Ali Uğur Uslu

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AIM Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease with unknown etiology and systemic involvement. Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are two new inflammatory markers used in the assessment of systemic inflammation. The aim here is to study NLR and PLR in patients with RA to investigate their relation with(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study is to determine the association between neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio and both subclinical inflammation and amyloidosis in familial Mediterranean fever. METHODS Ninety-four patients with familial Mediterranean fever and 60 healthy volunteers were included in the study. Of the patients, 12 had familial(More)
The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the production of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) that promote vascular thrombosis and pregnancy loss. APS can occur in the absence of underlying or associated disease (primary APS) or in combination with other diseases (secondary APS). Mean platelet volume (MPV) is largely(More)
To the editor: We have read the article ‘‘Predictive role of hematologic parameters in testicular torsion” by Gunes et al. [1], which was a very interesting study. In their very well-designed and presented study, Gunes et al. [1] tried to assess the potential relationship between hematologic parameters and testicular torsion (TT). They showed significant(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may be characterized by periods of remissions and chronic or acute relapses. The complexity of clinical presentation of the SLE patients leads to incorrect evaluation of disease activity. Mean platelet volume (MPV) has been studied as a simple inflammatory marker in several diseases. There is no study in the(More)
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a disease characterized by chronic inflammation. Atherogenic index of plasma (AIP) is a logarithmic value of the triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio and it is a good marker for atherosclerotic heart disease and cardiac risk. In this study, we investigated subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by attacks of fever and diffuse abdominal pain. The primary concern with this presentation is to distinguish it from acute appendicitis promptly. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the role of neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) to leverage the differential diagnosis(More)
AIM Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between the prevalence and severity of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and the anemia in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS This was a case-control study which was conducted at the rheumatology clinic of a university affiliated hospital, including 62 patients with SLE and 62 age- and(More)