Serkan Öcal

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Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic, immune/antigen-mediated esophageal disease characterized with symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and eosinophil-predominant inflammation. There has been a dramatic increase in the diagnosis of this disease in recent years. The primary objective of this study was to determine the frequency of EoE in adult(More)
Vasoconstrictor therapy with terlipressin and concomitant albumin can improve renal function in patients with hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) type 1, but the efficacy of therapy in patients with active infection is controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy, adverse effects, and predictors of terlipressin therapy and to find out whether(More)
A 40-year-old healthy woman was evaluated as a donor candidate for living donor liver transplantation. Her medical history was unremarkable. She had completely normal physical examination and laboratory results. It was seen on endoscopic retrograde cholangiography imaging (Figure 1a) and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography imaging (Figure 1b) that(More)
OBJECTIVES Hepatitis B and D virus coinfection or superinfection lead to chronic liver disease and have poor treatment results and poor prognosis. After transplant, these patients have difficult problems. We aimed to report long-term data of liver transplant recipients who had hepatitis B and D virus-related chronic liver disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate the colonoscopy findings in patients after kidney transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed kidney transplant patients who had colonoscopy examinations for various indications between 2011 and 2015. RESULTS Eighty-one patients (25 women and 56 men) with a mean age of 39 years (range, 18-64 y) were(More)
We present a rare case of progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis within a family. A 34-yearold female became a living-related liver transplant donor for her son, who had the disease. Nine years after the transplant, the mother developed severe intrahepatic cholestasis, for which she was evaluated after using an oral contraceptive drug. She presented(More)
An 89-year-old woman was admitted with complaints of nausea, vomiting, and epigastric pain after having meals. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed a 12.5-cm mass in the fundus of the stomach, which extended to the duodenum (Figure 1). Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a polypoid lesion with a thick and long stalk that originated from(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the effect of hepatitis B virus in kidney transplant patients in terms of patient care and survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed kidney transplant patients from 1993 to 2013. A control group with negative serology was selected. The hepatitis B virus-positive group was divided into 2 subgroups based on(More)
OBJECTIVES Studies have demonstrated worse graft and patient survival among hepatitis C virus-positive patients following kidney transplant. Eradication of hepatitis C virus infection before renal transplant with interferon should be considered in hepatitis C virus-infected patients undergoing dialysis who are on the waiting list for transplant. We(More)
OBJECTIVES There is no correlation between alanine aminotransferase levels, viral load, and histologic findings at dialysis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Identification of the severity of hepatitis C-related liver disease before transplant could provide valuable data about the risk for liverrelated mortality after transplant. In this(More)