Nuri Koçak

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Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and syphilis are serious complications of blood transfusion. These infections are routinely screened by blood banks; such tests are obligatory for transfusion safety in Turkey. The results of screening 1 737 943 blood donations from blood centres in Istanbul(More)
This observational study attempted to identify the effect of a natural disaster on the safety of blood supply and donor types with the influx of donors after a severe earthquake. Blood donation rate, blood discard rate and safety of blood donations responding to the earthquake, as projected from the infectious disease marker rate, were evaluated in blood(More)
Anthrax, caused by the Gram-positive, rod-shaped, spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis, is rarely seen in industrialized nations but is common in developing countries. Cutaneous anthrax accounts for 95% of cases and usually develops on exposed sites. This study reviews the clinical and laboratory findings of 32 patients diagnosed with cutaneous(More)
Valproate is commonly used for treatment of a variety of seizure types in both children and adults. However, if the medication is started before the age of 20 years, it may affect reproductive endocrine functions. In order to investigate the possible role of valproate treatment in the development of obesity, hyper-insulinism and polycystic ovaries, we(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate possible cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction in migraine patients with the R-R interval variation (RRIV) measurement, which is an easy and reliable method for the evaluation of parasympathetic function. We studied 71 migraine patients in headachefree intervals (mean age: 31.6±8.9, range 13-57 years; 52 females and 19(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical and demographic characteristics of patients with migraine headache, in the vicinity of Erzurum, Turkey. METHODS A uniform questionnaire was given to 185 patients diagnosed as having migraine according to the International Headache Society diagnostic criteria between August 2001 and July(More)
Homocysteine levels have been investigated in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS), a syndrome associated with a high level of comorbid cardiovascular disease (CVD). While significant increases in homocysteine levels have been observed in OSAS patients with CVD, no increases have been noted in OSAS patients without CVD. This study was(More)
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