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OBJECTIVE Most patients with advanced stage cancer report moderate to severe pain. The leech (Hirudo medicinalis) is commonly used in traditional medicine for relief of localized pain. DESIGN We report a case of severe pain related to advanced stage cancer successfully treated by self-applied leeches. SETTING AND PATIENTS A 62-year-old male patient with(More)
AIM Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic fibrotic collagen tissue disease. Leptin's role in regulating immune and inflammatory response has become increasingly evident. Resistin has pro-inflammatory properties and also is associated with inflammatory markers in some rheumatologic diseases. The purpose of this study was to determine serum leptin, resistin(More)
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare multisystem chronic disease and its etiology is still unknown. To obtain and generate reasonable treatment methods, new mediators or targets are needed. Urotensin-II (U-II) is predominantly a vasoactive peptide with fibrotic and prothrombotic features. Like endothelin-1 (ET-1), U-II could play an important role in SSc(More)
Dubowitz syndrome was first described in 1965 by the English physician Dr. Victor Dubowitz. This genetic disorder causes growth retardation both before and after birth. It is primarily diagnosed through the distinctive facial features of affected individuals, including a small triangular-shaped face with a high forehead and wide-set, slitted eyes. The main(More)
BACKGROUND Adenocarcinoma is the most frequent pathological type of stomach cancer. Hodgkin's lymphoma is a lymphoproliferative disease arising from lymphoid tissue which is characterized by Reed-Sternberg cells. Synchronous occurrence of these two malignancies has not been reported in the English literature so far. CASE Here we present a 52-year-old male(More)
The objective of this study was to assess the role of resistin, a proinflammatory cytokine potentially involved in Behçet's disease (BD), and to determine its relationship with tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), another important inflammatory cytokine known to be involved in BD. Forty-five persons diagnosed with BD were enrolled into this study, 25 of whom(More)
Radiotherapy and concomitant/adjuvant therapy with temozolomide are a common treatment regimen for children and adults with high-grade glioma. Although temozolomide is generally safe, it can rarely cause life-threatening complications. Here we report a case of a 31-year-old female patient who underwent surgical resection followed by radiotherapy plus(More)
We herein report a case of 32-year-old woman who developed erythematous, indurated plaques, nodules on her lower back, hips and inguinal areas which had started after immunotherapy on the injection sites. She had a history of recurrent oral aphthous-like ulcers for 2 years and also had abdominal pain for 2 months. Colonoscopy revealed multiple aphthous(More)
Adult onset Still's Disease (ASD) is a systemic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology characterized by chronic and fluctuant fever with accompanying rash, polyarthritis and involvement of multiple organs, especially lymphoid tissues. Although kidney involvement may appear in some cases of adult Still's disease, membranous glomerulonephyritis has not(More)
Diffuse large lymphomas of B-cell origin (DLBCL) comprise approximately one-third of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) and extranodal involvement is detected in 50% of these cases at initial diagnosis. Primary malignant lymphoma of the adrenal gland is extremely rare. Here we report a 64-year-old male patient with nasopharyngeal lymphoma who had been in(More)
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