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Celiac disease (CD) is a small intestinal mucosal disease leading to malabsorbtion due to inflammatory reaction to gluten [1-4]. CD has a prevelance of approximately 1% of the population. But, it is estimated that up to 90% are undiagnosed due to subclinical presentations [5]. Also, diverse clinical manifestations can lead to delays in diagnosis [4].(More)
INTRODUCTION Functional dyspepsia (FD), a common functional gastrointestinal disorder, has a complex underlying pathophysiological mechanism that involves changes in gastric motility, visceral hypersensitivity, genetic susceptibility, psychosocial factors and Helicobacter pylori infection. Although there are several H. pylori eradication treatments, there(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Hepatic steatosis may influence the response to antivirals in chronic hepatitis B patients. This study aimed to compare the efficacy of entecavir and tenofovir in nucleos(t) ide-naive chronic hepatitis B patients with hepatosteatosis during 48 weeks of therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed our data for chronic hepatitis(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Inadequate bowel cleaning leads to a suboptimal colonoscopic examination. Gum chewing has been reported to have a favorable effect on postoperative bowel functions. We conducted this study to establish if gum chewing added to high-dose senna before colonoscopy promotes bowel cleaning. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this randomized controlled(More)
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