Ali Sabri Taylan

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BACKGROUND Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of spine and sacroiliac joints; it is characterized by new bone formation, and the disease processes can be accompanied by osteoporosis. In the present study, we investigated changes in bone mineral density (BMD) and in the levels of various bone turnover-related biomarkers and(More)
OBJECTIVE Endothelial dysfunction is present in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, the etiology of events is still unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether there are abnormalities in nitric oxide (NO) metabolism and endothelin-1 (ET-1) in AS patients. METHODS Subjects without any classical cardiovascular (CV) risk factors were(More)
AIM Interleukin-18 (IL-18) and fetuin-A have been implicated in atherosclerosis. Preliminary evidence suggests that ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study was to investigate possible abnormalities in IL-18 and fetuin-A levels in AS. METHODS Subjects without established(More)
Atherosclerosis has been shown to be increased in chronic inflammatory diseases including ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Impaired endothelial function, the first step in atherosclerosis, may be reflected by changes in various endothelial biomarkers of hemostasis and the release of several cellular adhesion molecules or cytokines. In this study, we(More)
OBJECTIVE Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the spine and sacroiliac joints of unknown etiology. Recent studies have reported increased oxidative stress, which is implicated in the pathogenesis of a number of diseases, in AS. The purpose of this study was to investigate oxidative stress and related factors in AS. MATERIAL(More)
Inflammatory orbital pseudotumor is often associated with rheumatologic disorders. It has been reported commonly with ANCA-associated vasculitides, especially granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s granulomatosis). There are also a few cases of large vessel vasculitis such as giant cell arteritis and Behcet’s disease. Here, we report a patient with(More)
We present a probabilistic generative model for timing deviations in expressive music. performance. The structure of the proposed model is equivalent to a switching state space model. We formulate two well known music recognition problems, namely tempo tracking and automatic transcription (rhythm quantization) as filtering and maximum a posteriori (MAP)(More)
Foundations of real-world intelligence / edited by Yoshinori Uesaka, Pentti Kanerva, Hideki Asoh. p. cm. -(CSLI lecture notes ; no. 125) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 1-57586-339-1 (acid-free paper) -ISBN 1-57586-338-3 (pbk. : acid-free paper) 1. Artificial intelligence. 2. Neural networks (Computer science) 3. Evolutionary programming(More)
To evaluate the T helper 17 (Th17) axis and its relation to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha blockage and disease activity in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The study included 127 AS patients (100M/27F) and 38 (27M/11F) controls. Spinal mobility was assessed by the bath ankylosing spondylitis metrology index (BASMI). Patients were also evaluated with the(More)