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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)
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)
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)
This study was designed to evaluate the oxidative and antioxidative status in patients with ulcerative colitis by detecting antioxidant enzyme paraoxonase 1 activity together with the level of a well-known marker of oxidative stress, malondialdehyde. Serum paraoxonase 1 activity and malondialdehyde levels were analysed in 30 patients with ulcerative colitis(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)
OBJECTIVE Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a hereditary disease characterized by recurrent attacks of fever with peritonitis, arthritis, pleuritis or erysipelas-like rash. It is unclear what effects of FMF itself on endocrine system and hormones are. None of the FMF patients without amyloidosis have been reported to have any endocrine disorders, except(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Acute variceal bleeding is the most severe consequence of portal hypertension. Mortality due to bleeding among cirrhotic patients is high; between 30 and 50% die within six weeks of the first bleeding episode. This dismal outcome has led to attempts both to stop acute bleeding and to prevent rebleeding. The aim of this study was to(More)