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BACKGROUND AND GOALS The C282Y and H63D mutations of HFE gene are associated with hereditary hemochromatosis (HH), the most common autosomal recessive disorder in European population. This is the first Turkish population study of, the prevalence of these mutations. STUDY 2677 healthy volunteer blood donors were screened by means of transferrin saturation(More)
A retrospective study of 65 patients with biliary sepsis and mechanical biliary obstruction, 19 of them with suppurative cholangitis (SC) and 46 with nonsuppurative cholangitis (NSC), was undertaken to identify distinguishing characteristics of the two forms of the disease. There were no statistically significant differences between SC and NSC based on(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is not only an antiapoptotic and antifibrotic factor of liver, but it is also an adipokine. Serum HGF levels are strongly associated with liver diseases, obesity, insulin resistance (IR), and metabolic syndrome (MS). Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the hepatic component of MS. To the best of our knowledge,(More)
Since the discovery of the HFE gene, C282Y and H63D mutations have been reported as significantly correlated with clinically manifested hereditary hemochromatosis (HH). As the other genes involved in iron metabolism have been described, non-HFE cases of HH have been identified. Since in the general Turkish population, the C282Y mutation is not found and the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The correlation of the risk of malignancy with the sum of the diameters of small colonic polyps is unknown, and data regarding this topic are lacking. In this study, the relationship between the sum of the diameters of the total number of colonic polyps and poor histopathologic characteristics was examined. METHODS A total of 920(More)
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