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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)
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)
BACKGROUND Dental plaque is considered by some to be a secondary reservoir for Helicobacter pylori and thus responsible for gastric reinfection. The aim of this study was to investigate whether testing dental plaque using a rapid urease test (CLOtest) can be used to determine gastric H. pylori status. METHODS We investigated dental plaque colonization by(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)
EINLEITUNG: Im letzten Jahrzehnt sehen sich die Abteilungen für Gastroenterologie mit immer mehr Zuweisungen zur PEG konfrontiert. Aus diesem Grund beschlossen wir, die von uns gesetzten PEGs im Hinblick auf Indikationen, Komplikationen und Langzeitverlauf zu analysieren. MATERIAL UND METHODEN: Retrospektiv wurden die Indikationen, die geglückten(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of familial Mediterranean fever still remains clinical, since no specific laboratory test exists, other than a molecular genetic test which is not widely available. AIM To evaluate the clinical findings in 105 Turkish patients; to compare these findings with those in the literature; and to make a brief review of the disease. (More)