Necip Pirincci

Yuzuncu Yil University, Thospia, Van, Turkey

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    ABSTRACT: Objectives Prolidase plays a major role in collagen turnover, matrix remodeling, and cell growth. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) may be associated with an increased extracellular matrix deposition. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the plasma prolidase activity, oxidative status, and peripheral mononuclear leukocyte DNA damage in patients with BPH. Patients and methods Twenty-six male patients with BPH and 24 healthy male subjects were included in this study. Blood samples were collected from antecubital vein after an overnight fasting period, and the plasma was separated. Plasma prolidase activity, total antioxidant capacity (TAC), total oxidant status (TOS), and oxidative stress index (OSI) were determined. The peripheral lymphocyte oxidative DNA damage was determined using an alkaline single cell gel electrophoresis assay (comet assay). Results The plasma prolidase activity, TOS levels, OSI values, and peripheral mononuclear leukocyte DNA damage were significantly higher (P < 0.001), while the TAC levels were significantly lower (P < 0.001) in patients with BPH than controls. In BPH patients, the prolidase activity was significantly associated with TAC levels (r = -0.366, P < 0.05), TOS levels (r = 0.573, P < 0.001), and OSI (r = 0.618, P < 0.001) and peripheral mononuclear leukocyte DNA damage (r = 0.461, P < 0.001). Conclusions Our results showed that BPH might be associated with an increased oxidative stress, and also an increased plasma prolidase activity. Increased prolidase activity might play an important role in the etiopathogenesis and/or progression of BPH.
    Redox report: communications in free radical research 12/2014; DOI:10.1179/1351000214Y.0000000121 · 1.71 Impact Factor
  • European Urology Supplements 11/2014; 13(7):e1584. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(14)61786-3 · 3.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION : Testicular cancer has high cure rates, especially after the adjuvant use of chemotherapy. Secondary tumors may develop months and years after the primary tumor. We aimed to report a case of cutaneous Ewing's sarcoma at the site of surgery 3 years after BEP chemotherapy. PRESENTATION OF CASE : 21 year old male underwent radical orchiectomy in 2008. After one year surgical site complaints brought him to same hospital. A limited surgical resection was made. As his complaints continued he applied to our clinic. We resected the lesion with a 5 cm safety margin with the light of previous medical history. Pathology revealed cutaneous Ewing's sarcoma, and patient received VACD-IE chemotherapy. He is free of recurrence till now. DISCUSSION : Chemotherapy may cause secondary cancer especially in long term. In this case secondary tumor is diagnosed three years after surgery. Patient underwent therapeutic surgery and received chemotherapy (VACD-IE) for secondary Ewing's sarcoma. Early diagnosis and definitive treatment provide recurrence free survival in the patient. CONCLUSION : Secondary tumors can emerge months or years after primary tumor therapies, and are not related with the primary tumors. Any lesion or sign should be investigated carefully. Early diagnosis and correct treatment could prevent dramatic results.
    10/2014; 5(12). DOI:10.1016/j.ijscr.2014.10.026
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Trace elements are major components of biological structures; however, excessive levels of these elements can be toxic. Materials and Methods: In the present study, serum levels of trace elements were measured in 30 patients with newly diagnosed as prostate cancer and 32 healthy volunteer by using furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Results: It was found that there was an increase in serum levels of Co, Cu, Mg and Pb (p<0.05), whereas a decrease in serum levels of Fe, Mn, and Zn levels in patients with prostate cancer (p<0.05). Conclusions: These changes may be important in the pathogenesis of prostate cancers; however, further prospective studies are needed to identify relationships between prostate cancer and trace elements.
    Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP 03/2014; 15(6):2625-9. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(13)62205-8 · 1.50 Impact Factor
  • 01/2014; DOI:10.1055/s-0034-1372463
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    ABSTRACT: Ureteral fibroepithelial polyps are rarely seen benign tumors with mesodermal origin. These polyps can involve kidney, pelvis, ureter, bladder, and urethra. The most common symptoms are hematuria and flank pain. The choice of treatment is either endoscopic or surgical resection of polyp by sparing kidney. Here, we presented a pediatric case with giant, fibroepithelial polyp that mimics bladder tumor, originating from middle segment of the ureter.
    01/2014; 2014:935850. DOI:10.1155/2014/935850
  • European Urology Supplements 10/2013; 12(4):e1277, S169a-e1277, S169b. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(13)62202-2 · 3.37 Impact Factor
  • European Urology Supplements 10/2013; 12(4):e1379, S271. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(13)62304-0 · 3.37 Impact Factor
  • European Urology Supplements 10/2013; 12(4):e1291, S183. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(13)62216-2 · 3.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objectives: Prolidase is a member of the matrix metalloproteinase family. It plays a vital role in collagen turnover, matrix remodeling, and cell growth. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of various diseases, including cancers. Oxidative stress can cause tumor angiogenesis and may be carcinogenic. However, the relationship between antioxidant capacity and various cancers has been researched in several clinical trials. In our study, we aimed to identify serum prolidase activity, oxidative stress, and antioxidant enzyme levels in patients with renal tumors and to evaluate their relationships with each other.Materials and METHODS: A total of 37 male patients with renal cell cancer and with a mean age of 56.28 ± 3.1 were included in the study. The control group comprising 36 male patients (mean age 56.31 ± 2.9) was randomly selected among the volunteers. Serum samples for measurement of superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSHPx), glutathione-S-transferase (GST), malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione (GSH), and prolidase levels were kept at -20°C until they were used. Serum prolidase activity and MDA levels were significantly higher in renal cancer patients than in controls (all, p < 0.05), while SOD, GSHPx, and GST levels were significantly lower (p < 0.05). Our results indicate that increased prolidase seems to be related to increased oxidative stress along with decreased antioxidant levels in renal cancer.
    Toxicology and Industrial Health 09/2013; DOI:10.1177/0748233713498924 · 1.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, we aimed to analyze the ureter stones that had been treated using rigid ureteroscopy and pneumatic lithotripsy without mechanically dilating the ureteral orifice. Records of 110 patients who had undergone rigid ureteroscopy and pneumatic lithotripsy due to ureteral stone between February 2005 and May 2011 were retrospectively analyzed. The location and size of the stone and additional anomalies in the urinary tract on the preoperative direct urinary system (DUS) X-Ray, urinary system ultrasonography (USG), intravenous pyelography (IVP) if performed, and computed tomography (CT), were found from the records of the patients. The mean age of the patients was 5.2 (range 1-17 years). 74 (67.2%) of the patients were males and 36 (32.8%) were females. A total of 115 rigid ureteroscopies were performed on 110 patients. 72 (65%) of the stones were located in the lower ureter, 21 (19%) were located in the middle part of the ureter, and 17 (15.4%) were located in the upper ureter. The mean stone size was determined as 7.5 mm (range 5-15). The mean stone size was determined as 7.4 mm in the lower ureter, as 8.3 mm in the middle ureter, and 8.4 mm in the upper ureter. No difference was found between the sizes of the stones in different locations (p = 0.121). The stone free rate was found as 92.2% for all ureteral stones. The total stone free rate according to the location of the stones was determined as 79.2% in the upper ureter, as 94.4% in the middle ureter and 93,8% in the lower ureter (p = 0.022). The total complication rate was 7.6%. Complication rates were 7.2%, 4.1% and 10.7% for the lower, middle and upper ureter, respectively (p = 0.411) (Table I). No difference was found in terms of complication rates according to location of the stone in the ureter. No major perioperative or postoperative complications developed. A double J stent was inserted in 36 (32%) patients for 2-3 weeks. We suggest that rigid ureteroscopy may be considered as the first choice for treatment of not only distal-middle ureter stones, but also for proximal ureter stones.
    European review for medical and pharmacological sciences 07/2013; 17(13):1839-44. · 0.99 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Our aim was to evaluate the role of a conservative approach in the treatment of renal trauma in the pediatric age group. Materials and Methods: A total of 31 pediatric patients with renal trauma (male = 25, female = 6) in whom we used a conservative approach in our clinic between the years 2002 and 2010 were included in the study. Patients were assessed according to the type of trauma, type of treatment, findings of radiological imaging, concomitant other organ injuries and complications occurring during follow-up. Results: Surgery was required in just 4 of 31 pediatric patients who were treated with the conservative approach. Of the patients who underwent surgery, only one child needed nephrectomy. No complications were detected in the clinical and radiological follow-up of the patients who received the conservative approach. Conclusions: The main objective in the treatment of renal trauma occurring in childhood is to protect the kidneys. If the hemodynamic findings are stable, a conservative approach should be the first preferred method of treatment in every grade of renal trauma that can occur in childhood.
    Urologia Internationalis 06/2013; 92(2). DOI:10.1159/000350753 · 1.15 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Penile fracture (PF) is known as a traumatic rupture of the tunica albuginea of corpus cavernosum. In this study, we aimed to investigate the healing influence of topical extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) on PF through evaluating levels of some oxidative stress biomarkers for the first time. Histopathological evaluation was also realized. A total of 18 male Sprague-Dawley albino rats were divided into three groups of six rats each as control group, in PF (alone) group, and PF + EVOO group. Experimental PF was formed via incising from the proximal dorsal side of the penis in the rats of all groups except control. While in PF (alone) group, fracture was formed and the incision was primarily closed, in PF + EVOO group in addition to foregoing processes, EVOO was also administrated topically twice a day for 3 weeks. At the end of the experiment, all rats were killed and penectomy was carried out. While malondialdehyde, myeloperoxidase, lipid hyroperoxide, and total oxidant status significantly (p < 0.05) increased, reduced glutathione and total free sulfhydryl groups markedly (p < 0.05) decreased in PF (alone) group when compared with PF + EVOO group. Levels of these parameters were reversed to nearly normal values by topical EVOO application. Protection by EVOO is further substantiated via the improved histological findings in PF + EVOO group as against degenerative changes in the rats of PF (alone) group. Our data revealed that EVOO has protective effect in penile cavernosal tissue through probably its antioxidant, free radical defusing, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial effects.
    Toxicology and Industrial Health 03/2013; DOI:10.1177/0748233713483191 · 1.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Our aim was to test the hypothesis that preoperative serum levels of matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7) and -9 (MMP-9) and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase (TIMP-1) levels correlate with pathological features. Serum levels of MMP-7, and MMP-9 and TIMP-1 were determined in 90 bladder cancer patients and 40 healthy controls using an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. Preoperative serum MMP-7 and MMP-9 levels were significantly higher in cancer patients than control groups (p<0.001). In contast, serum TIMP-1 levels were lower (p<0.001). Alteration in MMP-7, and MMP-9, and TIMP-1 production may contribute to tumor angiogenesis and be associated with clinic-pathological features.
    Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP 02/2013; 14(2):873-6. DOI:10.7314/APJCP.2013.14.2.873 · 1.50 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Trace elements which are essential components of biological structures may also be toxic when present at levels above the amounts required for biological function. In our study, trace element levels were measured with furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry in 33 newly diagnosed renal cell carcinoma cases (preoperative) and 32 healthy controls. When compared with the control group, it was found that the levels of cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) were higher and the levels of zinc (Zn), iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) were lower in the patient group. These changes may be important in the formation of renal cell carcinoma, a question which should be explored with postoperative comparative studies.
    Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP 01/2013; 14(1):499-502. DOI:10.7314/APJCP.2013.14.1.499 · 1.50 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: AIM: Our aim is to investigate how the chronic intraprostatic inflammation affect the course of the BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between the dates of 2007-2011, the files of the patients who had TUR-P (transurethral resection of the prostate) and underwent open surgery were retrospectively reviewed because of BPH, and the patients were divided into two groups who were operated due to AUR (acute urinary retention) or LUTS (lower urinary tract symptoms) and the clinical data and pathology results of the two groups were compared in terms of chronic intraprostatic inflammation. RESULTS: There were evaluable data of 130 of 150 patients. The age range of the patients was 50-88. 52 of the 130 patients due to AUR and 78 of them due to LUTS underwent surgery. While there was chronic inflammation in 59 of the 130 patients, there was not in 71. The volume of the prostate and the average age of those who had chronic prostatitis with the combination of AUR were greater compared to the LUTS. CONCLUSIONS: It seems that chronic prostatitis is a factor which is often accompanied by BPH and affects the progression and pathology of the disease. The risk of acute urinary retention is more frequent in patients with chronic inflammation than in those who lack. In the future, related clinical trials with the relationship between the intraprostatic inflammation and BPH treatment are necessary and should include more cases and longer period of follow-up for these studies.
    European review for medical and pharmacological sciences 01/2013; 17(1):119-122. · 0.99 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Although alteration in the haptoglobin phenotype has been reported in patients with bladder cancer, serum haptoglobin levels have not been evaluated. We hypothesized that serum haptoglobin can be used as a biomarker. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of haptoglobin in bladder cancer and to determine the relationship with clinicopathological features. A total of 68 serum specimens obtained before surgery were used to investigate haptoglobin expression using the sandwich ELISA technique. Serum haptoglobin levels were higher in the patients with bladder cancer compared to healthy controls (p<0.0001). Additionally, the levels of haptoglobin protein increased with increasing tumor grades (p<0.001) and were significantly higher in patients with metastatic disease and the presence of lymphovascular involvement, lymph node metastases and increasing tumor burden (p<0.0001). This study suggests that elevated haptoglobin levels are associated with a higher stage, grade, and extent of distant metastasis and larger tumor size. Haptoglobin may therefore provide a useful diagnostic and treatment biomarker for patients with bladder cancer.
    Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP 12/2012; 13(12):6063-6. DOI:10.7314/APJCP.2012.13.12.6063 · 1.50 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: With the modifications that we made, the aim is to increase the effectiveness and the success rate of the Raz operation in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and to present a new approach in the treatment by reducing the complication rates. Between November 2002 and December 2010, the Raz operation that we modified with the changes such as the placement of cystostomy catheter with the Lowsley clamp, vaginal incision of the bilateral oblique, the placement of periurethral roll mesh, the use of a single 0-degree stamey needle instead of a double needle applicator, binding the sutures mutually and on the support of the polypropylene mesh in suprapubic region was performed to 81 female patients with SUI in lithotomy position under the regional anesthesia. We performed the modified Raz operation to 81 female patients with SUI, who had the complaint of urinary incontinence with the effort lasting for about 4.5 years (between 1-16 years) and whose ages were 28-83 years (mean 55.2 years), childbirth numbers were 0-11 (mean 4.8), weights were 60-85 kg (mean 69.3 kg), and 32 of whom (39.5%) were of grade 1, 49 of whom (60.5%) were of grade 2 with the anamnesia of SUI, and whose stres test was (+) in the physical examination. While the duration of the operation was 39.8 minutes (20-85 minutes) and the duration of the hospitalization was 2.9 days (2-4 days), the duration of the stay of the patients with the cystostomy catheter was determined to be 4.8 days (3-11 days). We found the rate of our success as 93.8% according to the objective criteria. With the modifications that we made, we increased the success rate of the Raz operation and reduced the rates of the complication. We believe that the place of our modification method in incontinence surgery becomes more clearly with the comparison of the other anti-incontinence surgery techniques in patient groups with the same characteristics.
    European review for medical and pharmacological sciences 12/2012; 16(14):2006-13. · 0.99 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The relationship between adenosine deaminase and various cancers has been investigated in several studies. However, serum adenosine deaminase activity and carbonic anhydrase and catalase activities in patients with bladder cancer have not previously been reported. Therefore, the aim of this study was to measure serum adenosine deaminase, carbonic anhydrase and catalase activities in patients with bladder cancer. Forty patients with bladder cancer and 30 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. Serum adenosine deaminase, carbonic anhydrase and catalase activities were measured spectrophotometrically. Serum adenosine deaminase, carbonic anhydrase and catalase activities were significantly higher in patients with bladder cancer than controls (all significant, p<0.001). These markers might be a potentially important finding as an additional diagnostic biochemical tool for bladder cancer.
    Clinics (São Paulo, Brazil) 12/2012; 67(12):1443-6. DOI:10.6061/clinics/2012(12)15 · 1.42 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This study was designed to investigate whether exposure to short-term extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) produces histologic changes or induces apoptosis in the kidney, adrenal glands or diaphragm muscle in rats. The effect of shock waves on the kidney of male Wistar rats (n = 12) was investigated in an experimental setting using a special ESWL device. Animals were killed at 72 h after the last ESWL, and the tissues were stained with an in situ Cell Death Detection Kit, Fluorescein. Microscopic examination was performed by fluorescent microscopy. Apoptotic cell deaths in the renal tissue were not observed in the control group under fluorescent microscopy. In the ESWL group, local apoptotic changes were observed in the kidney in the area where the shock wave was focused. The apoptotic cell deaths observed in the adrenal gland of the control group were similar to those observed in the ESWL groups, and apoptosis was occasionally observed around the capsular structure. Apoptotic cell deaths in the diaphragm muscle were infrequently observed in the control group. Apoptosis in the ESWL group was limited to the mesothelial cells . This study demonstrated that serious kidney, adrenal gland and diaphragm muscles damage occurred following ESWL, which necessitated the removal of the organ in the rat model. It is recognized that the ESWL complications related to the kidney, adrenal gland and diaphragm muscles are rare and may be managed conservatively.
    Toxicology and Industrial Health 10/2012; 30(9). DOI:10.1177/0748233712462481 · 1.71 Impact Factor