Sabri Barutça

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BACKGROUND Cobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiency, the most common cause of megaloblastic anemia, is treated with intramuscular (IM) cobalamin. It has been suggested by some investigators that oral (p.o.) cobalamin treatment may be as effective in the treatment of this condition, with the advantages of ease of administration and lower cost. OBJECTIVE This(More)
Diminished oestrogen receptor (ER) expression in the involved axillary lymph nodes (ALN) in breast cancer compared with the primary tumour has been reported in previous studies. We have assessed a wider spectrum of tumour markers (ER, progesterone receptor (PgR), p53, Ki-67 and HER-2/neu) and compared extent and staining intensities at the primary tumour(More)
OBJECTIVE Diabetes mellitus (DM) and urinary stone disease (USD) are common diseases in the community. The prevalence of USD has not previously been studied in DM patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We evaluated 286 diabetics and 111 age-matched controls by means of direct urinary system X-ray, ultrasonography and/or intravenous pyelography. We also examined(More)
We investigated the long-term effect of trastuzumab, a monoclonal antibody against the Her2 signalling pathway, on QT dispersion in female patients with early-stage breast cancer. A total of 46 eligible patients with early-stage breast cancer were divided into two groups according to whether they were treated with trastuzumab: Group 1 (n = 32, patients with(More)
A 63-year-old man presented with a rare metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) involving the lumbosacral spine and causing nerve root compression. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging revealed an extradural soft tissue mass at the L5-S1 levels. The tumor was subtotally removed and chemotherapy was administered, but he died of multiple metastases from the primary(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine the frequency and genetic diversity of Blastocystis in cancer patients of a Medical Oncology Department in Aydın, Turkey. Patients' stool samples were examined between January 2013 and February 2014 by both microscopy and culture methods. Culture positive samples were subjected to DNA isolation and Sequence Tagged(More)
A 53-year-old woman with advanced-stage ovarian cancer experienced extravasation of paclitaxel into the breast tissue as a result of inappropriate needle insertion and/or dislodgement; it came from a central catheter port (CCP) that was found to be intact under radiological examination with contrast material. The breast became tender and oedematous with(More)
Brown tumors are rare skeletal manifestations of hyperparathyroidism (HPT) that may mimic cancer metastasis. Here, we present a 52-year-old woman with HPT and multiple foci of technetium uptake due to brown tumors on bone scintigraphy. Screening tests were negative for cancer and serum parathormon (PTH) measurement; parathyroid ultrasonography and(More)
A 42-year-old woman with locally advanced breast cancer developed headache just after completing adjuvant chemotherapy. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass located in the left subthalamic nucleus (STN) and involving the posterior part of the thalamus and the hypothalamus. The patient refused a radiologically guided biopsy and gamma knife treatment(More)
PURPOSE Cardiac involvement is not well defined in myeloproliferative disorders (MPD). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cardiac involvement by transthoracic echocardiography in MPD. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study groups were 36 patients (mean age: 58+/-15 years, 20 female and 16 male) with MPD and 30 age-matched healthy controls. MPD group(More)