Ahmet Demirhan Uygun

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BACKGROUND Acute pancreatitis is the major complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedure and there are some reports showing cytokine changes in ERCP-induced pancreatits. GOALS To investigate the association between early changes (within 24 hours) in the serum interleukin (IL)-2, IL-4, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)alpha, and(More)
Objective. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether pentraxin 3 (PTX3) can be a new noninvasive marker for prediction of liver fibrosis in patients with NAFLD. We also aimed to evaluate the relationship between PTX3 and atherosclerosis in patients with NAFLD. Method. Fifty-four male patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD and 20 apparently healthy(More)
which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. To the Editor: With great interest, we read the article titled " Long-term outcomes of cytomegalovirus reactivation in patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis: a multicenter study " by Kim et al. 1 In this(More)
The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of ProTaper Gold, WaveOne Gold, ProTaper Universal, and WaveOne instruments on the amount of apically extruded debris. Eighty mandibular premolar teeth with straight root canals were selected and assigned to four groups (n = 20). The root canals were instrumented using ProTaper Gold, WaveOne Gold,(More)
We read with great interest the recently published article by Moschos et al [1]. They aimed to show the beneficial effect of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) eradication in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients. They indicated in this study that Hp eradication may positively influence GERD symptoms. We commend Moschos et al for this study, but we think(More)
We read with great interest the recently published article by Müller [1]. Th e author aimed to explain the importance of high-resolution manometry (HRM) on achalasia diagnosis and management. She explained conventional manometry (CM) and HRM criteria for diagnosis of achalasia. We thank Muller for this valuable study, but we think that there are some(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have increased risk for atherosclerosis. The cause of increased cardiovascular risk is not fully understood. Chronic inflammatory process may predispose to atherosclerosis. We aimed primarily to investigate subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with IBD, by measuring carotid femoral pulse wave(More)
To The Editor, Isolated tongue tremor is a rare focal tremor. Little is known about the etiology. A few cases have been reported in association with Wilson's disease, radiosurgery, brain tumor, electrical injury, chronic alcoholism, essential tremor and side effect of a drug [1–4]. Unlike other focal tremors, scant is known about the origin of the rhythmic(More)
OBJECTIVE The pineal hormone melatonin plays a crucial role in immunomodulation, mainly by effecting T cells. The aims of the present study were to compare the melatonin levels in patients with Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) and healthy controls and to find out if it associates with interferon(IFN)γ and interleukin(IL)-10. MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY(More)