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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
Background/Aim. Malnutrition, a common problem in liver cirrhosis and HCC, may readily deteriorate the clinical functions with resultant poor prognosis. Beside the hyper catabolic state frequentlyExpand
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Epidemiological features of irritable bowel syndrome in a Turkish urban society
Background and Aim:  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a widespread functional bowel disorder and its prevalence in Western societies ranges from 3‐20%. The present study aimed to determine theExpand
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Prevalence of hepatitis delta virus (HDV) infection in chronic hepatitis B patients in eastern Turkey: still a serious problem to consider
Summary.  Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is a serious cause of liver‐related morbidity and mortality. Coexistent infection with HDV tends to aggravate the course of hepatitis B virus (HBV)‐associatedExpand
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Carotenoids and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a growing health problem around the world, especially in developed countries. NAFLD includes all cases of fatty liver disease from simple steatosis toExpand
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Protective effects of L-carnitine, N-acetylcysteine and genistein in an experimental model of liver fibrosis.
AIM Liver fibrosis is a reversible wound-healing response that occurs following liver injury. In this study, we aimed to investigate the possible protective effects of L-carnitine, N-acetylcysteineExpand
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Levels of serum hyaluronic acid, TNF-alpha and IL-8 in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
BACKGROUND/AIMS Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a common cause of liver disease that comprises a wide spectrum of liver damage, ranging from simple steatosis to steatohepatitis. The aim ofExpand
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Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease a Risk Factor for Early Atherosclerosis?
Objectives: Chronic inflammatory diseases are associated with an accelerated atherosclerotic process. Recent studies have discussed whether inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) can predict earlyExpand
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Lycopene Prevents Development of Steatohepatitis in Experimental Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Model Induced by High-Fat Diet
We investigated the preventive effect of lycopene on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis-induced by high-fat diet in rats. Forty male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 4 groups. They were fed standardExpand
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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
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Levels of serum vitamin A, alpha‐tocopherol and malondialdehyde in patients with non‐alcoholic steatohepatitis: relationship with histopathologic severity
The aims of our study were to estimate serum levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), serum levels of vitamin A and alpha‐tocopherol as antioxidants and determine relationship of these with histopathologicExpand
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