Turker Tasliyurt

Learn More
OBJECTIVE Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by recurrent attacks of fever and inflammation in the peritoneum, synovium, or pleura, accompanied by pain. The disease is associated with mutations in the Mediterranean fever (MEFV) gene, which encodes for the pyrin protein. The aim of this study was to explore(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic and an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of the synovial membrane that affects approximately 1 % of the total world population. Rheumatoid factor (RF) is a widely used auto antibody in diagnosis of the RA and found positive in 50-80 % of the patients but with a lower specificity. On the other(More)
Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disorder whose etiology has not been fully established yet. The MEditerranean FeVer (MEFV) gene has been identified as the cause of Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF). BD shows similarities with FMF, in terms of clinical findings and treatments, as well as their geographical and ethnic co-occurrence.(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a systemic relapsing autoinflammatory disorder occurring in populations originating from the Mediterranean basin, mainly Turks, Levantine Arabs, Sephardic Jews, Druze, and Armenians. The prevalence of FMF shows considerable geographical variation. In Turkey, the prevalence rates were reported as 0.0027-0.25%. This field(More)
Familial mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the FMF gene (MEFV). The gene causing FMF, designated MEFV, encodes a protein called pyrin or marenostrin that is expressed mainly in myeloid bone marrow precursors, neutrophils, and monocytes. Since there are several etiological factors, FMF is the most common(More)
AIM Overt hypothyroidism is associated with an increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease. We aimed to assess the changes in renal function, serum lipids, vitamin B12, folic acid and homocysteine levels before and after treatment in hypothyroid patients. METHODS The study included 54 patients (F/M=47/7) with overt hypothyroidism. All patients(More)
We aimed to assess the prevalence of CKD in the Black Sea Region, Turkey, and to evaluate any relationship between age, gender, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and CKD. This study was conducted in 70 different areas in Tokat Province in the Black Sea Region, in the northern part of Turkey. The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated from(More)
OBJECTIVES The goals of the study were the following: 1) to determine the frequency of psychiatric disorders and irritable bowel syndrome in patients with asthma and 2) to compare the frequency of these disorders in patients with asthma to their frequency in healthy controls. INTRODUCTION Patients with asthma have a higher frequency of irritable bowel(More)
Preliminary evidence suggests that a higher neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) may be an indicator of active ulcerative colitis (UC). However, it is not clear whether the NLR is a useful and simple indicator of clinical activity in UC after adjusting for the other inflammatory markers. We designed a retrospective study to evaluate the role of the NLR in(More)
A 28-year-old female who complained of visual symptoms in the right eye was admitted to the ophthalmology clinic. She had been suffering from visual disturbance for about 5 years and her symptoms had become worse during the last 2 months. There was no previous history of trauma, infection or inflammatory disorders. A pigmented vitreous cyst was detected in(More)