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BACKGROUND End-stage renal disease patients on chronic hemodialysis are among high risk groups for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection for whom routine HCV screening is recommended. Anti-HCV antibody (ab) testing may not be reliable to detect all infected cases because of the blunted ab response due to depressed immune state in these patients. Using a more… (More)
INTRODUCTION There is still controversy regarding the possible role of chronic functional constipation in disorders of the urinary tract, specifically urinary tract infection (UTI) and enuresis. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of (UTI) and enuresis in children with chronic functional constipation. MATERIALS AND METHODS We included… (More)
Introduction. Mutations in podocin (NPHS2) gene have the key role in the pathogenesis of steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) in children, but data is scarce regarding their prevalence and natural course among different all ethnic groups. This study was aimed to demonstrate the spectrum of NPHS2 mutations in children with SRNS and to compare the… (More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are debilitating diseases that lead to a variety of problems in a patient's daily life and are a huge burden for the health care system. Since this group of diseases are multifactorial and complex, long-term longitudinal studies are clearly needed to understand them better. A popu-lation–based registry (IBD-FaR)… (More)
BACKGROUND Gastric varices are a major cause of gastrointestinal bleeding and death in patients with portal hypertension. N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate injection is a new method for controlling bleeding gastric varices. This study aims to investigate the prognosis and complications of cyanoacrylate therapy for bleeding gastric varices. METHODS We conducted a… (More)
Double pylorus (DP) is a rare condition characterized by the presence of two openings from the gastric antrum to the duodenal bulb, which may be congenital or acquired. Herein, we describe a case of DP in a cirrhotic patient.