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BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Mean platelet volume (MPV), a determinant of platelet activation, is an emerging risk factor for atherothrombosis. AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate the levels of MPV in subjects with NAFLD having no confounding factors for(More)
BACKGROUND The results of sputum culture for Mycobacterium tuberculosis must be awaited in most cases, which delays the start of treatment in patients with sputum smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis. We investigated whether plasma chitotriosidase activity is a strong marker for early diagnosis of tuberculosis in patients for whom a bacillus smear is(More)
OBJECTIVE Transfusion of platelet suspensions is an essential part of patient care for certain clinical indications. In this pioneering study in Turkey, we aimed to assess the in vitro hemostatic functions of platelets after cryopreservation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seven units of platelet concentrates were obtained by apheresis. Each apheresis platelet(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Fetuin-A, a glycoprotein with anti-inflammatory properties, plays an important role in counter-regulating inflammatory responses. It has also been associated with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. We aimed to investigate circulating concentrations of fetuin-A and its possible association with hepatic and systemic inflammation in(More)
T he results of the TIMES2 study indicate that a transdermal testoster-one regiment improves glucose control, insulin resistance, lipid parameters , and sexual health in hypogonadal men with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome (1). The idea of improving metabolic profile with a bonus of increased libido must be charming for all the physicians working in(More)
2009; 5(3):286 We read the article by Onat et al (1) on the association of serum adiponectin with obesity, hyperinsu-linemia, lipoproteins, inflammatory markers and sex hormone binding globulin. In a relatively large population sample, they report some interesting results based mostly on statistical associations that, to our understanding, might not wholly(More)
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