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Granulomatous lobular mastitis is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of the breast. Clinical and radiological features may mimic breast carcinoma. Since this entity was first described, several clinical and pathologic features of the disease have been reported, but diagnostic features and treatment alternatives are still unclear. The purpose of this study(More)
In subgroups of breast cancer, the shortest disease-free and overall survival was observed in basaloid and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 groups. CK5/6 expression is a marker used in diagnosing breast cancers in basaloid group and is associated with a poor prognosis. Similarly, loss of tumor suppressor gene PTEN and a high expression of c-Met has(More)
Gadolinium-based contrast media were originally introduced as alternatives to iodinated media for magnetic resonance imaging. Although originally thought to be nonnephrotoxic, gadolinium-based contrast media have recently been reported to be associated with acute renal failure; the mechanism and the underlying renal injury are not completely understood. We(More)
AIM To investigate the effects of exogenous melatonin on bacterial translocation and apoptosis in a rat ulcerative colitis model. METHODS Rats were randomly assigned to three groups: group I: control, group II: experimental colitis, group III: colitis plus melatonin treatment. On d 11 after colitis, plasma tumor necrosis factor-alpha, portal blood(More)
BACKGROUND Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) may be classified as cryptogenic (idiopathic) and secondary. There are no clear clinical and radiological features distinguishing between idiopathic and secondary BOOP. OBJECTIVES To analyze the etiologic factors, clinical and radiological features, diagnostic approach and response to therapy(More)
Interferon therapy is the cornerstone of chronic hepatitis C treatment. Side effects of interferon include possible triggering or exacerbation of immune diseases in consequence of immunomodulatory effects. We describe the unique case, in which pyoderma gangrenosum and exacerbation of psoriasis were developed 8 weeks after pegylated interferon alpha 2a and(More)
Understanding the biological mediators involved in the complex inflammatory response of sepsis and acute lung injury offers the possibility of future investigations targeting treatment based on these mediators. This study investigated whether macrophage activator β-glucan has a protective effect on acute lung injury in an experimental model of sepsis.(More)
OBJECTIVE This prospective study was designed to compare ultrasound and autopsy findings on fetal urinary system malformations in second trimester terminations of pregnancy to evaluate the degree of agreement of such findings. METHODS From January 2003 to October 2012, a total of 308 second trimester terminations of pregnancy were performed because of(More)
BACKGROUND Leptin has direct and indirect effects on renal pathophysiological characteristics. In the present study, the effects of long-term leptin infusion on the renal hemodynamics, renal excretory functions, and the expression of transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta), plasma endothelin-1 (ET-1) levels, and preventive effects of the angiotensin II(More)
Estrogen receptor-beta (ER-B) has been identified in benign and malignant tissues of a variety of human organs including the colon. In breast carcinoma, ER-B was found to be a significant predictor of response to adjuvant hormonal therapy with tamoxifen. The aim of the present study was to determine whether esophageal adenocarcinoma, and its precursosr,(More)