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We report venous complications, including portal vein and hepatic vein stenoses, that required interventional radiological treatment in three pediatric and two adult living related liver transplant recipients. Between April 2001 and April 2005, 81 liver transplantations were performed at our hospital. Sixty-two grafts were from living donors. During(More)
Biological treatments (anti-tumor necrosis factor-a antibody, mitogen-activated protein kinase inhibitors) and azathioprine given to patients with Crohn's disease (CD) provide the opportunity for mucosal healing. This fact has given rise to the question of whether clinical relief or mucosal healing is the treatment goal in CD. If only clinical relief is(More)
BACKGROUND There are numerous recent reports on the use of lamivudine for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection after renal transplantation. However, the optimal strategy (prophylactic, preemptive, or salvage approach) for starting lamivudine treatment in this patient group has not been determined. The aim of this study was to assess how the timing of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is reported to be associated with various extragastrointestinal conditions such as insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. These conditions are attributed to systemic inflammation, leptin or ghrelin changes due to H. pylori infection. Therefore, increasing trends in the(More)
BACKGROUND Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. The clinical course presents with remissions and activations. Also, clinical findings or endoscopic activity do not always reflect the overall appropriate disease activity. This is why specific markers(More)
Anorectal melanoma is a very rare tumor with poor prognosis because of delay in diagnosis. It is often mistaken for benign conditions such as hemorrhoids or rectal polyps. Surgical treatment ranges from local excision to radical abdominoperinal resection. Herein, we report 2 cases of anorectal malignant melanoma and further review the diagnostic and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Helicobacter pylori infection is reported to be associated with some extragastrointestinal manifestations, such as hematological diseases (thrombocytopenia, anemia), obesity, and fatty liver disease. The length or the volume ratio of liver to spleen was suggested to be changed in some hematological and hepatobiliary disorders. We(More)