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BACKGROUND Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a leading cause of diabetes-related morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of AGT M235T and apoprotein E (APO E) gene polymorphism with DN in Turkish patients of Type 2 diabetes, and to compare genotype and allele distributions among DN patients, non-DN patients, and healthy(More)
A total of 684 patients who had not been diagnosed with renal cyst but had undergone abdominal ultrasonography for various reasons were evaluated. Patients with and without renal cyst were classified into two groups and were compared in terms of hypertension (HT), hyperlipidemia (HL), diabetes mellitus (DM) and obesity (body mass index: > or = 30 kg/m2)(More)
It has been shown that beta-glucan (BG), which has antioxidant and immunomodulatory effects, attenuats renal ischemia–reperfusion injury. We aimed to investigate whether BG might have a preventive role against the development of contrast-induced nephropathy and to compare its effect with nebivolol (Nb) and N-acetylcysteine (NAC). Thirty-six Wistar albino(More)
Fifty-eight patients with thyroid dysfunction were included, comparing 27 healthy subjects to evaluate the relationship between thyroid autoimmunity, thyroid functional status, and renal function. Regardless of clinical status, hypothyroidism was defined as T3-T4<normal limits and TSH>upper limit of normal, and hyperthyroidism was defined as T3-T4>normal(More)
We hereby describe a 49-year-old woman with acute renal failure due to tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU) syndrome. This patient presented with vomiting and nausea and was found to have chronic uveitis, elevated creatinine, and interstitial nephritis. The combination of tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis emerged the diagnosis of TINU(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)
Alstrom syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by retinal degeneration, sensorineural hearing loss, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic nephropathy. It may be associated with acanthosis nigricans, hypergonadotropic hypogonadism, hepatic dysfunction, hepatic steatosis, hyperlipidaemia, dilated cardiomyopathy and short(More)
OBJECTIVE The existence of microalbuminuria (MAU) in patients with essential hypertension is a strong indicator of microvascular damage. Although endothelial dysfunction and increased vascular permeability both have a role in the development of MAU, its ethiopathogenesis in hypertensive patients is not yet clearly understood. Vascular endothelial growth(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)
BACKGROUND Gallstone spillage during laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a relatively common occurrence. These intraperitoneal gallstones are considered to be harmless. Rarely, they may give rise to complications. Surgeons should retrieve spilled stones whenever possible. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 75-year-old man with retroperitoneal abscess that(More)