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It has been reported that renal stone formation increased in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, its reason remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate serially the possible risk factors for renal stone formation in AS patients. Two groups consisted of AS patients with renal stone (n = 30), AS patients without renal stone (n =(More)
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune connective tissue disease with multisystem involvement. An increased incidence of cancer in SSc patients compared with the general population has been reported in several reports. Our aims in this study were to determine the most common malignancies and to investigate the possible risk factors for the development of(More)
OBJECTIVE Vascular events are a common complication in patients with polycythemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocythemia (ET). This study aimed to analyze the association between PAI-1 4G/5G and ACE I/D gene polymorphisms, and leukocytosis with thrombosis in patients with PV and ET. MATERIAL AND METHODS In total, 64 patients with ET and PV were(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to clarify the effects of continuous passive motion (CPM) treatment on adhesive capsulitis (AC) in diabetes mellitus (DM) patients. METHODS Forty-one DM patients with AC were randomized to two treatment groups. The first group (n= 20) (CPM group) received CPM treatments; the second group (n= 21) had conventional(More)
Cup-like morphology is defined as cup-like nuclear invagination spanning ≥25% of the nuclear diameter in >10% of blasts. Studies have shown that FLT3 ITD and normal cytology are strongly associated with cup-like morphology in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. Herein we describe a patient with cup-like blasts that was diagnosed and treated for common(More)
An effective treatment strategy for Felty syndrome (FS) has not been developed so far. In this article, three cases with FS, who responded to different treatment modalities, have been presented. Case 1 was a 52-year-old male patient who initially received methotrexate, and then, he was switched to granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and(More)
AIM Insulin resistance (IR) plays an important role in the development of cardiovascular events in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Adiponectin influences insulin sensitivity but its impact on IR in RA patients remains unclear. The present study aims to investigate the role of methotrexate (MTX) and low doses of prednisolone (LDP) on IR and adiponectin(More)
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