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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate serum leptin, adiponectin and paraoxonase1 levels in adult females receiving pharmacotherapy for various psychiatric disorders. METHODS The study group consisted of 32 obese females (mean age 40.53 +/- 11.00 years, mean body mass index 35.44 +/- 5.33 kg/m(2)) who were receiving treatment for psychiatric(More)
to be more frequent among patients with metabolic syndrome. Previous studies have suggested to perform a routine screening for CS in obese patients; however, more recent reports only recommend a case-finding approach in patients with uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension, despite appropriate treatment. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to present special clinical and laboratory features of 294 cases of mushroom poisoning. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective study, 294 patients admitted to the Pediatric and Adult Emergency, Internal Medicine and ICU Departments of Cumhuriyet University Hospital were investigated. RESULTS Of 294 patients(More)
INTRODUCTION This open-label pilot study aimed to investigate the efficacy of canakinumab in colchicine-resistant familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients. METHOD Patients with one or more attacks in a month in the preceding 3 months despite colchicine were eligible to enter a 30-day run-in period. Patients who had an attack during the first run-in(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the effectiveness of infliximab in patients with neuro-Behçet syndrome for whom other immunosuppressive medications had failed. METHODS Patients whose common immunosuppressive medications fail in recurrent neuro-Behçet syndrome need an alternative. We report our experience with the tumor necrosis factor α blocker infliximab for(More)
Objectives Adult onset-Still's disease (AOSD) and gout are considered as auto-inflammatory disorders. Both diseases run recurrent episodic course and respond to anti-IL 1 treatment. Additionally, increased frequency of MEFV variations in other inflammatory diseases other than FMF such as Behçet's disease, ulcerative colitis and rheuma-toid arthritis and(More)