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OBJECTIVE Vitamin D has been suggested to be active as an immunomodulator in autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). The goal of the present study was to investigate the vitamin D status in HT patients. METHODS This prevalence case-control study was conducted on 90 patients with HT (of ages 12.32 ± 2.87 years) and 79 age-matched healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to explore whether or not the levels of caspase-3 (Casp3), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) were elevated in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum of patients after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). METHODS This prospective clinical study consisted of 20 patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) is a redox protein that is considered to play a role in tumor progression. The purpose of this study was to assess the expression of TrxR in blood and tumor samples of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients. PATIENTS TrxR levels were evaluated in blood and GBM tissues extracted from 27 patients, in(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to investigate the time course(s) of the cerebrospinal fluid and serum chitotriosidase changes in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and to show whether cerebrospinal fluid and/or serum chitotriosidase levels might be used as a specific marker for disease severity. MATERIAL AND METHODS Chitotriosidase in the(More)
YKL-40 is a newly discovered matrix protein that is thought to be released during the acute stages of inflammation. It has recently been speculated that YKL-40 may serve as a specific serological marker of neutrophil function at the site of tissue inflammation. Our aim was to determine whether the levels of YKL-40 in both the cerebrospinal fluid and sera of(More)
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