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BACKGROUND Results are conflicting with respect to the renal effects of anti-viral agents used for hepatitis B virus infection. AIM To compare short and long-term renal effects in real-life settings and to determine risk factors for renal impairment during treatment. METHODS 2221 treatment-naïve patients were enrolled. Among these, 895 (302 lamivudine,(More)
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are extensively prescribed drugs usually used for a long period. Recent reports linked PPI use with development of hypomagnesemia. However, there is still uncertainty regarding risk of hypomagnesemia in outpatients who were on long-term PPI use. Thus, we aimed to evaluate frequency of hypomagnesemia among a well-defined(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is a severe complication of cirrhosis which is characterized by renal dysfunction and associated with poor survival. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a troponin-like biomarker for human acute kidney injury. We aimed to investigate levels of plasma and urine NGAL in HRS and predictive ability(More)
There is scarce data about effects of treatment of clinical depression in peritoneal dialysis (PD) population. We aimed to determine prevalence of depression, its association with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and effects of sertraline treatment in PD patients. We included 124 PD patients who had been on PD at least for 6 months. Short Form of(More)
OBJECTIVES Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a novel inflammation index that has been shown to independently predict poor clinical outcomes. We aimed to evaluate the role of NLR in the prediction of long-term mortality in patients with stable liver cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a retrospective observational cohort study in which 145(More)
Pyogenic liver abscesses are rare but a life-threatening important condition. Dental procedures constitute only rare cases of pyogenic liver abscesses, with only a few cases in the literature. We report a patient with liver abscess following a dental procedure. A 74 years old diabetic male patient was admitted to our hospital with complaints of fatigue, 40(More)
Unintentional weight loss in a renal transplant recipient is an important condition, requiring diagnostic search within the framework of malignancy and opportunistic infections. To the best of our knowledge, there are no data in the literature reporting underlying coeliac disease as the cause of significant weight loss after renal transplant. We report a(More)
Variceal bleeding is the major complication of portal hypertension in patients with liver cirrhosis. Hemorrhage mainly occurs in gastrointestinal lumen. Extraluminal hemorrhages are quite rare, such as intraperitoneal hemorrhages. We aimed to present a variceal bleeding case from the anastomosis on the anterior abdominal wall, as an extraordinary bleeding(More)
The clinical picture secondary to amanita phalloides, which began with gastrointestinal complaints, advanced to fulminant hepatic failure in two days. Emergency liver transplantation was decided for the case of a 48-year-old male patient, who at the same time had renal failure and acute pancreatitis. Bridge treatment with plasma diafiltration was applied(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Albumin is the most important protein synthesized by the liver. Posttranscriptional changes occur in the molecular structure of albumin due to various factors and isoforms arise. Ischemic modified albumin (IMA) is one such isoform. This study was conducted to evaluate serum IMA concentrations in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related(More)