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OBJECTIVE Etiology of premature preterm rupture of membranes (PPROM) is not yet completely known and chorioamnionitis is one of the most important complications of its. We aimed to evaluate whether prolidase, matrix metalloproteinases, oxidative-antioxidative status, and inflammation markers in vaginal washing fluid (VWF) were associated with etiology of(More)
AIM Although recurrent tonsillitis can be the consequence of defects in immune system, the exact etiology of recurrent tonsillitis is not clear. In this study, our aim was to determine the serum vitamin D levels and vitamin D receptor polymorphism among children undergone tonsillectomy due to the recurrent tonsillitis. METHODS A 106 children undergone(More)
Tuberculosis-related chronic granulomatous tubulointerstitial nephritis (GTN) and chronic renal dysfunction as a consequence of GTN is a rarely seen clinical condition, with a few case reports in the literature. In this report, a case with end stage renal failure as an unexpected late extrapulmonary sequela of tuberculosis has been presented. A 60 years old(More)
INTRODUCTION C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6), which is one of its most important simulators, were determined in great amounts in the sera of patients with chronic urticaria (CU). AIM To determine the levels of IL-6 in patients with urticaria, and evaluate its relationship with urticaria activity scores and Dermatology Life Quality Index(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the girls referred to the pediatric outpatient clinic with a presumptive diagnosis of early puberty due to early onset of breast development or pubarche. METHODS Within the study period, we evaluated 289 subjects referred for concerns about early onset of puberty. History, anthropometric data, bone age (BA),(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study is to assess the index of decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMF-T), habit of brushing teeth, and the microbiological agents accumulating on the children's toothbrushes for 4 weeks and response of these agents to disinfection via a chlorhexidine solution, then compare those results with the education and income levels(More)
To determine the relationship between serum leptin levels and disease activity in systemic sclerosis (SSc). A total of 60 subjects (30 controls and 30 patients) were included. The inflammatory markers and leptin levels were evaluated and body mass index (BMI) was measured for both groups. The assessment of the skin involvement was performed based on the(More)
OBJECTIVES The HLA-DRB1 gene plays an important role in the genetic predisposition to rheumatoid arthritis. The anti-citrullinated protein antibody (ACPA) is known to be associated with the susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA), as well as the severity of the disease. The aim of this study is to determine the HLA genes that are associated with the(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of the study was to determine the effect of decreased preload on right ventricular systolic function, as measured by new and old echocardiographic parameters in chronic renal failure (CRF) patients. STUDY DESIGN A total of 30 CRF patients (mean age 48±15 years, 11 male and 19 female) undergoing hemodialysis were included in the study.(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on fracture healing in nicotinized rats. METHODS Thirty-two rats were divided as follows: nicotinized group (1), hyperbaric oxygen group (2), nicotinized + hyperbaric oxygen group (3), and control group (4). For 28 days, nicotine was administered in Groups 1(More)