Oktay Bilgir

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BACKGROUND To analyze Fetuin-A levels and soluble cellular adhesion molecules in patients with acute coronary syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS Serum Fetuin-A and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1), vascular cellular adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1) levels were examined in 127 patients who presented with chest pain. These patients were classified in(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the effect of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication on blood levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), macrophage migration inhibitory factor and fetuin-A in patients with dyspepsia who are concurrently infected with H. pylori. METHODS H.pylori infection was diagnosed based on the 14C urea breath test (UBT) and(More)
OBJECTIVE Endothelial dysfunction is present in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, the etiology of events is still unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether there are abnormalities in nitric oxide (NO) metabolism and endothelin-1 (ET-1) in AS patients. METHODS Subjects without any classical cardiovascular (CV) risk factors were(More)
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare, acquired disease caused by clonal expansion of one or more hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) lines due to a somatic mutation of the phosphatidylinositol glycan anchor (PIG-A) gene located on Xp22.1. PNH incidence is 1.5-2 cases per million of the population per year. PNH can affect multiple systems in the(More)
AIM Interleukin-18 (IL-18) and fetuin-A have been implicated in atherosclerosis. Preliminary evidence suggests that ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study was to investigate possible abnormalities in IL-18 and fetuin-A levels in AS. METHODS Subjects without established(More)
BACKGROUND Increased levels of selectins, adhesion molecules, hs-CRP and homocysteine are considered important as indicators of atherosclerosis. There is a significant amount of evidence that high LDL-C levels are a risk factor for coronary artery disease, whereas the relevance of isolated triglycerides is controversial. The present study aims to compare(More)
BACKGROUND Imatinib mesylate [tyrosine kinase (TK) inhibitor] is a novel medication in the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML). TK is also essential in hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate HPA axis in patients treated with imatinib. Twenty-five patients were included in this study. METHODS(More)
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a malignant disorder resulting from the clonal proliferation of lymphoid precursors with arrested maturation. L-asparaginase is commonly used in combination chemotherapy of both pediatric and adult acute lymphoblastic leukemias. The most commonly encountered side effects of L-asparaginase are hypersensitivity reactions(More)
tions evocating the diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. Colic biopsies did ot show granuloma but were compatible with the diagnosis of rohn’s disease and eliminated viral colitis. Her medical history evealed a recurrence of oral ulcerations and glary loss of the recum adding arguments for the diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. 25-OH itaminD3was29.6ng/ml.No(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not imatinib mesylate therapy induces growth hormone deficiency (GHD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS Seventeen patients with chronic myloid leukemia (CML) were enrolled in the study. The glucagon stimulation test (GST), and standard deviation scores (SDSs) of insulin-like growth fac- tor 1 (IGF-I) and(More)