In the Spotlight - Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital

Our hospital is located on the European side of Istanbul and is a very central with many referrals every day.

The department of dermatology Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital is a general dermatology clinic with a special focus on urticaria and allergic skin disorders. The Chronic Urticaria policlinic is running on Mondays (during the day) and Thursdays (half day in the morning till noon). Dr. Emek Kocatürk and a resident doctor from the team takes care of the patients usually. We also have a nurse to make the injections and perform skin testings. We in our clinic perform many clinical research to find out the pathomechanism, understand the impact of the disease on patients and response rates of different treatments. We have experience on pregnant urticaria patients. We celebrate WorldUrticariaDay with our patients, coming together with them and making them to join with other urticaria patients.  

Perspective Professor Marcus Mauer is joined by Dr Murat Türk and Dr Ragıp Ertaş of UCARE in Turkey to discuss advancements in the treatments of urticaria, with a special focus on the implementation of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Prof. Emek Kocatürk joins Professor Marcus Mauer in this episode of All Things Urticaria to discuss the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic on CSU patients, and how COVID 19 vaccines impacted the exasperation of chronic spontaneous urticaria as part of the COVAC-CU study.

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Hear Associate Professor Jonathan Peter (Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Allergy and Immunology Unit, University of Cape Town Lung Institute, South Africa) explain regional differences in urticaria in South Africa, with a focus on epidemiology, patient beliefs and education, and the CRUSE App.

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We are very pleased to cordially invite you to our forth, free UCARE LevelUp Fireside Chat taking place on: Wednesday, June 29th, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. CEST.

Join us as 4 UCARE physicians meet to discuss the topic “Covid-19, vaccines, urticaria and angioedema"

The Faculty will be:
Emek Kocatürk Göncü                     Koc University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Daria Fomina                         ...

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We are pleased to welcome Niall Conlon and J David M Edgar representing the St. James’s Hospital in Dublin, Ireland to the UCARE network. As this is our first UCARE center in Ireland, we are confident that there will be many UCAREs to follow in Ireland and we are looking forward to an intensive collaboration.


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  • An overview of all certified and applying UCARE centers here: https://www....
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In this episode, Dr Maximiliano Gómez shares his tips and tricks for improving the diagnosis and management of chronic urticaria and calls for wider dissemination of good quality information to patients living in Argentina and beyond.

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Dr Mona Al-Ahmad joins the podcast from the UCARE centre in Kuwait to share her insights into the UCARE network’s Middle Eastern activities.
Dr Al-Ahmad also takes time to reflect on what more can be done to improve the lives of people living with chronic urticaria and those caring for them.

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In this episode, our host is joined by Professor Kiran Godse who shares his experiences of treating CSU in India. Professor Godse provides unmissable insights into the practicalities of CSU care, including economic considerations, as well as his plans to increase the UCARE network’s presence in India and facilitate wider dissemination of educational resources.

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Our next, free UCARE LevelUp Fireside Chat takes place on May 19th, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. CEST.
Join us as 4 UCARE physicians meet to discuss on the following topic: Challenges in developing a scientific project in urticaria

The faculty will be:
Emek Kocatürk Göncü            
Koc University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey – Senior UCARE physician
Jonathan Bernstein                
University of Cincinnati...

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Professor Jonathan Bernstein joins the UCARE LevelUp podcast "All things urticaria" to discuss chronic urticaria (CU) care in the USA. In this episode, Professor Bernstein shines a light on the challenges faced by US-based physicians and highlights the potential benefits of conducting further research into the diverse population living with CU in North America.

 

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