Ahmet Burak Toros

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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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND AND AIM   The present study evaluated the usefulness of a fitted abdominal corset for colonoscopy, enabling proper compression of the abdomen during the entire examination. METHODS   Patients undergoing colonoscopy were subjected to either traditional methods or to using a fitted abdominal corset. Two hundred and sixteen patients were divided(More)
Over 4000 single unit recordings were obtained from the medial geniculate body (MGB) of nitrous oxide anaesthetized cats. Out of 1600 cells sensitive to tone bursts below 4 kHz, 10% were responding in a sustained manner. From these, 121 were tested for phase-locked responses. The general characteristics of these units have been described in a previous(More)
Up to now, there have been only a few reported cases of Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas arising in the rectum. Its clinical presentation is indistinguishable from that of rectal carcinoma but the treatment is apparently different. Symptoms of primary lymphomas involving the rectum include; anorexia, weight loss, change in bowel habits,(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)