Mehmet Orman

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Calprotectin is one of the major antimicrobial S100 leucocyte proteins. Serum calprotectin levels are associated with certain inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and inflammatory bowel disease. The aim of this study was to investigate serum and fecal calprotectin levels in patients with ankylosing spondylitis(More)
In this study, the epidemiology and clinical findings of scorpion stings in the Sanliurfa province of Turkey was evaluated between May and September 2003. Data obtained from questionnaires was evaluated and the identification of scorpions collected from the region was carried out in the laboratory. It was determined that of the species of scorpions only(More)
OBJECTIVE Several studies have shown increased oxidative stress in patients with pre-diabetes and newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). It has been proposed that oxidative stress initiates insulin resistance in genetically predisposed individuals. The aim of this study was to evaluate the markers of oxidative stress in the offspring of patients(More)
BACKGROUND Leukoaraiosis (LA) is closely associated with cognitive deficits. The association between LA and cognitive disorders, such as mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia, after initial stroke has not been systematically studied. In this study, we sought to identify whether LA contributes to the occurrence of certain type of cognitive disorders(More)
Introduction. Sarcoidosis is a chronic granulomatous disease, which can involve different organs and systems. Coexistence of sarcoidosis and spondyloarthritis has been reported in numerous case reports. Purpose. To determine the prevalence of sacroiliitis and spondyloarthritis in patients previously diagnosed with sarcoidosis and to investigate any possible(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Some previous studies reported an independent association between uric acid and coronary artery disease, while little is known on the association among uric acid and carotid artery disease (CAD). To address this issue, we investigated the association between CAD and higher uric acid level because of the well-known importance of the(More)
Introduction. Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) is an autoimmune epithelitis. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is an important and severe complication, which is encountered in many collagen tissue disorders. Early diagnostic strategies are required to define it at the asymptomatic stage. Doppler echocardiography is an important, noninvasive screening(More)
BACKGROUND Leukoaraiosis (LA) is closely associated with stroke. Despite the fact that LA has consistently been shown to predict development of recurrent stroke, prior studies on the association of LA and stroke subtypes have been unsatisfactory. In this study, we sought to identify whether LA contributes to the recurrence of certain subtypes of stroke at(More)