Vildan Ozkocaman

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The incidence of acute leukemia in pregnancy is low and the management of acute leukemia during pregnancy is difficult. We have observed a total of 10 pregnancies in 8 patients. Six of the patients had acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) and two of them had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Three of the pregnancies were diagnosed when the leukemia was in(More)
Although bone marrow metastases can be found commonly in some malignant tumors, diagnosing a nonhematologic malignancy from marrow is not a usual event. To underscore the value of bone marrow aspiration and biopsy as a short cut in establishing a diagnosis for disseminated tumors, we reviewed 19 patients with nonhematologic malignancies who initially had(More)
Because of the teratogenicity data in rats, it is recommended that women treated with imatinib should be aware of the potential teratogenicity of imatinib and effective contraception should be used during imatinib therapy to prevent pregnancy. We describe successful pregnancy and delivery, without any congenital anomaly, in a patient with CML under(More)
PNH Education and Study Group (PESG) have been established in December 2013 as a non-profit, independent, medical organization www.pesg.org. Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a multi-systemic disease that should be treated with a multidisciplinary approach. Patients may apply to the clinics other than the hematology due to variability and(More)
The development of imatinib as a therapeutic agent targeting BCR-ABL has increased the treatment options for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) by significantly impacting outcomes, and imatinib is recommended by treatment guidelines as the first-line therapy. However, treatment of maternal CML with imatinib during gestation is not recommended because of the(More)
Although various hematologic abnormalities are seen in tuberculosis, immune thrombocytopenic purpura is a rare event. We report a case of a 29 year-old male who was presented with immune thrombocytopenia-induced hemoptysis, macroscopic hematuria and generalized petechiae. The patient was found to have clinical, microbiological and radiological evidence of(More)
An activating mutation of Janus kinase 2 (JAK2-V617F) was previously described in chronic myeloproliferative disorders (MPD). In previously published studies, the frequency of the JAK2-V617F mutation was determined to be 80–90 % for patients with polycythemia vera (PV) and 40–70 % for essential thrombocythemia (ET). In this study, we analyzed the(More)
To the Editor: We read with great interest the article by Attwell and colleagues [1] in a recent issue of Digestive Diseases and Sciences that described a case of IgA multiple myeloma (MM) involving two unusual extramedullary sites: the porta hepatis and peritoneum. The involvement of abdominal vessels and pancreas by plasma cell neoplasms is very rare and(More)