Bulent Ali Antmen

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We investigated serum levels of interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, IL-8, IL-12 and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α in JRA patients during both active and inactive phases of the disease. The systemic JRA patients had the highest IL-1β and IL-6 levels during both active and inactive periods. In the systemic group IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-12 levels during the active period(More)
BACKGROUND The development of neutralizing anti-factor VIII alloantibodies (inhibitors) in patients with severe hemophilia A may depend on the concentrate used for replacement therapy. METHODS We conducted a randomized trial to assess the incidence of factor VIII inhibitors among patients treated with plasma-derived factor VIII containing von Willebrand(More)
BACKGROUND Granulocytic sarcoma (GS) is an uncommon extramedullary tumor composed of dense aggregates of immature myeloid precursor cells, which is usually associated with acute or chronic myeloid leukemia. The tumor may also be a predecessor to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). It may be found in any location throughout the body; however, intraoral occurrence(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the safety of dental treatment in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukema (ALL), and Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), and to report any complications related to dental treatment during a preventive dental program covering a 4-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS In(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of GB virus C (GBV-C) infection in pediatric patients receiving multiple blood transfusions in Turkey where HBV and HCV infections are common. Sera of a total of 148 children, of whom 85 had cancer and 63 hemoglobinopathies, were tested for GBV-C RNA and HCV RNA by RT-PCR and for antibodies to HBV and(More)
This study aimed to determine the effect of haemolysis on plasma oxidation and nitration in sickle cell disease (SCD) patients. Blood was collected from haemoglobin (Hb)A volunteers and homozygous HbSS patients who had not received blood transfusions in the last 3 months. Haemolysis was characterised by low levels of haemoglobin and haptoglobin and high(More)
OBJECTIVE In systemic sclerosis (SSC), certain abnormalities can occur in fibroblasts, endothelial cells, and immune system cells. Severe pathological changes such as visceral fibrosis and obliteration of the lumen of arteries may develop due to functional alterations of these cells. Because the vascular abnormality is a central mechanism of sclerosis, the(More)
Mucormycosis is a rare acute opportunistic infection caused by a saprophytic fungus, which belongs to the order Mucorales. This report describes intraoral mucormycosis in 2 children with acute leukemia who were undergoing chemotherapy and had febrile neutropenia. A 7-year-old boy with acute myeloid leukemia and a 9-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic(More)
Patients with haemophilia A and inhibitors are at high risk for severe bleeding, progression of joint disease and deterioration of health-related quality of life (HRQoL). To determine the impact of prophylaxis with an activated prothrombin complex concentrate (aPCC) on HRQoL, HRQoL was assessed using the Short-Form (SF)-36 Health Survey and the EQ-5D(More)
Development of inhibitors to infused factor concentrates represents a major clinical and economic challenge in the treatment of haemophilic patients. It has been shown that a delay in initiation of treatment leads to requirement of a larger number of injections to stop the bleeding but this has never been formally linked to costs associated with the(More)