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BACKGROUND The aim was to investigate the levels of malondialdehyde and total NO(2)(-) plus NO(3)(-) marker for NO(*) generation in gastric carcinoma and to correlate their levels with the cancer stage. METHOD The pretreatment plasma samples were obtained from 38 patients with gastric cancer (seven patients at stage II, 19 at stage III and 12 at stage(More)
OBJECTIVES Hyperhomocysteinemia has been considered as a potential risk factor for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) but it is still controversy. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia in patients with DVT. Our second objective was to document the prevalence of folate, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12 level in this patient population. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to describe the levels of chemerin, irisin and apolipoprotein M (apoM) in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. METHODS The study included 88 women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. Based on World Health Organization criteria, women with a T-score of ≤ -2.5 were defined as osteoporotic. In this case-control(More)
We evaluated the prevalence of hepatitis G virus (HGV) infection in patients who had received multiple blood components and in blood donors and the possible coinfection with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Eighty patients who had received multiple blood components and 70 eligible blood donors, as controls were included in this study. HGV RNA was determined by(More)
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