Ismail Akkar

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Proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines have an important role in the pathogenesis of febrile seizures (FS). Adipocytokines like interleukin 6 (IL-6), leptin, and adiponectin released from adipose tissue play a role in inflammation. This study aimed to assess the probable role of adipose tissue in children with FS. We measured serum IL-6, leptin,(More)
AIM The authors determined the impact of antenatal counseling against exposure to environmental cigarette smoke on the prevention of reduced neonatal birth weight according to gestational age. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in pregnant women, with 77 passive smokers and 88 non-smokers. During motivational interviews, passive(More)
Cytokine networks play a key role in the pathogenesis of the disease in Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) patients. Therefore, our aim was to study the effects of cytokine levels on the pathogenesis and severity of the disease in children with CCHF. Fifty-two patients diagnosed with CCHF and 34 healthy controls (HC) were included in the study. The(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne viral disease, causing severe viral hemorrhagic fever outbreaks. This study aimed at determining the serum vitamin D levels and investigated the association between Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) and serum vitamin D levels in children with CCHF. METHODS A total of 45(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of maternal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, paraoxonase 1, and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in women having early spontaneous preterm birth without clinical chorioamnionitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study was prospectively administered in women referred to our obstetrics service with preterm(More)
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