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We report a rare case of a giant ovarian tumor presenting as an incarcerated umbilical hernia. A 61-yr-old woman was admitted to the hospital with severe abdominal pain, an umbilical mass, nausea and vomiting. On examination, a large, irreducible umbilical hernia was found. The woman underwent an urgent operation for a possible strangulated hernia. A large,(More)
A transrectal needle biopsy from a 63-year-old man was decided because of a high prostatic specific antigen in the blood, and a hard right lobe in rectal examination. 10 examples were taken from each lobe. In 1 of 4 of the examples from the left lobe, which contained a small focus of adenocarcinoma, numerous eosinophils were observed to surround the(More)
PURPOSE A modern concept regards acute coronary syndrome (ACS) as an auto-inflammatory disorder. The purpose of the present study is to assess the plasma levels of inflammation related to biomarkers and cytokines in ACS patients and to correlate the values with 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 (calcidiol). There are no previously published reports concerning serum(More)
We aimed to investigate the relation between serum inflammatory markers, 25OHvit-D3 and oxidative stress markers, namely paraoxonase1-arylesterase (PON1-ARE), total antioxidant status (TAS) and total oxidant status (TOS) in 30 male patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction(STEMI) . There was negative correlation between tumor necrosis factor alpha(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to evaluate maternal serum irisin levels in the first and second trimesters of pregnancy in women diagnosed with and without gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS We performed a prospective, nested case-control study in 258 pregnant women who were enrolled at the time of the first prenatal visit (6-11th(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate whether insulin deficiency and increased catabolism may have a role in the regulation of plasma glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 and GLP-2 levels in children with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and whether insulin treatment may affect the levels of these polypeptides. METHODS Plasma GLP-1 and -2 levels were(More)
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