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Background There are contradictory reports on Helicobacter pylori prevalence and its relationship to late complications of diabetes mellitus (DM). The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of H. pylori infection in type 2 DM patients and to evaluate the relationship between H. pylori infection and the glycemic control, late complications.(More)
AIM The eradication rate of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) shows variation among countries and regimens of treatment. We aimed to study the eradication rates of different regimens in our region and some factors affecting the rate of eradication. METHODS One hundred and sixty-four H pylori positive patients (68 males, 96 females; mean age: 48+/-12 years)(More)
A mutation in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene is known as one of the causes of hyperhomocyteinemia. The oxidation products of homocysteine can initiate lipid peroxidation, which has a central role in the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). We aimed to assess the possible role of the MTHFR C677T mutation in the(More)
OBJECTIVE Helicobacter pylori is the major etiologic agent for chronic active gastritis, and it also plays a crucial role in gastric and duodenal ulcer disease, as well as in gastric carcinoma. H. pylori infection has been shown to decrease plasma somatostatin (SST) and increase plasma gastrin concentrations. Ghrelin is a recently discovered peptide(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the value of abdominal CT and MRI in determining the severity of cirrhosis secondary to hepatitis compared to Child-Pugh classification. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 23 patients who were clinically and histologically diagnosed with chronic liver disease secondary to viral hepatitis. Each patient(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of vitamin B12 deficiency in patients with non atrophic gastric mucosa and any relationship between the presence of vitamin B12 deficiency and demographic, hematologic, and histopathologic parameters. METHODS Three hundred and ten patients with no gastric mucosal atrophy on histologic(More)
Downhill esophageal varices", classically defined as those that develop in the upper region of the esophagus, are less common than the "uphill" type, which is usually produced by portal hypertension. Various causes of downhill varices have been reported, but mediastinal tumor is the most common responsible lesion. Castleman's disease, or angiofollicular(More)
GOALS To investigate the relationships between gastric emptying and autonomic dysfunction in hepatic cirrhosis and to assess the effects of cisapride on gastric emptying in cirrhotic patients. STUDY Twenty-four cirrhotic patients (8 patients in each Child-Pugh classification) and 25 healthy controls were enrolled. All the patients had viral (B or C)(More)
BACKGROUND Cobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiency is associated with Helicobacter pylori infection. This study examined how serum vitamin B12 levels relate to gastric mucosa H. pylori density and histology, and to hematological findings in patients with minimal or no gastric atrophy. A second aim was to confirm that H. pylori eradication therapy increases serum(More)