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Volume Status in Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis: The Role of Apelin and Bio-Impedance Spectroscopy
One of the main factors determining the survival of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients is volume status. We aimed to investigate hydration status of PD patients by bio-impedance spectroscopy (BIS) and echocardiography and ...
The Effect of Culture Technique on Culture Positivity in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients with Peritonitis
Objective: We aimed to analyze all peritonitis attacks recorded in our unit, and examine the correlation between culturing technique and culture positivity.
The Relationship Between Ghrelin Levels and the Presence of Helicobacter Pylori in the Gastric Mucosa in Uremic Patients
OBJECTIVE: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is an important risk factor for chronic gastritis and peptic ulcer. Ghrelin is mostly secreted by gastric mucosa. The aim of the study is to examine the relationship ...
Is Pentraxin-3 a Stronger Marker of Inflammation than C-Reactive Protein in Chronic Kidney Disease?
OBJECTIVE : Pentraxin-3 (PTX-3) is elevated in uremic patients and related with albuminuria and endothelial dysfunction. We aimed to clarify the relationship of PTX-3 with inflammatory markers (hsCRP and IL-6) in patients ...
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria and Acute Kidney Injury: A Case Report
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare cause of hemolytic anemia. The major outlines of clinical presentation comprises findings of hemolysis, venous thrombosis and findings of bone marrow failure. The ...
Lipid Profile and Inflammation in Degenerative Valvular Disease
Aim: Degenerative valvular heart disease (DVHD) may cause serious cardiac problems and mortality. Determination of the factors related to DVHD may render possible the prevention and/or slowing down the progression of DVHD. ...
The correlation of inflammatory markers and plasma vaspin levels in patients with diabetic nephropathy
Vaspin, a recently identified adipokine, is a visceral adipose tissue-derived serine protease inhibitor that may have insulin sensitizing effect on adipose tissue. Herein, we measured vaspin level in patients with different ...
Spontaneous Renal Cholesterol Crystal Embolism In A Patient with Functionally Solitary Kidney
Renal cholesterol crystal embolism (also called renal atheroembolism) is a cause of acute kidney injury with increasing frequency. It is usually seen in patients older than 60 years of age with diffuse atherosclerotic ...
A New Marker For Endothelial Function in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients: Apelin
Aim: The most important cause of death in end-stage renal disease is cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is one of the most important steps in the pathogenesis of CVD. Apelin is a peptide recently ...
Comparison of Uremic Patients with Non-Uremic Controls Regarding Gastroscopic Findings and Helicobacter Pylori Positivity
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the relationship between gastroscopic findings and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in uremic patients; and to compare them with the normal population.