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In 2002 and 2003, a total of 19 persons in Turkey had suspected cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) or a similar viral infection. Six serum samples were tested; all six were found positive for immunoglobulin M antibodies against CCHF virus. Two of the samples yielded CCHF virus isolates. Genetic analysis of the virus isolates showed them to be(More)
AIM Hemodialysis (HD) patients had higher cardiovascular mortality and it is related to atherosclerosis. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness is a marker of atherosclerosis and independent predictor of coronary artery disease. The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship between EAT and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) predictors of early(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Multiple myeloma cells increase Th3 cytokine response by secreting TGF-beta, which causes defective Th1 and Th2 cytokine responses. Therefore, a significant suppression of the immune system is seen in multiple myeloma. Interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma due to its immunomodulatory and anti-tumoral(More)
Hemoglobin variability is a common problem among hemodialysis patients. We have previously demonstrated an association between Hb variability and left ventricular mass index. In this study, we investigated a possible relation between Hb variability and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT). Twelve-month hemoglobin (Hb) values of 135 patients on maintenance(More)
OBJECTIVE Serum leptin levels of chronic kidney disease patients have been detected higher than normal population. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of serum leptin levels on thrombocyte aggregation in peritoneal dialysis patients. METHODS Fourty three peritoneal dialysis patients were included in the study. Thrombocyte aggregation was(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) has multifactorial etiopatogenesis including oxidative stress and vasoconstriction. Nebivolol is an antioxidant and has vasodilatatory effect via NO release and may prevent CIN development. We have noticed that a few number of studies that have evaluated the effectiveness of nebivolol for the prevention of(More)
Aims The prevention of acute kidney injury can be lifesaving for the intensive care unit patients. However, conventional methods are not sufficient for the prediction of the risk of future acute kidney injury. In this study, the promising biomarker, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, was compared with cystatin C as an indicator for the risk of(More)
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) typically presents with consumptive thrombocytopenia, non-immune intravascular hemolytic anemia, renal failure, various neurologic findings and fever. It is a clinical syndrome that can be associated with drugs such as ticlopidine, quinine, mitomycin C and cyclosporine, allogeneic stem cell transplantation,(More)
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