Ramazan Ozturk

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BACKGROUND Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) is a behavioral disorder whose pathophysiology is incompletely understood. Likewise, its treatment, particularly the role of biofeedback therapy (BT) is unclear. AIM To evaluate anorectal function and morphology and to assess efficacy of BT. METHODS Eleven patients (8f) with refractory SRUS underwent(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Because symptoms alone do not identify pathophysiology or differentiate subgroups of constipation, diagnostic tests are generally recommended. However, their utility is not known. We performed a systematic review of diagnostic tests commonly used in constipation. METHODS We searched the English literature using MEDLINE and PUBMED(More)
BACKGROUND Use of mucolytic agents that result in reduced mucous viscosity of the gastric mucous has been suggested to have an additive effect in curing Helicobacter pylori infection. METHODS Seventy Hpylori-positive patients were given either eradication treatment consisting of 500 mg clarithromycin bid and 30 mg lansoprazole bid for 10 days plus 10 mL(More)
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a vasculitis of small-sized blood vessels, resulting from immunoglobulin-A-mediated inflammation. It is the most common acute systemic vasculitis in childhood and mainly affects skin, gastrointestinal tract, joints, and kidneys. The characteristic rash of HSP consists of palpable purpuric lesions 2 to 10 mm in diameter(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Unintentional seepage of stool without awareness is common but its pathophysiology is poorly understood. Our aim was to examine the underlying mechanism(s) for fecal seepage. METHODS We evaluated prospectively 25 patients with fecal seepage, by performing anorectal manometry, balloon expulsion, saline infusion, pudendal nerve latency(More)
Cholestyramine may improve fecal incontinence, but its use has not been assessed. We report our experience with the use of cholestyramine in the treatment of fecal incontinence. Twenty-one patients (19 female, mean age 65 years) with fecal incontinence (≥1 episode/week) received cholestyramine along with biofeedback therapy (group A). Stool frequency, stool(More)
We hereby describe a 49-year-old woman with acute renal failure due to tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU) syndrome. This patient presented with vomiting and nausea and was found to have chronic uveitis, elevated creatinine, and interstitial nephritis. The combination of tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis emerged the diagnosis of TINU(More)
BACKGROUND Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a non-anion gap metabolic acidosis and is generally mild and asymptomatic in kidney recipients. Although calcineurin inhibitors, suboptimal allograft function, donor age and acute rejection have been associated with RTA, no detailed study has been conducted to investigate the prevalence and clinical implications of(More)
Between 1985 and 1989, 54 boys underwent a MAGPI procedure. Excellent cosmetic and functional results were achieved in 94% of our cases in the early period. In order to assess the long-term results of this procedure, 41 boys attended long-term re-evaluation between 6 and 40 (mean 29) months postoperatively. MAGPI was a very satisfactory procedure for(More)