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Acute phase markers for the differentiation of infectious and malignant pleural effusions.
Acute-phase markers, such as C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), have been studied in inflammatory and malignant disorders. We examined theExpand
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The acute effect of smoking in healthy and asthmatic smokers
Eur J Clin Invest 2010; 40 (2): 103–109
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Endothelial Progenitor Cells in the Pathogenesis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: An Evolving Concept
Background Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has been associated with abnormal vascular remodeling. Bone marrow derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are considered to possess lung tissueExpand
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Atopic diseases and inflammation of the brain in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorders
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affect as many as 1 in 45 children and are characterized by deficits in sociability and communication, as well as stereotypic movements. Many children also showExpand
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Fibromyalgia Syndrome in Need of Effective Treatments
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic, idiopathic condition of widespread musculoskeletal pain, affecting primarily women. It is clinically characterized by chronic, nonarticular pain and aExpand
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Oxidative stress in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
PurposeWe aimed to investigate whether systemic oxidative stress is increased in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS).MethodsA total of 18 patients with severe OSAS and 13 controlsExpand
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Extracellular vesicles are increased in the serum of children with autism spectrum disorder, contain mitochondrial DNA, and stimulate human microglia to secrete IL-1β
BackgroundAutism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been associated with brain inflammation as indicated by the activation of microglia, but the triggers are not known. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) areExpand
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Children with autism spectrum disorders, who improved with a luteolin-containing dietary formulation, show reduced serum levels of TNF and IL-6
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have been associated with brain inflammation as indicated by microglia activation, as well as brain expression and increased plasma levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) andExpand
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Neuropeptides CRH, SP, HK-1, and Inflammatory Cytokines IL-6 and TNF Are Increased in Serum of Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome, Implicating Mast Cells
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic, idiopathic condition of widespread musculoskeletal pain affecting more women than men. Even though clinical studies have provided evidence of altered centralExpand
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Exosomes in neurologic and psychiatric disorders.
PURPOSES The purposes of this review were to discuss the role of exosomes in neurologic and psychiatric diseases and to propose future therapeutic approaches. METHODS PubMed was searchedExpand
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