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Abdominal Compartment Syndrome: Current Problems and New Strategies
BackgroundAbdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is a diffucult entity with two main problems during its course: (1) survival of the patient during the early period and (2) closure of the open woundsExpand
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Oxidant–Antioxidant Balance in Patients with COPD
The goal of this study was to evaluate the role of oxidant–antioxidant balance in the pathogenesis of COPD. We included 30 healthy nonsmokers [24 male, 6 female; mean age (yr) ± SD: 62.4 ± 9.3], 30Expand
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The evaluation of latent tuberculosis in rheumatologic diseases for anti-TNF therapy: experience with 192 patients
It is recommended to evaluate the presence of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) before initiating antitumor necrosis factor α (anti-TNF) therapy for rheumatologic diseases. We aimed to present theExpand
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Detection of latent tuberculosis infection in rheumatologic diseases before anti-TNFα therapy: tuberculin skin test versus IFN-γ assay
We aimed to evaluate tuberculin skin test (TST) and interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) test results for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in patients with rheumatologic diseases prior to anti-TNFα therapy.Expand
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Could HLA-DR B1*11 allele be a clue for predicting extra-pulmonary sarcoidosis?
BACKGROUND Several HLA-DR alleles have been described as a potential risk factor for sarcoidosis between distinct ethnic groups however the relationship between HLA-DR alleles and extra-pulmonaryExpand
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Plasma homocysteine level and 677C-->T mutation on the MTHFR gene in patients with venous thromboembolism.
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of plasma total homocysteine level and 677C-->T mutation on the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene in the development of venousExpand
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The Oxidant-Antioxidant Balance in Mild Asthmatic Patients
We investigated the oxidant-antioxidant balance and the effect of inhaled corticosteroids on this balance in mild stable asthmatics. Included in the study were 30 mild asthmatic patients (11 male, 19Expand
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Alterations in p16 and p53 genes and chromosomal findings in patients with lung cancer: fluorescence in situ hybridization and cytogenetic studies.
BACKGROUND Chromosomal aberrations and instability of gene(s) are two factors related to the genetic instability of cancer cells. A loss of the tumor-suppressor function of the genes p16 and p53 isExpand
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Isoniazid intervention for latent tuberculosis among 86 patients with rheumatologic disease administered with anti-TNFα
In this study, we investigated the safety and toxicity of isoniazid (INH) intervention therapy to the patients with latent tuberculosis who were given tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) for the treatmentExpand
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Granulomatous reaction after chemotherapy for Hodgkin's disease.
There are some reports that relate the coexistence of sar-coidosis and lymphoma. This coexistence has been calledthe sarcoidosis–lymphoma syndrome. Generally, sarcoido-sis precedes the lymphoma inExpand
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