Ruya Mutluay

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UNLABELLED Quality of life (QOL) has recently been explored as one of the main outcomes of renal replacement therapy. In this study, we sought to compare three groups of patients-hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and transplantation-with regard to QOL. METHODS Seventy-five hemodialysis, 41 peritoneal dialysis and 20 transplant patients were given Patient(More)
INTRODUCTION The association between hyperuricemia and cardiovascular disease in hypertensive subjects is controversial. Attempts to elucidate the possible association between hyperuricemia and early atherosclerosis in hypertensive patients may provide alternative prevention or therapy targets for future cardiovascular events. METHODS A total of 67(More)
The incidence of nephrotic syndrome co-existing with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a rare condition. Almost any glomerular pathology may accompany CLL. The most frequent of all is membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN). Moreover, in 5 - 10% of patients with CLL, monoclonal gammopathy may be detected in serum and/or urine samples. There are(More)
Brucellosis is a multisystemic disease that rarely leads to a fatal outcome. While reticuloendothelial system organs are mostly affected, peritonitis and posthepatitic cirrhosis are also complications of brucellosis, though they are very rare. Brucella spp. can also trigger immunological reactions. We report a case of brucellosis with peritonitis, renal(More)
Development of uroepithelial tumors after cyclophosphamide and azathioprine therapy in Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) have been reported in the literature but renal cell carcinoma (RCC), rarely. RCC associated with WG has been previously reported in a few cases. Most of them have simultaneous diseases. Here, we report a case, which developed RCC 8 years(More)
AIMS Vascular calcification and atherosclerosis play a vital role in the development of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients, especially when complications of diabetic nephropathy occur. Osteoprotegerin (OPG) and fetuin-A are two markers of vascular calcification. We evaluated the association between these vascular markers and urinary(More)
OBJECTIVE Bcl-2 is an oncogene that prevents apoptosis (programmed cell death). Expression of bcl-2 protein has been reported in association with a variety of human tumors. METHODS This study was conducted in the Department of Gastroenterology and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey during the period 1996 to 2000 on(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the target levels of calcium (Ca), phosphate (P), calcium phosphate products (Ca × P) and intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) levels in patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) and compare them with the Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative (K/DOQI) recommendations. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Three hundred and(More)
INTRODUCTION There remains some difficulty in determining disease activity during the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The excretion levels of some inflammatory response molecules increase as a result of the onset of this disease. We studied urinary alfa-1-microglobulin (alpha1-MG) and albumin levels in patients with active and inactive(More)