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Insulin resistance is associated with highly active antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected patients, and the risk of developing insulin resistance is increased in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected(More)
AIM Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) are increased in the circulation of obese persons. Because a direct link between PAI-1 and TNF-α in obesity has been(More)
Obesity has become a worldwide public health problem that affects millions of people and overwhelms healthcare systems from developed and developing countries. In particular, its association with(More)
Serological risk factors are the most important determinant in predicting unsuccessful pregnancy in obstetric antiphospholipid antibodies syndrome (OAPS) despite conventional treatment. It is not(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic, autoimmune disorder. Monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), a chemokine involved in the recruitment and migration of monocytes/macrophages, has(More)
False-positive reactions in the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test are well known, whereas a positive fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption assay is rarely thought to be a false positive.(More)
We investigated the relationship between the 4G/5G plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1) and −308 A/G tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) polymorphisms and the clinical and biochemical features of(More)
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