Fatih Demirkan

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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)
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)
Orbital presentation of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) is uncommon but occurs both as the only site of disease and as a site of recurrence. Primary orbital NHLs are usually low-grade, and mostly extranodal marginal zone/mucosa associated lymphoid tissue B-cell neoplasms. They are commonly associated with chronic inflammatory conditions. The issue of(More)
In a retrospective analysis of 113 patients with primary myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) diagnosed according to French-American-British (FAB) classification, we evaluated the prognostic impact of FAB and World Health Organisation (WHO) classifications, International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS), and other clinical and laboratory variables. The median(More)
Depending on type, duration, and intensity of the exercise, changes occur in hemostasis. In this study, we evaluated the changes in the parameters of coagulation and fibrinolytic systems that happened after the submaximal aerobic exercises by bicycle ergomater. Twelve healthy male participants whose ages were between 21 and 28 have been included. The venous(More)
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)
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)
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)
A patient with mantle cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presented herself with fever, nausea, right upper quadrant pain on the 7th day of R-CHOP chemotherapy. After hospitalization with the suspicion of acute cholecystitis, she received antibiotherapy with G-CSF because of emerging neutropenia at the 10th day of chemotherapy. Abdominal computed tomography(More)