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INTRODUCTION If common bile duct (CBD) stones (choledocholithiasis) are left untreated, they may cause increases in morbidity and mortality due to several conditions. AIM In this study, using transient biliary stenting following the failure of an initial endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) session, we aimed to show the effects of making(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Metabolic products (TNFalpha, adiponectin, resistin, etc.), which are effective in insulin sensitivity and in the regulation of inflammation, play an important role in the development of metabolic disorders and fatty liver disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of HCV infection alone on plasma adiponectin levels and(More)
AIMS Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with cardiovascular disease. Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is a novel marker of endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. We aimed to investigate circulating ADMA concentrations in biopsy proven NAFLD and also to search its association with carotid atherosclerosis. METHODS Sixty-seven(More)
OBJECTIVE Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome (MetS) is closely associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Fetuin-A is associated with MetS and NAFLD. We investigated the relationship of circulating fetuin-A level with markers of endothelial dysfunction and presence of carotid(More)
Objective. We aimed to determine the effectiveness of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in patients with inoperable perihilar cholangiocarcinoma and establish the incidence of cholangitis development following ERCP. Material and Method. This retrospective study enrolled patients diagnosed with inoperable perihilar cholangiocarcinoma who(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a minimally invasive endoscopic treatment option for patients with achalasia and has been performed since 2010. It is less invasive than Heller myotomy and its use is spreading rapidly worldwide. We present our results of POEM that, to the best of our knowledge, are the first cases in Turkey. MATERIALS(More)
Introduction: Periampullary diverticula (PD) are generally asymptomatic and frequently diagnosed coincidentally during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Aim: To investigate the impact of PD on procedural success in ERCP for common bile duct (CBD) stones, and possible complications. Material and methods: Five hundred and eighty-six(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance at the time of diagnosis on the known prognostic factors of breast cancer in postmenopausal breast cancer patients. METHODS The study included 71 patients with a recent diagnosis of postmenopausal breast cancer, admitted at the Medical Oncology(More)
Adult East Freisan crossbred (n = 220) and Chios ewes (n = 105) were divided into four groups and inseminated with chilled semen, which had been stored for 7, 13, 20 or 26 h at 5°C. Unilateral intrauterine insemination (50 x 10 6 spermatozoa in 0.25 ml) was performed with the aid of a laparoscope. Inseminations were carried out 48 – 52 h after pessary(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) level quantitation may be helpful for understanding the natural history of the disease and its response to treatment. AIM To determine the serum HBsAg levels during the different phases of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection and HBsAg levels of patients who are on treatment with oral antiviral drugs. (More)