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PubMed | Kocaeli University and Hatay Antakya State Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology | Year: 2016

There are many types of polyglandular autoimmune syndrome (PAS). PAS type 2 is the most common type among adults. For PAS type 2 (PAS-2) diagnosis, detection of Addisons disease with autoimmune thyroid disease and/or type 1 diabetes mellitus are required. Premature ovarian insufficiency, pernicious anemia, vitiligo, alopecia, myasthenia gravis, celiac disease and autoimmune diabetes insipidus may be comorbidities of this condition. Contrary to the common belief, latent PAS is more common than the manifest forms. Here, we present a PAS-2 case diagnosed via adrenal crisis. At the time of diagnosis, the case was observed to have thyroid, adrenal and ovarian involvement. Therefore, PAS-2 and possible immunologic disorders were discussed.


PubMed | Hatay Antakya State Hospital, Hacettepe University, Yildirim Beyazit University, Yozgat State Hospital and 4 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Hepatology international | Year: 2016

Liver biopsy is the gold standard for assessment of fibrosis in patients with hepatitis B. However, it has some disadvantages, including inter-observer and intra-observer variability in biopsy interpretation and specimen variation. A standard biopsy specimen represents only about 0.0002% of the whole liver. It has been shown that two biopsy samples collected during a procedure have significant influence on the diagnostic performance of interpretation in patients with hepatitis C or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Therefore, we aimed to assess the influence of collecting two liver biopsy samples during a single procedure for staging and grading chronic hepatitis B.27 patients were included in the study. The median age of the patients was 43.5111.69. Fifteen patients were female, 12 patients were male. In the biopsy procedure, two samples of liver lobes were obtained. Grade and stage scores were compared between the two samples. Fibrosis staging and grading were assessed according to the Ishak scoring system.Numbers of portal tract and biopsy size were equal in the two samples. There was a significant difference between the samples in terms of histological activity index (p value = 0.04). However, the difference was not enough to distinguish the mild and moderate stages. On the other hand, no significant difference in fibrosis staging between the two samples was found.With this relatively small size of patients, in this study, we showed that a proper liver biopsy size is sufficient to predict treatment decisions in chronic hepatitis B patients. However, further studies are needed to show the association of sampling variability in patients with hepatitis B.


Tok D.,Turkish Armed Forces Health Command | Ekiz F.,Hatay Antakya State Hospital | Basar O.,Hacettepe University | Coban S.,Diskapi Education and Research Hospital | Ozturk G.,Diskapi Education and Research Hospital
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine | Year: 2014

Background and Aim: Early detection of fibrosis should be the main goal of treatment in liver cirrhosis. Endocan, previously called endothelial cell specific molecule-1, is expressed by endothelial cells, primarily in the lung, liver and kidney. In this study, we aimed to examine the correlation of liver fibrosis stage, histological activity and grade of steatosis between serum levels of endocan in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Patients and Methods: This cross-sectional study includes a total of 146 subjects. 55 CHB patients, 19 CHC patients, 38 NAFLD patients and 34 healthy controls were enrolled consecutively. Liver biopsies were performed in all patients with chronic viral hepatitis. NAFLD patients had either grade 2 or grade 3 steatosis on ultrasonography and elevated liver enzymes above the upper normal limits. Serum endocan levels were assessed from blood samples obtained at admission. Results: Gender distribution was similar among the groups (p=0.056). The mean age of the CHB patients was 45.8±12.1, CHC patients was 55.0±12.8 years, NAFLD patients was 42.8±10.8, while control group was 39.4±13.6 years old. Patients with CHC were older than all the others (p=0.001). Serum endocan levels were statistically significantly lower in CHB, CHC and NAFLD groups when compared with controls. Although levels of endocan were lower in CHB and CHC groups when compared with NAFLD group, the difference was not statistically significant. Conclusion: Serum endocan concentrations decrease in patients with liver disease. Unlike previous studies, we showed a negative correlation between endocan levels and inflammation stage of chronic hepatitis. However, further studies are needed to establish the association between endocan levels, liver fibrosis and hepatic inflammation.


Ozkan G.,Hatay Antakya State Hospital | Ulusoy S.,Karadeniz Technical University
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine | Year: 2015

Chronic kidney disease continues to represent a significant health problem in all societies. One of the main factors accelerating renal progression is nephrotoxins. The African mango is a plant added to many foods and commonly consumed in West Africa. No toxic effect has to date been shown. Our aim was to discuss the 42-year-old patient who became dialysis-dependent through developing rapid renal progression following 2.5-month African mango use. To the best of our knowledge, our patient is the first case of chronic renal insufficiency developing in association with African mango consumption. © 2015 E-Century Publishing Corporation. All rights reserved.


PubMed | Trabzon Hemodialysis Center, Hatay Antakya State Hospital and Karadeniz Technical University
Type: | Journal: Artificial organs | Year: 2016

Chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-BMD) is a condition known to be associated with cardiovascular disease and mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The relation between calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), and intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) variability in HD patients and cardiac mortality is unknown. The purpose of this study was to assess the relation between variability in these parameters and cardiac mortality. Baseline demographic and biochemical parameters of 218 HD patients together with Ca values corrected with albumin and P values measured on a monthly basis and iPTH levels measured at 3-monthly intervals were recorded over 2 years. Standard deviation (SD) and smoothness index (SI) for each parameter were calculated to assess Ca, P, and iPTH variability. The relations between all parameters and cardiac mortality were then analyzed. Cardiac mortality was observed in 38 patients in the 2-year study period. Nonsurviving patients ages, systolic and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), high sensitivity C-reactive protein (HsCRP) levels, mean iPTH, and SD iPTH were significantly higher than those of surviving patients, while albumin levels, SI iPTH and SI Ca were significantly lower. Age, low albumin, high DBP, SI iPTH, and SI Ca were identified as independent predictors of cardiac mortality at multivariate analysis. Our study shows that Ca and iPTH variability affect cardiac mortality independently of mean and baseline values. When supported by further studies, the relation between Ca and iPTH variability and cardiac mortality in HD patients can lead to a new perspective in terms of prognosis and treatment planning.


PubMed | Trabzon Hemodialysis Center, Hatay Antakya State Hospital and Karadeniz Technical University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: The International journal of artificial organs | Year: 2015

Chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD) is a condition frequently observed in CKD. The search for a reliable and easy to use biomarker in the diagnosis of CKD-MBD is continuing. Tenascin-C (TN-C) is an important extracellular (ECM) protein synthesized by osteoblasts during bone growth and morphogenesis. The purpose of this study was to assess the relation between inflammation and MBD and TN-C in HD patients and to identify a new marker that can be used to help diagnose CKD-MBD.136 HD patients and 22 healthy controls were enrolled in this cross-sectional, observational multicenter study. Once patients demographic and biochemical parameters had been recorded, peripheral blood samples were collected for TN-C measurement before the mid-week HD session. The relationship between TN-C levels and demographic and biochemical parameters was then assessed.TN-C levels were significantly higher in the HD patient than in the control group (P<.001). Intact parathormone (iPTH) affected TN-C levels in the HD patient group. TN-C levels was significantly higher in both the high (>300 pg/ml) and low iPTH groups (<150 pg/ml) compared to the 150-300 pg/ml iPTH group (P<.001, <.001 respectively).This study showed, for the first time in the literature, high levels of TN-C in the low and high iPTH groups and that this elevation was associated with iPTH. We think that if our study is supported by further research, TN-C can be a biomarker capable of use in diagnosing CKD-MBD.


PubMed | Trabzon Hemodialysis Center, Hatay Antakya State Hospital and Karadeniz Technical University
Type: | Journal: Life sciences | Year: 2015

Cardiovascular disease is the most frequent cause of mortality in hemodialysis patients. There are a number of inconsistencies in terms of cardiovascular risk factors in these patients. Tenascin C (TN-C) is a matricellular protein which may be a prognostic predictor after myocardial infarction and many cardiac diseases. The purpose of this study was to determine TN-C levels in hemodialysis patients and to evaluate the association between TN-C levels and cardiac mortality.In this multicenter prospective observational research, blood specimens were collected at the start of the study for the measurement of TN-C and other biochemical parameters. After 2 years follow-up we investigated the association between TN-C and other biochemical and demographic parameters and cardiac and all cause mortality.Two hundred thirty-eight patients and 25 healthy individuals were enrolled. TN-C levels in the hemodialysis group were higher than those in the control group (p b 0.001). All-cause mortality was observed in 47 (19%) patients and cardiac mortality in 39 (15%). At multivariate Cox regression analysis, TN-C, age and systolic blood pressure were identified as independent predictors of cardiac mortality. The KaplanMeier survival curve revealed greater all-cause and cardiac mortality rates in the high TN-C group (Log rank p b 0.001 and p b 0.05 respectively).TN-C levels were higher than those in the control group, and our results suggest that it may be a predictor of cardiac mortality in hemodialysis patients. If further studies support our research, TN-C may be a useful biomarker for detecting cardiac mortality risk.


Tonyali O.,Mustafa Kemal University | Sumbul A.T.,Mustafa Kemal University | Ozturk M.A.,Hatay Antakya State Hospital | Koyuncuer A.,Hatay Antakya State Hospital | Ekiz F.,Hatay Antakya State Hospital
Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice | Year: 2016

The most common metastatic sites of colorectal cancer are liver, lung, peritoneum and lymph nodes. Metastasis of colorectal carcinoma to palatine tonsil is rarely seen. To our knowledge, only 11 patients were documented in English literature. Atypical metastases can sometimes lead to misdiagnosis. Precise diagnosis of atypical metastases requires a careful physical examination, good imaging method and comprehensive pathological evaluation. Here, we report a case of rectal adenocarcinoma presented with palatine tonsil metastasis. © SAGE Publications.


Erdis E.,Hatay Antakya State Hospital
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association | Year: 2014

Cervical cancer is a frequent malignancy of the females. It still remains a leading cause of cancerrelated death in women world wide. Cervical cancers do not always spread, but those that do most often spread to the lungs, liver, bladder, and vagina. We report a 67-year-old woman with squamous cell carcinoma of cervix that could not receive chemoradio therapy due to mesenteric involvement. A 25 mm mass was detected in the magnetic resonance examination which was performed due to persistent headache. Diffusion magnetic resonance revealed non-contrasted mass consistent with metastases. The patient received palliative radiotherapy at 3000 cGy. Brain scans can be beneficial for metastasis detection if there is presence of significant symptoms at cervical cancer.


PubMed | Hatay Antakya State Hospital and Mustafa Kemal University
Type: Case Reports | Journal: Journal of oncology pharmacy practice : official publication of the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners | Year: 2016

The most common metastatic sites of colorectal cancer are liver, lung, peritoneum and lymph nodes. Metastasis of colorectal carcinoma to palatine tonsil is rarely seen. To our knowledge, only 11 patients were documented in English literature. Atypical metastases can sometimes lead to misdiagnosis. Precise diagnosis of atypical metastases requires a careful physical examination, good imaging method and comprehensive pathological evaluation. Here, we report a case of rectal adenocarcinoma presented with palatine tonsil metastasis.

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