Orhan Ayyildiz

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Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by recurrent inflammatory attacks of serosal membranes. Several studies have focused on the differences between frequency of the mutations and their phenotypical manifestations. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether or not this phenotypical variation is associated(More)
Venous thrombosis (VT) is a common disease, with an annual incidence in the general population of approximately 1 per 1000. The prevalence of genetic risk factors for thrombosis varies greatly in different parts of the world. Prothrombin G20210A (PT G20210A) gene mutation has been recently identified as a common risk factor in venous thrombosis. Sixty-one(More)
Venous thrombosis (VT) is a common disease, with an annual incidence in the general population of approximately 1 per 1,000. Factor V Leiden mutation (G1691A) (FVL) is the most common risk factor in venous thrombosis. The prevalence of FVL for thrombosis varies greatly in different regions of the world. FVL mutation has been identified both by conventional(More)
Fourteen patients with blastic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia received combination chemotherapy with mitoxantrone 5 mg/m2 intravenously daily for 3 days, cytosine arabinoside 100 mg/m2 intravenously over 2 hours bid for 7 days and high dose methylprednisolone 1000 mg/day intravenously for 5 days. The patients' mean age was 52 +/- 10 (range 34-64) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of thrombophilia and coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS Under the age of 45 years, 129 patients with MI and 107 control subjects were included into the study. Traditional risk factors of CAD and protein C, S, antithrombin III deficiencies, factor V Leiden (FV Leiden),(More)
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative disorder characterized by a reciprocal translocation between chromosomes 9 and 22. Imatinib mesylate is a potent and selective inhibitory of the BCR/ABL tyrosine kinase. Imatinib is a first choice of treatment of chronic phase CML. It has also shown activity in patients with CML in accelerated or(More)
Factor V Leiden (FV-Leiden) and prothrombin gene mutations (FII G20210A) are well-established independent risk factors for thrombosis. In the recent years, many studies have suggested that these mutations are associated with an increased risk of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). We aimed to investigate the prevalence of these molecular defects in subjects(More)
Current treatment options of essential mixed cryoglobulinemia (EMC); include immunosuppressive approaches, such as corticosteroids, cyclophosphamide, plasma exchange, other cytotoxic drugs in moderate to severe manifestations. Some controlled studies have been carried out to assess the efficacy of anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, rituximab in patients with(More)
Increased mortality due to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease has been described in adult patients with hypopituitarism, although the precise underlying mechanisms remain undetermined. Various abnormalities of coagulation and fibrinolysis occur in patients with thyroid diseases. Conversely, there are conflicting reports concerning the effects of growth(More)
Aase-Smith syndrome type II is rare in childhood and there are few reported cases. Here, we report an 8-month-old boy with congenital red cell aplasia and triphalangeal thumbs. In addition to thumb anomalies, he presented with growth failure, hypertelorism and novel osseous radiologic abnormalities, large fontanelles and micrognathia as extraordinary. Some(More)