Ali Kagan Gokakin

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BACKGROUND The major renal involvement in Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is the occurrence of amyloidosis that primarily affects the kidneys manifested by proteinuria and ending in death from renal failure. AIM This study aims to investigate whether serum cystatin (cys-C) levels could be used as an early marker of renal involvement in FMF patients. (More)
Mesenteric venous thrombosis (MVT) is a catastrophic form of mesenteric vascular occlusion. In the absence of peritoneal signs, anticoagulation therapy should be started immediately. For selected patients, thrombolysis through the superior mesenteric artery (SMA), jugular vein, or portal vein via a transhepatic route might be successful; however,(More)
Severe burn induces biochemical mediators such as reactive oxygen species that leads to lipid peroxidation which may have a key role in formation of acute lung injury (ALI). Sildenafil is a selective and potent inhibitor of cyclic guanosine monophosphate specific phosphodiesterase-5. Sildenafil preserves alveolar growth, angiogenesis, reduces inflammation(More)
Fistula-in-ano is a common surgical problem. Various materials have been used to perform the seton technique in the treatment of fistula-in-ano. In this study, a novel material, a self-locking cable tie, was used regardless of the fistula type. Seventeen consecutive patients with anal fistula underwent surgery with the cutting seton technique using the(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress is a complicated process, which was defined as an increase in prooxidants and decrease in antioxidants caused by various mechanisms, including inflammation and surgical trauma. The association between acute appendicitis and oxidative stress has been showed in previous studies. However, comparison of oxidative stress in(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The diagnostic methods such as upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (UGE) have played an important role in the evaluation of peptic ulcer (PU). Every year, millions of Muslims fast in Ramadan month. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of fasting on PU via UGE. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 321 patients in the period(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to compare the motility of Roux limb with that of normal segment. MATERIALS AND METHODS Rats were divided into 3 equal groups as control, Roux-en-Y (Group A) and Roux-en-Y with vagotomy (Group B). Only midline incision and manipulations were applied in control group. Following distal gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y(More)
BACKGROUND Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by short lived, febrile serosae inflammatory attacks. FMF has various effects in multiple systems and organs. AIM In the present study, our aim was to evaluate adrenal steroidogenesis in female FMF patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS There were 71 women in the study(More)
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