Nilgul Akalin

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OBJECTIVE In this study, we aimed to compare the cardiovascular risk factors that might be associated with inflammation, atherosclerosis and metabolic syndrome between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients. METHODS Fifty hemodialysis and 50 peritoneal dialysis patients who had been receiving dialysis therapy for at least one year were included in(More)
INTRODUCTION In this study we aimed to detect paraoxonase 1 (PON-1) activity in iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and to compare it with healthy controls by observing the change after iron therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS In this study, 50 adult patients with IDA and 40 healthy subjects were enrolled. All patients were analyzed at the beginning and after(More)
Introduction Currently it is known that morbidite and mortality risk increase in patients with hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis treatment; compared with general population. Cardiovascular diseases are an important risk factor for increase of morbidity and also; they can lead to death in dialysis patients. Additionally; vascular calcification,(More)
OBJECTIVE Altered paraoxonase (PON) and arylesterase (ARE) activities have been shown in anemic chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients and in iron deficiency anemia (IDA) patients. Whether accompanying anemia alone is responsible for this diminished PON and ARE activities in CKD patients or an additive factor for this is not well studied. Therefore, we tried(More)
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