Ilhami Berber

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AIM Leukapheresis is an invasive treatment modality used for hyperleukocytosis. Various drugs and fluids are used during the leukapheresis. Aging itself and associated factors such as increased comorbidity, decreased tolerance to drugs, increased drug toxicity give rise to the application of other treatment modalities in elderly patients. Treatment of acute(More)
Objective. The aim of this paper is to report the case of a patient diagnosed with Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, as a result of bleeding diathesis. Clinical Presentation and Intervention. A 23-year-old male presented with recurrent epistaxis and, upon physical examination, was found to be remarkable for albinism and suborbital ecchymosis. The absence of dense(More)
Hyperleukocytosis is defined as WBC count above 100,000/mm(3) in peripheral blood. Increased WBC count leads to leukocyte aggregation, increased blood viscosity, and consequently results in stasis in small blood vessels. Ultimate neurological, pulmonary, gastrointestinal complications, coagulopathy, and tumor lysis syndrome cause increase in morbidity and(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of azacitidine (AZA) in elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), including patients with >30% bone marrow (BM) blasts. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective multicenter study, 130 patients of ≥60 years old who were ineligible for intensive chemotherapy or had(More)
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant is safe and curative treatment modality for many hematologic diseases. Expanding alternative donor options such as haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and umbilical cord blood, taken together with enhanced outcomes of matched unrelated donors, has resulted in a advisable donor for most(More)
Introduction. Different ferric and ferrous iron preparations can be used as oral iron supplements. Our aim was to compare the effects of oral ferric and ferrous iron therapies in women with iron deficiency anaemia. Methods. The present study included 104 women diagnosed with iron deficiency anaemia after evaluation. In the evaluations performed to detect(More)
Burkitt lymphoma is an aggressive lymphoma and its clinical, immunologic, chemical features are well-known. Burkitt lymphoma is in highgrade lymphomas and can spread very rapidly. Burkitt lymphoma has been difficult to be cured with conventional chemotherapy for adults. Early autologous bone marrow should be kept in mind in first remission BL. We presented(More)
Immune trombocytopenia is an autoimmune disease characterised by abnormal platelet destruction. Corticosteroids and intravenous immune globulin are main first line treatment options. Splenectomy is a preferred second line treatment option for unresponsive patients at many centers. Secondary thrombocytosis is a possible complication awaiting this group of(More)
Therapeutic plasma-exchange (TPE) is used as primary and adjunctive therapy in treatment of several hematologic diseases. We retrospectively evaluated the results of TPE in hematologic diseases during 2008-2012. A total of 301 TPE procedures were performed in 44 patients (19 male and 25 female, with mean age of 50.6±15years). Fifteen of 44 patients had(More)