Elena V. Fefelova

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BACKGROUND Chronic rhinitis (CR) is characteristically divided into several major clinical phenotypes: allergic rhinitis (AR); nonallergic, noninfectious rhinopathy (NAR); and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). CRS has two phenotypic variants: CRS with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and CRS without nasal polyps (CRSsNP). An area of growing interest is to identify(More)
BACKGROUND Anticytokine autoantibodies (AAbs) involve a great panel of cytokines both in healthy subjects and in patients with various diseases, but their incidence and pathophysiologic role are widely debated. The issue of AAbs in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) has never been explored. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to check AAbs in patients with CRS(More)
BACKGROUND In atopic dermatitis (AD), monocytes, which accumulate in the inflamed skin, are characterized by a significantly impaired Toll-like receptors (TLR) expression and TLR2-mediated cytokine secretion. However, data on expression of TLR on monocytes of peripheral blood (PB) in AD are not available. OBJECTIVE To investigate TLR2 and TLR4 expression(More)
BACKGROUND There is no currently no information regarding the role of α-defensins in the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis (AD). AIM To investigate levels of plasma α-defensins at exacerbation and remission of AD, and to assess their association with clinical severity of AD. METHODS Patients with AD during exacerbation were recruited from the(More)
BACKGROUND Olfactory dysfunction is a diagnostic criterion for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). During chronic inflammation and olfactory neuronal damage in CRS, it is likely that neuron-specific enolase (NSE) can leak into nasal secretions (NS) and serum. Therefore, we postulated that NSE levels in NS and in circulation may be indicative of olfactory(More)
Moderate exogenous hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with an increase in lymphocyte count (mainly at the expense of cytotoxic T cells), a 2-fold drop of the immunoregulatory index, and increase in TNF-α, IFN-γ, and IL-17α concentrations in the serum and in mononuclear cells. Homocysteine concentration in the mononuclears remains unchanged.
The aim of this work was to study the qualitative and quantitative composition of circulating endotheliocytes, P-selectin-associated leukocyte and platelet of coogregation blood levels of endothelin, interleukin-6 students on the background of exam stress. The research was made on the group conditionally healthy volunteers aged MT 18.3 ± 1 years that before(More)
The study was carried out to identify concentrations of vessel epithelium growth factor (VEGF), souble forms of VEGF receptor type I and II, chemo-toxic protein I and metalloproteinase-9 in lachrymal fluid. The immune enzyme analysis was applied. He sampling included patients with myopia without complications while using silicone hydro-helium and(More)
BACKGROUND The issue of heat shock protein (HSP) 70 and anti-HSP70 antibodies in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) has never been explored. OBJECTIVE To determine the nasal secretion (NS) levels of HSP70 and anti-HSP70 antibodies in patients with CRS with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and patients with CRS without nasal polyps (CRSsNP), and to evaluate their(More)
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