Didem Turgut

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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)
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)
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