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BACKGROUND The changes and correlations of TRAIL (TNF-related apoptosis-inducing-ligand) and CXCL8 (IL8) prior to treatment and three months following therapy as well as the corresponding Positron emission tomography (PET/CT) (SUV(max): standardized uptake maximum values) results were evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS The measurements were taken before and(More)
BACKGROUND Trimetazidine (TMZ) has been used in cardiology practice for protection from ischemiareperfusion injury. But its effects on intestinal mucosa are not well known. Our aim was to investigate the protective effect of TMZ on intestinal mucosa and on damaged kidney due to thermal injury in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS Total of 30 male Sprague-Dawley(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the profiles of allergic rhino-conjunctivitis and asthma patients annually in Antalya, a Mediterranean coastal city in Turkey. MATERIAL AND METHODS We evaluated patients' allergic clinical status, and recorded the climate and pollens in the city center air, investigating any correlation between pollination, climatic conditions and(More)
Herein, we report a case of a man with pruritic bullous pemphigoid (BP) and very high levels of total IgE (5000 kU/L) who was refractory to standard aggressive immunosuppressive regimens (systemic steroids, daily cyclophosphamide) for BP but responded rapidly to systemic anti-IgE (omalizumab). Our patient is a 28 year-old white male. On admission 70% of his(More)
CONTEXT The historic triad of nasal polyposis, asthma and intolerance to aspirin and related chemicals, recently designated as Samter's syndrome, is an inflammatory condition of unknown pathogenesis. This study surveyed the levels of chosen serum eosinophil cationic peptide (ECP), soluble CD200 (SCD200), interleukin (IL)-1β, high sensitive C-reactive(More)
Omalizumab, a humanized mAb that binds to the CH3 domain near the binding site for the high-affinity type-I IgE Fc receptors of human IgE, can neutralize free IgE and inhibit the IgE allergic pathway without sensitizing mast cells and basophils. We found that omalizumab in patients with severe persistent asthma (SPA) was an effective therapy for asthma and(More)
BACKGROUND CD200 (OX-2) is a novel immune-effective molecule, existing in a cell membrane-bound form, as well as in a soluble form in serum (s OX-2), which acts to regulate inflammatory and acquired immune responses. MATERIAL AND METHODS We planned this study to evaluate the sOX-2 levels of type 2 diabetic foot (group B), and compare it with that of(More)
BACKGROUND Soluble CD200 (sCD200) is a novel immuno-effective molecule, which acts to regulate inflammatory and acquired immune responses. Recently, our study group showed that sCD200 was present in serum and blister fluid in a patient with bullous pemphigoid and a patient with toxic epidermal necrolysis. We therefore planned this study to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND CD200 is a novel immunosuppressive molecule, existing both as cell membrane bound and as a soluble form in serum (sCD200), which acts to regulate inflammatory and acquired immune responses. Recently, our study group showed that sCD200 was found in serum and blister fluid in a patient with bullous pemphigoid and that anti-IgE therapy impacted(More)
BACKGROUND In this study we compare the Omalizumab treatment modality in the dynamics of cell apoptosis regulating molecules in both severe persistent asthma patients who had no other any allergic disease, newly diagnosed patients with allergic asthma, and healthy volunteers. MATERIAL/METHODS Severe persistent allergic asthma patients were subjected to(More)