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BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing health problem worldwide that leads to end-stage kidney failure and cardiovascular complications. We aimed to determine the prevalence of CKD in Turkey, and to evaluate relationships between CKD and cardiovascular risk factors in a population-based survey. METHODS Medical data were collected through(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the clinical and laboratory correlations of bone mineral density (BMD) measurements among a large population of patients on chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD). This cross-sectional, multicenter study was carried out in 292 PD patients with a mean age of 56 ± 16 years and mean duration of PD 3.1 ± 2.1 years. Altogether, 129(More)
Key words: graft-versus-host disease; nephrotic administered for GVHD prophylaxis from day −1 to syndrome day +180. Ten-months after alloHSCT, a mucosal ulceration and dryness in her mouth was observed. A mucosal form of cGVHD was diagnosed on the basis of clinical and biopsy findings. CsA (400 mg/day) and
The effects of muscle splice variants of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) on proliferation and differentiation were studied in human primary muscle cell cultures from healthy subjects as well as from muscular dystrophy and ALS patients. Although the initial numbers of mononucleated progenitor cells expressing desmin were lower in diseased muscle, the E(More)
BACKGROUND In the Chronic REnal Disease in Turkey-CREDIT Study, a large populationbased study on 10,748 adults, the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and relationship between CKD and other cardiovascular risk factors had been studied. METHODS This report presents the results of CREDIT study on the prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of(More)
UNLABELLED Effect of fluid and sodium removal on mortality in peritoneal dialysis patients. BACKGROUND Adequacy of peritoneal dialysis (PD) traditionally is assessed using Kt/V(urea) and total creatinine clearance (TCC). However, this approach underestimates the importance of fluid and sodium removal. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of(More)
INTRODUCTION Turkey has one of the largest treated end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patient populations in Europe (N = 66,711). In 2013, the international Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS), a prospective study of hemodialysis (HD) practices and outcomes, initiated data collection in Turkey. Here we provide comparisons of HD patients in(More)
Patients with chronic renal failure have an increased incidence of tuberculosis due to decreased cellular immunity. More than half of the tuberculosis infection in these patients presented with extrapulmonary involvement. Tuberculous peritonitis is an important problem in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Simultaneous(More)