Sehmus Ozmen

Learn More
It is often difficult to distinguish acute renal failure clinically from chronic renal failure, especially in patients who do not have records of their medical history. We investigated the magnitude of iPTH increase in ARF and the potential role of iPTH as a marker for differential diagnosis of ARF and CRF in new patients referred to our renal unit. We(More)
Renal failure is an important complication of snakebite and a major cause of mortality. We aimed to study the clinical profile of snake envenomation in Southeast Anatolia, Turkey, in an adult population. We retrospectively analyzed the records of 200 snakebite victims from 1998 to 2006 at the Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey. Sixteen(More)
OBJECTIVE Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the main tool used to diagnose, treat and follow up renal diseases. Age, gender, ethnicity and obesity all affect the relationship between serum creatinine, muscle mass/body weight and GFR. This study aimed to investigate the role of lean body mass for GFR estimation in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)(More)
Kimura disease (KD) is an angiolymphoid proliferative disorder of unknown etiology, occurs mainly in Asian patients, presenting with subcutaneous slowly growing masses, with a predilection for preauricular and submandibular regions. The clinical course of the disease is thought to be benign. Concomitant peripheral blood eosinophilia and elevated serum(More)
Malignant otitis externa (MOE) is a severe infection of external auditory canal and skull base. A 17-year-old diabetic girl was admitted with diabetic ketoacidosis. Cellulitis of her right ear occurred on the second day of hospitalization and a black necrotic scar in the same region appeared on the next day. The lesion rapidly invaded to right side of neck(More)
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a bacterial infection of ascitic fluid which arises in the absence of any other intraabdominal infection source. SBP may develop in all cirrhotic patients with ascites. Gram-negative aerobic bacteria and non-enterococcal Streptococcus spp. are the most common organisms isolated from ascites. Diagnosis necessarily(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Several conflicting results are presently reported regarding raised IgG and IgM-anticardiolipin antibodies (ACA) titers in hemodialysis (HD) patients and their role in vascular access dysfunction. We aimed to determine the prevalence of both IgM and IgG-ACA titers and to analyze retrospectively their role in primary and secondary(More)
Spontaneous coronary dissection (SCAD) is an unusual cause of acute myocardial infarction with complex pathophysiology. We present a case of acute inferior myocardial infarction resulting from spontaneous coronary artery dissection of the right coronary artery in a 33-year-old woman during the hemodialysis due to a recent abortion and consequent curettage(More)
Most episodes of fistula thrombosis are consequences of underlying physioanatomic abnormalities. However, some dialysis access thrombosis develops independent from any obvious anatomic cause. We aimed to clarify the role of thrombophilias in primary and secondary AVF failure. One hundred eighty nine arteriovenous fistulas in 116 adults on maintenance(More)
AIM The direction of arterial access needles in fistulas and grafts has been a subject of some controversy and there is no study comparing the results either direction of arterial needle placement in cannulation of arteriovenous fistula. We compared mean urea reduction rate (URR) and Kt/V in the same HD patients when dialyzed via antegrade or retrograde(More)