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AIM To evaluate the significance of the cord blood ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) level as a diagnostic marker for perinatal asphyxia and to determine the associations of IMA levels with the complexity of pregnancy and abnormal Doppler findings, regardless of perinatal asphyxia. METHODS This prospective study included 169 newborns, sixteen of whom had(More)
BACKGROUND Ustekinumab is a fully human anti-p40 monoclonal antibody which neutralizes interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-23, thereby interfering with T-helper (Th)1/Th17 pathways and keratinocyte activation, and is highly effective in the treatment of psoriasis. During ustekinumab treatment, some of our patients noticed reduced koebnerization of noninvolved skin(More)
BACKGROUND Fumaric acid esters (FAEs) are widely used in Europe for the treatment of psoriasis because of their clinical efficacy and favourable safety profile. However, the mechanisms of action by which FAEs improve psoriasis remain largely unknown. OBJECTIVES To identify pathways and mechanisms affected by FAE treatment and to compare these with(More)
Prediabetes is the preclinical stage of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with intermediate state of hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia results in a state of oxidative stress, which may contribute to the production of insulin resistance, β-cell dysfunction and long-term complications of diabetes. Novel approaches are required for prevention and treatment of(More)
BACKGROUND The mode of action of narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) therapy in clearing psoriasis is incompletely understood, and in vivo studies at the molecular level in patients undergoing NB-UVB therapy are limited. We previously demonstrated increased expression and activity of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) receptors in psoriasis lesions, and suggested(More)
Management of 111 trophic plantar ulcers existing in 100 patients of leprosy have been reviewed. Male preponderance with 4th and 5th decade of life predilection was observed. Most of the patients were of lepromatous type. Ulcers were grouped into superficial and deep. They were treated by various methods viz. plaster cast alone and in combination with(More)
Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa) expresses a 64-kDa GroEL protein belonging to the heat shock family of proteins. This protein has been shown to influence human host cells, but the apoptotic capacity of the GroEL protein regarding T cells is not yet known. The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of A. actinomycetemcomitans GroEL(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study is to assess the predictive power of mean uterine artery pulsatility index (UtA PI), maternal serum placental growth factor (PlGF) and placenta associated plasma protein A levels for the development of ischemic placental diseases (IPD) in a cohort of unselected singleton pregnancies during the first trimester combined(More)
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