Huseyin Savas Gokturk

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OBJECTIVES The need for colonoscopy is common among diabetic patients. However, there are no standards per se for bowel preparation in patients with type 2 diabetes. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of sodium phosphate (NaP), and the quality of bowel cleansing in relation to glycemic control and late complications. (More)
BACKGROUND/AIM To investigate the early effects of peginterferon alpha-2b plus ribavirin therapy on blood pressure and related cardiovascular risk parameters, and also insulin resistance in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. METHODOLOGY Twenty-nine patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) were enrolled in the study. Twenty-four hour(More)
BACKGROUND There are contradictory reports on Helicobacter pylori prevalence and its relationship to late complications of diabetes mellitus (DM). The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of H. pylori infection in type 2 DM patients and to evaluate the relationship between H. pylori infection and the glycemic control, late complications. (More)
The aim of the study was to compare 3 stool antigen tests for diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in adult patients with dyspeptic complaints before eradication therapy. We compared 2 enzyme immunoassays (EIAs: Premier Platinum Helicobacter pylori Stool Antigen [HpSA] Plus and Helicobacter pylori Antigen [Hp Ag]) and one immunochromatographic assay(More)
Heterotopic pancreas is the presence of an abnormally located focus of normally developed pancreatic tissue outside the boundaries of the orthotopic pancreas, without anatomical or vascular connections. Heterotopic pancreas is usually found incidentally and is generally asymptomatic. However, the lesion can become symptomatic depending on the size, location(More)
BACKGROUND The eradication rate of Helicobacter pylori with a standard triple regimen has been reported as being lower in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) than in those without DM. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of 2 different H. pylori eradication regimens in patients with type 2 DM. METHODS Ninety-eight(More)
BACKGROUND Antimicrobial resistance in Helicobacter pylori infection is an important factor leading to failure of therapy. The aim of this study was to determine the eradication rate of H pylori in type 2 diabetes mellitus and to assess the effect of clarithromycin resistance on H pylori eradication. METHOD Fifty-six consecutive patients with type 2(More)
An unusual and rare gastric mucosal lesion histologically consisting of Russell bodies and plasma cell infiltration and termed as Russell body gastritis is presented. In the literature there are only ten such case reports and of these, seven including this present case were associated with Helicobacter pylori infection. The high rate of Helicobacter pylori(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Increased incidence of coronary vascular events in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is known. However, the association between coronary microvascular function and IBD has not been fully defined. We aimed to investigate whether coronary flow reserve (CFR) and left ventricular diastolic function were impaired in IBD patients.(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] includes a number of chronic relapsing diseases. In IBD intestinal microvascular endothelial cells are damaged by an abnormal immune response. Several studies have shown that IBD may cause increment in risk of developing atherosclerosis. IBD in activation was related to enhanced risks of worse cardiovascular [CV](More)