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OBJECTIVE Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common form of anemia. Impaired intake absorption and blood loss are the main factors in the etiology. Impaired absorption can be caused by a decrease in trace elements such as copper and zinc, which are found in the structure of enzymes that coordinate iron metabolism or act as a catalyst for them, and the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to evaluate the iron absorption status by using the oral iron absorption test (OIAT) in older patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in comparison with younger patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a cross-sectional study including 100 patients with iron deficiency anemia. Patients were divided in two groups; group(More)
Skeletal-related events (SREs) for nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with bone metastasis lead to serious morbidity. The aim of this study was to determine risk factors for SREs in NSCLC patients with bone metastasis and the factors influencing SRE-free survival and overall survival (OS). From 2000 to 2012, we evaluated retrospectively 835 NSCLC(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to determine the presence or absence of malignant etiology in the epidemiological, clinical and laboratory results of patients undergoing lymph node biopsies. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study was carried out between January 2013 and April 2014. We enrolled a total of 150 adult patients who had lymph node biopsies. 73 of these were(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we aimed to investigate the iron absorption defects using the oral iron absorption test (OIAT) in patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-six patients with IDA which nonresponder to oral iron treatment were included in the study. OIAT was started at 8 a.m. after an overnight fast; 52.8 mg of(More)
BACKGROUND Utilizing geriatric screening tools for the identification of vulnerable older patients with cancer is important. The aim of this study is to evaluate the hospitalization risk of elderly hematologic cancer patients based on geriatric assessment and laboratory parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this cross sectional study 61 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The aim of this study was to examine the theory that oxidative stress might have an important mediating effect on the deleterious results of vitamin B12 metabolism deficiency seen throughout the body. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty patients with vitamin B12 deficiency and 40 healthy controls were included in the study. Venous blood samples(More)
BACKGROUND The disclosure of a diagnosis of cancer is complex, particularly in older patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between age and not knowing the diagnosis, and its impact on mood. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 70 patients with various types of solid and hematologic cancer in early stages, which were(More)
Liver involvement in mutiple myeloma (MM) is not commonly encountered. In this report, we describe a patient who was diagnosed with IgG kappa type MM. A liver biopsy revealed monoclonal plasma cell infiltration. Hepatomegaly was the sole finding in physical examination and the liver function tests were not disturbed.
PURPOSE Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) was evaluated as a potential prognostic factor in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between December 2009 and April 2014, 14 female (35%) and 26 male (65%) MDS patients who were followed up in our hematology clinic were included in the study for NLR during diagnosis. Division(More)