Yusuf Yazgan

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We assessed the diagnostic value of the 14C urea breath test (UBT) in the detection of Helicobacter pylori compared with histology and the rapid urease test (RUT). The study included 68 patients (22 men and 46 women) with dyspeptic symptoms. H. pylori status was evaluated by 14C UBT, RUT and histology. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative(More)
BACKGROUND Some cases of Tourette's syndrome (TS) are hypothesized to be caused by autoantibodies that develop in response to a preceding group A beta hemolytic streptococcal infection. METHODS To test this hypothesis, we looked for the presence ot total and IgG antibodies against neural, nuclear, cytoskeletal and streptococcal epitopes using indirect(More)
BACKGROUND Use of mucolytic agents that result in reduced mucous viscosity of the gastric mucous has been suggested to have an additive effect in curing Helicobacter pylori infection. METHODS Seventy Hpylori-positive patients were given either eradication treatment consisting of 500 mg clarithromycin bid and 30 mg lansoprazole bid for 10 days plus 10 mL(More)
AIMS Regional changes in cerebral blood flow in patients with chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and subclinical hepatic encephalopathy were investigated in the present study using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). METHODS Twenty patients with cirrhosis, 11 patients with chronic hepatitis, and nine healthy controls were included in the study.(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever is a multisystem disorder, usually seen in subjects of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern origin, characterized by recurrent bouts of fever and pain due to inflammation of the peritoneum, synovia, or pleura. In this article we report a case of Familial Mediterranean fever with recurrent abdominal pain and hyperbilirubinemia,(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), the most frequent periodic fever syndrome, is an autosomal recessive inherited disease that predominantly affects eastern Mediterranean populations. Fetuin-A is a well known negative acute-phase protein. Studies of this glycoprotein as a marker of inflammation in FMF are limited. We have investigated the relationship(More)