Yilmaz Bilgiç

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Although lipomas are encapsulated benign tumors, systemic lipomatosis defines infiltrative nonencapsulated tumors resembling normal adipose tissue. Abdominal lipomatosis and intestinal lipomatosis are different clinicopathological entities with similar clinical symptoms. We describe here a case presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding from eroded(More)
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is characterized by disseminated thrombotic occlusions located in the microcirculation and a syndrome of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA), thrombocytopenia, fever, and renal and neurologic abnormalities. Although several factors such as viral and bacterial pathogens, pancreatitis, drugs, collagen-vascular(More)
Intestinal bacterial overgrowth (IBO) and increased mucosal permeability are suggested to increase bacterial translocation (BT) in liver injury. Rifaximin (RIF) is a minimally absorbed oral antimicrobial agent that restores gut microflora imbalance. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of RIF on BT frequency in thioacetamide(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased nitric oxide (NO) production in cirrhotic patients causes splanchnic vasodilation, leading to the development of the hyperdynamic circulatory syndrome. One factor that influences plasma NO concentration is eNOS gene polymorphism; consequently, the aim of this study was to investigate whether the eNOS gene G894T and T-786C polymorphisms(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)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Oxidative stress plays an important role in development of intestinal injury after abdomino-pelvic radiation therapy. Teucrium polium (TP) is a medicinal plant which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of TP on radiation-induced intestinal oxidative damage in rats.(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)
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)
Objective: Many drugs such as minocycline, nitrofurantoin, halothane, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anti TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) antagonists can induce the autoimmune hepatitis. Herein, we aimed to assess patients suffering from drug induced autoimmune hepatitis who were hospitalized with acute hepatitis like transaminase elevations to our(More)
Dubin-Johnson syndrome (DJS) is a benign autosomal recessive liver disorder characterised by an intermittent jaundice caused by chronic and conjugated hyperbilirubinaemia. Many mutations in multidrug resistance associated protein (MRP-2) gene have been identified in patients with DJS. Although the disease is usually asymptomatic, some patients may(More)