M Tunca

Summary

Affiliation: Dokuz Eylul University
Country: Turkey

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) in Turkey: results of a nationwide multicenter study
    Mehmet Tunca
    Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Medicine (Baltimore) 84:1-11. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Familial Mediterranean fever in 2003. Pathogenesis and management
    M Tunca
    Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Balcova, 35340, Izmir, Turkey
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 21:S49-52. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Molecular and genetic characteristics of hereditary autoinflammatory diseases
    Mehmet Tunca
    Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, 35340 Izmir, Turkey
    Curr Drug Targets Inflamm Allergy 4:77-80. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint A case of familial Mediterranean fever and polyarteritis nodosa complicated by spontaneous perirenal and subcapsular hepatic hemorrhage requiring multiple arterial embolizations
    Servet Akar
    Division of Immunology Rheumatology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 25:60-4. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint The effect of interferon alpha administration on acute attacks of familial Mediterranean fever: A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    M Tunca
    Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 22:S37-40. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Increased frequency of familial Mediterranean fever in Central Anatolia, Turkey
    F Onen
    Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, 35340 Izmir, Turkey
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 22:S31-3. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and its soluble receptor (sIL-6R) in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients and their first degree relatives
    S Oktem
    Ege University School of Medicine, Department of Rheumatology, Bornova 35100, Izmir, Turkey
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 22:S34-6. 2004
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint The relations between attacks and menstrual periods and pregnancies of familial Mediterranean fever patients
    Servet Akar
    Division of Rheumatology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Inciralti, 35340 Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 26:676-9. 2006
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) in Turkey: results of a nationwide multicenter study
    Mehmet Tunca
    Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Medicine (Baltimore) 84:1-11. 2005
    ..To our knowledge, this is the largest series of patients with FMF reported from 1 country. We describe the features of the disease in the Turkish population and show that amyloidosis is still a substantial problem...
  2. ncbi request reprint Familial Mediterranean fever in 2003. Pathogenesis and management
    M Tunca
    Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Balcova, 35340, Izmir, Turkey
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 21:S49-52. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Molecular and genetic characteristics of hereditary autoinflammatory diseases
    Mehmet Tunca
    Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, 35340 Izmir, Turkey
    Curr Drug Targets Inflamm Allergy 4:77-80. 2005
    ..We have reviewed the recent and rapidly accumulating knowledge on the molecular aspects of these disorders...
  4. ncbi request reprint A case of familial Mediterranean fever and polyarteritis nodosa complicated by spontaneous perirenal and subcapsular hepatic hemorrhage requiring multiple arterial embolizations
    Servet Akar
    Division of Immunology Rheumatology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 25:60-4. 2005
    ..Polyarteritis nodosa associated with FMF may follow a grave course despite immunosuppressive therapy. Arterial embolization should be considered in the presence of bleeding aneurysms in addition to immunosuppressive therapy...
  5. ncbi request reprint The effect of interferon alpha administration on acute attacks of familial Mediterranean fever: A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    M Tunca
    Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 22:S37-40. 2004
    ..About a quarter of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients are partially or totally resistant to colchicine. A previous observation reported that acute attacks may be shortened by administration of interferon alpha (IFN)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Increased frequency of familial Mediterranean fever in Central Anatolia, Turkey
    F Onen
    Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, 35340 Izmir, Turkey
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 22:S31-3. 2004
    ..To test this observation the frequency of FMF was investigated by afield survey in Sivas, a city located in central of Turkey...
  7. ncbi request reprint Levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and its soluble receptor (sIL-6R) in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients and their first degree relatives
    S Oktem
    Ege University School of Medicine, Department of Rheumatology, Bornova 35100, Izmir, Turkey
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 22:S34-6. 2004
    ..We investigated the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and its soluble receptor (sIL-6R) in FMF patients and their obligatory carrier relatives...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint The relations between attacks and menstrual periods and pregnancies of familial Mediterranean fever patients
    Servet Akar
    Division of Rheumatology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Inciralti, 35340 Izmir, Turkey
    Rheumatol Int 26:676-9. 2006
    ..Gynecologists must be aware of FMF in the differential diagnosis of dysmenorrhoea or endometriosis...
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Country as the primary risk factor for renal amyloidosis in familial Mediterranean fever
    Isabelle Touitou
    Hopital Arnaud de Villeneuve, Montpellier, France
    Arthritis Rheum 56:1706-12. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the controversial issue of amyloidosis susceptibility in FMF by determining the relative contributions of MEFV and numerous epidemiologic factors to the risk of renal amyloidosis...
  12. ncbi request reprint The significance of paired MEFV mutations in individuals without symptoms of familial Mediterranean fever
    Mehmet Tunca
    Eur J Hum Genet 10:786-9. 2002
    ..MEFV genotyping results must be interpreted with due caution, and follow-up of apparently asymptomatic subjects with paired mutations is advisable...
  13. ncbi request reprint Allogenic bone marrow transplantation: not a treatment yet for familial Mediterranean fever
    Isabelle Touitou
    Blood 102:409. 2003
  14. ncbi request reprint Oxidative DNA damage in polymorphonuclear leukocytes of patients with familial Mediterranean fever
    Guldal Kirkali
    Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    Free Radic Biol Med 44:386-93. 2008
    ..Future research should deal with prevention of oxidative DNA damage and apoptosis in FMF patients, and also the elucidation of a possible role of DNA repair in this disease...