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BACKGROUND Reactive oxygen species generated by ultraviolet light result in photocarcinogenic and photoaging changes in the skin. Antioxidants protect skin from these insults. OBJECTIVE This study defines formulation characteristics for delivering L-ascorbic acid into the skin to supplement the skin's natural antioxidant reservoir. METHODS L-ascorbic(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the local and systemic behavior of the tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in patients with active uveitis. METHODS TNF-alpha levels were measured in aqueous humor and peripheral blood samples using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay from 23 patients with uveitis and 16 control patients who had been operated on for uncomplicated(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the cytokine profile in aqueous humor and peripheral blood from patients with uveitis. METHODS Cytokines (interferon [IFN]-gamma, interleukin [IL] 2, IL-4, and IL-10) were measured in aqueous humor and peripheral blood samples from 23 patients with uveitis and 16 patients undergoing operation for uncomplicated cataracts (control(More)
Effects of partial substitution of barley grain and soybean meal with fleabane (FB) Conyza bonariensis on growth performances and body compositions of 24 male local Awassi lambs were studied. All lambs were male with an average BW of 20.3 kg (s.d. = 2.0 kg) at the beginning of the experiment. Animals were randomly divided into four groups of six lambs each.(More)
PURPOSE A study on local and systemic behavior of interleukin-6 in patients with active uveitis. METHODS IL-6 levels were measured in aqueous humor and peripheral blood samples using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) from 23 patients with uveitis and 16 control patients who had been operated for uncomplicated cataracts. RESULTS Aqueous humor(More)
We present the case of a 52-years-old patient which was diagnosed of septic primary meningococcal arthritis, being acute arthritis the only form of presentation without any other manifestations of the meningococcal disease. We want to stress that despite the low frequency of this disease, especially in the adult, it must be taken into account for the(More)
BACKGROUND The association of uveitis and systemic disease is well known. Patients suffering from uveitis often undergo a extensive battery of tests in order to detect underlying disease, but the efficiency of such screening is uncertain. The aim of this study was to investigate useful clinical data for recognizing secondary uveitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)