Ibrahim Hakki Koker

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Objective. In this study, we aimed to investigate the possible role of serum cytokines in the development of hepatic osteodystrophy. Matherial and Methods. 44 consecutive male cirrhotic patients (17 alcoholic, 20 hepatitis B, 7 hepatitis C), 15 age- and sex-matched chronic alcoholics without liver disease, and 17 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were(More)
BACKGROUND Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a systemic disease with a rising incidence. Cardiac dysfunction may occur as an early complication of AP. B type natriuretic factor (BNP) is a diagnostic and prognostic indicator of cardiac disorders. Therefore, in this study we aimed to assess the relationship between serum BNP concentrations and severity of AP. (More)
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