Berna Murat

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Although herbal remedies are marketed as natural products, they can be associated with severe adverse effects. We report a case of multi-organ toxicity including acute renal failure due to rhabdomyolysis, acute hepatitis-like hepatotoxicity, and cardiotoxicity accompanied by angio-edema in a Turkish male patient after ingestion of mixed Chinese herbs.(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the contribution of HCV infection to insulin resistance in chronic haemodialysis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was performed with 55 patients who were on regular haemodialysis therapy three times per week. Of the 55 patients, 34 (20 females and 14 males with an average age of 40.9 years) were anti-HCV (+) and were(More)
TO THE EDITOR: Our paper utilizing combined 24 h pH and manometry in the assessment of patients with chronic unexplained cough (1) is widely quoted in the letters exchanged between Drs. Ours and Richter and Irwin and Zawacki in the July 2000 issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. We are concerned that Drs. Irwin and Zawacki have misrepresented(More)
Fifteen consecutive patients referred because of suspicion that gastroesophageal reflux was the cause of their chronic, unexplained cough underwent combined ambulatory esophageal manometry and pH-metry in order to correlate cough episodes with gastroesophageal and gastrohypopharyngeal acid reflux. Cough episodes, which were recognized manometrically as(More)
AIM To investigate the effects of intravenous (i.v.) iron replacement on hepatic functions of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive haemodialysis patients. METHODS The present retrospective study included 89 HCV-positive and 57 HCV-negative haemodialysis patients. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels were accepted as sustained high if the last three values(More)
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