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BACKGROUND Currently the common pathogenetic mechanisms in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are gaining increased attention. The aim of this study is to find out the influence of chronic intermittent hypoxemia and OSA related parameters to the severity of NAFLD. METHODS We examined the liver functions tests and(More)
PURPOSE We present our 7-year experience with coaxial computed tomography (CT)-guided cutting needle lung biopsy and evaluate the factors affecting risk of complications. MATERIAL AND METHOD Between June 2000 and March 2007, we performed 225 CT-guided coaxial lung biopsies in 213 consecutive patients (161 men, 52 women). Lesion size, lesion depth, lesion(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to determine the predictors of technical success and patency after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of de novo dysfunctional hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulas (AVF). METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of first time PTA in 228 patients (129 men, 99 women; mean age, 56.8±14.6 years). Anatomical (location, length,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Endothelial dysfunction is an early manifestation of vascular injury and contributes to the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Recent studies have implicated hyperuricemia as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. We hypothesized that lowering uric acid in subjects with asymptomatic hyperuricemia with(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to evaluate perfusion and diffusion of kidneys in renal artery stenosis (RAS) and any correlation between stenosis and ADC values and whether this imaging modality may be a noninvasive complementary assessment technique to MR angiography before interventional procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and its oxidative modification have been described to be involved in the process of atherogenesis. Bilirubin, an antioxidant, prevents oxidative modification of LDL and therefore may protect from atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease (CHD). Impaired brachial artery flow-mediated(More)
Diverticulosis of the ileum is very uncommon. The differential diagnosis for any inflammatory process in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen includes appendicitis, Crohn's disease, and other infectious and inflammatory conditions of the terminal ileum and cecum. Diagnosis of small bowel diverticulitis is based on radiological findings, and computed(More)
PURPOSE To determine the correlation between clinical and multislice computed tomography (MSCT) findings of early- and late-stage acute appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted between June 2003 and February 2006 with 143 patients. Patients were divided into 3 groups according to Alvarado scores: group 1 (n = 18; 13%; score: 1-4), group(More)
Congenital intrahepatic arterioportal fistula (IAPF) is a rare condition and there is limited experience of transcatheter embolization. We report here the transcatheter coil embolization of an incidentally found, asymptomatic congenital IAPF in a 16-month-old patient. After demonstrating that the IAPF was fed by two branches of a dilated left hepatic artery(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative remote cerebellar hemorrhage (RCH) as a complication of lumbar spinal surgery is an increasingly recognized clinical entity. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of RCH after lumbar spinal surgery and to describe diagnostic imaging findings of RCH. METHODS Between October 1996 and March 2007, 2444 patients who had(More)