Gulsum Emel Pamuk

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OBJECTIVE In this study, we evaluated clinical and epidemiologic features of our giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) patients. METHODS We retrospectively recorded down the general features of patients with GCA and PMR diagnosed at our center within the last 6 years. The incidence rates per 100000 aged > or =50 were calculated. In(More)
Diabetic glomerulosclerosis might be seen in diabetics but its presence in patients with impaired glucose tolerance is quite rare. A 31-year-old woman who was admitted to our department was diagnosed with hypertension, nephrotic syndrome and impaired glucose tolerance. Her renal biopsy was compatible with diabetic glomerulosclerosis. She developed overt(More)
We aimed to evaluate the relationship between some important genetic variations and expressions of these genes in our SLE population. We also determined their association with clinical parameters. Eighty-four SLE patients (79 F, 5 M) and 105 healthy controls (98 F, 7 M) were included in the study. rs13277113, rs2736340, rs7829816, rs6983130, rs2613310, and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The present study was designed to identify a cut-off value to define subjective and relatively objective criteria of constipation using the visual scale analog questionnaire (VSAQ) in healthy subjects. In addition, the importance of recall bias when evaluating constipation was investigated by repeating the questionnaire and ensuring the(More)
Colchicine has been in use for therapeutic purposes for many years. It can, however, cause subacute onset muscle and peripheral nerve toxicity in patients with chronic renal failure. In this report we describe 6 patients who developed neuromyopathy after the administration of colchicine. All patients presented with proximal muscle weakness, elevated serum(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the frequency of clinical apparent amyloid deposition, clinical features and outcome in our rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS Medical records of 1415 RA patients were examined. During routine follow-up, RA patients with proteinuria on urinalysis, underwent rectal biopsy. RESULTS Eleven patients (0.78%) were diagnosed(More)
Giant cell (temporal) arteritis (GCA) may be a cause of fever of unknown origin (FUO) in elderly patients. The development of secondary (reactive) amyloidosis is an unusual complication of the disease. We describe a 65-year-old male patient who was hospitalized in our hospital with FUO and was diagnosed as having GCA 5 years later. At that time, he also had(More)