Fatih Karakaya

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BACKGROUND Finite treatment of hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-negative chronic hepatitis B (CHB) with nucleoside/nucleotide analogues (NAs) is important in resource-limited countries. Outcome of treatment discontinuation in patients on long-term lamivudine (LVD) was assessed in a single centre observational pilot study in the current study. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic effect of serum free light chain (sFLC) response after 2 cycles of first-line chemotherapy (CT) in multiple myeloma (MM) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The data of 78 newly diagnosed MM patients who had sFLC levels at diagnosis and after 2 cycles of first-line CT were included in the(More)
AIM Acute gastrointestinal bleeding is a potentially life-threatening condition that requires rapid assessment and dynamic management. Several scoring systems are used to predict mortality and rebleeding in such cases. The aim of the present study was to compare three scoring systems for predicting short-term mortality, rebleeding, duration of(More)
the fifth case [1,2]. A 46-year-old Caucasian woman presented to the emergency department with acute respiratory failure, petechiae, pulmonary hemorrhage, azotemia, proteinuria, and hematuria for 10 days. Aventilation/perfusion lung scan was read as low probability for a pulmonary embolism. Additional serologic examinations included negative ANA, antiGBM,(More)
Cystic echinococcosis is an infectious disease that is potentially associated with the biliary tract. Of thousand cases of hydatid cysts that were successfully treated by the Örmeci method, only two presented with cholangitis subsequent to the percutaneous treatment. These cases were treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and this(More)
AIM Vitamin B12 deficiency is frequent in older patients, and the main reason is pernicious anemia. However, vitamin B12 deficiency can occur in patients who do not have atrophic gastritis. The aim of the present study was to investigate factors affecting serum vitamin B12 levels in older patients with non-atrophic gastritis. METHODS A total of 1256 out(More)
AIM Celiac disease is an autoimmune enteropathy with variable clinical symptoms. Elderly patients can have different manifestations from those of young patients. The aims of the present study were to investigate whether any differences or similarities exist between older and young patients with celiac disease with a special emphasis on concurrent autoimmune(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Chromogranin A is an important tool in the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors. Autoimmune gastritis is an autoimmune disorder marked by hypergastrinemia, which stimulates enterochromaffin-like cell proliferation. Chromogranin A is also elevated in autoimmune gastritis patients with a different level of increase in each patient. The goal of(More)
Question: A 40-year-old asymptomatic young female patient was admitted to our liver disease outpatient clinic for incidentally detected stone-containing cystic liver mass on computed tomography examination. She had no problems in her past medical history. Physical examination was normal. Laboratory investigations included hemoglobin of 13.7 g/dL; white cell(More)