Serdar Akça

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We tested whether zoledronic acid, a biphosphonate with proposed apoptotic activity, augmented the cytotoxicity of cisplatin and/or gemcitabine in A549 lung cancer cell line. This cell line was subjected to different concentrations of the above chemotherapeutic agents and zoledronic acid. Cytotoxicity was assessed by the MTT(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, our objective was to define the usefulness of technetium-99m hexamethyl propylene amine oxime (Tc-99m HMPAO)-labeled leukocyte scintigraphy at three different time points in the assessment of disease extension and severity in patients with active ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS Twenty-one consecutive patients (10 women, 11 men;(More)
Hepatic epithelioid hemangiendothelioma is a rare vascular tumor. The clinical course is unpredictable and different treatment modalities are offered depending on the patients condition. Orthotopic liver tranplantation is the choice of treatment in diffuse cases without metastases. A 32 year old woman was admitted to hospital with multiple mass lesions(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The purpose of this study was to research the efficacy and reliability of endoscopic rectal ultrasonography in local staging (T and N stages) of rectal tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study was carried out by the Department of Gastroenterology, İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, which is tertiary level.(More)