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Lymphoma is a rare cause of biliary obstruction and, on cholangiography, may mimic other causes of obstructive jaundice. The optimum treatment for these patients is unclear. The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence, clinical and imaging findings, management, and outcome of biliary obstruction caused by lymphoma. Our database was searched(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and features of the major cutaneous manifestations (erythema nodosum [EN] and pyoderma gangrenosum [PG]) and to determine the associations between cutaneous manifestations and other extraintestinal manifestations in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS The mucocutaneous(More)
UNLABELLED The prevalence and the excess coronary heart disease (CHD) risk of the metabolic syndrome (MS) and its components were investigated in the Turkish Adult Risk Factor Study in both a prospective and a cross-sectional manner. In a population sample, representative of Turkish adults who have low levels of high- and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol(More)
Many non-invasive tests have been studied for diagnosis and determining the activation degree of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Nevertheless, an ideal test has not been found yet. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is influenced by the inflammation. In a few study, decreased platelet volume have been reported in IBD. The aim of this study is to determine whether(More)
Gastric cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer and the second cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. The early diagnosis of gastric cancer is fundamental in decreasing the mortality rates. It has been shown that MPV level is a sign of inflammation in hepatocellular carcinoma and pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The aim of this study is to examine whether(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Stent migration occurs in about 5-10% of patients undergoing biliary stenting. The aim of this study was to analyze the risk factors for stent migration in patients with benign and malignant strictures. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed records of 524 biliary plastic stent placement procedures. Details noted(More)
BACKGROUND Musculoskeletal disorders are well-defined extra-intestinal manifestations of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). There is little data regarding the frequencies of IBD and extra-intestinal manifestations from Central and East Europe and Middle Eastern countries. AIMS To determine the prevalence of peripheral arthritis in IBD and to document the(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Data are limited on the efficacy and safety of tenofovir and entecavir when given for more than 1 year to patients with hepatitis B-related cirrhosis. We investigated the long-term safety and efficacy of these antiviral drugs in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, with compensated or decompensated cirrhosis, and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Liver fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) is a small molecule. The aim of this study was to examine L-FABP levels and to detect its diagnostic value in chronic hepatitis C (CHC). METHODS We studied 22 patients with CHC and 20 healthy control subjects. Patients with persistently elevated serum aminotransferases and positive HCV RNA were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS TGF-beta1 is a growth factor with wide ranging effects on proliferation, differentiation, immune suppression, apoptosis and matrix remodeling. We aimed to clarify the clinical significance of circulating levels of TGF-beta1 as a tumor marker in gastrointestinal tract cancers by comparing it to CEA across a range of parameters such as cancer(More)