
CONCLUSION The presence of pepsinogen in middle ear effusion (MEE) supports the relationship between gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and otitis media with effusion (OME). Measurement of pepsin/pepsinogen can be considered as a simple and reliable method for assesment of reflux in children. However, further research is needed to establish a definite(More)
OBJECTIVE Rapid loss of vertebral or hip mineral density after renal transplantation is a major complication which occurs within 6-12 months. The aim of this study was to evaluate risk factors contributing to bone disease in the early stage after renal transplantation and the effect of vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms. METHODS We prospectively(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients with laryngopharyngeal symptoms, the relationship between laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and Helicobacter Pylori infection and treatment response to proton pump inhibitors. Forty-five patients with suspected gastroesophageal reflux diseases related(More)
AIM To determine the effect of chemotherapy on wound healing by giving early preoperative 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) to rats with colonic anastomoses. METHODS Sixty Albino-Wistar male rats (median weight, 235 g) were used in this study. The rats were fed with standard laboratory food and given tap water ad libitum. The animals were divided into three groups:(More)
The aim of the study is to evaluate the serum copper, ceruloplasmin and 24-h urine copper levels in celiac patients.Serum copper, ceruloplasmin and 24-h urine measurements were evaluated in patients with celiac (n = 32), Crohn’s (n = 25), Wilson’s (n = 11) and in a healthy group (n = 35). Serum and 24-h urine zinc levels, AST, ALT, BUN, creatinine, iron,(More)