Erkin Öztaş

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INTRODUCTION In this retrospective study, we aimed to evaluate preoperative predictive risk factors for development of pouchitis in the ulcerative colitis (UC) patients with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA). METHODS The records of UC patients who underwent IPAA surgery and were under follow-up in the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) clinic of our(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To assess intestinal inflammation, simple, inexpensive and objective tools are desirable in inflammatory bowel disease. This study aimed to evaluate fecal calprotectin as a marker of active disease in ulcerative colitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty patients with a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis and 20 controls were recruited into the(More)
BACKGROUND Colonoscopy is currently considered to be the gold standard method for detecting and removing adenomatous polyps. However, tandem colonoscopy studies reveal a pooled polyp miss rate of 22%. OBJECTIVE A prospective randomized trial was conducted to assess whether alteration of patient position during colonoscopy withdrawal increases the adenoma(More)
Although systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) are distinct diseases, in clinical practice differentiation of one from other may be difficult. The aim of this study was to asses features of SLE in patients with diagnosis of AIH.Thirty patients [mean age: 52.4 ± 11.8 years; 23 (76.7 %) female] were included in the study. Seven(More)
Drug induced liver injury (DILI) is a disease caused by xenobiotics (drugs, herbal or diet products) and diagnosed by exclusion of other causes. Some drugs that cause DILI can also cause drug induced autoimmune hepatitis (DI-AIH) by triggering the immune response against liver proteins (1, 2). A 24-yr old male patient in 2015, was admitted to Turkiye Yuksek(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim was to compare the use of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in cytology and the biochemical analysis of cyst fluid, together with the size of the lesion in the differentiation between benign and malignant pancreatic cystic lesions. METHODS Data of patients who underwent EUS-FNA for pancreatic cystic lesions(More)
AIM Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is becoming a worldwide problem with its still unexplained properties. METHODS The data of patients who were diagnosed with DILI between January 2008 and December 2013 were assessed. RESULTS Five patients had been diagnosed with intrinsic and 82 patients with idiosyncratic DILI. The most common causative agents were(More)
The suprarenal glands are normally located at the superomedial aspect of the kidneys. Accessory cortical masses are seen in approximately half of the newborn but usually disappear later. Several cases with accessory cortical tissues located near the main suprarenal glands have been reported but their usual locations have been rarely described. Here we(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study aims to show the predictive value of noninvasive serum markers on the hepatic fibrosis level. MATERIALS AND METHODS This cross sectional study involves 120 patients with chronic hepatitis C. The noninvasive markers used were as follows: age-platelet index (AP index), cirrhosis discriminant score (CDS), aspartate aminotransferase(More)