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INTRODUCTION Many noninvasive tests have been studied for the diagnosis and determining the liver fibrosis score (LFS). In this study, we aimed to research the correlation of mean platelet volume (MPV) and stage of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-nine patients with CHB were enrolled retrospectively(More)
Endoscopy revealed pulsatile submucosal arterial vascular collaterals with nipple sign in stomach [Figure 1]. There was a small amount of fresh blood in stomach, but no active bleeding. He was treated conservatively and remained asymptomatic in follow‐up. Abdominal‐enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed dissection of the celiac trunk and enhancement(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS An unsuccessful colonoscopy procedure is often related to inadequate bowel cleansing. It is difficult for patients to finish the whole 4 liters of polyethylene glycol-electrolyte lavage (PEG-EL) because of its salty taste and the large quantity. Pineapple juice has been shown to be an effective agent in the dissolution of undigested food in(More)
Gastric cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer and the second cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. The early diagnosis of gastric cancer is fundamental in decreasing the mortality rates. It has been shown that MPV level is a sign of inflammation in hepatocellular carcinoma and pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The aim of this study is to examine whether(More)
BACKGROUND Pain and other sensations from an amputated or absent limb, called phantom pain and phantom sensations, are well-known phenomena. OBJECTIVE The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the effects of anesthetic techniques on phantom pain, phantom sensations, and stump pain after lower limb amputation. METHODS Ninety-two patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Apoptosis plays a role in epithelial and mucosal injury, which is 1 of the mechanisms in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis. Apoptotic cells increase as a result of injured mucosa in ulcerative colitis and serum M 30 levels increase in epithelial cell apoptosis. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the relation between M 30 serum levels and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare serum and synovial fluid levels of matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) in 2 stages of osteoarthritis, and investigate their correlation with Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) scores. METHODS Forty-two patients (mean age: 64±8.8 years)(More)