Bulent Colak

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OBJECTIVES To determine the significance of a newly described marker of inflammation procalcitonin (PCT), and to investigate its relationship to conventional markers of inflammation, such as C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) and with peritonitis. DESIGN A prospective,(More)
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by periodic attacks of fever and polyserositis. The effects of the MEFV genotype differences on clinical picture and inflammatory activity have not been well documented. The aim of this study was to investigate levels of conventional inflammation markers, procalcitonin,(More)
Lactococcus lactis is a gram-positive bacterium, commonly used in the dairy industry. Although Lactococcus lactis is known to be non-pathogenic for humans, it can cause infection in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of peritonitis due to L. lactis in a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patient, which is the second reported case in the(More)
UNLABELLED A novel loss-of-function mutation in the GNS gene causes Sanfilippo syndrome type D: Mucopolysaccharidosis type IIID (MIM 252940) is the least common form of the four subtypes of Sanfilippo syndrome. It is an autosomal recessive lysosomal disorder caused by a deficiency of the N-acetylglucosamine-6-sulphatase (GlcNAc-6S sulphatase, GNS), a(More)
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