Cağatay Unsal

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INTRODUCTION β-Thalassemia and hemoglobinopathies are common genetic disorders in Turkey and in this retrospective study our aim was to determine the frequency of β-thalassemia and hemoglobinopathies in Adana, which is one of the biggest cities located in the southern part of Turkey. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data from 3000 individuals admitted to Seyhan(More)
Thalassemias are genetically heterogeneous group of disorders with reduced or absent production of globin. β-Thalassemia major can be caused by homozygosity or compound heterozygosity for β-globin gene mutation. Here we report, for the first time in Turkey, three cases who carry the nonsense β-thalassemia (β-thal) mutation at codon 37 (TGG>TGA; Trp→Stop)(More)
INTRODUCTION The frequency of hemoglobinopathies is still high in Adana, the biggest city of the Cukurova Region that is located in the southern part of Turkey. Our aim was to identify the concomitant mutations in α- and β-globin genes which lead to complex hemoglobinopathies and to establish an appropriate plan of action for each subject, particularly when(More)
Plasmapheresis, also known as therapeutic plasma exchange, is used in the treatment of several disorders. Temporary improvement after plasmapheresis in cases with thyrotoxicosis has been reported. A 55-year-old woman presented with agranulocytosis induced by propylthiouracil and clinical signs of heart failure. Three sessions of plasmapheresis were(More)
Beta-thalassaemia major is a chronic haemolytic anaemia, and congestive heart failure (CHF) is the most common cause of death in this disease. N terminal pro B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) increases with the severity of CHF and predicts the prognosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between left ventricular systolic and(More)
Bacterial and protozoal infections can cause thrombocytopenia and may mimic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Brucella species and Toxoplasma are among the infectious agents with protean clinical manifestations which may induce immune thrombocytopenia. In rare cases, thrombocytopenia can be severe and may result bleeding into the skin and from(More)
Vaso-occlusive painful crisis is one of the characteristic manifestations of sickle cell disease (SCD). We aimed to investigate the state of renal vascular resistance by means of Doppler ultrasonography during vaso-occlusive painful crisis in patients with SCD. The 60 patients with homozygous SCD who entered the study were divided into 2 groups. Group 1(More)
Sarcoidosis is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology, characterized by noncaseating granulomatous infiltration of any organ. Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is the homozygoid form of sickle cell disease (SCD), which includes a group of genetic disorders characterized by production of an abnormal hemoglobin S (HbS). There are a few case(More)
Angiogenesis is a process that plays an important role in the growth and progression of cancer; growing evidence suggests that neovascularization is important in hematologic malignancies. Increased angiogenic potential has been identified in multiple myeloma (MM). In this study, investigators simultaneously measured the levels of hepatocyte growth factor(More)
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