Anca Lelia Riza

Learn More
Diabetes triples the risk for active tuberculosis, thus the increasing burden of type 2 diabetes will help to sustain the present tuberculosis epidemic. Recommendations have been made for bidirectional screening, but evidence is scarce about the performance of specific tuberculosis tests in individuals with diabetes, specific diabetes tests in patients with(More)
Aging is explored by multiple lines of research, in a pursuit of understanding this natural process. The motor response is usually the main dependent variable in studies regarding physical or cognitive decline in aging. It is therefore critical to understand how the motor function changes with age. The present review, aims at presenting briefly some of the(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC) and hyper-IgE syndrome (HIES) are primary immunodeficiencies mainly caused by mutations in STAT1 and STAT3, respectively. CMC and HIES patients have an increased risk for skin and mucosal infections with fungal pathogens and Staphylococcus aureus. However, it is unknown whether the genetic defects in these(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Colorectal carcinoma is the second leading cause of death by cancer in Europe as its incidence increases with life span. Continuing research to detect new highly sensitive and specific noninvasive biomarkers is essential. The aim of this study was to compare 9 mismatching repair (MMR) genes activation levels in normal, polyp and(More)
INTRODUCTION Angiogenesis is essential for the local growth, invasion and metastasis of the tumours. Vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs) play a crucial role in tumour angiogenesis. The aim of our study was to quantify the expression of several VEGF family molecules in human gastro-oesophageal cancers and to analyse possible correlations between(More)
UNLABELLED Diabetes mellitus (DM) is considered a prothrombotic, proatherogenic state, characterized by chronic activation of platelets, exaggerated activation of coagulation factors and decreased fibrinolytic mechanisms. Haemostasis is additionally altered by increased plasmatic lipids and obesity. DM therefore represents a major risk factor for the onset(More)
Among 167 hospitalized children with measles, circulating concentrations of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1β, IL-1Ra, IL-4, interferon (IFN)-α, IFN-β, and T helper-17 cytokines were low, whereas leukopenia, increased lactate dehydrogenase, IL-18, and IFN-γ concentrations characterized the inflammatory response. In addition to understanding measles-induced(More)
  • 1