Inci Mevlitoğlu

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BACKGROUND Treatment of psoriatic nail is difficult. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of methotrexate and cyclosporine in psoriatic nail. METHODS Thirty-seven psoriatic patients with nail involvement were randomized to treatment with methotrexate (initial dose, 15 mg per week) or cyclosporine (initial(More)
BACKGROUND Intense pulsed light (IPL) has been used for the treatment of port-wine stains for 10 years. There are many IPL systems that have different setting. Some of them have been reported in the treatment of fresh or laser-resistant port-wine stains localized in different body regions. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to conduct a prospective trial to assess the(More)
The combination of retinoids with phototherapy enhances the efficacy of phototherapy and reduces the cumulative ultraviolet dose and duration of the therapy needed to treat chronic plaque psoriasis. Although TL-01 phototherapy has been used widely, there are few data about the effectiveness of the combination of acitretin with TL-01 in treatment of the(More)
Cyclosporin has various effects on adipose tissue and glucose metabolism. This situation may lead to changes in serum levels of adipocyte-derived cytokines which have influence on the pathogenesis of psoriasis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of cyclosporin treatment on some adipocyte-derived cytokines in psoriatic patients. This(More)
BACKGROUND Ischaemia-modified albumin (IMA) is increased in diseases associated with oxidative stress, as detected using the albumin cobalt-binding test. Oxidative stress plays an important role in the development of psoriasis. AIM To investigate circulating IMA levels in patients with psoriasis and its association with the disease characteristics. (More)
Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic inflammatory multisystemic disorder characterized mainly by vasculitis. Although the pathergy reaction (PR) has been accepted as one of the major criteria in this disease, there is a lack of a standardized method to measure PR. The aim of this study was to evaluate results of PR in different body areas and the effect on(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) is associated with severely impaired quality of life (QoL). OBJECTIVE To determine the levels of depression, anxiety and QoL in CIU patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study included 73 patients with CIU, and 34 healthy subjects matched for age and sex were used as controls. The levels of depression, anxiety(More)
Data regarding narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy in patients with chronic urticaria is limited. The aim of this open, controlled study was to determine whether NB-UVB is effective in treating urticaria in combination with antihistamin. A total of 81 patients with chronic urticaria were recruited, 48 of whom were randomized into the NB-UVB plus(More)
Glutathione S-transferases (GST) play an important role in oxidative stress related syndromes. An imbalance of the oxidant and antioxidant systems is important in the pathogenesis of Behcet’s disease (BD). The objective of this study was to evaluate the association of null genotypes of GST-M1 and GST-T1 with BD since some preliminary molecular genetic data(More)