Nurullah Akkoc

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Familial Mediterranean fever and seronegative arthritis
    Nurullah Akkoc
    Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Medicine, Balcova, 35340 Izmir, Turkey
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 13:388-94. 2011
  2. doi request reprint High frequency of inflammatory back pain and other features of spondyloarthritis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Gercek Can
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine, 35340 Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 33:1289-93. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Prevalence of spondyloarthritis in Turkish patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    Asli Beslek
    Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul Universtiy School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 29:955-7. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Baseline sacroiliac joint magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities and male sex predict the development of radiographic sacroiliitis
    Servet Akar
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Inciralti, 35340, Izmir, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 32:1511-7. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Hyperuricemia and its related factors in an urban population, Izmir, Turkey
    Ismail Sari
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Romatoloji Bilim Dali, Balcova, 35340, Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 29:869-74. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Assessment of aortic stiffness and ventricular functions in familial Mediterranean fever
    Ismail Sari
    Department of Rheumatology School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 8:271-8. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Performance of response scales of activity and functional measures of ankylosing spondylitis: numerical rating scale versus visual analog scale
    Kivanc Akad
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, DokuzEylul University School of Medicine, 35340, Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 33:2617-23. 2013
  8. doi request reprint The effect of regular colchicine treatment on biomarkers related with vascular injury in newly diagnosed patients with familial Mediterranean fever
    Ismail Sari
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Inflammation 35:1191-7. 2012
  9. pmc A case of adult-onset Still's disease complicated with diffuse alveolar hemorrhage
    Ismail Sari
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Turkey
    J Korean Med Sci 24:155-7. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of ankylosing spondylitis and related spondyloarthritides in an urban area of Izmir, Turkey
    Fatos Onen
    Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Izmir, Turkey
    J Rheumatol 35:305-9. 2008

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  1. doi request reprint Familial Mediterranean fever and seronegative arthritis
    Nurullah Akkoc
    Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Medicine, Balcova, 35340 Izmir, Turkey
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 13:388-94. 2011
    ..Therefore, association of M694V with ankylosing spondylitis can be recognized as a geographic region-specific risk factor affecting a common inflammatory pathway in the disease pathogenesis...
  2. doi request reprint High frequency of inflammatory back pain and other features of spondyloarthritis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Gercek Can
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine, 35340 Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 33:1289-93. 2013
    ..3 %) were classified as having axial SpA according to new ASAS classification criteria. This study suggests that the prevalence of SpA features in patients with RA may be much higher than expected...
  3. doi request reprint Prevalence of spondyloarthritis in Turkish patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    Asli Beslek
    Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul Universtiy School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 29:955-7. 2009
    ..This study suggests that the prevalences of SpA and AS in Turkish patients with IBD are similar to those in many other populations. There may be a significant female predominance of SpA among patients with IBD...
  4. ncbi request reprint Baseline sacroiliac joint magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities and male sex predict the development of radiographic sacroiliitis
    Servet Akar
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Inciralti, 35340, Izmir, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 32:1511-7. 2013
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  5. doi request reprint Hyperuricemia and its related factors in an urban population, Izmir, Turkey
    Ismail Sari
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Romatoloji Bilim Dali, Balcova, 35340, Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 29:869-74. 2009
    ..Hyperuricemia is significantly predicted by anthropometric measure of SFT which is a simple clinical screening method along with creatinine levels...
  6. ncbi request reprint Assessment of aortic stiffness and ventricular functions in familial Mediterranean fever
    Ismail Sari
    Department of Rheumatology School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 8:271-8. 2008
    ..To investigate systolic and diastolic ventricular functions, aortic elastic properties and the presence of pericardial effusion in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients...
  7. ncbi request reprint Performance of response scales of activity and functional measures of ankylosing spondylitis: numerical rating scale versus visual analog scale
    Kivanc Akad
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, DokuzEylul University School of Medicine, 35340, Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 33:2617-23. 2013
    ..001). Our results showed the validity of NRS version of BASDAI and BASFI and provided an evidence for using these questionnaires in 11-point NRS answer modality in Turkish AS patients...
  8. doi request reprint The effect of regular colchicine treatment on biomarkers related with vascular injury in newly diagnosed patients with familial Mediterranean fever
    Ismail Sari
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Inflammation 35:1191-7. 2012
    ..05). Administration of therapeutic doses of colchicine markedly reduces vascular injury parameters and normalizes the values in FMF...
  9. pmc A case of adult-onset Still's disease complicated with diffuse alveolar hemorrhage
    Ismail Sari
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Turkey
    J Korean Med Sci 24:155-7. 2009
    ..We present the first case of chronic AOSD complicated with diffuse alveolar hemorrhage during the acute flare of the disease...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of ankylosing spondylitis and related spondyloarthritides in an urban area of Izmir, Turkey
    Fatos Onen
    Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Izmir, Turkey
    J Rheumatol 35:305-9. 2008
    ..To determine the prevalence of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and related spondyloarthritides (SpA) in an adult urban population of Izmir, Turkey...
  11. ncbi request reprint Thymic enlargement in a patient with juvenile idiopathic arthritis during etanercept therapy
    Ismail Sari
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 29:591-3. 2009
    ..The clinical presentation was highly suggestive of malignancy and the patient underwent diagnostic mediastinoscopy with biopsy...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Serum levels of macrophage migration inhibitory factor and leptin in patients with acute trichinellosis]
    Leyla Didem Kozaci
    Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, Aydin, Turkiye, Turkey
    Turkiye Parazitol Derg 34:156-60. 2010
    ..However, this was only significant for leptin. This study indicates that leptin and MIF levels are increased in the sera of patients with acute trichinellosis...
  13. doi request reprint Evaluation of inflammation and oxidative stress in ankylosing spondylitis: a role for macrophage migration inhibitory factor
    Leyla Didem Kozaci
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Adnan Menderes University, Adnan Menderes Universitesi Bilim ve Teknoloji Araştirma ve Uygulama Merkezi ADU BILTEM, 09100, Aydin, Turkey
    Mod Rheumatol 20:34-9. 2010
    ..001). Based on these results, MIF may be involved in the pathogenesis of the chronic inflammation in AS and, consequently, targeting MIF may be beneficial in preventing complications or in initiating early treatment of the disease...
  14. pmc Is there a relationship between endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphisms and ankylosing spondylitis?
    Ismail Sari
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
    Clinics (Sao Paulo) 68:305-9. 2013
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  15. doi request reprint Familial Mediterranean fever: risk factors, causes of death, and prognosis in the colchicine era
    Servet Akar
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Medicine (Baltimore) 91:131-6. 2012
    ..48; 95% confidence interval, 0.817-2.49).Our findings suggest that although the survival of FMF patients in the colchicine era is comparable to that of the general population, renal involvement still predicts mortality...
  16. doi request reprint Evaluation of circulating endothelial and platelet microparticles in men with ankylosing spondylitis
    Ismail Sari
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Dokuz Eylul Universitesi School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    J Rheumatol 39:594-9. 2012
    ..We also aimed to determine whether microparticles (MP) correlate with disease activity, function, and spinal mobility indices...
  17. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in patients with Takayasu's arteritis is impaired and comparable with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis patients
    Servet Akar
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Ic Hastaliklari AD, Immunoloji Romatoloji BD, Inciralti, 35340 Izmir, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 27:859-65. 2008
    ..Many aspects of QOL in patients with TA are significantly impaired in comparison with local healthy controls and similar to those in patients with RA and AS...
  18. ncbi request reprint Circulated activated platelets and increased platelet reactivity in patients with Behçet's disease
    Servet Akar
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
    Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 12:451-7. 2006
    ..In addition to aspirin, other antiplatelet drugs may be useful in the prevention and treatment of thrombosis in Behçet's patients...
  19. doi request reprint Fetuin-A and interleukin-18 levels in ankylosing spondylitis
    Ismail Sari
    Department of Internal Medicine, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
    Int J Rheum Dis 13:75-81. 2010
    ..Preliminary evidence suggests that ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study was to investigate possible abnormalities in IL-18 and fetuin-A levels in AS...
  20. doi request reprint Atypical infectious mononucleosis in a patient receiving tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitory treatment
    Ismail Sari
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 29:825-6. 2009
    ..TNF-alpha-blocking treatment may mask the typical symptoms of infectious mononucleosis and atypical cases should be included in the differential diagnosis of lymphadenopathy in patients receiving anti-TNF-alpha agents...
  21. ncbi request reprint Body composition, insulin, and leptin levels in patients with ankylosing spondylitis
    Ismail Sari
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 26:1427-32. 2007
    ..Insulin levels and insulin resistance indices seem similar in patients and controls in the absence of classic vascular risk factors...
  22. ncbi request reprint Irritable bowel syndrome in persons who acquired trichinellosis
    Mujde Soyturk
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:1064-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the IBS symptoms in people who had acquired trichinellosis...
  23. ncbi request reprint Nasal septal perforation in a patient with Takayasu's arteritis; a rare association
    Servet Akar
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Intern Med 48:1551-4. 2009
    ..Her clinical course was also complicated with nasal septal perforation. This case suggested that nasal septal perforation could be a rare complication of TA and might be considered as a part of the clinical spectrum of the disease...
  24. doi request reprint Assessment of disease activity and progression in Takayasu's arteritis with Disease Extent Index-Takayasu
    Sibel Z Aydin
    Marmara University Hospital, Rheumatology Department, Tophanelioglu cad 13 15, 34662 Altunizade, Istanbul, Turkey
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:1889-93. 2010
    ..We investigated the effectiveness of DEI.Tak in assessing disease activity and progression by comparing with physician's global assessment (PGA) and active disease criteria defined by Kerr et al...
  25. doi request reprint Paradoxical increase in uric acid level with allopurinol use in pyrazinamide-induced hyperuricaemia
    Vedat Gerdan
    Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Singapore Med J 54:e125-6. 2013
    ..On cessation of allopurinol, his SUA level decreased substantially, and complete normalisation was observed following the discontinuation of pyrazinamide treatment. ..
  26. doi request reprint Initial diagnosis of lumbar disc herniation is associated with a delay in diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis
    Vedat Gerdan
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    J Rheumatol 39:1996-9. 2012
    ..In this multicenter study, we analyzed the delay and possible associated factors, including an initial diagnosis of lumbar disc herniation (LDH), which we frequently encounter in daily clinical practice...
  27. ncbi request reprint Are spondyloarthropathies as common as rheumatoid arthritis worldwide? A review
    Nurullah Akkoc
    Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 10:371-8. 2008
    ..Both rheumatic disorders are rare in Africa, but SpA is less common than RA...
  28. ncbi request reprint Cholesterol crystal embolism in a patient with suspected vasculitis
    Ismail Sari
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    J Rheumatol 34:229-30. 2007
  29. ncbi request reprint Early ultrasonographic markers of atherosclerosis in patients with familial Mediterranean fever
    Ismail Sari
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, 35340, Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 26:1467-73. 2007
    ..2 vs 20.6] and [24.2 vs 22.5]; p > 0.05, respectively). This study suggests that the markers of early AS are not impaired in FMF patients on regular daily colchicine treatment...
  30. ncbi request reprint A Turkish version of the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index: reliability and validity
    Yesim Akkoc
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ege University Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 25:280-4. 2005
    ..01). Both BASDAI and BASMI showed significant improvements after 8-week home exercise programmes. The results of this study show that the Turkish version of the BASDAI is reliable, valid, and sensitive to change...
  31. doi request reprint Ventricular diastolic function of ankylosing spondylitis patients by using conventional pulsed wave Doppler, myocardial performance index and tissue Doppler imaging
    Taha Okan
    Department of Cardiology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Echocardiography 25:47-56. 2008
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of rheumatoid arthritis in Turkey
    Nurullah Akkoc
    DEUTF, Romatatoloji Immunoloji Bilim Dali Balcova, 35340, Izmir, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 25:560-1. 2006
  33. ncbi request reprint The Turkish versions of the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis and Dougados Functional Indices: reliability and validity
    Altinay Goksel Karatepe
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Faculty of Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 25:612-8. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to develop a Turkish version of the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI) and Dougados Functional Index (DFI) and assess their reliability, validity, and sensitivity to change...
  34. doi request reprint Increased prevalence of M694V in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: additional evidence for a link with familial mediterranean fever
    Nurullah Akkoc
    Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Arthritis Rheum 62:3059-63. 2010
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis in a Turkish male; the recurrence of the attack after radioiodine treatment
    Servet Akar
    Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Inciralti Izmir, Turkey
    Endocr J 52:149-51. 2005
    ..Treatment of the underlying thyroid dysfunction cures the muscle symptoms. Here we describe a 37-year-old Turkish male with THPP whose paralysis attack recurred soon after administration of radioactive iodine...
  36. ncbi request reprint Acute trichinellosis in children compared with adults
    Durgul Ozdemir
    Department of Pediatrics, Dokuz Eylul University, School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:897-900. 2005
    ..The purpose is to study the clinical pattern of trichinellosis caused by Trichinella britovi in children and to compare it in household adults...
  37. ncbi request reprint Mesalazine-associated acute tubulointerstitial nephritis in a patient with spondylarthropathy
    Ismail Sari
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    N Z Med J 118:U1662. 2005
  38. ncbi request reprint Ankylosing spondylitis and symptom-modifying vs disease-modifying therapy
    Nurullah Akkoc
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Balcova, 35340 Izmir, Turkey
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 20:539-57. 2006
    ..Treatment with tumour necrosis factor blockers is not discussed in this review...
  39. ncbi request reprint Comparison of group-based exercise versus home-based exercise in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: effects on Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Indices, quality of life and depression
    Hale Karapolat
    Medical Faculty Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Ege University, 35100 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey
    Clin Rheumatol 27:695-700. 2008
    ..Home-based exercise programme, as it is cheaper, more easily performed and efficient, may be preferable for the management programme in AS...
  40. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi in patients with Behçet's disease
    Fatos Onen
    Division of Immunology Rheumatology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 23:289-93. 2003
    ..burgdorferi is quite rare. In this study, we investigated the seroreactivity to B. burgdorferi antigens in patients with Behçet's disease and compared it with that of healthy and disease controls...