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AIM To evaluate leptin and resistin levels in patients with various hematologic malignancies. METHODS We included 21 patients with lymphoma, 14 with multiple myeloma (MM), 14 with acute leukemia, 13 with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and 25 healthy control subjects into our study. The subjects' body mass indexes (BMI) were calculated; hematological(More)
It was reported that interleukin-10 (IL-10) level increased in non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients; moreover this was associated with poor prognosis. In addition, it was stated that adiponectin induced the antiinflammatory cytokine IL-10. We evaluated adiponectin and IL-10 levels in NHL and CLL patients. We included(More)
Hydroxyurea is a ribonucleotide diphosphate reductase inhibitor used in the treatment of patients with myeloproliferative disorders. Hydroxyurea has some dermatological side-effects. It has recently been recognized that hydroxyurea can induce squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas of skin. We present the case of an elderly man with chronic myeloid(More)
Seroprevalence data indicate that West Nile virus (WNV) activity is present in Turkey; however, no pediatric cases of WNV infection have been reported to date. WNV is an emerging flavivirus in Turkey, and in September2010, the Turkish Ministry of Health reported the first seven cases of laboratory-confirmed WNV infection from five different cities in the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of resective surgery in children with focal lesional epilepsy by evaluating the predictive value of pre- and postsurgical factors in terms of seizure freedom. METHODS This study included 61 children aged between 2 and 18years who were admitted to the pediatric video-EEG unit for presurgical workup.(More)
The prevalences of deficiencies in antithrombin III (AT III), protein C (PC), protein S (PS) and in the activated protein C (APC) resistance in the thrombotic population of the Trakya region, Turkey were investigated. 37 patients with venous thrombosis (VT) and 17 patients with arterial thrombosis (ArT) were included in this study. The mean ages of the(More)
Preoperative octreotide scintigraphy imaging has opened up a new era to approach recurrent medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). We describe the case of a 53-year-old woman who was diagnosed with recurrent MTC and elevated serum calcitonin level 2000 pg/mL. Preoperatively, Tc-99m HYNIC-TATE scintigraphy was used in identifying 2 focal abnormalities in the(More)
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