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INTRODUCTION The diagnosis of sepsis in critically ill patients is challenging because traditional markers of infection are often misleading. The present study was conducted to determine the procalcitonin level at early diagnosis (and differentiation) in patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis, in comparison with C-reactive(More)
In this study, we investigated the effects of acute exercise on tissue levels of iron, magnesium, and uric acid of rats. Twenty adult Wistar albino rats were used for the study. They were divided into two groups: controls (n=10) and the study group (n=10). The study group was left into a small water pool and allowed to do swimming exercise for 30 min while(More)
BACKGROUND Several prospective epidemiological studies have demonstrated that high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and plasma homocysteine (hcy) are predictors of future coronary events among healthy men and women. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate a possible relationship between hsCRP, hcy levels and body mass index (BMI),(More)
In this study, the effects of chronically administered aluminum on iron metabolism-related parameters of liver and blood of mice were investigated. An additional purpose to determine how chronic aluminum administration together with vitamin E as an antioxidant to mice changed the parameters related to iron metabolism. For these purposes, we used 21 adult(More)
P-glycoprotein (Pgp) is encoded by the multidrug resistance gene (MDR1) in humans and is the product of MDR1. It is expressed in various tissues and is related to drug distribution in intestinal erythrocytes, capillary endotel of brain, proximal tubules cells of kidneys and liver canalicular cells. Expression of Pgp is affected by Pgp polymorphism, and exon(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to investigate the plasma homocysteine levels in patients with retinal vein occlusion (RVO) in order to reveal whether hyperhomocysteinemia was a risk factor for RVO. METHODS Thirty-three consecutive patients diagnosed to have RVO of any type and 25 age- and sex-matched controls without RVO were included in this(More)
Growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) are closely related molecules. Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) is a main molecule that binds IGF-I. GH, IGF-I and IGFBP-3 have important roles in growth and development. In this study, we investigated the effects of exercise during pregnancy on maternal plasma levels of GH,(More)
Humans are constantly exposed to cadmium (Cd) as a result of the increase in air pollution and cigaret use. Zinc (Zn), which is an essential element for the metabolism of and the constituent of many enzymes, causes growth retardation in the deficiency status so at present it is often added to the diet without measuring blood levels of this element. We also(More)
A low-grade systemic inflammation is concomitant in diabetes. There is a pathophysiological relation between gestational diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus, which was further supported by significantly elevated risk of type 2 diabetes in women with a history of previous gestational diabetes mellitus. We investigated the relation between(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Thyroid hormones have important roles in normal growth and skeletal muscle development. IGF-I is one of the most important growth factors and is needed for the proliferation and development of thyroid cells. It stimulates fibroblasts, follicular and endothelia cells in thyroid gland. It has been shown that thyroid hormones play an(More)