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BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of unrecognized adult celiac disease in Central Anatolia of Turkey and establish if prevalence figures are similar to other reports in the international literature. METHODS Subjects were randomly selected from patients at the time of blood sampling because of a routine examination or suspicion(More)
AIM This was a prospective study investigating the efficacy of Ankaferd Blood Stopper(®) (ABS), an herbal preparation, in patients with upper gastrointestinal (UGI) bleeding. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 30 patients (22 male, 8 female) who had UGI bleeding (with differing causes) were included in the study. ABS was used to stop the bleeding. RESULTS(More)
The goal of this study is to establish whether 5 days of ceftriaxone treatment was sufficient to cure culture-negative neutrocytic ascites in cirrhotic patients. We studied 50 cirrhotic patients with culture-negative neutrocytic ascites. All were treated with ceftriaxone, 1.0 g IV, twice a day for 5 days. A control paracentesis was performed 48 hours after(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study was conducted to elucidate the importance of anticoagulant proteins in chronic liver disease and their possible role as markers in determining the severity of the liver disease. METHODS This study was conducted on 35 patients with cirrhosis, 15 patients with chronic active hepatitis and 10 healthy controls. Coagulation inhibitor(More)
We report a case of hepatitis B virus-(HBV) related membranous glomerulonephritis which progressed to crescentic transformation after withdrawal of immunosuppressive treatment. Immunosuppressive therapy probably enhanced HBV replication, and its withdrawal led to a return of immune competence resulting in progression of the glomerulonephritis. Prior(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to investigate the effect of intestinal subepithelial collagenous thickening on diabetic diarrhea because one of the seven patients diagnosed with collagenous colitis was diabetic. METHODS Rectosigmoidoscopic rectal biopsies were taken from 50 diabetic patients (8 with and 42 without diarrhea), 20 nondiabetic patients with(More)
BACKGROUND/GOALS The etiology and pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases are still poorly understood. Oxidative stress takes place in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis (UC) and advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) are accepted as a novel marker of oxidative stress. There are no data concerning whether AOPP may be used as a simple(More)
The prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in the elderly is reported to be markedly high, at least in some Western countries in which iodine intake is sufficient or increased because of recent supplementation of iodine for public health. We therefore wished to investigate the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction among elderly people in an endemic goiter area. The(More)
AIM To compare the effectiveness of argon plasma coagulation (APC) and heater probe coagulation (HPC) in non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding. METHODS Eighty-five (18 female, 67 male) patients admitted for acute gastrointestinal bleeding due to gastric or duodenal ulcer were included in the study. Upper endoscopy was performed and HPC or APC were(More)