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Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic, multisystem inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology, which is characterized by recurrent aphthous ulcers of the mouth and genitalia, uveitis with hypopyon, and a diffuse vasculitis that involves the arterial and venous systems. From January 1968 to July 1993, 66 of 844 patients with BD seen at the Hacettepe University(More)
Two hundred and five patients referred for evaluation of platelet functions and 126 healthy controls were tested with the PFA-100 instrument. A cut-off value of 150 s for collagen/epinephrine (CEPI) closure time (CT) produced most acceptable sensitivity (90%), specificity (85.2%), and positive (82.6%) and negative (91.6%) predictivity values for screening(More)
Haemophiliac pseudotumors are usually observed in the diaphysis of long bones. Pseudotumors due to psoas muscle hematoma are rare and surgical management is difficult. Surgical treatment of these lesions is usually associated with high morbidity and mortality rate. Here, we present a case with iliopsoas haemophiliac pseudotumors with bowel fistulization who(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the systemic and thrombophilic risk factors for retinal vein occlusion (RVO) and to determine whether the elevated level of soluble endothelial protein C receptor (sEPCR) is a risk factor for thrombosis. METHODS In this case-control study, 56 patients with central RVO (CRVO), 26 patients with branch RVO (BRVO) and 78 healthy sex-(More)
The prevalence of genetic risk factors for thrombosis varies greatly in different parts of the world, both in patients with thrombosis and in the general population. Factor V Leiden (FVL) and prothrombin G20210A (PT G20210A) mutations are the most common genetic defects leading to thrombosis. We have previously reported that those two thrombotic risk(More)
Thirty patients with Behçet disease (BD) were treated with oral indomethacin 25 mg four times daily for 3 months as an open label study. The study population consisted of 13 women and 17 men from 15 to 45 years of age (mean 27 years). At the initiation of the therapy, 28 patients had oral aphthous lesions, 23 had joint involvement, 13 had genital(More)
Clonal thrombocytosis (CT) associated with myeloproliferative disorders (MPD) is believed to be secondary to autonomous unregulated platelet production. Secondary or reactive thrombocytosis (RT) can be observed in a number of clinical circumstances and may be related to persistent production of some thrombopoietic factors acting on megakaryocytes (MK). The(More)
Local bone marrow (BM) renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is an autocrine-paracrine system affecting normal and neoplastic hematopoiesis. Angiotensin II type 1a (AT1a) receptors are present on the CD34(+) hematopoietic stem cells (HSC). Angiotensin II stimulates the proliferation and differentiation of the HSC populations through the activation of AT1 receptors(More)
Syndecan-1 (CD138), an important transmembrane heparan sulfate proteoglycan is expressed in distinct stages of cell differentiation. Although its expression in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells is well known: its function or presence in acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) cells is still largely unknown. The expression of syndecan-1 was studied in bone(More)