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BACKGROUND The relation between Helicobacter pylori and Migraine and usefulness of the eradication treatment on headache is controversial. The aim of this study was to determine whether Helicobacter pylori infection is a risk factor for migraine and whether the eradication of the bacterium can reduce frequency, duration and severity of clinical attacks of(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to ascertain whether oxidative stress is a causative factor of migraine attacks for Helicobacter pylori-infected migraineurs. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 35 consecutive migraine patients without aura who came to gastroenterology polyclinic with various complaints and diagnosed H. pylori infection were included in(More)
It remains controversial as to whether mitral annular calcification (MAC) is an independent predictor of stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is an association between the presence of MAC and stroke or whether MAC is one of the predictive factors of carotid atheroma and therefore is a secondary risk for stroke. Fifty-six patients(More)
BACKGROUND There are few studies concerning the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in obese patients independent of its relation with other risk factors. Also, the role of inflammation in this relationship is unclear. In this study we aimed to test the hypothesis that obesity is associated with risk for CKD and whether this risk is associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate plasma platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase (PAF-AH) activity in euglycaemic women with history of gestational diabetes (GDM), and to explore whether this activity is associated with metabolic syndrome (MS) in this group of women. METHODS The cross-sectional study included 36 women with history of GDM(More)
OBJECTIVE Nocturia, a common and bothersome symptom of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), may cause sleep disturbances. Patients with nocturia may have difficulty returning to their normal sleep after repeated episodes of waking and voiding. Therefore, nocturia may have an impact on the circadian rhythm of blood pressure (BP). The association between(More)
In recent years, asymmetric dimethyl arginine (ADMA) has emerged as an early marker and/or mediator of endothelial dysfunction and it has been proved to be a novel, independent risk factor of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Our aim in this study was to compare the ADMA concentrations among patients with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus(More)
Thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) is a procarboxypeptidase, which is synthesised in liver and activated by thrombin and the thrombin-thrombomodulin complex. TAFI suppresses fibrinolysis by removing carboxy-terminal lysine residues from partially degraded fibrin. In this study we aimed to assess the circulating levels of TAFI antigen, 'a(More)
Depression is a common problem in elderly patients and frequently is treated with antidepressants. We present the case of a 67-year-old depressed woman who began treatment with citalopram. Two months later, hyponatremia was diagnosed, most likely syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion. After discontinuation of citalopram therapy, serum(More)
In patients with renal artery stenosis (RAS), the inhibition of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system can cause deterioration of renal function. Here we present a 75-year-old man who developed acute renal failure after olmesartan treatment. Following discontinuation of olmesartan, his renal functions normalized. His renal Doppler ultrasonography and renal(More)