Gunhan Gurman

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BACKGROUND Sepsis occurs following the presence of bacteria in the circulation and is associated with fever, hyperthermia, and hypotension. Hypophosphatemia develops in the early stages of sepsis. High levels of inflammatory cytokines also characterize early sepsis. AIM The aim of the present study was to correlate hypophosphatemia with cytokines and(More)
In some medical centers, the routine pre-operative evaluation of healthy children undergoing elective tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy (T and A) includes coagulation screening tests (PT, prothrombin Time; PTT, partial thromboplastin time; and INR, international normalized ratio). In this retrospective study, we determined whether there is a positive(More)
Allogeneic transplantation of hematopoietic cells from an HLA-compatible donor has been used to treat hematologic malignancies. Allogeneic transplantation not only replaces the marrow affected by the disease, but exerts an immune graft-versus-tumor (GVT) effect mediated by donor lymphocytes. The development of nonmyeloablative conditioning regimens before(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation of preleukapheresis circulating CD 34+ cells/micro L, white blood cells (WBC), and platelet counts on the first day of apheresis with the yield of collected CD 34+ cell counts in 40 patients with hematological malignancies (n = 29) and solid tumors (n = 11). The median numbers of apheresis cycles,(More)
In recent years, more effective and less toxic treatment protocols have been developed to increase the cure rates in intermediate and high grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). This study was undertaken to investigate the efficacy and toxicity of MINE (ifosfamide, mesna, mitoxantrone and etoposide) combination chemotherapy in patients with intermediate and(More)
This prospective multicenter phase III clinical trial was designed to assess efficacy and safety of G-CSF as an adjunct to de novo AML remission induction therapy (www.clinicaltrials.gov. NCT00820976). Patients' characteristics were similar in both arms. G-CSF improved severity and duration of leukopenia. Three-year OS were similar (25.6 ± 5.1% vs. 31.8 ±(More)
This retrospective case-matched study evaluated the efficacy of reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) regimen on early and late allogeneic transplant outcome in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients. Twenty-eight patients conditioned with RIC regimen were matched to 56 patients who received a myeloablative conditioning (MAC) regimen. The main criteria for(More)
Gram-negative pneumonia is a frequent complication of intubated patients in an intensive care unit (ICU), and the adherence of the bacterial pathogen to the respiratory epithelial surface is thought to be the critical initial step in the infection process. However, the correlation between bacterial adherence to tracheal epithelial cells (TEC) and the(More)
We present a case of a 66-year-old man who suffered from acute respiratory failure due to desquamative interstitial pneumonia. The pneumonitis was resistant to steroids, but responded promptly to cyclophosphamide, with immediate relapse upon withdrawal of the drug.
The purpose of this evaluation was to investigate the efficacy of high-dose chemotherapy with thiotepa, melphalan, and carboplatin (TMCb), and of autologous peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) infusion in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) or Hodgkin's disease (HD). A total of 42 patients, 23 with intermediate-grade NHL and 19 with HD,(More)