Didem Turgut

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OBJECTIVE To determine daily sodium intake in 'real practice' in a large group of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who were under regular follow-up in a nephrology clinic. METHODS A total of 373 consecutive outpatients with CKD stages 1-5 (not on dialysis; men: 52.3%, mean age: 51.6 ± 15.4 years) were included in the study. All patients had at least(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an inflammatory disorder that is leading cause of secondary amyloidosis (AA). This study was designed to investigate the level of mean platelet volume (MPV) in AA. Seventy-four FMF, 29 AA patients and 180 healthy controls, were included. There was no significant difference between the cases in terms of sex and age. MPV(More)
BACKGROUND There is a strong association between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cardiovascular events. Increased arrhythmia risk in kidney disease is one of the main predominant factors in increased mortality and sudden cardiac death. To estimate this risk, noninvasive measurement of repolarization abnormalities including QT interval and its heart(More)
We aimed to investigate the role of cathepsin D, an inflammatory and atherosclerotic mediator, in endothelial dysfunction in chronic kidney disease. The study included 65 patients with stage 2–4 chronic kidney disease (35 females, 30 males; mean age, 55.8±15.6 years). Serum creatinine and cathepsin D levels and glomerular filtration rates(More)
Secondary amyloidosis is the most frequent form of the systemic amyloidosis around the world. Data on frequency and nature of dyslipidemia in patients with secondary amyloidosis are not conclusive. We evaluated the lipid abnormalities and their association with clinical and laboratory characteristics of the patients with secondary amyloidosis. The reports(More)
INTRODUCTION Crescentic glomerulonephritis (CGN) is a fatal disease, rapidly leading to end-stage renal disease. Diagnosis should be accurate and treatment should be started immediately. We investigated the factors associated with the renal prognosis in CGN patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-one patients with CGN who were followed up at the Nephrology(More)
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is an inherited disorder characterized by the development and growth of cysts in the kidneys. Non-nephritic-range proteinuria is a common presentation in ADPKD patients; however, nephrotic syndrome is a rare coincidence. A 52-year-old man is described who was diagnosed with secondary amyloidosis with(More)
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is an uncommon cause of hematological and renal abnormalities in the postoperative period. An association between TTP and orthopedic surgery, a rare entity, has been reported in the literature. It has the strong possibility of being fatal and therefore should be treated immediately, mostly by plasmapheresis. We(More)
INTRODUCTION Glomerulonephritis is still the primary cause among the diseases causing end stage renal disease. Helicobacter pylori (HP), also having a local proinflammatory effect on gastric mucosa, can trigger a local and systemic inflammatory response, and consequently have a role in the development of extragastrointestinal defects. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)