Nilufer Galip

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Allergen-specific immunotherapy administered by the subcutaneous route was introduced a century ago and has been shown to be effective in the management of allergic rhinitis and asthma. More recently, the sublingual administration of allergen extracts has become popular, especially in European countries, and has also demonstrated efficacy in respiratory(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Although allergen-specific sublingual (SLIT) and subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) have been demonstrated to be clinically effective with similar immunological responses, head-to-head studies comparing those two modes of allergen administration in terms of onset of clinical improvement along with simultaneous immunological responses and(More)
Subcutaneous allergen-specific immunotherapy has long been used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis and/or asthma and its efficacy has been confirmed. However, due to the discomfort of injections and the risk of severe adverse reactions, alternative routes of allergen administration have emerged. Delivery of allergens through the mucosal route had been(More)
CONTEXT Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) related inflammation has an anorexigenic effect through affecting the release of appetite-modulating mediators, leptin and ghrelin. Elevated serum calprotectin levels are found in a variety of inflammatory conditions. OBJECTIVE To study the relation between ETS and body mass index (BMI), as well as serum levels of(More)
Sublingual route, a noninjective way of allergen administration appears to be associated with a lower incidence of severe systemic reactions compared with the subcutaneous route. Local adverse reactions are reported which resolve spontaneously within a few days without need for discontinuation of treatment. Hereby, we report two pediatric cases, one with(More)
BACKGROUND The ISAAC (the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood) questionnaire has been used to standardize research on the prevalence of asthma in children since 1991. AIM In this Phase I study, the prevalence of asthma, other allergic diseases and atopy was evaluated in North Cyprus. METHODS The ISAAC questionnaire was distributed(More)
BACKGROUND Appetite-modulating hormones ghrelin and leptin might be relevant to asthma with their pro-inflammatory effects, and calprotectin has been recognized as a promising marker of inflammation. The purpose of this study was to explore whether asthma, atopy and lung functions has a relation with serum levels of leptin, ghrelin and calprotectin as(More)
A 6-year-old boy presented with recurrent pneumonia and diarrhoea for 3 years. He had extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy and atelectasis with low serum levels of IgA, IgG and IgG3. An inguinal lymph node biopsy demonstrated histological and histochemical features of Rosai-Dorfman disease. There was emperipolesis and histiocytes were immune-positive for(More)
Pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) is a rare and aggressive dysontogenic neoplasm, occurring in children under the age of 6 years in most cases. CT and MRI findings are well-known, a mixed solid and cystic lesion with variable contrast enhancement and a necrotic centre. We report the radiologic features of type III PPB case.
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