Hayati Bilgiç

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Cyclophosphamide (CP), an alkylating antineoplastic agent, has potential urotoxicity including causing hemorrhagic cystitis (HC). HC is now accepted as a non-infectious inflammation and the pathogenesis of HC includes cytokine production which leads to inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) induction. Moreover, overproduction of reactive oxygen species(More)
BACKGROUND In several studies, it was shown that there was a marked decrease in serum levels of HDL-C during infection and inflammation in general. In particular, a decrease in the level of serum HDL-C was also shown in pneumonia. Correlations between inflammatory markers such as acute phase proteins, cytokines and serum HDL-C levels were shown. However,(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies show that platelets have important roles in the immune system. Little is known about the clinical significance of platelet indices. Changes in platelet indices, including platelet distribution width (PDW), mean platelet volume (MPV) and plateletcrit, in pulmonary tuberculosis were investigated. METHODS Platelet indices were(More)
BACKGROUND Chitotriosidase is an accepted marker of macrophage activation. In this study, we investigated serum chitotriosidase levels in pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). METHODS Forth-two patients with PTB and 30 healthy subjects were enrolled in the study. The radiological extent of PTB, radiological sequela after treatment, and the degree of smear(More)
BACKGROUND There are data about the relationship between morphologic findings on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and the number of acid-fast bacilli (AFB) on sputum smears in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). It was also shown that existence of cavities and airspace consolidation might be related to smear positivity in PTB patients.(More)
BACKGROUND Low serum total cholesterol (TC) concentrations in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) have been demonstrated. It was shown that a cholesterol-rich diet might accelerate the sterilization rate of sputum cultures in PTB patients. It is known that smear positivity might be related to the radiological extent of disease (RED) in PTB patients.(More)
Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis (IPH) is a very rare disorder of unknown etiology characterized by recurrent or chronic hemorrhage and accumulation of hemosiderin in the lung parenchyma. It is most common in children but can occur in adults. Clinical manifestations of the disease include iron deficiency anemia without any known cause, pulmonary symptoms(More)
AIM Both of the diagnosis and treatment evaluation are time-consuming conditions in patients with pulmonary and pleural tuberculosis. The aim of this study was to establish the validity of tumor markers CA 125, CA 15-3, and CA 19-9 in the diagnosis of pulmonary and pleural TB and to verify the success of the treatment protocol. PATIENTS AND METHODS The(More)
PURPOSE It was previously shown that nitric oxide (NO) produced by inducible NO synthase (iNOS) is responsible for cyclophosphamide (CP) induced cystitis. In this study we evaluated whether peroxynitrite is also responsible for CP induced bladder damage in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 38 male albino Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups. Group(More)