Burçak Gürbüz

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of Nigella sativa seed supplementation on symptom levels, polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) functions, lymphocyte subsets and hematological parameters of allergic rhinitis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Twenty-four patients randomly selected from an experimental group of 31 (mean age 34 years) sensitive to house dust mites with(More)
The effects of ciprofloxacin, cefodizime, rifampicine, doxycycline and cefodizime + rifampicine combination on polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) functions (phagocytosis and intracellular killing activity) were investigated in vitro in elderly patients and compared with those of healthy young volunteers before and after zinc supplementation. PMNs of 13(More)
Leukotriene receptor antagonists are being used widely in the treatment of bronchial asthma. They have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties, but there is no sufficient data about their effects on polymorphonuclear leukocyte functions. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of montelukast, a specific cysteinyl leukotriene-1(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether fever and antipyretic drugs had an adverse effect on human polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) functions (phagocytic and intracellular killing activity). Twenty febrile children with an axillary temperature of 39-40 degrees C and 20 healthy children without fever were included. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes were(More)
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