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PURPOSE To investigate the role of oxidative stress in the development of diabetic retinopathy. METHODS This study included 25 patients with diabetic retinopathy (group I), 34 patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus without any angiopathy complications (group II) and 26 healthy subjects (group III). The serum malondialdehyde (MDA)-like(More)
The lymphocyte-osteoclast interaction has recently been described. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible relationship between ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and bone metabolism. Bone metabolism was evaluated in the blood of 49 patients with AS by means of biochemical markers and bone mineral density (BMD) with a Lunar device. Bone formation(More)
PURPOSE To report a patient with Behcet disease presenting with acute optic neuropathy. METHODS A 47-year-old man was admitted to the authors' clinic owing to sudden visual loss in the left eye. Ophthalmologic and systemic examinations were performed. RESULTS Visual acuity was 4/10 in the left eye. Fundus examination demonstrated swollen optic disc with(More)
The relationship between the levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibronectin (FN) and atherosclerotic diseases such as coronary heart disease has already been studied, but their relationship with cerebrovascular events has not. The aim of this study was to determine the levels of plasma FN and serum CRP in cerebrovascular events, and their relationship(More)
In this study, bone formation markers (bone-specific alkaline phosphatase and osteocalcin) and bone resorption markers (pyridinoline and deoxypyridinoline) were analysed. Bone formation, as evidenced by the levels of serum alkaline phosphatase and osteocalcin, did not appear to be impaired, while bone resorption was grossly increased in all patient groups.(More)
We studied 77 women divided into postmenopausal osteoporotic and premenopausal and postmenopausal non-osteoporotic groups in order to evaluate bone metabolism and diagnostic value of biochemical markers of bone turnover in postmenopausal osteoporosis. Postmenopausal osteoporotic (n: 40), postmenopausal non-osteoporotic (n: 24) and premenopausal(More)
OBJECTIVES Clinical and experimental observations reveal the exact role of vitamin D in prostate cancer. Yet, a complete understanding of the issue necessitates the evaluation of the exquisite mechanisms that involve full actors of the calcium homeostasis in relation. BACKGROUND Besides the role of vitamin D, parathyroid hormone (PTH) is now understood to(More)
In recent years, an increase in the prevalence of allergic diseases has been reported, in industrialised countries. It is also a problem in non-industrialised countries, but its extent is less well documented. In this study, inhalant screening allergens (AlaTOP), food screening allergens (FP5E), and total and specific IgE were measured in 237 allergic(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effects of amiloride on selenite-induced cataracts, to identify this agent's role as an anti-oxidant, and to study related effects on ion levels in the rat lens. METHODS Wistar albino rat pups were assigned to one of three groups, one control and two experimental. The first experimental group (Group 1; n = 22) received a(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate whether any relationship between stroke and vitamin B12, folic acid concentration. We examined 50 patients with stroke (male: 26 and female: 24) aged between (mean +/- SD, year) 59 +/- 14 and 16 control subjects (male: 6 and female: 10) aged between (mean +/- SD, year) 53 +/- 11. Patients were classified into two groups(More)