Bulent Ali Antmen

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We investigated serum levels of interleukin (IL)-1beta, IL-6, IL-8, IL-12 and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha in JRA patients during both active and inactive phases of the disease. The systemic JRA patients had the highest IL-1beta and IL-6 levels during both active and inactive periods. In the systemic group IL-1beta, IL-6 and IL-12 levels during the(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)
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)
Circumcision is the oldest and most frequent surgical procedure in the world and especially in Turkey as is seen in the other Islamic countries because of religious and traditional pressures. In this study, we aim to report the experience of circumcision at Çukurova University in a total of 76 patients with haemophilia between 1990 and 2011. We(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this case report is to present severe alveolar bone destruction and gingival enlargement as initial manifestation of Burkitt cell type acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL-L3) in a 14-year-old boy. METHODS The patient was referred to the periodontology department with a 4-week history of gingival enlargement and loosening of teeth.(More)
We studied the frequency of IgG subclass deficiency in 61 children (ages 1-7 years, mean 3.8 years) with recurrent respiratory tract infections by using the radial immunodiffusion method. The overall frequency of IgG subclass deficiency was found to be 39.3 percent (24 patients). Among 26 children who had major immunoglobulin abnormalities, we found IgG(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)
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)
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)