Metin Keren

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Autologous serum skin test (ASST) is mostly used in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) to show autoreactivity. Interleukin-18 (IL-18) has also been shown to be involved in autoimmune conditions. To investigate the role of autoreactivity assessed by ASST in CSU and respiratory diseases and to investigate whether this autoreactive state is related to IL-18(More)
In the recent years there has been registered an increase in diabetes mellitus (DM) morbidity, especially among able-bodied citizens. The steady increase in amount of DM patients inevitably leads to the increase in the amount of diabetic CHD patients--candidates for the surgical myocardial revascularization. This article contains analysis of choice of(More)
BACKGROUND Nasal eosinophils may be indicative of bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) in rhinitis concerning the "united airways disease" theory. This study was designed to evaluate the relationship between nasal eosinophilia and BHR in persistent perennial rhinitis patients. METHODS Thirty-seven patients (12 males and 25 females, mean age: 33.3 ± 10.4(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to compare results of the percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug elutingstent (DES) and bare metal stent (BMS) in older patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and diabetes mellitus (DM) type 2. METHODS Patients (> 65 years) with DM type 2 were divided into two groups: the 1st group--58 patients after PCI with DES, the(More)
The first disease-specific quality-of-life questionnaire in patients with drug hypersensitivity, Drug Hypersensitivity Quality of Life Questionnaire (DrHy-Q), was developed and validated recently. The aim of this study was to assess validity, reliability and responsiveness to interventions of the Turkish version of the DrHy-Q. The Turkish version of the(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about drug hypersensitivity reactions from antituberculosis drugs. OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency, risk factors, and characteristics of immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions from first-line antituberculosis drugs and to evaluate the usefulness of a readministration protocol for culprit drugs in this group of patients.(More)
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