Oktay Karatan

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OBJECTIVE To determine the distribution of blood pressure (BP) and prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in Turkey (PatenT). DESIGN A population-based cross-sectional epidemiology survey was carried out in 2003. SETTING Twenty-six cities from seven geographical provinces of Turkey, with proportional representation of urban and(More)
BACKGROUND Although there is a well-documented risk of acute renal failure (ARF) with the iodinated contrast agents, intravenous gadolinium-based contrast agents are considered non-nephrotoxic and have been widely used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, debate continues regarding the safety issue of gadolinium, especially in patients with kidney(More)
Key words: graft-versus-host disease; nephrotic administered for GVHD prophylaxis from day −1 to syndrome day +180. Ten-months after alloHSCT, a mucosal ulceration and dryness in her mouth was observed. A mucosal form of cGVHD was diagnosed on the basis of clinical and biopsy findings. CsA (400 mg/day) and
This population-based epidemiological study was aimed to evaluate the daily salt intake and its relation to blood pressure in a representative group of Turkish population. The enrolled normotensive and hypertensive individuals (n = 1970) completed a questionnaire including demographics, dietary habits, hypertension awareness and drug usage. Blood pressure(More)
UNLABELLED Effect of fluid and sodium removal on mortality in peritoneal dialysis patients. BACKGROUND Adequacy of peritoneal dialysis (PD) traditionally is assessed using Kt/V(urea) and total creatinine clearance (TCC). However, this approach underestimates the importance of fluid and sodium removal. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypertension incidence is an important determinant of hypertension prevalence and progression. Few studies have been published on hypertension incidence in developing countries despite the high prevalence observed. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of hypertension in Turkey. METHODS The study was designed as an(More)
Patients with chronic renal failure have an increased incidence of tuberculosis due to decreased cellular immunity. More than half of the tuberculosis infection in these patients presented with extrapulmonary involvement. Tuberculous peritonitis is an important problem in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Simultaneous(More)
OBJECTIVES The study aimed to assess the current epidemiology of hypertension, including its prevalence, the awareness of the condition and its treatment and control, in Turkey to evaluate changes in these factors over the last 10 years by comparing the results with the prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in Turkey (PatenT) study(More)