Mahmut Yavuz

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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)
BACKGROUND On August 17, 1999 a major earthquake hit the most densely populated area at the eastern end of the Marmara Sea in northwestern Turkey. The number of documented cases of acute renal failure (ARF) following this event exceeded all similar cases previously reported for any single earthquake. The aim of this report was to provide an overview of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Peritoneal dialysis catheter malfunction is a common complication forcing conversion to hemodialysis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate laparoscopic findings of catheter malfunction and to establish a relationship between those findings and the outcomes of procedures performed. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING A tertiary referral(More)
BACKGROUND Earthquakes are major causes of morbidity and mortality. North-western Turkey was struck by a devastating earthquake in August 1999, which caused several thousand deaths. Among the most important morbid events in survivors were acute nephrological problems. METHODS Within the first week of the disaster, specific questionnaires asking about 63(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is an acute or subacute disease that is almost invariably fatal if untreated. It is a rare disease in renal transplant recipients and frequently reported together with other infectious agents. A 39-year-old renal transplant patient was admitted to hospital for elective coronary surgery. In the post-operative period, he developed(More)
OBJECTIVES This study tested whether continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) changes free or phospholipid-bound choline concentrations in serum or peritoneal dialysis fluid of patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). DESIGN AND METHODS Serum and dialysate choline and phospholipid-bound choline were measured before, during and after 6 h CAPD.(More)
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal symptoms and psychiatric disorders are common among patients with chronic renal failure since uremia affects all systems as well as the gastrointestinal tract. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a frequent functional disorder worldwide. We aimed to evaluate the frequency of IBS and upper gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES Angiotensin II may play an important role in the progression of renal disease. Currently, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor antagonists are commonly used for renoprotection. To our knowledge, there is no study investigating this effect of angiotensin II receptor antagonists in patients with primary focal(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic renal failure. Glomerulonephritic patients have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, but its etiology is unclear. It is known that an increase in oxidizability of apolipoprotein B-containing lipoproteins has a key role in the initiation of(More)