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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)
Although renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a rare complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), type 4 RTA associated with lupus nephritis is extremely rare. A 20-year-old woman presented with malaise and edema in the lower extremities and face. She had multiple lymphadenopathies. There were 20% eosinophil in blood smear and 32% in bone marrow(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The aim of our study was to compare the three different regional anaesthesia methods in patients who underwent transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and to determine the ideal anaesthesia method for TURP operation. METHODS Totally 77 ASA II-III patients were preloaded with 500 ml 0.9% NaCl solution before regional(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)
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)
Fenofibrate, a fibric acid derivative, is used to treat diabetic dyslipidemia, hypertriglyceridemia, and combined hyperlipidemia, administered alone or in combination with statins. Rhabdomyolysis is defined as a pathological condition involving skeletal muscle cell damage leading to the release of toxic intracellular material into circulation. Its major(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)
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)
We report an adult case of ureterosigmoidostomy-associated quadriparesis, rhabdomyolysis, and tetany which may be the first such case in the literature. A 32-year-old female patient was brought to the emergency room of our hospital, having been unable to walk or use her arms for 24 h. Neurological examination revealed quadriparesis. She had severe(More)