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BACKGROUND Secondary amyloidosis is the most frequent of the various types of systemic amyloidosis, the epidemiology of which is not yet fully known. The aim of our study was to evaluate retrospectively the collective data for the aetiological distribution, clinical findings and approaches to the management of secondary amyloidosis in Turkey. METHODS Data(More)
  • S. Paydas
  • 1999
We studied a group of 59 patients with renal amyloidosis. Mean age (45 male, 14 female) was 33.05±13.04 years. All of the cases had secondary amyloidosis. The causes of secondary amyloidosis were as follows: familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) 18 (30.5%), pulmonary tuberculosis 12 (20.33%), chronic oseomyelitis 8 (13.55%), bronchiectasia 9 (15.25%),(More)
Background: The aim of the study is a comparison of the expression of cytoskeletal proteins, alpha smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), vimentin, and desmin in fetal, normal kidney and proliferative (diffuse proliferative and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis) and nonproliferative (membranous glomerulonephritis) glomerulonephritis.Methods: We have studied(More)
Almost every patient with chronic renal failure (CRF) eventually develops secondary hyperparathyroidism (SH) unless they are treated with proper and novel medications in advanced medical centers by skilled medical personnel. Every kind of bone abnormality including skull deformities has been described in detail by almost every concerned researcher and(More)
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) has shown to be a reliable choice in the treatment of glomerulonephritis. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical course and response to MMF therapy in 49 patients with primary glomerulopathy (37 patients) and lupus nephritis [class III (five patients) and IV (seven patients)]. Patients were treated with MMF for more than 6(More)
Arteriosclerosis is characterized by stiffening of arteries. The incremental elastic modulus (Einc) measurement is a good marker of arterial wall stiffness. Metabolic, inflammatory and hemodynamic alterations cause structural changes and vascular complications in end stage renal disease. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the factors that may(More)
Renal physiology is a partially cyclooxygenase (COX)-dependent system. Kidneys express both COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes. In this study, we tried to investigate the effects of diclofenac sodium (D), with or without furosemide (F), on plasma renin activity (PRA), serum and urine electrolytes, creatinine clearance, and COX-1 and COX-2 expression in the renal(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to examine a plausible correlation between venous and arterial blood gas values in acidotic patients with chronic uremia or diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). METHODS A total of 152 arterial and 152 venous blood samples from uremic patients (n = 100), DKA patients (n = 21) and healthy controls (n = 31) were analyzed for(More)
Despite the current diagnostic and serologic testing for SLE, the interval between the onset of symptoms and the diagnosis is still long. In this study, we aimed to show the interval between the initial symptoms and the diagnosis of SLE and to investigate the presence of any relationship between the interval and the initial symptoms. One hundred and(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiovascular complications due to atherosclerosis (AS) are the major cause of mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Inflammation may play an important role in the development of AS. Several studies have demonstrated an association between AS and acute-phase proteins and cytokines in the general population and in HD patients. Interleukin-10(More)