Ender Ellidokuz

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Recent studies indicated that the Arg allele is preferentially mutated and retained in various human cancers arising in Pro/Arg heterozygotes and it may be an important biomarker in colon cancer prognosis. In this study, DNA was isolated from paraffine-embedded colon tumor tissue samples of 35 cases diagnosed as colon carcinoma. We have observed PCR-RFLP(More)
AIM To investigate the relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection and severe hyperemesis gravidarum (H. Gravidarum) by using Helicobacter pylori Stool Antigen (HpSA) and other serologic test results. METHODS Twenty-seven pregnant women with H. Gravidarum and 97 asymptomatic pregnant women of matching gestational age without gastric problems were(More)
BACKGROUND Recent investigation of the etiology of Behçet's disease (BD) has focused on heat shock proteins (HSP) which belong to the HSP 60 family. Both the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori (HP) and BD may cause ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract and, HP expresses HSP 60. OBJECTIVE Whether HP is linked to the pathogenesis of BD or not, and to(More)
Dopamine2 (D2)-like receptor antagonists are widely used for the treatment of gastroparesis and vomiting. Metoclopramide (MCP), a peripheral and central D2-like receptor antagonist, stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and may alter autonomic modulation, but the net effect of MCP to the heart is not known. The aim of our study was to investigate the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to investigate serum leptin levels in relation to anthropometric features in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) and chronic viral hepatitis (CVH), and to determine the effect of the severity and aetiology of the LC on serum leptin levels. METHODS Forty-nine patients with LC, 32 patients with CVH and 69 control(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Pneumoretroperitoneum (Prp) acts as an ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) model. Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury causes production of reactive oxygen species, which affect organs remote from the sites of I/R. The aim of this study was to assess the remote organ changes after Prp and to explore the effects of antioxidants. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Metoclopramide, a central and peripheral dopamine type 2 receptor antagonist, has been used as an attractive and safer alternative to cisapride. However, cardiac side-effects have also been reported with this drug. AIM To evaluate the effects of intravenous metoclopramide administration on cardiac repolarization using QT dynamicity, a reliable(More)