Nedim Yilmaz Selcuk

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AIMS Proteinuria and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) are parameters that can lead to glomerulosclerosis and tubulointerstitial fibrosis. All components of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) activate the TGF-beta. Aldosterone may not be inhibited with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and/or angiotensin receptor(More)
AIMS Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive hereditary disease. Clinical symptoms and findings (phenotypes) seen in this disease are generally fever, abdominal pain, and arthritis. Amyloidosis is also a significant complication. Phenotype-genotype correlations in FMF have not been conclusively resolved. The aims of this study were to(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep quality (SQ) is a significant problem in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, yet the underlying factors are not well known. In addition, depression and impaired quality of life (QOL) are main problems in PD patients. We measured the SQ and investigated the effect of depression, QOL, and some other factors on SQ in PD patients. METHODS Data(More)
Vascular calcifications that may cause cardiovascular disease are highly prevalent in chronic kidney disease (CKD). In this study, we aimed to determine abdominal aorta calcifications (AAC) in predialysis and hemodialysis patients by lateral lumbar radiography and to investigate factors that were associated with the calcifications. Two hundred and(More)
In recent years, the incidence of acute renal failure (ARF) in pregnancy has decreased in developed countries. This cause of this decline has been reported to be liberalized abortion laws and improved prenatal care. The aim of this study was to determine if the incidence and etiology of ARE in pregnancy in our population had undergone similar changes.(More)
HELLP syndrome, a syndrome of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets may occur in pregnancy with pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, and its a significant complication is acute renal failure (ARF). The aim of study was to determine frequency and outcome of HELLP syndrome complicated by ARF. Thirty-nine patients with pregnancy-related ARF were treated(More)
In haemodialysis (HD) patients, functional iron deficiency frequently appears due to recombinant human erythropoietin (r-HuEPO) treatment. However, the diagnosis of iron deficiency is not always easy in such patients. Recent studies have shown that the serum transferrin receptor (s-TfR) level is a sensitive, quantitative measure of tissue iron deficiency.(More)
The triggers of secondary thrombotic thrombopcytopenic purpura (TTP) include drug toxicity, radiation and high-dose chemotherapy, angioinvasive infections, surgery and acute graft versus host disease. TTP secondary to surgery have been reported in a number of cases. Most of the cases have been occurred after open heart surgery. Extensive endothelial damage(More)
In literature, there was little data about frequency and outcome of ARF with two or more causes in etiology. Therefore, the aim of this study was to search this issue. This series included 339 patients with ARF from Jan 1,1987 to Jan 1,1999. Fourty-six (30 males) of all patients (13.5%) had two or more causes in etiology of ARF. Of these patients, causes(More)