Turan Çalhan

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Hepatitis B (HBV) is a vaccine-preventable infection that may cause severe infections, particularly in patients who are being treated with immunosuppressive therapy [(i.e., inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)]. Limited data are available about IBD patients’ response rate to HBV vaccine. To assess the efficacy of HBV vaccine in IBD patients and healthy(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Development of resistance to standard therapy for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication is rapid. The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy of alternative treatment modalities for H. pylori. Compared treatments were standard triple treatment plus probiotic, sequential therapy with levofloxacin, and a 14-day regimen of PPI(More)
BACKGROUND Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional bowel disorder. The frequency of microscopic colitis and focal active colitis in the colonic mucosa has been investigated in IBS patients. METHODS Between June 2007 and September 2010, 378 patients (between 16 and 84 years) were recruited prospectively. Of these 378 patients, 226 patients(More)
Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) receive long-term therapy with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) agents. Several studies have recently been published suggesting that treatment with PPI may cause bone fractures, although the number of prospective studies in this regard is limited. The aim of this study is to prospectively investigate the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and intestinal metaplasia in adult dispeptic patients. (attending an endoscopy clinic at our training and referral hospital in Turkey). METHODOLOGY A total of 3301 consecutive dyspeptic patients, with a mean age +/- SD of 45.97 +/- 15.15 years,(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary reason for obtaining duodenal biopsy sample is to diagnose celiac disease. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and drug injury are common causes of duodenitis. The aim of this retrospective study was to explore effects of H. pylori and drugs on duodenal mucosa. METHODS Duodenal biopsy samples of patients who underwent upper(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to investigate serum IL17 levels in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and to investigate the relationship between serum IL17 levels with disease activity. METHODS Fifty patients with CD and sex- and age-matched 40 healthy controls were included in the study. The serum IL17 levels, complete blood count, blood(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is a viral disease, common across the world, and associated with several extraintestinal manifestations including vasculitis. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs) are sensitive and specific markers for vasculitides. There is limited data available in the literature on whether ANCA formation is stimulated by CHB(More)
Situs inversus totalis is is a congenital anomaly associated with various visceral abnormalities, but there is no data about the relationship between secondary biliary cirrhosis and that condition. We here present a case of a 58 year-old female with situs inversus totalis who was admitted to our clinic with extrahepatic cholestasis. After excluding all(More)
Duodenal intramural hematoma (DIH) usually occurs in childhood and young adults following blunt abdominal trauma. It may also develop in the presence of coagulation disorders and may rarely be an iatrogenic outcome of endoscopic procedures. Management of DIH is usually a conservative approach. A case of intramural duodenal hematoma that developed following(More)