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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the plasma concentrations of malondialdehyde (MDA) and nitric oxide (NO) and the plasma activities of oxidant and antioxidant enzymes in patients with IBS. MATERIAL/METHODS A total of 36 patients with IBS were included in the study. Thirty-five healthy subjects were selected to form the control group.(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a disease typically requiring in-hospital treatment. We conducted a trial to assess the feasibility of early discharge from the hospital for patients with mild non-alcoholic acute pancreatitis (NAAP). METHODS Eighty-four patients with mild NAAP were randomized to home or hospital groups after a short(More)
A choice function is list rational(izable), if there is a fixed list such that for each choice set, successive comparison of the alternatives by following the list retrieves the chosen alternative. We extend the formulation of list rationality to stochastic choice setup. We say two alternatives are related if the stochastic path independence condition is(More)
OBJECTIVES Subclinical hypothyroidism is the precursor to hypothyroidism because it has a tendency to transform into hypothyroidism. Subclinical hypothyroidism is considered one of the risk factors causing metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome can be characterized by plasma levels of apelin and lipocalin-2, both released from adipocytes. In the present(More)
Fatty liver is a common disease in developed countries. We investigated the frequency of operation in patients with fatty liver and the frequency of cancer in their first-degree relatives. In this study, we evaluated 105 patients with biopsy-proven nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), 121 patients with hepatitis C (61 patients with fatty liver and 60(More)
BACKGROUND Endocan is a recently introduced marker of endothelial dysfunction. The objective of this study was to compare serum endocan levels in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) and control subjects in order to elucidate whether RLS is associated with endothelial dysfunction. METHODS A total of 31 drug naïve female patients with RLS and 31 age-(More)
Rarely, leukocytoclastic vasculitis can result from ischemic colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and cryoglobulinemia. There is no established standard for the treatment of leukocytoclastic vasculitis associated with gastroenterologic diseases. This paper presents three cases of leukoytoclastic vasculitis, each of which is associated with a different(More)
In the last four decades, implementation has been playing a steadily growing role in economic theory, whose importance we can hardly deny on our part. Every modern society is familiar with several institutional “real life” mechanisms as constitutions, legal codes, rules of corporate culture and social norms that aim to rule out socially undesirable outcomes(More)
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