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Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is a recently described potent chemotactic factor that may be involved in the pathogenesis of pleural effusions. To understand the actual mechanisms mediating the inflammatory response, changes in cellular components and IL-8 level in pleural fluid of different aetiologies were evaluated. Thirty-four patients (19 male, 15 female) with a(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of serum levels of free beta-hCG, progesterone, CA125 and their combined use in the prediction of first trimester abortions. A total of 140 singleton pregnant women between 5 and 13 weeks' gestational age were included as Group I (n = 21) who resulted in abortion including missed abortion, incomplete(More)
Patients receiving chronic haemodialysis treatment are known to have a high prevalence of anti-panel antibodies (anti-lymphocyte, anti-monocyte, and anti-endothelial cell) originating from a number of different possible sensitizing events such as blood transfusions, multiparity, or renal transplantation. In this study the prevalence of these antibodies in(More)
It is now known that immunologic mechanisms have a role in the initiation of atherosclerotic processes. No antibodies against vascular endothelial cell (VEC) specific antigenic systems have been demonstrated in the pathogenesis of small vessel (lacunar) infarcts, though autoantibodies have been detected in 80% of patients with multi-infarct dementia. We(More)
AIM Our goal was to investigate the attitudes toward and information regarding organ donation possessed by assistant and intern doctors and nurses. METHOD A total of 70.4% of assistant doctors, 52.9% of nurses, and 94.3% of interns participated in this descriptive study. Participants were interviewed fact-to-face to ask questions investigating profession;(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients experience pain on injection of propofol. The use of lidocaine to prevent propofol injection pain is common. The analgesic effect of pre-injected lidocaine has been found to increase when a tourniquet is used. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of various venous occlusion times with lidocaine(More)
Cells need to interact with one another for the inflammatory response to occur. The intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), a member of the immunoglobulin supergene family, plays an important role in inflammation, and circulating ICAM-1 has been reported to be elevated in patients with some inflammatory disorders. To study the influence of asthma on(More)
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