Hayriye Senturk Ciftci

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AIM Anti-donor antibodies, denoted as "panel-reactive antibodies" (PRAs), are one of the most important factors influencing graft survival after renal transplantation. PRA is generally analyzed with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay or flow cytometry (FC), which identify the HLA antigen specific for the preformed antibody. PATIENTS AND METHODS We tested(More)
BACKGROUND Tacrolimus, a calcineurin inhibitör, is prescribed to prevent allograft rejection in renal transplantation. Tacrolimus not only has a narrow therapeutic index, but also shows significant interindividual differences. The absorption and metabolism of this drug are affected by multidrug resistance (MDR) 1 gene polymorphisms that correlated with(More)
Long-term use of Cyclosporin A (CsA) and Tacrolimus is known to yield serious untoward side effects including nephrotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and malignant tumor formation. Sister chromatid exchange (SCE) is used to assess the genotoxic potential of various agents. A total of 37 postrenal transplant patients receiving either CsA (n = 20) or Tacrolimus (n =(More)
BACKGROUND Most patients have serious digestive complications after renal transplantation. Therefore, it is important to protect gastrointestinal function to improve the survival rate of transplant patients. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as lansoprazole and rabeprazole are widely administered to renal transplant patients with mycophenolic acid (MPA) in(More)
BACKGROUND Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) allo-immunization is caused by various events such as blood transfusions, pregnancies, or organ transplantations, which can lead to sensitization. In this retrospective study, we evaluated different sensitization models and their effects on panel-reactive antibody (PRA) profiles of renal transplantation candidates.(More)
BACKGROUND Living donor kidneys from spouses and children (from offspring to parents) are currently considered to be important organ sources. However, pregnancy-induced alloimmunization may provoke acute rejection episodes after kidney transplantation. being flow cytometry cross-match (FCXM) we studied donor-specific antibodies (DSAs) in the sera of(More)
Cytokines are essential for the control of the immune response as most of the immunosuppressive drugs target cytokine production or their action. The calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) cyclosporine (CsA) and tacrolimus are immunosuppressive drugs widely used after renal transplantation to prevent allograft rejection. They are characterized by large(More)
The calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) [cyclosporin A (CsA) and tacrolimus (Tac)] are currently the most widely prescribed drugs for maintenance of immunosuppression after renal transplantation. These immunosuppressants are associated with side effects such as hyperlipidemia. We evaluated the differential effects of different CNIs on serum lipid parameters in(More)
BACKGROUND Anesthetic management of patients during renal transplantation is vitally important for ensuring proper functioning of kidneys that have undergone ischemia-reperfusion damage. The goal of this prospective study was to compare the effects of 2 different inhalation agents (sevoflurane and desflurane) on grafted kidney function in renal(More)
INTRODUCTION High rates of panel-reactive antibody (PRA) may decrease the chance of kidney transplantation and may result in long waiting periods before transplantation. The calculated PRA (cPRA) is performed based on unacceptable HLA antigens. These antigens are identified by a program that was created based on the antibodies that developed against the HLA(More)