Kadir Öztürk

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OBJECTIVE Because of the ongoing and recurring inflammatory state in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), patients may experience a high risk of cardiovascular events. Our aim was to investigate the arterial stiffness and associated factors in patients with FMF. METHODS Sixty-nine consecutive FMF patients (including 11 females) and 35 controls (including 5(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Because of several limitations and complications of liver transplantation, new alternative treatment modalities are required for patients with liver cirrhosis. Many study results encourage the use of autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells for liver diseases. In this study, we assessed the impact of autologous mesenchymal stem(More)
We read with great enthusiasm the recently published article entitled “The Frequency and Clinical Relevance of Multidrug Resistance Protein Expression in Patients with Lymphoma” by Gündüz and colleagues [1]. In that very welldesigned study, they tried to evaluate the relationships between levels of multidrug resistance protein 1 (MDR1), multidrug(More)
OBJECTIVE Benign joint hypermobility syndrome refers to hypermobile individuals with musculoskeletal symptoms in the absence of any systemic rheumatic disease; its prevalence is approximately 0.5%. In animal studies, bilirubin has been shown to reduce fibrosis induced by bleomycin. It has been suggested that bilirubin leads to hypermobility that affects the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In our study, we aimed to assess the effect of vitamin E and C supplementation to triple and quadruple Helicobacter pylori eradication regimens. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four hundred patients with H. pylori infection were classified into four groups. Patients in group A (n=100) received amoxicillin, clarithromycin, and lansoprazole for 2(More)
Neurological symptoms can be seen in 5%-8% of lymphoma patients. The most frequent causes of neurological symptoms are herpes virus infection, neurotoxicity due to vincristine, Guillain–Barré syndrome, and the nerve involvement of the tumor [1]. Paraneoplastic polyneuropathy is a rare neurological complication of lymphoma [2]. Here we report a case of(More)
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