Kresimir Bendelja

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Acute RSV infection in infancy may produce some asthma-like symptoms and may be followed by a recurrent wheeze later in childhood. It has been proposed that RSV infection stimulates type-2 cytokine responses, resembling those found in atopy and asthma. Peripheral blood cells were obtained from RSV-infected infants (n = 30) and healthy controls (n = 10).(More)
Inter-alpha inhibitor protein (IalphaIp) is an endogenous serine protease inhibitor in human plasma. Circulating IalphaIp levels were lower in 51 patients with severe sepsis than in healthy volunteers. Mean levels were 688+/-295 mg/L in patients with severe sepsis who survived (n=32), 486+/-193 mg/L in patients with sepsis who died (n=19), and 872+/-234(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine whether expression of P-glycoprotein (Pgp) is an intrinsic feature of B-lymphocytes in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) and how it correlates with hematologic indices and tumor load in the disease. Furthermore, the change of Pgp expression under cytotoxic treatment and its(More)
Essential part of a response to infection is early pathogen recognition and adequate initiation of innate immunity. One of the hallmarks of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is reduced resistance to infection despite overall hyperactivity of the immune system. Immunosuppressive drugs (high-dose corticosteroids and cytotoxic agents) are independent risk(More)
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