Jale Erturk

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare psychosocial characteristics in caregiving relatives (caregivers) of hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. METHODS Thirty-three caregivers (17 women, 16 men) of HD patients, 27 caregivers (11 women, 16 men) of PD patients, and a control group of 49 subjects who do not care(More)
BACKGROUND Intravenous iron (IVIR) administration is widely used to treat anemia in chronic renal failure (CRF) patients and causes oxidative stress. Despite the fact that proteins are extremely susceptible to oxidative stress, there have been no studies investigating the relationship between the severity of iron-induced acute oxidative stress and serum(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased serum pro-inflammatory cytokine levels are associated with an increased mortality rate in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Statins decrease cardiovascular mortality and serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in hemodialysis patients. As the anti-inflammatory effect of statins has not previously been studied in peritoneal dialysis(More)
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