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Transplantation Using Renal Grafts With Multiple Renal Arteries: A Putative Study on the Impact of Arterial Reconstruction Technique and Site of Implantation on Outcomes.

Sait M Dogan, Gulec Dogan, Cenk Simsek, Gokalp Okut, Bayram Berktas, Arife Simsek, Koray Kutluturk, Hulya Taskapan, Idris Sahin, Tevfik Tolga Sahin, Turgut Piskin, Adam Uslu,

<h4>Background</h4>In the present retrospective study, we analyzed the outcomes of patients transplanted with grafts with multiple renal arteries (MRAs).<h4>Patients and methods</h4>In total, 89 patients were transplanted with renal grafts with MRAs from 2003 to 2018. Demographic characteristics; type of donor; warm and cold ischemia times; arterial anastomosis technique; complications; graft ... Read more >>

Transplant Proc (Transplantation proceedings)
[2021, 53(3):920-926]

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Mucormycosis Presented with Facial Pain in a Renal Transplant Patient: A Case Report.

Bayram Berktaş, Hülya Taşkapan, Tugba Bayindir, Uner Kayabas, Ismail Okan Yildirim,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Mucormycosis is a severe infection in renal transplant recipients. Here, we report a case of maxillary sinus mucormycosis in a patient who presented with a facial pain complaint.<h4>Case</h4>A 51-year-old female patient with renal transplantation due to autosomal dominant, polycystic kidney disease and diabetic nephropathy was admitted to our hospital with ... Read more >>

Transplant Proc (Transplantation proceedings)
[2019, 51(7):2498-2500]

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Factors Affecting eGFR Slope of Renal Transplant Patients During the First 2 Years.

Feyza Firat Atay, Hulya Taskapan, Bayram Berktas, Okan Yildirim, Murat Dogan, Turgut Piskin,

<h4>Purpose</h4>In healthy individuals, glomerular filtration rate decreases by 1 mL/min/y after a peak level of 125.0 mL/min has been reached in adulthood. Any reduction greater than this is a progressive slope (slope more negative than -1 mL/min/y, stable [-1 to +1]), or an improvable slope if it shows more of an increase, ... Read more >>

Transplant Proc (Transplantation proceedings)
[2019, 51(7):2318-2320]

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A Novel Technique in the Treatment of Lymphoceles After Renal Transplantation: C-Arm Cone Beam CT-Guided Percutaneous Embolization of Lymphatic Leakage After Lymphangiography.

İsmail Okan Yildirim, Turgut Pişkin, Enes Duman, Ali Firat, Murat Dogan, Hülya Taskapan, Idris Sahin, Kaya Sarac,

BACKGROUND:We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous embolization after lymphangiography using C-arm cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) performed at the site of lymphatic leakage in patients with postrenal transplant lymphocele. METHODS:Between July 2014 and August 2017, 13 patients not responding to percutaneous ethanol sclerotherapy and conservative treatment for recurrent lymphocele ... Read more >>

Transplantation (Transplantation)
[2018, 102(11):1955-1960]

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Management of non-vascular complications following renal transplantation using percutaneous approach.

Ismail Okan Yildirim, Bayram Berktas, Semih Saglik, Turgut Piskin, Murat Dogan, Idris Sahin, Hülya Taskapan, Kaya Sarac,

OBJECTIVE:Non-vascular complications following renal transplantation can cause graft failure. In this study, we present our two-year experience with percutaneous treatment for non-vascular complications following renal transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS:A total of 30 patients who underwent percutaneous radiological treatment between March 2014 and July 2016 were included in the study. RESULTS:Following ... Read more >>

Ann Ital Chir (Annali italiani di chirurgia)
[2018, 89:86-91]

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Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin reflects the severity of anemia without iron deficiency and secondary hyperparathyroidism in hemodialysis patients.

Irem Pembegul Yigit, Ramazan Ulu, Nevzat Gozel, Hulya Taskapan, Necip Ilhan, Ayhan Dogukan,

<h4>Objective</h4>Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) and anemia are the primary and most common complications in patients receiving hemodialysis (HD). Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a new marker to assess iron deficiency and manage iron therapy for HD patients. The aim of this study was to determine any association between serum NGAL level ... Read more >>

North Clin Istanb (Northern clinics of Istanbul)
[2017, 4(1):36-42]

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Relationship between vitamin D and lung function, physical performance and balance on patients with stage I-III chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Tuncay Yumrutepe, Zeynep Ayfer Aytemur, Ozlem Baysal, Hulya Taskapan, Cagatay M Taskapan, Suleyman Savas Hacievliyagil,

<h4>Objectives</h4>vitamin D is important for muscle function and it affects different aspects of muscle metabolism. This study aim to determine whether serum 25(OH) D levels are related to lung functions, physical performance and balance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).<h4>Methods</h4>in 90 patients with COPD and 57 healthy controls ... Read more >>

Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992) (Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira (1992))
[2015, 61(2):132-138]

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BK virus-induced acute motor-axonal polyneuropathy in a renal transplant patient.

Hulya Taskapan, Uner Kayabas, Baris Otlu, Ozden Kamisli, Cisel Yilmaz Yaprak, Fatma Terzioglu Sahin,

Neurological complications are not uncommon in patients with renal transplantation, mostly affecting the central nervous system, and less frequently the peripheral nerves. BK virus infection is relatively common in transplant recipients and in some cases may lead to neurological complications. In this report, we present an interesting case of a ... Read more >>

CEN Case Rep (CEN case reports)
[2016, 5(1):1-4]

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Relationships between plasma pentraxin 3 levels and inflammation markers patients with tunneled permanent catheter in hemodialysis.

Irem Pembegul Yigit, Ayhan Dogukan, Hulya Taskapan, Melda Comert, Necip Ilhan, Ramazan Ulu, Bilge Aygen,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Vascular access (VA) devices may contribute to chronic inflammation in hemodialysis (HD). Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is a recently discovered acute phase protein that responds more rapidly than other inflammatory markers. This study compared PTX3 and other markers between HD patients and healthy controls.<h4>Methods</h4>The study population included 30 patients with tunneled ... Read more >>

J Vasc Access (The journal of vascular access)
[2015, 16(5):377-381]

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NGAL and NT-proBNP levels in diabetic patients with macroproteinuria.

Hulya Taskapan, Mehmet Cagatay Taskapan, Ibrahim Orman, Ozkan Ulutas, Ali Yigit, Fatma Ozyalin, Saim Yologlu,

<h4>Background</h4>In patients with heart failure plasma N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels are correlated to urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) levels. We prospectively evaluated the relationship among glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR), urine and serum NGAL and NT-proBNP levels in 20 type II diabetic patients with macroalbuminuria ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2013, 35(9):1273-1277]

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Vitamin d and kidney.

Hulya Taskapan, Ibrahim Sahin, Paul Tam, Tabo Sikaneta,

Int J Endocrinol (International journal of endocrinology)
[2013, 2013:164103]

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Serum fetuin-A levels, QT dispersion and P dispersion in dialysis patients.

Mehmet Cagatay Taskapan, Hulya Taskapan, Melda Comert, Ismail Temel, Julide Yagmur, Ozkan Ulutas,

<h4>Background</h4>This study aims to find association of fetuin-A with serum lipids, QT dispersion (QT-d), and P dispersion (P-d) in dialysis patients.<h4>Methods</h4>Fetuin-A serum levels were assessed in 50 dialysis patients.<h4>Results</h4>Serum fetuin-A levels were significantly associated with QT-d (r = 0.289, p = 0.044), P-d (r = 0.39, p = 0.005), total ... Read more >>

Ren Fail (Renal failure)
[2013, 35(4):477-482]

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Significant independent predictors of vitamin d deficiency in inpatients and outpatients of a nephrology unit.

Recep Bentli, Hulya Taskapan, Halil Toktaş, Ozkan Ulutas, Adnan Ozkahraman, Melda Comert,

Aims. Kidney disease was found to be a major risk factor for vitamin D deficiency in a population study of patients hospitalized. The aims of the study were to describe the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency inpatients and outpatients in a nephrology department during fall and to evaluate effect of ... Read more >>

Int J Endocrinol (International journal of endocrinology)
[2013, 2013:237869]

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Vitamin D deficiency, insulin resistance, serum adipokine, and leptin levels in peritoneal dialysis patients.

Ozkan Ulutas, Hulya Taskapan, Mehmet Cagatay Taskapan, Ismail Temel,

<h4>Objective</h4>Associations between 25 hydroxy vitamin D [25(OH)D], adipokines levels, and insulin resistance have been reported. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of cholecalciferol supplementation on vitamin D levels, insulin resistance, leptin, and adiponectin levels in vitamin D-deficient peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients.<h4>Methods</h4>In nineteen vitamin D-deficient PD patients, ... Read more >>

Int Urol Nephrol (International urology and nephrology)
[2013, 45(3):879-884]

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Is 24,25(OH)D level really high in dialysis patients with high FGF23 levels?

Hulya Taskapan,

Deficiency of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)(2)D] and excessive fibroblast growth factor (FGF23) are suggested to be associated with increased mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Generally, 24-hydroxylation has been considered the first step in the degradation pathway of 1,25(OH)(2)D and 25(OH)D. 24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [24,25(OH)(2)D] was believed to be a ... Read more >>

Int Urol Nephrol (International urology and nephrology)
[2012, 44(4):1135-1144]

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Arm circumference: its importance for dialysis patients in the obesity era.

Tekin Akpolat, Coşkun Kaya, Cengiz Utaş, Turgay Arinsoy, Hülya Taşkapan, Emre Erdem, M Emin Yilmaz, Rezzan Ataman, Semra Bozfakioğlu, Çetin Özener, Ibrahim Karayaylali, Rümeyza Kazancioğlu, Taner Çamsari, Mahmut Yavuz, Fevzi Ersoy, Soner Duman, Kenan Ateş,

<h4>Purpose</h4>The purposes of this study were to investigate the association between arm circumference and body mass index (BMI) and to discuss problems, mainly arm circumference and cuff size mismatch, that could affect the reliability of home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) among peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD) patients.<h4>Methods</h4>525 PD and ... Read more >>

Int Urol Nephrol (International urology and nephrology)
[2013, 45(4):1103-1110]

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Prevalence of known mutations and a novel missense mutation (M694K) in the MEFV gene in a population from the Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey.

Elif Yesilada, Hulya Taskapan, Gonca Gulbay,

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by recurrent attacks of fever and serositis. Mutations in the Mediterranean fever gene (MEFV) localized on the short arm of chromosome 16 cause FMF. Over 90 MEFV missense/nonsense mutations have been identified so far in FMF patients, mostly in the ... Read more >>

Gene (Gene)
[2012, 511(2):371-374]

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Aluminum toxicokinetics in peritoneal dialysis patients.

Corinne Seng Yue, Megan Christie, Valery Lavergne, Tabo Sikaneta, Hulya Taskapan, Karine Mardini, Paul Tam, Robert Ting, Marc Ghannoum,

<h4>Context</h4>Despite the risk of aluminum (Al) toxicity in dialysis patients, little is known about its toxicokinetics (TK) in this population. A national contamination of dialysate solutions with Al provided the opportunity to study Al TK in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients and to better understand the influence of covariates on its ... Read more >>

Clin Toxicol (Phila) (Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.))
[2011, 49(7):659-663]

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Variability in CKD stage in outpatients followed in two large renal clinics.

Tabo Sikaneta, Mohamed Abdolell, Hulya Taskapan, Janet Roscoe, Jason Fung, Gordon Nagai, Robert H Ting, Paul Ng, George Wu, Dimitrios Oreopoulos, Paul Y Tam,

<h4>Objective</h4>Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is staged by glomerular filtration rate (GFR). CKD stages sometimes vary between routine office visits, and it is unknown if this impacts renal and patient survival separately from a cross-sectional CKD stage value. We quantified and categorized CKD stage variability in a large group of outpatients ... Read more >>

Int Urol Nephrol (International urology and nephrology)
[2012, 44(5):1461-1466]

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Hyperaluminemia during long-term dialysis: still relevant today.

Megan Christie, Valery Lavergne, Tabo Sikaneta, Corinne Seng Hue, Hulya Taskapan, Paul W Tam, Paul Ayoub, Robert Ting, Denise Leblanc, Marc Ghannoum,

Am J Kidney Dis (American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation)
[2011, 58(5):861-863]

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Peritoneal dialysis.

Hulya Taskapan, Olof Heimburger, Cengiz Utas, Paul Tam,

Int J Nephrol (International journal of nephrology)
[2011, 2011:218974]

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Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimated from serum creatinine predicts total (urine and peritoneal) creatinine clearance in patients on peritoneal dialysis.

Hulya Taskapan, Pliakogiannis Theodoros, Paul Tam, Joanne Bargman, Dimitrios Oreopoulos,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The aim of this study was to examine the accuracy of the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) equation and the Cockcroft and Gault formula (CCrCG) in predicting total creatinine clearance achieved by residual renal function plus peritoneal dialysis in patients on chronic peritoneal dialysis.<h4>Methods</h4>Total creatinine clearance was defined ... Read more >>

Int Urol Nephrol (International urology and nephrology)
[2010, 42(4):1085-1092]

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Hypovitaminosis D and insulin resistance in peritoneal dialysis patients.

Mehmet E Bindal, Hulya Taskapan,

<h4>Aim</h4>An association between hypovitaminosis D and insulin resistance has been highlighted. Effects of vitamin D are not only mediated via the vitamin D receptors by active vitamin D metabolites, but 25(OH)D(3) also acts through VDR-independent pathways directly. It was reported that acute and chronic intravenous 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol therapy corrects insulin resistance ... Read more >>

Int Urol Nephrol (International urology and nephrology)
[2011, 43(2):527-534]

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Peritoneal dialysis in the nursing home.

Hulya Taskapan, Paul Tam, Denise Leblanc, Robert H Ting, Gordon R Nagai, Stephen S Chow, Jason Fung, Paul S Ng, Tabo Sikaneta, Janet Roscoe, Dimitrios G Oreopoulos,

<h4>Unlabelled</h4>The mean age of patients with end-stage renal disease increases steadily. The elderly on dialysis have significant comorbidity and require extra attention to meet their dialysis, dietary, and social needs, and some may need to be treated at a long-term care facility such as a nursing home (NH). Providing dialysis ... Read more >>

Int Urol Nephrol (International urology and nephrology)
[2010, 42(2):545-551]

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The effect of mycophenolate mofetil on primary and secondary treatment of primary glomerulonephritis and lupus nephritis.

Saime Paydas, Cemal Kurt, Hulya Taskapan, Mustafa Balal, Yasar Sertdemir, Irem Pembegul,

<h4>Background</h4>Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) has shown to be a reliable choice in the treatment of glomerulonephritis. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical course and response to MMF therapy in 49 patients with primary glomerulopathy (37 patients) and lupus nephritis [class III (five patients) and IV (seven patients)].<h4>Methods</h4>Patients were treated with MMF for ... Read more >>

Int Urol Nephrol (International urology and nephrology)
[2009, 41(1):145-152]

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