Fatih Demirkan

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The gastrointestinal tract is the predominant site of appearance of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The most frequent endoscopic finding of mantle cell lymphoma is multiple lymphomatous polyposis, which is a very rare entity. Multiple lymphomatous polyposis is characterized by multiple polypoid lesions involving long segments of the gastrointestinal tract(More)
OBJECTIVE here have been tremendous changes in treatment and follow-up of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in the last decade. Especially, regular publication and updating of NCCN and ELN guidelines have provided enermous rationale and base for close monitorization of patients with CML. But, it is stil needed to have registry results(More)
BACKGROUND Most patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma relapse after initial therapy. Bendamustine plus rituximab is often used in the relapsed or refractory setting. We assessed the efficacy and safety of adding ibrutinib, an oral covalent inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK), to bendamustine plus rituximab in(More)
LBA7005 Background: The phase III HELIOS study evaluated the first-in-class, oral covalent BTK inhibitor ibrutinib in combination with BR (BR+ibr) vs BR plus placebo (BR+plb) in patients (pts) with previously treated CLL/SLL. The preplanned interim analysis reported here showed that the primary end point was met, upon which the IDMC recommended unblinding(More)
BACKGROUND Blinatumomab, a bispecific monoclonal antibody construct that enables CD3-positive T cells to recognize and eliminate CD19-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) blasts, was approved for use in patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor ALL on the basis of single-group trials that showed efficacy and manageable toxic effects. (More)
Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystem disorder. Venous as well as arterial thrombosis is a common complication of BD but exact pathogenetic mechanism of the thrombotic tendency is not well known. This study aimed to evaluate circulating activated platelets and platelet reactivity in Behçet's patients. Twenty-two Behçet's patients (4 female, 18 male; mean(More)
Various coagulation abnormalities occur in thyroid disorders and its range may vary from subclinical laboratory abnormalities to clinically significant disorders of coagulation. Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI), which inhibits the initial reaction of tissue factor mediated coagulation pathway, is reported to be increased in patients with Graves(More)
The influence of hypothyroidism on haemostasis is an active research area. Not only bleeding tendency but also hypercoagulable states have been reported in hypothyroid patients. Decreased and increased fibrinolytic activity in hypothyroid patients has been shown in several studies. Thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) is an inhibitor of(More)
Multiple induction regimens have been developed for adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). However, there have been no prospective randomized trials that directly compare these regimens. In this study, we wanted to evaluate the outcome of 50 adult ALL patients treated with BFM (i.e. Berlin-Frankfurt-Munster, n = 20) and hyper-CVAD (n = 30)(More)
Leukemic infiltration of the gingiva is most commonly reported to be associated with monocytic subtypes of acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) but rarely with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Here we report a case of CD56+ chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) who developed gingival involvement simultaneously when the leukocyte count elevated. At that time(More)