Süleyman S Karti

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In 2002 and 2003, a total of 19 persons in Turkey had suspected cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) or a similar viral infection. Six serum samples were tested; all six were found positive for immunoglobulin M antibodies against CCHF virus. Two of the samples yielded CCHF virus isolates. Genetic analysis of the virus isolates showed them to be(More)
Here we describe two women with polycythemia vera presented with fulminant hepatic failure due to acute Budd-Chiari syndrome. Both had a history of severe abdominal pain and distention of short duration. Clinical and laboratory findings showed fulminant hepatic failure due to acute Budd-Chiari syndrome. Diagnosis was confirmed with abdominal ultrasonography(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Apoptotic and anti-proliferative effects of heparin on a number of cancers have been described. There have been no studies analyzing the effect of heparin on human hepatoma cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of heparin on human hepatoma cell line, HepG2. METHODOLOGY HepG2 cell line was cultured with different(More)
The MTHFR C677T mutation has been shown to be associated with venous thrombosis. The role of this mutation in ischemic stroke is unclear. We investigated whether the MTHFR mutation is a risk factor for patients with ischemic stroke in the Black Sea Turkish population or not. We analyzed 30 patients (19 male, 11 female) [median age: 50 years (range: 28-78)](More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is known to augment the effects of stem cell factor, interleukin-3, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), erythropoetin, and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, all of which are involved in hematopoiesis. HGF is also known to have a role in immune responses. The aim of this(More)
Fifty-seven adult patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) were treated with either conventional-dose prednisolone (CDP) (1 mg/kg/d, 36 patients) or high-dose methylprednisolone (HDP) (30 mg/kg/d, 21 patients), as first-line treatment. Patients in the HDP arm responded more rapidly (4.7 v 8.4 d), with a higher response rate (80% v 52.7%), and(More)
BACKGROUND Life-threatening complications following apheresis are rare, and include venous thrombosis. Arterial thrombosis following apheresis has not been reported. CASE REPORT A 48 year old donor had cerebral infarction following large volume plasma donation. The outcome was fatal. He was found to be heterozygous for both methylene tetrahydrofolate(More)
An 18-year-old boy was brought to the hospital with jaundice, confusion, abdominal discomfort and distension. He had a history of oral intake of nimesulide for three days. Clinical and laboratory findings were compatible with fulminant hepatitis. Exclusion of other causes of liver injury strongly favored drug-induced toxicity. All of the signs, symptoms and(More)
HLA class I and class II alleles were studied for the first time in 234 unrelated individuals inhabiting the East Black Sea region in Turkey. This region is on the historic silk road and close to Georgia. HLA class I (A* and B*) and class II DRB1* typing was done by the PCR-SSP method. A total of 17 HLA-A* alleles, 34 HLA-B* alleles, and 15 HLA-DRB1*(More)
Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is a rare disorder which is associated with thymoma, viral infections and autoimmune diseases. A few cases of PRCA during the clinical course of CML have been reported and these usually terminate in blastic crisis and death, suggesting a poor prognosis. However, only one case of Philedelphia chromosome negative, Bcr-Abl positive(More)