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OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of hypercalciuria and renal stones in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) sufferers. METHODS This study involved 83 consecutive AS patients (21 female, 62 male; mean age 36.7 yr), 72 consecutive Behcet's disease (BD) patients (29 female, 43 male; mean age 37.7 yr) as disease control and 92 healthy control (HC) (26 female, 66(More)
In a retrospective analysis of 113 patients with primary myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) diagnosed according to French-American-British (FAB) classification, we evaluated the prognostic impact of FAB and World Health Organisation (WHO) classifications, International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS), and other clinical and laboratory variables. The median(More)
Cystic abdominal tumours are encountered quite often and are diagnosed more frequently due to the availability of better imaging possibilities. Presentation of huge cysts has become rare as most of them are diagnosed and treated early. But we still have patients with enlarged abdominal cysts; majority with cases of serous cystadenomas of the ovary. Absolute(More)
BACKGROUND It was investigated the effect of using normobaric oxygen (NO) in addition to antibiotherapy in experimental peritonitis and the changes of rectal fever (RF), WBC, CRP and procalcitonin levels were evaluated. METHODS After the preliminary research of the normal values, rats were infected by E. coli intraperitoneally. Four groups were assigned(More)
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