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BACKGROUND Angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels from the existing vascular bed, is essential step for the growth and invasion of the primary tumor. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is known to play crucial role in tumor angiogenesis. Increased serum VEGF levels may be associated with poor prognosis in patients with non-small cell lung(More)
Pulmonary computed tomography angiography (PCTA) is the initial imaging test for the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). In the study, it was aimed to determine the clinical, radiological findings in patients diagnosed PTE by PCTA, to investigate the relationship between the thrombus localisation and the clinical, laboratory parameters. 172(More)
This study summarizes the development and testing of a scaffold to promote engraftment of cells in the distal lung. A fibrinogen-fibronectin-vitronectin hydrogel (FFVH) was developed and optimized with respect to its mechanical and biological properties for this application. In vitro, FFVH scaffolds promoted attachment, histiotypic growth and expression of(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelial monocyte-activating polypeptide-II (EMAP-II) is a proinflammatory cytokine with antiangiogenic properties. Serum EMAP-II levels have not been investigated previously in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between serum EMAP-II levels and clinicopathologic features, including(More)
BACKGROUND Bronchiectasis is a common disabling but rarely fatal disease. However the long-term prognosis and risk factors for mortality are not well known. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine prospectively the survival and predictive factors of mortality in patients with bronchiectasis, during 4-year follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS From(More)
The hormone leptin produced in the adipose tissue is involved in the regulation of body weight. This study investigates whether plasma leptin levels are related to an infant's birthweight, and whether the levels change with feeding. We measured plasma leptin levels from infants who were large for gestational age (n = 21), small for gestational age (n = 21),(More)
Lung cancer in women is increasing in worldwide. This process beginning with the difference on the susceptibility of lung cancer in women smokers may be different from men in the prognosis. In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the clinical features, and prognostic factors of female patients with lung cancer diagnosed between January 2000-December 2005.(More)
Interferon alpha (IFN-alpha) is an immunomodulator that is used as an antiviral agent in active chronic viral hepatitis C. IFN therapy can cause an induction or exacerbation of sarcoidosis. Although several reports in the gastroenterology literature have suggested an association between IFN therapy and sarcoidosis, this association has rarely been described(More)
Salmonella meningitis is a rare clinical entity that occurs mainly during early infancy. Treatment of Salmonella infections may be complicated by the bacteria's growing resistance to clinically important antimicrobial agents, especially third-generation cephalosporins. A report is presented of a newborn infant with Salmonella meningitis who relapsed after 4(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, the optimal location for noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIMV) has been a matter of debate. Our aim was to detect the effectiveness of NIMV in acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF) in respiratory ward and factors associated with failure. METHODS 69 patients treated with NIMV in respiratory ward were prospectively(More)