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A case report: antiviral triple therapy with telaprevir in a haemodialysed HCV patient in Turkey

Akhan, S. | Sayan, M. | Altunok, E. Sargin | Aynioglu, A.

Makale | 2015 | ACTA CLINICA BELGICA70 ( 6 ) , pp.440 - 441

A 49-year-old woman was diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C 7 years ago. She began haemodialysis at the same time. She was on the waiting list for kidney transplantation (KTx). The real-time PCR technique revealed an HCV RNA viral load of 212 000 IU/ml, genotype 1a, IL28B the rs12979860 minor allele heterozygous CT (rs8099917 TT homozygous). She had a history of first antiviral treatment for 48 weeks of PEG-IFN-alpha 2a, 135 mu g/week in 2011, but the HCV infection relapsed. Considering her relatively young age, candidacy for renal transplant, and the heterozygous pattern of IL28B, we decided to proceed with a second (and last) antiv . . .iral treatment using triple therapy with telaprevir at the regular dose of 750 mg every 8 hours + PEG-IFN-alpha 2a 135 mg/week sc + 200 mg RBV three times a week. At the end of 6-month therapy, HCV RNA was found to be negative at months 3, 5, and 6. The patient has reached the sustained virological response (SVR) and is ready for KTx. All renal transplant candidates (dialysis-dependent, or not) with HCV should be assessed for antiviral treatment given the increased risk of progressive liver disease due to immunosuppressive therapy, increased life expectancy compared to other HCV-positive patients on dialysis, and the inability to receive interferon after transplantation Daha fazlası Daha az

Effects of the folk medicinal plant extract Ankaferd Blood Stopper (R) on the ocular surface

Alpay, Atilla | Evren, Cenk | Bektas, Sibel | Ugurbas, Silay Canturk | Ugurbas, Suat Hayri | Cinar, Fikret

Makale | 2011 | CUTANEOUS AND OCULAR TOXICOLOGY30 ( 4 ) , pp.280 - 285

Purpose: To investigate the effects of Ankaferd Blood Stopper (R) (ABS) on the ocular surface. Methods: Twenty adult male Wistar albino rats, weighing 390-530 g, were used in this prospective, controlled trial. One drop of ABS and one drop of balanced salt solution (BSS) were instilled into the lower conjunctival sac of the right and left eyes, respectively. After the rats were anesthetized, the ocular surface was evaluated based on the Draize criteria, and fluorescein tests were performed at 1, 2, 4, 18, 24, and 48 h. Subsequently, the rats were killed and all eyes were enucleated for histopathological examination. Results: The out . . .come of the Draize and fluorescein tests revealed that ABS caused more irritation of the ocular surface than BSS (P < 0.001). The highest mean ABS score was 4.9 for the Draize test and 0.4 for the fluorescein test, and ABS was considered to be a slight irritant. Histopathological examinations of the cornea and the conjunctiva revealed no significant difference between the eyes instilled with BSS and those instilled with ABS. Conclusions: ABS is a hemostatic drug that exerts a slight toxic effect on the ocular surface. Given its ease of use and antibacterial activity, as well as its efficiency in stopping bleeding, the use of ABS during ocular surgery should be further investigated in experimental and clinical studies Daha fazlası Daha az

Vitamin E and antioxidant activity; its role in slow coronary flow

Celik, Veysel Kenan | Eken, Imge Ezgi | Yildiz, Gursel | Yilmaz, Mehmet Birhan | Gurlek, Ahmet | Aydin, Huseyin

Makale | 2013 | CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA24 ( 09.Oct ) , pp.360 - 363

Aim: Oxidative stress, which is widely recognised as an important feature of many diseases, can be defined as an increased formation of reactive oxygen species or decreased antioxidant defense. In this study we measured plasma vitamin E levels and total antioxidant activity (AOA) in patients with slow coronary flow (SCF). Methods: The plasma vitamin E levels and AOA were measured in 40 patients with angiographically diagnosed SCF. Forty subjects with normal coronary flow (NCF) served as the control group. SCF and NCF were analysed, and blood samples were taken for plasma vitamin E levels and AOA. Plasma vitamin E levels and AOA in p . . .atients with SCF were evaluated and compared to those of patients with NCF. Results: There was no significant difference between the two groups in terms of plasma AOA, lipid profile and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels but there was a significant difference in vitamin E levels between the two groups (p = 0.001). Conclusion: Vitamin E levels were found to be lowered in patients with SCF compared to the NCF group. The association between smoking and vitamin E levels is worth further investigating in larger samples Daha fazlası Daha az

Influence of smoking on human milk tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-1 beta, and soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 levels at postpartum seventh day

Ermis, Bahri | Yildirim, Abdulkadir | Tastekin, Ayhan | Ors, Rahmi

Makale | 2009 | PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL51 ( 6 ) , pp.821 - 824

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy on human milk interleukin-1 beta, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 levels at the postpartum seventh day. Methods: Forty-four mothers (age range: 21-34 years) were enrolled in the study. Mothers were interviewed and classified according to their smoking status into one of two groups: the smoking mothers (n = 21) and the nonsmoking mothers (n = 23). Results: There were no significant differences between study groups with respect to human milk interleukin-1 beta (P = 0.12) and soluble . . . vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 levels (P = 0.83). However, TNF-alpha levels were found to be significantly lower in the smoking mothers compared with the controls (P = 0.002). Conclusion: This study shows that maternal smoking during pregnancy affects the levels of TNF-alpha in milk. The protective effect of human milk against infections seems to be impaired in smoking mothers Daha fazlası Daha az

Familial eyelash trichomegaly: The case of a sister and a brother

Tamer, Funda | Yuksel, Mehmet Eren


WOS: 000387132400019 PubMed: 27506506

The impact of the extent and severity of coronary artery disease on fractional flow reserve measurements

Sahan, E. | Sahan, S. | Karamanlioglu, M. | Gul, M. | Kalayci, S. | Boyaci, A. | Dereagzi, F.


OBJECTIVE: Coronary angiography has a limitation to determine the severity of intermediate stenosis (30-70%)(1,2). Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is a method for the assessment of the intermediate stenosis severity(3). The effect of coronary artery disease (CAD) severity on the FFR results is not clear. In this study, we aimed to expose the effect of CAD severity calculated with Syntax and Gensini scores on FFR results. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We scanned patients data (n= 378) who had undergone fractional flow reserve measurements in our center. Patients with acute coronary syndrome in the last month, moderate or severe valvular diseas . . .es, acute heart failure, serious bradycardia, atrial fibrillation/flutter, severe left ventricular hypertrophy or patient with deficient data were excluded. 351 patients were included in the study. Syntax and Gensini scores were calculated and compared with FFR results. Hemodynamically significant result for FFR, ratio 22 had notable more crucial lesions in FFR measurements ( Daha fazlası Daha az


Sumer, Mahmut | Keskiner, Ilker | Mercan, Ugur | Misir, Ferhat | Cankaya, Soner

Makale | 2014 | JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY112 ( 3 ) , pp.522 - 525

Statement of problem. Many studies have investigated the heat generated during implant preparation, but data are needed to better predict heat generation during implant insertion. Purpose. The purpose of this study was to measure the heat generated during insertion of an implant at speeds of 30, 50, and 100 rpm, and with manual insertion. Material and methods. Sixty-four uniform fresh bovine femoral cortical bone specimens were used. After the cortical bone was drilled, 3 different implant insertion speeds and the manual insertion of the implant were evaluated for 2 different implant diameters. The temperature was measured with 2 Te . . .flon-insulated, type K thermocouples. Data were analyzed by 2way ANOVA, and the Tukey honestly significant difference test (Gc=.05). Results. The highest thermal change for 4.1-mm-diameter implants was found at a speed of 100 rpm (9.81 C 2.29 C), and the lowest thermal change was 3.69 C 0.85 C at a speed of 30 rpm. A statistically significant difference was found between 100 rpm and the other 3 insertion procedures. The highest thermal change for a 4.8-mm-diameter implant was found at a speed of 100 rpm (8.79 C 1.53 C), and the lowest thermal change was 4.48 C 0.85 C at a speed of 30 rpm. No statistical difference was observed with manual, 30 rpm, and 50 rpm; however, a statistically significant difference was found between 100 rpm and the other 3 insertion procedures. Conclusions. Manual implant insertion and at speeds of 30 rpm and 50 rpm generated lower heat compared with insertion at 100 rpm. (J Prosthet Dent 20:14;112:522-525 Daha fazlası Daha az

Idiopathic calcinosis of the scrotum

Demir, Y | Latifoglu, O | Yenidunya, S | Celebi, C

Mektup | 2000 | ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY45 ( 2 ) , pp.223 - 224

WOS: 000088658800034 PubMed: 10949366

Blood levels of TNF-, IL-10, and IL-12 in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss

Demirhan, Erhan | Eskut, Neslihan Purdas | Zorlu, Yasar | Cukurova, Ibrahim | Tuna, Gamze | Kirkali, Fatos Guldal

Makale | 2013 | LARYNGOSCOPE123 ( 7 ) , pp.1778 - 1781

Objectives/Hypothesis To investigate the blood levels of TNF-, IL-10, and IL-12 in the idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss patients, and the change of these cytokine levels after treatment. Study Design Prospective clinical trial. Methods Twenty-three patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss and 20 healthy people were selected as study and control groups. Blood samples for TNF-, IL-10, and IL-12 were taken before treatment and 6 weeks after treatment. The study group was given combined treatment including dexamethasone, heparin, pentoxifyline, vitamin B1, and B6 for 10 days, and was divided into two groups . . .: treatment responders and treatment nonresponders. The treatment responders group was also divided into three groups according to most accepted criteria for improvement in the literature. Audiograms were taken before treatment and 6 weeks after treatment to determine the response to the treatment. Results There was no significant difference between pre- and posttreatment values of IL-10 and IL-12 in all study groups (P > 0.05). There was also no significant difference between pre- and posttreatment values of TNF- in treatment responders (P > 0.05). Treatment nonresponders had more elevated posttreatment values of TNF- than pretreatment values (P < 0.05). Conclusion IL-10 and IL-12 may not play a critical role in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss. But our data supports the role of TNF- in the pathophysiology of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss, and TNF- receptor blockers may have benefits in these patients. Level of Evidence 3B. Laryngoscope, 201 Daha fazlası Daha az

Spontaneous regression of cervical disc herniations

Gurkanlar, D. | Yucel, E. | Er, U. | Keskil, S.

Makale | 2006 | MINIMALLY INVASIVE NEUROSURGERY49 ( 3 ) , pp.179 - 183

The spontaneous regression of cervical disc herniations is a rare occurrence. Six herniated cervical discs that had regressed spontaneously are presented. All radiological disc regressions correlated well with clinical improvements. We want to underscore the potential for regression that should be considered in the evaluation and management of any patient with a herniated cervical disc.

Is computed tomography necessary to determine liver injury in pediatric trauma patients with negative ultrasonography?

Kaya, U. | Cavus, U. Y. | Karakilic, M. E. | Erdem, A. B. | Aydin, K. | Isik, B. | Abacioglu, Serkan

Makale | 2013 | EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY39 ( 6 ) , pp.641 - 646

Purpose Abdominal trauma is the third most common cause of all trauma-related deaths in children. Liver injury is the second most common, but the most fatal injury associated with abdomen trauma. Because the liver enzymes have high sensitivity and specificity, the use of tomography has been discussed for accurate diagnosis of liver injury. Methods Our study was based on retrospective analyses of hemodynamically stabil patients under the age of 18 who were admitted to the emergency department with blunt abdominal trauma. Results Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels were significantly higher as a . . .result of liver injury. In the patients whose AST and ALT levels were lower than 40 IU/L, no liver injury was observed in the contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT). No liver injury was detected in the patients with AST levels lower than 100 IU/L. Liver injury was detected with contrast-enhanced CT in only one patient whose ALT level was lower than 100 IU/L, but ultrasonography initially detected liver injury in this patient. Conclusions According to our findings, abdominal CT may not be necessary to detect liver injury if the patient has ALT and AST levels below 100 IU/L with a negative abdominal USG at admission and during follow-up Daha fazlası Daha az

Effects of three different iron supplementations in term healthy infants after 5 months of life

Ermis, B | Demirel, F | Demircan, N | Gurel, A

Makale | 2002 | JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PEDIATRICS48 ( 5 ) , pp.280 - 284

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different doses of iron on haematological status of breastfed infants. One hundred and thirteen infants were randomized into four groups at 5 months of age. Iron supplementation was given at doses of 1 mg/kg/day, 2 mg/kg/day, and 2 mg/kg/every other day in the first three study groups, respectively, and the last group received placebo. The hematological values, except hemoglobin, were higher in the group supplemented with iron at a dose of 2 mg/kg/day, and ferritin values were statistically higher in the group supplemented with iron at a dose of 2 mg/kg/every other day than in . . .the group supplemented with iron at a dose of 1 mg/kg/day. We suggest that intermittent iron supplementation is more effective than a daily regimen in equal dosages Daha fazlası Daha az

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