Gülay Koçak

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Hemodialysis (HD) is a technique that helps in the management of drug intoxications/overdoses - the most important point being the protein-binding rate of the molecules which have to be cleared. In cases where the drug is not bound to the proteins, conventional HD may be effective enough, but if the drug is highly bound to proteins then HD may be(More)
PURPOSE Immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory agents have recently become increasingly popular in the treatment of encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS). The aim of our study was to investigate the effects of sirolimus on EPS in a rat model. METHODS We separated 32 non-uremic rats into four groups: 1 control group, 2 ml isotonic saline injected IP(More)
INTRODUCTION Encapsulated peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a rare complication of long-term peritoneal dialysis usually associated with the inadequacy and early termination of dialysis modality. Adequate treatment of peritoneal fibrosis has not been achieved by medical intervention so far. Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), which inhibits inosine monophosphate(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) is highly prevalent and is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. It has been well established that excessive intake of sodium chloride (salt) induced hypertension in some populations. Although salt seems to induce cardiovascular diseases through elevation of blood pressure, it has also been indicated that(More)
AIM AND BACKGROUND Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is a common autoimmune thyroid disease with a female preponderance. Renal involvement in HT is not uncommon. In the present study, we aimed to define the frequency and characteristics of the glomerular diseases associated with HT and further the understanding of any common pathogenesis between HT and(More)
PURPOSE Patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a greater rate of cardiovascular mortality when compared with the general population. The soluble form of TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK) and monocyte chemoattractan protein 1 (MCP-1) play important roles in cellular proliferation, migration and apoptosis. The current study aimed(More)
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is one of the commonly used choices of continuous renal replacement therapies. Peritoneal membrane is damaged by using solutions with lower biocompatibility, peritonitis episodes, and vintage of PD therapy. Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a rare complication of PD and is presented by progressive fibrosis of the(More)
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EG) is an uncommon gastrointestinal disease affecting both children and adults. The underlying molecular mechanism predisposing to the clinical manifestation of eosinophilic gastroenteritis is unknown. A 39-year-old man who was followed up with the diagnosis of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) was admitted to our clinic with(More)
AIM AND BACKGROUND Central venous catheter (CVC)-related blood stream infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal diseases. However, CVCs are quite frequently required for vascular access in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Tunneled catheters (TCs) are widely used when a catheter is needed for a long period. However,(More)