Nelli Farkas

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OBJECTIVE Biomedical investment trends in 2015 show a huge decrease of investment in gastroenterology. Since academic research usually provides the basis for industrial research and development (R&D), our aim was to understand research trends in the field of gastroenterology over the last 50 years and identify the most endangered areas. METHODS We(More)
The interactions of chromium(VI) with the plasma membranes of chromium-sensitive (chr-51S) and chromium-tolerant (chr1-66T) mutants and their parental strain (6chr(+)) of a Schizosaccharomyces pombe strain were studied by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. 5-doxylstearic acid (5-SASL) and 3-doxylbutyric acid (HO-185) spin probes were used(More)
The Cr(VI)-sensitive mutant chr-51S of the Schizosaccharomyces pombe accumulated chromate (CrO(4) (2-)) and reduced Cr(V) to much greater extent, than did its parental strain 6 chr(+). Sublethal doses of K(2)Cr(2)O(7) did not induce any adaptive stress response, while H(2)O(2) or menadione pretreatment proved protective against the cell injuries caused by(More)
OBJECTIVE Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a biomarker quantifying the variability of red blood cell size in peripheral blood. Elevated RDW has been found to be an independent prognostic factor for cardiovascular events. SSc is characterized by generalized micro- and macroangiopathy. Our aim was to investigate RDW as a potential biomarker for the(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse the correlation between the number of joint-contractures and other major clinical findings in a follow-up study of 131 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS The range of motion of joints (ROM), HAQ-DI, and the major clinical characteristics were assessed. RESULTS A high frequency of contractures (ROM<75% of the normal)(More)
To elucidate the impact of renal parenchymal loss and the ischemic reperfusion injury (RI) on the renal function after laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) under warm ischemia (WI). Thirty-five patients with a single polar renal mass ≤4 cm and normal contralateral kidney underwent LPN. Transperitoneal LPN with WI using en bloc hilar occlusion was(More)
Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR) experiments were performed on human erythrocyte membranes and 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DPPC) model systems in order to study the effect the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on lipid structure and dynamics. Eight different compounds among others(More)
OBJECTIVE Recently, 14-3-3 zeta protein was identified as a potential serum biomarker of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). The goal of this study was to investigate the clinical potential of 14-3-3 zeta protein for monitoring EOC progression compared with CA-125 and HE4. DESIGN Prospective follow-up study. SETTING University of Pecs Medical Center(More)
Until now, no valid Hungarian questionnaire has existed to evaluate the sexual quality of life of women with pelvic floor disorders. The aim of this study was to translate the Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire, IUGA-Revised (PISQ-IR), into Hungarian and to validate the translated PISQ-IR. PISQ-IR was translated and validated using three(More)
Conventional and saturation transfer electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR and ST EPR) was used to study the orientation of probe molecules in muscle fibers in different intermediate states of the ATP hydrolysis cycle. A separate procedure was used to obtain ST EPR spectra with precise phase settings even in the case of samples with low spectral(More)