Salih Inal

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AIM The current data have proven the pivotal role of inflammation in the development of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Neutrophil to lymphocyte (N/L) ratio has increasingly been reported as a measure of systemic inflammation. This study assessed N/L ratio and investigated its associations with(More)
INTRODUCTION Sexual dysfunction and vitamin D deficiency are highly prevalent in dialysis patients. Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to many diseases. To the best of our knowledge, the relationship between vitamin D and sexual dysfunction in dialysis patients has not been previously reported in the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND In obstructive uropathy, despite a severe increase in the serum creatinine (Cr) levels, only a mild cystatin C (CysC) increase was previously reported. Therefore, we aimed to determine the availability of serum Cr/CysC ratio in predicting postrenal acute kidney injury (AKI). MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a cross-sectional study involving(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential association of single gene polymorphisms of manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD), glutathione peroxidase 1 (GPX1) and catalase (CAT) with clinical outcomes of acute kidney injury (AKI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety AKI patients and 101 healthy volunteers were included in the study.(More)
INTRODUCTION 'Non-dippers' are individuals without the anticipated nocturnal decrease in blood pressure. An increased incidence of target organ damage and a worse outcome in terms of cardiovascular events have been reported in this group of people. The pathogenesis of non-dipper hypertension is not clear at present. We aimed to investigate the effects of(More)
YKL-40 has been introduced as a marker of inflammation in different clinical situations. The association between YKL-40 and inflammation in chronic renal failure patients has not been researched currently. The objectives of this study were to establish serum YKL-40 concentrations in dialysis patients with chronic renal failure compared to healthy subjects(More)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is rarely reported in the clinical course of H1N1 infection and this condition is strongly related with increasing of mortality risk. However, there are no sufficient data about the development of AKI due to H1N1 infections. The recent reports were documented for elevation of creatinine phosphokinase levels in the course of(More)
Idiopathic hypoparathyroidism is an uncommon disease caused by insufficient secretion of parathyroid hormone. Idiopathic hypoparathyroidism may cause various musculoskeletal findings, including diffuse ligamentous and entheseal ossifications. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis is a disorder of the elderly characterized by ossification of the anterior(More)
Among women with chronic kidney disease, successful pregnancy with a surviving infant is rather rare. Although these pregnancies carry higher risk, with the possibility of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, they can be managed with close monitoring and intense renal replacement therapy. Given the hemodynamic advantages of peritoneal dialysis over(More)
PURPOSE Chronic volume overload, hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy are major risk factors contributing to the high mortality rate in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. In this study, we aimed to determine the impact of blood pressure measurements and volume status determined by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) measurements over left(More)