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The cause of nasal polyps remains unknown, although there is a well-recognized clinical association between nasal polyposis and asthma. The characteristic histological features of nasal polyps include large quantities of extracellular fluid. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent mediator of angiogenesis and vascular permeability. This study(More)
On examining the postmortem enucleated eyes of a 68-year-old man, we found the left eye had focal infarction 3 mm behind the lamina cribrosa caused by thromboembolic compromise of three discrete pial and pial-derived arterioles. The optic nerve had been destroyed focally, whereas the retinal and choroidal tissue supplied by a similarly occluded vessel had(More)
OBJECTIVES There is a recognized clinical association between nasal polyps and asthma. Nasal polyps and the airways of asthmatic patients demonstrate marked eosinophilia suggesting that this inflammatory cell may have a key role to play in both conditions. The objective of this study was to determine whether nasal polyps from patients with asthma had a(More)
INTRODUCTION Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis and proinflammatory cytokines have been considered as the main etiologic factor in the pathogenesis of the disease. Serum levels of cytokines, that are associated with innate immunity and TH1 cells, have been analyzed in OA patients, however, there is limited research that profiles(More)
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