Asuman H Yavuz

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BACKGROUND The prognosis of hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) in kidney transplant recipients is reported to be poor, however the optimal therapeutic approach is still unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS The clinical and follow-up data of the 4 patients with HPS (3 male, 1 female; age 39.7 +/- 11.3 years) among 368 kidney transplant recipients during a 5-year(More)
BACKGROUND Haemodialysis patients (HD) have been characterized by a high incidence and prevalence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Based on the traditional cardiovascular risk factors in this population, we cannot explain this high incidence and prevalence. One of the mechanisms contributing to cardiovascular risk in HD patients may be to uraemic(More)
BACKGROUND An abnormal serum phosphate concentration is common in acute renal failure patients, with a reported incidence of 65-80%. Phosphate removal and kinetics during intermittent hemodialysis (IHD) have been investigated, but there is no information on its kinetics during slow low-efficiency dialysis (SLED) and continuous renal replacement therapy(More)
The uremic syndrome is characterized by an accumulation of uremic toxins due to inadequate kidney function. The European Uremic Toxin (EUTox) Work Group has listed 90 compounds considered to be uremic toxins. Sixty-eight have a molecular weight less than 500 Da, 12 exceed 12,000 Da, and 10 have a molecular weight between 500 and 12,000 Da. Twenty-five(More)
Uremic patients have a higher risk of infection and malignancy than normal subjects. Previous studies have deomonstrated that monocytes isolated from uremic patients display an increased apoptosis rate compared to normal subjects; furthermore uremic plasma can increase apoptosis rates on U937, a human monocytic cell line. In several pathological conditions,(More)
Urinary tract infections are a major cause of morbidity and hospitalization after renal transplantation. Patients treated with immunosuppressive drugs suffer not only from common uropathogens but also from opportunistic infections caused by unusual uropathogens. Sterile pyuria is associated with numerous infectious agents including viruses, fungi, and(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate clinical effects of additional heart rate control by ivabradine on life quality score and 6-minute walking test in patients with previously implanted biventricular cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) with ischemic heart failure under regular treatment. METHODS Fifteen men and 14 women with a median age(More)
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