Bayram Kizilkaya

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INTRODUCTION Methotrexate, an antagonist of folic acid used in the treatment of many cancers and inflammatory diseases, is associated with side effects that limit its usage. Infliximab has been reported to have a protective effect against nephrotoxicity induced by some drugs and ischemic reperfusion. We aimed to investigate whether infliximab has a(More)
A 74-year-old male patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus admitted to the emergency department with the complaints of progressive breathlessness, dry cough, and swollen lower extremities. Our patient had type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension for 3 years. His HbA1c was not within the target range so sitagliptin was added to on-going therapy. After 1 week(More)
1* Kastamonu University, Faculty of Fisheries, 37200 Kastamonu, Turkey. 2Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Fisheries, 17100 Çanakkale, Turkey. 3Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Arts, 17100 Çanakkale, Turkey. [rakgul@kastamonu.edu.tr] Received 25 May 2013; revised 18 June 2013 The total lipid and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to investigate oxidant/antioxidant status by determining serum ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) levels with oxidative/antioxidant parameters in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) compared to the controls. METHODS The serum concentrations of IMA, IMA/albumin ratio (IMAR), malondialdehyde (MDA), total oxidant status(More)
Pepino (Solanum muricatum) also known as pepino dulce or pear melon is a plant that is originally grown in South America, mainly for its juicy fruits. Recently, pepino is successfully cultivated not only in South and North America, but also in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East countries such as Turkey. In Turkey, the pepino crops were found to be(More)
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus can cause potentially fatal infections in humans. During this disease, cytokines are intensive released. Resistin which is a good marker of inflammation is an adipocytokine released from adipose tissue. We aimed to investigate whether serum resistin level in patients with CCHF has a prognostic value in predicting(More)
Amino acid composition of the whole body tissue of Axillary seabream (Pagellus acarne) was determined. Fish was catched from Dardanelles (April 2013) via fishing line. The most abundant amino acid was Glutamic Acid (11.0 g/100 g crude protein) and Valine was the most abundant essential amino acid (6.2 g/100 g crude protein). The total essential amino acid(More)
Fresh fruits are rich sources of polyphenolic compounds. The polyphenolics present in plant sources are known to have beneficial effects, especially in the prevention of cardio-vascular diseases, cancer, etc. Therefore, the consumption of fresh fruits is not only associated with vitamin supplementation, but also serves as an effective preventive agent for(More)
The phenolic compounds in fruits are secondary plant metabolites and are mainly associated with the nutritional as well as the sensorial properties of fruits. These compounds not only affect the aroma of the fruits, but are also found to have profound effects on human health due to their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. Berry(More)
Although not mandatory for patients, many Muslims fast in Ramadan. We aimed to investigate the effects of long hours (17.5) fasting on renal functions in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Stage 3-5 CKD patients with stable renal function were recruited to this prospective observational study three months ahead of Ramadan in 2015. All patients were(More)
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