Recep Keşli

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BACKGROUND Chronic inflammation may play a role in psoriasis pathogenesis. Lipocalin 2, clusterin, soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor-1 (sTNFR-1), interleukin-6, homocysteine, and uric acid are inflammatory and/or biochemical markers. However, both the roles of these markers and the pathogenesis of psoriasis are unknown. OBJECTIVE The aim of this(More)
BACKGROUND Different serological tests are used in serologic diagnosis of brucellosis. The most widely used of these are Standard Tube Agglutination and Coombs anti-brucella tests. Whereas ELISA Ig M and Ig G tests have been in use for a long time, immuncapture agglutination test has been recently introduced and used in serological diagnosis. The aim of(More)
PURPOSE End stage renal disease (ESRD) cases are associated with increased risk of tuberculosis. There is no gold standard method for detecting latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in ESRD. The aim of the present study was to analyze the performance of the tuberculin skin test (TST) and QuantiFERON-TB Gold in tube (QFT-G) in cases receiving hemodialysis(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is a chronic relapsing inflammatory skin disease. Vaspin, vascular adhesion protein-1 (VAP-1), chitinase-3-like protein 1 (also known as YKL-40), and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) are inflammatory biomarkers. However, with the exception of hs-CRP, the role of these markers in the pathogenesis of psoriasis is yet to be(More)
Diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection routinely performed in the microbiology laboratories is based on the detection of serum antibodies against hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) by two main methods: enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and chemiluminescence immunoassay (CIA). Different reactives built on these two methods were manufactured and are still in use for(More)
This study retrospectively examined 8986 blood cultures from patients over a 4-year time period in an eastern Turkish university hospital to determine the detection times and distribution of isolated microorganisms using the automated BACTEC 9050 and BACTEC 9120 systems. A total of 1914 (21.3%) blood cultures contained pathogenic microorganisms and 252(More)
Brucellosis continues to be one of the most widespread zoonoses worldwide. Human brucellosis is a multisystem disease that may present with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations, but it may also be asymptomatic with only serological evidence of infection. In this paper, a case report is presented of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) developing after a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio and platelet-lymphocyte ratio like C-reactive protein can be used as markers of acute exacerbation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. METHODS The cross-sectional study was conducted at Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey, between December 2012 and April 2013, and comprised(More)
OBJECTIVE Trichomonas vaginalis is a protozoon that causes trichomoniasis which is characterised by a foamy yellowish odorous discharge and superficial defects and necrotic ulcers in vaginal mucosa. Trichomoniasis is transmitted from human to human by sexual contact and can be seen in almost every part of the world. The aim of this study was to determine(More)
This study investigated slime production by coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) using the standard tube (ST), Congo red agar (CRA) plate and Christensen's tube (CT) methods, and compared the results with those of the crystal violet reaction (CVR) test. The potential correlation between slime production and antimicrobial resistance was also evaluated. In(More)