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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)
Objectives. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by the chronic inflammation of the synovial joints resulting from the hyperplasia of synovial cells and the infiltration of lymphocytes, macrophages and plasma cells. Currently, the aetiology of RA is not known, and new treatment modalities are needed to prevent the disease progression. Apoptosis(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)
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)
We examined the association between serum sTRAIL measured by ELISA and HbA1C levels, pre/post-prandial blood glucose levels and body mass index in 22 newly diagnosed type-2 diabetic patients. A significant difference in sTRAIL levels was found between study group and controls.
CONTEXT The role of ceruloplasmin oxidase activity (COA) involving the interaction of oxidant and antioxidant balance in allergic diseases is still unknown. OBJECTIVE Our study was designed to examine the changes in COAs in severe persistent asthma-allergic rhinitis, new diagnosed allergic asthma-allergic rhinitis and allergic rhinitis patients. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND There have been concerns about the cardiovascular safety of omalizumab. OBJECTIVES In this study, the clinical status of the omalizumab receiving severe asthma patients and the cytokine expressions patterns were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a pilot study described below we examined the levels of serum eosinophil cationic peptid(More)
BACKGROUND Here, we report the first case of patient with intracranial tumors (ICT) who developed a cutaneous adverse drug reaction during lansoprazole and prophylactic anticonvulsant treatment. SCORTEN is a scoring system used to predict mortality in TEN patients. If SCORTEN index is 5 or more, mortality rate is more than 90%. SCORTEN of our patient was(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease and omalizumab is indicated for moderate-to-severe persistent asthma. The results of many studies have shown that oxidative stress is involved in asthma pathogenesis. However, there is no data available to evaluate the alterations in total antioxidant capacity, hydrogen peroxide, malondialdehyde, and total(More)