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The Levels of Ghrelin, Leptin, TNF-α, and IL-6 in Liver Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma due to HBV and HDV Infection
In cirrhosis and HCC due to HBV or HDV, serum ghrelin levels were increased with a corresponding decrease in serum leptin concentrations, acting as a physiological counterpart of ghrel in regulation of food intake and fat utilization. Expand
Epidemiological features of irritable bowel syndrome in a Turkish urban society
The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of IBS in eastern Turkey, particularly in urban parts of Elazig where 250’000 people live. Expand
Prevalence of hepatitis delta virus (HDV) infection in chronic hepatitis B patients in eastern Turkey: still a serious problem to consider
It is demonstrated that HDV infection is endemic and still a serious problem in the Elazig region of eastern Turkey and increases the risk of severe liver fibrosis in this region. Expand
Protective effects of L-carnitine, N-acetylcysteine and genistein in an experimental model of liver fibrosis.
L-carnitine, N-acetylcysteine and genistein showed significant protective effects in liver fibrosis induced by CCl4 and had positive effects on the oxidant/antioxidant status and on liver necrosis and fibrosis scores. Expand
Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease a Risk Factor for Early Atherosclerosis?
Inflammatory bowel disease patients have an increased risk of early atherosclerosis as shown by greater values of cIMT, carotid artery stiffness, Hyc, hsCRP, and insulin resistance. Expand
Carotenoids and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
The potential role and possible molecular mechanism of carotenoids in NAFLD is reviewed and potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory micronutrients, which have been investigated in the prevention and treatment of this disease are reviewed. Expand
Levels of serum hyaluronic acid, TNF-alpha and IL-8 in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
Serum hyaluronic acid levels may be a useful marker to monitor the conversion from fibrosis to cirrhosis and their relation with the severity of histopathology is not significant. Expand
Amelioration of Steatohepatitis with Pentoxifylline in a Novel Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Model Induced by High-Fat Diet
PTX strikingly ameliorates steatohepatitis in this novel NASH model not only by inhibiting the TNF-α but also suppressing the oxidative stress markers. Expand
Lycopene Prevents Development of Steatohepatitis in Experimental Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Model Induced by High-Fat Diet
The data indicate that supplementation with lycopene can reduce high-fat diet-induced oxidative stress to the cells, and may reduce the risk of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis-induced apoptosis in rats. Expand
Clinical review of 23 patients with tuberculous peritonitis: Presenting features and diagnosis
OBJECTIVE:  To better identify which clinical, laboratory, radiological and invasive procedures were most useful in diagnosing tuberculous peritonitis and to assess the methods in order to reach theExpand