Yahya Atayan

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a major complication of acute or chronic liver disease characterized by neuropsychiatric symptoms. It's etiology and pathogenetical mechanisms are not clearly understood and probably it is multifactorial. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relation between pathogenesis of HE and TNF-alpha, IL-1beta,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Despite it being a highly potent antineoplastic drug, cisplatin has important toxic adverse effects limiting its use such as nephrotoxicity, neurotoxicity and ototoxicity. It is thought that cisplatin-induced hepatotoxicity is caused by oxidative stress resulting from increased reactive oxygen species (ROS). Apocynin (APO) exerts its(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Radiation colitis typically emerges during radiotherapy of intra-abdominal malignancies. While the underlying mechanism remains unclear, it is considered that free oxygen radicals act like cellular mediators to cause colonic damage. Apocynin (APO) prevents oxidative stress and apoptotic cell death by inhibiting NADPH oxidase, and(More)
Increased mortality due to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease has been described in adult patients with hypopituitarism, although the precise underlying mechanisms remain undetermined. Various abnormalities of coagulation and fibrinolysis occur in patients with thyroid diseases. Conversely, there are conflicting reports concerning the effects of growth(More)
While the pathogenesis of acetic acid (AA)-induced colitis is unclear, reactive oxygen species are considered to have a significant effect. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the therapeutic potential of dexpanthenol (Dxp) on the amelioration of colitis in rats. Group I (n=8; control group) was intrarectally administered 1 ml saline solution(More)
The occurrence of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is significantly increased in carriers of nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-containing protein 2 (NOD2) variants, suggesting that local immune alterations might be implicated in bacterial translocation (BT). We aimed to assess the role of the NOD2 gene in conferring susceptibility to SBP. We(More)
Alpha 1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency is a hereditary disorder leading to severe lung and liver diseases worldwide. An accumulation of insoluble heterodimer AAT molecules in hepatocytes is the main cause of liver disorders. The most commonly detected allele worldwide is the PIMM allele, which fulfills the AAT function. The most common missing variant is(More)
Majority of esophageal foreign bodies don't cause any complication by directly passing through gastrointestinal system; however, minority of them requires endoscopic or surgical treatment. Here, we presented an unusual esophageal foreign body due to its localization and shape without any risk factor, which is removed successfully by using endoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is due to many risk factors, but its pathogenesis is still not clearly understood. To identify the risk factors for PVT, we analyzed the clinical characteristics and complications associated with PVT in cirrhotic patients. METHODS We studied patients with liver cirrhosis who were admitted to our unit from April 2009(More)
Free iron leads to the formation of pro-oxidant reactive oxygen species (ROS). Humic acids (HAs) enhance permeability of cellular wall and act as a chelator through electron transferring. This study was designed to test chelator effect of HA on iron as well as its anti-oxidant effect against the iron-induced hepatotoxicity and cardiotoxicity. The rats used(More)