Betul Ogutmen

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The purpose of this study was to compare the quality of life (QOL) in renal transplantation patients. QOL is one of the important indicators of the effects of medical treatment. In this cross-sectional study, QOL was analyzed in 302 renal transplant recipients compared with 64 hemodialysis (HD) patients, 207 (PD) peritoneal dialysis patients, and 278 normal(More)
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an important factor that can interfere with treatment outcomes. The aim of the present study was cultural adaptation, validation, and translation of the Kidney Disease Quality of Life-Short Form (KDQoL-SF 1.3) questionnaire into Turkish for the Turkish population. The KDQOL-SF was translated into Turkish and(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effects of different routes and timings of administration of dopamine and mannitol used to alleviate the adverse effects of prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) on renal functions in coronary artery surgery. METHODS Group I (n: 25 patients): Mannitol 1 g/kg was added into the priming solution for CPB. Group II (n: 25 patients):(More)
INTRODUCTION In this study, we investigate the toxic effects of tacrolimus (FK506) on the cardiovascular system at the histopathological level in a rat model and whether these effects can be reversed by the blockade of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) by either an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-inhibitors) or an angiotensin receptor(More)
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