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The outcome of Helicobacter pylori infection has been related to specific virulence-associated bacterial genotypes. The best known genotypic virulence factors of H. pylori are cytotoxin-associated gene A (cagA) and vacuolating cytotoxin gene A (vacA). The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between H. pylori cagA and vacA status and(More)
To determine the epidemiological features of ulcerative colitis in the Trakya region of Turkey, southeast Europe, we conducted a descriptive, cross-sectional, hospital-based study. All subjects were followed, and age, sex, place of residence, family history, educational status, tobacco consumption and use of oral contraceptives were recorded. The study(More)
It is reported that the incidence of thromboembolism is increased in ulcerative colitis (UC), and hypercoagulability persists even when patients are in remission. We evaluated the association of inflammatory response parameters with UC activity, and activation parameters of the platelets, endothelium, and the coagulation system in UC. Eighteen UC patients(More)
AIM To investigate whether antioxidants vitamin E and C can retard development of hepatic fibrosis in the biliary-obstructed rats. METHODS Fifty Wistar albino rats were randomly assigned to 5 groups (10 rats in each). Bile duct was ligated in 40 rats and they were treated as follows: group vitC, vitamin C 10 mg/kg sc daily; group vitE, vitamin E 15 mg/kg(More)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract. The pathophysiology of IBD is probably the result of the complex interaction of genetic susceptibility and environmental influences. There is a well-known risk of thrombosis in patients with IBD. We present the case of a 53-year-old man with ulcerative(More)
The goal of this study was to evaluate the possible protective effects of sphingosylphosphorylcholine (SPC) against cholestatic oxidative stress and liver damage in the common bile duct ligated rats. Fifty-six animals were included in each of the following 7 groups: control, SPC control, phosphate-buffered solution control, sham operated, bile duct ligation(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of methylene blue against cholestatic oxidative stress and liver damage after ligation of the common bile duct in male Wistar rats. Eight animals were included in each of the following five groups: untreated control, methylene blue control, sham-operated, bile-duct ligation, and bile-duct ligation plus(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe the computed tomography (CT) findings of pancreatic lipomas of 9 cases, with emphasis to diagnostic challenges. METHODS Between March 2006 and April 2008, 9 patients with pancreatic lipomas that were diagnosed by CT were reviewed in the present study. Clinical data and CT features of these 9 cases were(More)
PURPOSE To determine the frequency of asymptomatic incidental Bochdalek hernias in adults, using multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), and to ascertain any possible relationship between Bochdalek hernia and age, gender, or body mass index (BMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Seven hundred and forty-eight abdominal, and 602 chest MDCT scans, which had been(More)