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BACKGROUND/AIMS Studies concerning red cell distribution width (RDW) for use in the assessment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) activity are limited. We investigated whether RDW is a marker of active disease in patients with IBD. METHODS In total, 61 patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and 56 patients with Crohn's disease (CD) were enrolled in the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the eradication rate of a triple therapy regimen that included a proton pump inhibitor, amoxicillin, and tetracycline instead of clarithromycin in treatment-Naïve patients and in patients who did not respond to standard triple therapy. METHODS This study included 110 patients infected with Helicobacter(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM To compare lipoprotein and malondialdehyde levels and paraoxonase-1 activity between subjects with asymptomatic cholelithiasis and controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty subjects with asymptomatic cholelithiasis (55 women, 25 men, mean age: 51, SD 14 years) and 40 control subjects without cholelithiasis (25 women, 25 men, mean age: 51, SD 12(More)
th most common cancer in humans. Gastric adenocarcinomas are the most common histopathological type of gastric tumors , with the others constituting 5% of tumors (1,2). Combined tumors can be synchronous, composite, or collision tumors. Collision tumors are non-intermin-gling contiguous tumors of two or more different his-topathological types. Here we(More)
Background. To investigate the relationship between DR-70 serum levels and dysplastic colon polyps. Materials and Methods. A total of 130 patients with adenomatous polyps detected by colonoscopy and divided into two groups including low versus high grade polyp, along with 50 healthy blood donors were included in the study. Blood samples from each(More)
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